PUG F570

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johnwayne

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pug w570a
I just acquired a jackson, ms built pug. The breather was missing and the carb had 5 years of rain and pine sap in it. flushed and drained the oil several times, bought new spacer, carb, and breather assembly for the briggs vanguard 18hp. freed a stuck exhaust valve. got it running and tire-ject saved the tires. now I was running about 15 mph and a sudden jolt to the drivetrain happened and then it kept going, but I quickly stopped it, and rolled it back home. I am guessing something broke loose in the rearend/axle? I can find no one that works on these dana axle assemblies. lifting the rear of the pug, as expected when in gear, turning one tire by hand - the opposite tire turns the other direction. when in gear, turning the torque converter by hand, the passenger side wheel turns and the drivers side wheel merely twitches. I am assuming something is broken because what else could have caused that jarring moment other than a scrap of metal in the gears? think I can break it apart to look for metal shards without it going to pieces? I have a call in to the golf cart place, hoping they might have experience with similar axles. Hopefully some of the past contributors here are still hanging around.

If rstebbins is still around, I bet it was quite the conversation the day that employees cut the engine mount slots with a grinder wheel. Yep, original mounting plate had the slots cut by grinder. Also with the jackson pug, it is frustrating that the engine has to be unbolted just to get clearance to remove the belt or the blower housing.

and a minor issue, the gas cap had a cork gasket which had long deteriorated. I put in a large rubber washer for a new gas cap gasket, but now the tank experiences a high level of vaccuum with the cap on snug. any suggestions on letting the gas tank breath while keeping debris out of the tank?

i have the service manual to the engine, and have a "manual" which is just a high-level schematic of the pug.
 

minton

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MF 135
I just acquired a jackson, ms built pug. The breather was missing and the carb had 5 years of rain and pine sap in it. flushed and drained the oil several times, bought new spacer, carb, and breather assembly for the briggs vanguard 18hp. freed a stuck exhaust valve. got it running and tire-ject saved the tires. now I was running about 15 mph and a sudden jolt to the drivetrain happened and then it kept going, but I quickly stopped it, and rolled it back home. I am guessing something broke loose in the rearend/axle? I can find no one that works on these dana axle assemblies. lifting the rear of the pug, as expected when in gear, turning one tire by hand - the opposite tire turns the other direction. when in gear, turning the torque converter by hand, the passenger side wheel turns and the drivers side wheel merely twitches. I am assuming something is broken because what else could have caused that jarring moment other than a scrap of metal in the gears? think I can break it apart to look for metal shards without it going to pieces? I have a call in to the golf cart place, hoping they might have experience with similar axles. Hopefully some of the past contributors here are still hanging around.

If rstebbins is still around, I bet it was quite the conversation the day that employees cut the engine mount slots with a grinder wheel. Yep, original mounting plate had the slots cut by grinder. Also with the jackson pug, it is frustrating that the engine has to be unbolted just to get clearance to remove the belt or the blower housing.

and a minor issue, the gas cap had a cork gasket which had long deteriorated. I put in a large rubber washer for a new gas cap gasket, but now the tank experiences a high level of vaccuum with the cap on snug. any suggestions on letting the gas tank breath while keeping debris out of the tank?

i have the service manual to the engine, and have a "manual" which is just a high-level schematic of the pug.
Are you in MS....I have one also made in JXN. Have to replace brakes on mine and saw the link for parts on page 4 of this link.
 

johnwayne

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@minton my pug was bought in MS. now looking for a tailgate photo or diagram to build one. when i serviced the brakes on mine, i had to modify a universal 3-leg hub puller to get the drums off.
 

minton

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@minton my pug was bought in MS. now looking for a tailgate photo or diagram to build one. when i serviced the brakes on mine, i had to modify a universal 3-leg hub puller to get the drums off

I can send a photo but not clear on what you specifically need. To me, a tailgate is the dump bodies rear access point. My parts manual has diagrams of different sections of the PUG. Will any of those help?
 
 
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