03-13-2008, 01:12 AM #1
Something caught my eye at Ted's shop today...
While at Ted's shop, I was looking at some of the conversion shafts that came in. While the driveshafts themselves looked pretty good, I noted that a few folks sent in Yamaha I-shafts that looked like they had been beaten with an hammering iron. I didn't question Ted about it, since he's a wizard at fixing up these things, or sending them back if they are too far gone.
Just a note to future gprxp conversions. You will get out of this, what you put into this. So if you are using a less than perfect part, and expecting a miracle than you will be dissapointed. Choose your parts wisely, and don't expect others to bail you out of your poor choices.
Also, if you have an I-shaft that has a rotted out coupler on the end, pay close attention on that ski. That is a sure sign of electrolysis from the engine making electrical contact with the pump and sitting in salt water. Inspect all your brackets and such.
03-13-2008, 05:27 AM #2
Mark its great your eye caught something thats not right.
Honestly if the shaft not 100% Ted should advise the customer of its condition and not proceed with that shaft.
03-13-2008, 07:48 AM #3
03-13-2008, 08:36 AM #4
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Mark, Ted was telling me the same thing when I talked to him on the phone. Thats why I sent him all brand new stuff
03-22-2008, 10:49 AM #5
Another thing that seems to be happening, is poor packaging of parts.
Folks PLEASE, PLEASE, secure these driveshaft in boxes or tubes with lots of packing, care, and tape. The driveshafts can very easily PUNCH their way out of a box or tube, use extra pieces of cardboard on the ends... both ends to prevent this from happening.
This could be a major delay with such a "group machining" as this. If yours don't make it in time, you could be waiting for the next round.
If it gets lost, you'll be out a driveshaft...
04-02-2008, 10:54 AM #6
Oring's are needed!
Ted also wanted me to remind folks, that you need those two little orings that go INSIDE the conversion shafts. If you do not have them, or didn't know they were in there, then purchase them from Jerry's online store. Otherwise water will sit up inside the splines on the conversion shaft and the driveshaft. A little axle grease on your driveshaft is a good thing too!!!
04-02-2008, 01:04 PM #7
04-02-2008, 07:04 PM #8
Of course. Sorry.
On the diagram it's number 3. You need two of them.
They are a $1 each....or probably 10cents each, if you figure out the size and get them locally.
04-02-2008, 11:04 PM #9
Got my shaft today and it has those o-rings on it, yay!
04-02-2008, 11:52 PM #10
Yeppers. Some folks left them in there, some didn't, and some never had them.
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