Working on KB3 prop shaft today...after driving out retaining pin for gear
and water pump eccentric both were slip fit on prop shaft. Apparently between
corrosion and polishing the few thousanths of interference fit disappeared.'
Happens with really old motors that have been apart once or twice in past.
How did your "press on" work out?
I have seen a 1/2 bolt used as prop shaft replacement...not very successfully
A good try though.
I have not proceeded yet. Perhaps tomorrow evening I will give it a try. I am glad you added about lining up the holes. Trying to get the best alignment with the rule at the start will be a good idea. Thanks much.
The gear is now installed on the propeller shaft. I was able to make some adjustment as the gear was nearing the hole alignment. The pin is in, and all seems good. The water pump is assembled and needs installed back on the lower unit. Thank-you for all the help.