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Posted July 29, 2012 - 09:09 PM

Gotcha on needing to keep it going for a bit longer. What tractor does your wife have? Maybe she'd like to have one in these colors:
http://gardentractor...rse-in-process/

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 09:38 PM

She has a 72 Sears Custom 8E
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 05:39 AM

Nice looking '72. Good luck on an engine for it.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Thanks. I went to look at it for me, but as soon as she saw it she said, "You have to put an engine in it so I can drive it around." She is excited about it. Today she is going by a couple of places to look at paint colors to try and decide what she wants to paint it.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 03:32 PM

Asked the wife last night to go move the tractor under the canopy in case it rained. She went out and moved it 5 feet and it died. Ran out of gas. Put gas in it and it would only run for a few seconds at a time so I threw a tarp over it and said screw it.

Went out this morning and tinkered with it. The fuel tank is obstructed. I blew air back through the line and the fuel came out great for about 10 seconds then plugged back up.Since it wouldn't run I hooked up a little HF winch to the wife's truck with a ratchet strap and pulled the tractor under the canopy.


So I yanked the fenders off and pulled the gas tank. That tank is tiny. While I was emptying it I lost my grip and dumped it all over me. I was stripping coming across the yard. Dropped my shorts on the front porch while going in the door. After I air out a bit I will go back out and see what I can do about the tank gunk.

Good thing there were no open flames. I would be a BBQ.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:00 PM

I was slightly more focused on working than taking pictures today so here is what I got. Tractor torn apart.
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Crap that came out of the fuel tank.
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I have an audience too
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Nest right above my work area.

What I found was that the fitting on the bottom of the tank has a very fine filter sock on it. When I removed the fitting from the tank the rubber grommet tore so now I have to find one. I don't yet know if the one on the Spare frame is usable or not. Also the filter sock was destroyed. I don't really suppose I need one with a good fuel filter.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Gotcha on needing to keep it going for a bit longer. What tractor does your wife have? Maybe she'd like to have one in these colors:
http://gardentractor...rse-in-process/


She said no to the Pink.
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 06:18 PM

I went out and pulled the tank off the Spare frame this morning and the grommet disintegrated in my hand. So after looking on line I went down to NAPA and they ordered one that "SHOULD" fit. We will see on Thursday. Every time I have been free to run to the mower shop it has been after hours. ALso while I was at NAPA I ordered a gas cap with a fuel gauge. If it works I will share all the numbers.

Came home and set up an electrolysis tank using a 35 gallon trash can, some old huge angle, and the battery charger hooked to a battery to keep it running. Put my bumper pieces in to see how it would work. I will fill you in tomorrow.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 01:36 AM

Sorry to hear of the bath. That's never fun. I had to clean out my tank a while back, but had much better luck. After I had it out and drained, I used about a quarter bottle of Seafoam in a quart of gas and let it sit for a couple days, sloshing it around a few times. Got lots more crud out. Haven't had any problems since.
Good luck with the E-Tank.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 05:47 AM

Yeah having gas down your crotch is no fun. Daddy always told me no fires in a recreation zone.

I can't wait to get this thing running again.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 08:16 AM

Here is one piece I tanked last night, Scroll up to the bumper pics for the before. The other piece needed a little more tank time.

Scraped it with a putty knife then hit it with a piece of sand paper.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 09:06 AM

That came out great! Glad the tank is working for you!

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 01:44 PM

Working real good. Here is a before and after. These were one piece of steel a couple of days ago
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 02:07 PM

E-tanks do wonders! That is awesome, looks like a new piece again!

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 05:36 PM

Going to take it down the the welding shop as soon as I have two dimes to rub together again and get the two pieces welded together to form the base for the bumper.




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