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Maytag Upright Project And Questions


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Old 12-20-2012, 10:23:59 PM
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I finally decided to work on my maytag upright, and as always have a few questions. first off my flywheel has 5 welds on it: 4 on the fins and one big bead on the hub they all have been cleaned up and ground down (they may be hard to see in the picture). So would it be a bad idea to run this engine with this flywheel? I normally would never consider this but i saw a flywheel on ebay go for 65.00 that was in worse shape than mine. And second my crankshaft has a slight bend in the tip, i am planning on getting it straightened (unless that's a really bad idea). Thanks for reading and any advice.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:34:44 AM
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My 2Cents worth, Running a repaired flywheel in public is one hell of a potential liability claim. And that one has a lot of repair. Depends on your appetite for risk. Not only the potential lawsuit, can you live with hurting someone? Especially if you knew of the potential ahead of time?
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id hunt for another one then risk having it blow apart
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Drake, What is the serial number on your fly wheel. I have a parts engine that may have a good fly wheel.
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Mark,
I would have to agree its a huge liability and more expensive than a new flywheel. And bobeg i sent you a personal message about the flywheel.Thanks for the response.
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I sent a personal message, but I don't think it went throug.
Send me one when you time.
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Just a heads up on replacing the flywheel. When they built those engines, the flywheel was put in place then drilled with a tapered reamer. they got close on a lot of them but I am not sure if they hand drilled the pin hole or what. Some are very noticeable, out of center of the crank shaft and some are fairly close to the center. The crank and flywheel are a matched fit. If you wind up with another flywheel try to get the crank also. If not you will probably have to see how they match up and if they are not that far off you may still want to get a tapered reamer to just clean up the fit. They sell the tapered pins in long lengths and they give you more range for the fit. Try in a test piece of metal and mark your reamer to the maximum depth so you don't go to deep in your crank. Good luck!
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From my experience its usually just as well off to rebuild the crankshaft by installing a new shaft on the counterweight so a new hole can be reamed. The shaft usually has some wear in the bearing area and this allows you also to clean up the bore of the flywheel slightly oversizing it to enhance the fit to the shaft by using a slightly larger shaft. This allows some truing up of the bearing too if its not too worn to snug that up too. If not then rebuild it too. Mark
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Thanks for the replies,
I was able to find a crank and a good flywheel i am going to pick them up this weekend (hopefully).
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