I'm having trouble assembling the back end of my 49 Snowblower.
The issue is with the arrangement and connection of the IDLER PULLEY ARM and the arrangement of the BRACKET that holds the spring. The IDLER PULLEY ARM has a long bolt that goes thru the bushing and bolts on the other side with a lock washer and a nut. I"m using all grade 5 hardware. The issue is if you tighten the nut then the IDLER PULLEY ARM can't move freely. So I guess my question is that normal? It seems then you make a 1st time adjustment then tighten it down? Not sure. I have circled the bolt in question here. Also, I'm using the "upper" hole in the bracket. There is another hole below that I"m not using.
The other question is the bracket that is holding the spring on the left in the same picture above. When you tighten that down the bracket is pretty much loose and can move freely. I understand this. However, if that is the case where is the tension.
My second question relates to the way the hydraulic cylinder attaches to the "middle section" of the mount point and the blower housing. I have it "temporarily" attached as shown in the picture below. The "moving piston" side is attached at the mount while the stationary side is on the blower housing. The issue I see is the blower housing side is not a single hole but oblong. Also the hoses are laying to the left as opposed to the right if I had the cylinder flipped upside down.
My last question pertains to the pivot bolt that pretty much secures the right side of the mount to the housing. The bushing is in the housing arm and there is no washer behind the hex portion of the cap nut. The washer is on the other side behind the nut. This seems correct as the JD parts website is not specifying a 2nd washer. Only one washer. I'm assuming this one washer is going behind the nut. I can put 2nd washer here, but it makes not sense.
I guess if someone can post some detailed pictures of their setup that would be phenomenal. The JD parts diagrams dosen't show how the entire thing really goes together.