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The driveshaft on my QT with the onan twin is shot. It is the late model. Looking for a replacment. Can the u-joints be replaced? May have to manufacture, any suggestions?
 

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Hey, thanks for the info on ebay. I looked and I have talked with the seller on landline. He lives nearby so will go and compare.
 

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I ran into the same problem with my QT-16. The original driveshaft is not rebuildable. I bought a used one a few years ago for $100 but it had a fair amount of play as well. Eventually it was time for a repower which rendered the original driveshaft obsolete. I then built my own from tractor supply PTO shaft parts. Here is a picture of the pieces:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/OtddUMpTXm6tua3693B7wQ?feat=directlink

The advantage to this shaft is that the u-joints are replaceable and the driveshaft is 100% smoother than the old one. The only thing I still have to work out is the fan installation for the hydro. So far though, it hasn't been a problem.

Ted

PS: Here is a link to the Honda Repower!
https://picasaweb.google.com/tedrmiller/BolensQT16HONDARepower?feat=directlink
 
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Looks like a great job, and the updates about the cooling fan were very encouraging. Did you use the 6 series parts? Your photo shows a yoke-tube assy and a yoke shaft assy . Did you feel this would be better than just the yoke-tube assy and the weld yoke of the same size? As I have an QS and two QT (one needing repower & shaft now)This info greatly appreciated!! I may use a kohler K341 I have available for the repower if I can adapt the electric pto clutch from the onan to the kohler?? Thanks for great info!!
 
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