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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
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Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative
I needed a new shaft for a Jabsco water pump a couple years ago. I took the old one into a machine shop and had them turn out two for me. A replacement and a spare. I got two shafts for less than a new one from Jabsco. I wonder if you could have a new shaft machined? Also, if you take your parts to a bearing store, they can take measurements and provide you with both bearings and seals based on the dimensions. A person can often get seals and bearings for a fraction of the cost this way, but it takes some patience.
For cleaning up parts for painting, a little sandblaster makes quick work of it. I bought the sandblaster nozzle for $25 then bought a plastic foot locker, but a window hole in the top and screwed in a piece of plexiglass for a viewing port. I cut two holes to stick my arms through and cemented in some PVC couplings so I had something to hose clamp a couple of big rubber gloves to on the inside. For about $50 total, I have a portable sandblaster that I either set up on saw horses or on the bed or the pickup.
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La Conner, WA
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Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.