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Posted April 25, 2012 - 09:49 AM

Keep us informed as to how she runs when you are finished. Glad to hear the crank was ok.

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 07:53 AM

Glad to hear you could save the crank. I believe the rod to crank clearance to be .0025, so you may be at the max. Hope it works okay for you.

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:21 AM

Glad to hear you could save the crank. I believe the rod to crank clearance to be .0025, so you may be at the max. Hope it works okay for you.


Yes, .0025 is considered the max, so .003 is kind of loose. However, I have ran one for years with that clearance.
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Posted April 30, 2012 - 08:24 AM

Engine is on the chassis and so far so good. Seemed like the governor wasn't working properly so I thought maybe I didn't align the timing marks, but turns out it's just an adjustment to the spring between the throttle body and the governor. Haven't put it through the paces yet though, just a little bit of driving around. Nervous to put it to the real test....

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 08:32 AM

Nervous to put it to the real test....


I hear ya! Even when I know for a fact I did everything right, I'm always nervous for the first few times using.

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 02:22 PM

so my little guy and I ran the ol' girl today for a solid 2 hours with a single harrow with a couple 50lb patio stones as weight. No issues during the work and she's starting up with no issues. I still am worried now every time i use it....

How do you know when you're over working your machine? i can't ever tell if it's running too hot or if it's ok... i'm just nervous that something might happen again. is it worthwhile throwing in an oil temp gauge to monitor temperature?

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 08:08 PM

Here's a pic of the area that I harrowed. My estimate is it's about 0.75 of an acre. This broke the clumps up pretty decent. I'll probably do that once more and then it'll be time to do some real damage!

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 10:56 AM

That's a good bit of work for it, so if it were going to blow, that would have done the trick. I'd say you're good for a while. Just always be aware of strange noises.
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Posted May 07, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Sounds like you may have it licked. Good news that it's running well for you and may it last a very long time.
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Posted May 07, 2012 - 11:48 AM

I'm with Daniel on this one. After that work out, you would have known if there was a problem.And yes just pay attention to any strange noises. Glad you were able to get it running again :thumbs:
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Posted May 07, 2012 - 02:58 PM

Congrats on the successful repair! Always good to see one come back to life after a seemingly disastrous event! Hope that she hols good for many years to come!
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