Now Also Working On What Appears To Be A Mtd 900 Series
Posted May 26, 2012 - 08:57 PM
anyways what should be my plan of attack with this project. i have never seen one of these tractors together and running before. seems like i have all of the parts to make it work. should i try to crank this engine on the garage floor before i install it in the tractor since the coil is mounted under the blower housing and access would require removal of the engine again. it seems to have compression but i dont know anything else about it.
Posted May 27, 2012 - 04:52 AM
Yeah, I would say to get the engine running first before assembly. Take the mag, etc off and clean the mount points well (ground) also clean the pickups, magnets on the flywheel, replace condenser (if it's under the housing and not with the points) and make sure everything has good contact in there.
Having to pull the engine just because of a bad wire or a little corrosion (to be blunt) sucks.
The points will need cleaned, but that's OK. Careful playing with the points, the arm really isn't mounted in there, just held in by spring tension and can flip off it's pivot pretty easy.
Once you get the ign system together, watch it... It'll near on make a lightning bolt when right. Hurts when it bites you.
Oh, one more thing, how's the compression?
Posted May 27, 2012 - 06:04 AM
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Posted May 27, 2012 - 01:23 PM
Here is the operations manual for the 990,
Here is the maintianance and parts manual for the 990
Here is the service manual,
Here is the link to all the MTD manuals, just loos for the ones ou need and download them..
Posted May 27, 2012 - 02:48 PM
Posted May 27, 2012 - 04:18 PM
i do know that it puts off enough compression to blow my finger off of the hole but it might not be enough for it to run. this engine might have been pulled because it running poorly or smoked allot.
also how old is this tractor? what is the availability of attachments like decks, how about parts. he didnt get the deck for it, the tractor does have the 3pt setup with drag links however.
Posted May 27, 2012 - 04:39 PM
Posted May 27, 2012 - 04:42 PM
I think that engine is the same engine that Simplicity- A/C used through out their production. You may find one that way also.
I see attachments for sale on C/L and Ebay for the 990's, so it's out there.
Posted May 27, 2012 - 04:44 PM
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