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#76 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 11:38 AM

That cat is weird. She was in the house and slept with the baby and loved on him until she attacked both my wife and I in the same day. Then she became an outside cat. Once she was put outside she wouldn't have anything to do with me. IF I picked her up she would tear me up trying to get away. I moved my shop up the hill where i could use it since it becomes a swamp where it was sitting when it rain. Now she is my best friend but only in the shop. The wife and I work outside and bring the baby monitor out. When Heath cried or makes any noise the cat goes and lays down by the monitor. We put Heath in a little tent outside and the cat goes in there with him.

After thinking about the times she attacked up Heath was crying both times and we were tending to him. I wonder if she thought we were doing something to him. Anyhow she has no desire to come back in the house. I cut a door for her in the shop and she loves it in there. SHe is also a good hunter for being such a little thing.
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Posted October 01, 2012 - 12:20 PM

Rainy day, but all my carb parts finally came in so I did a little work at my desk. My office has a lovely aroma of carb cleaner now. I like it and the wife hasn't complained. Probably smells better than my cigars. LOL

I think I may have found the reason the carb was acting funny.
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The whole inside of the carb was gunked up like that. After a 6 day soak in carb cleaner (I forgot about it) it was all nice and clean.

Got it all back together
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I may venture out to the shop after a while to put it back on the tractor. This rain has my arthritis acting up so I may just sit here and listen to it rain.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 12:03 AM

Glad you got it cleaned up. Hope you can get it back on again soon!

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 09:55 PM

Finally had time to work on my stuff and got it all back together. I destroyed the governor idle spring getting the carb off and the one I got from the shop last week was the wrong one. I went down to a friends shop to see if he might happen to have a spring. After we looked through all his junk and found nothing it turns out that he had 2 L head engines on a shelf and let me have one off of it so I could get running today. Have to get him a spring and take it back to him. Here is a short video of it running and doing a little mowing. Before it would bog down if you got in tall grass. I think you can see that problems is cured.

Next up is new blades and deck belt.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:14 PM

So the Dragonfly has been eyeless long enough. After a couple of quick measurements i realized that the housings for the lights were too large and would have touched the exhaust so the back got ditched and I uses some washers and an old intake gasket to hold the bulbs in.

Not sure why one bulb is silver and one is black on the back
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Old TBI gasket holding things together and protecting from vibrations
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And installed
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They work great. I will go out in a bit and get some after dark pics.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:24 PM

Its looking great. Love the color and the Lights look awesome.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:53 PM

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 07:55 PM

Nice bright lights there! At least you can see what's on the shelves!

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Nice I like reading up on redo's. Yo bad we're so far apart, I have a GTV18 I'd make ya a deal on so you could have a set. lol
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Posted October 22, 2012 - 08:33 PM





BAER I wish we were closer too. I would like to have another one.
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Posted October 23, 2012 - 06:42 AM

Great video! If you can't find a correct clutch spring, let me know. I may have one on my other parts tractor I could let you have. Just need to see if it is the same.

Duane, if you were closer, you'd have both of us on your door step. I like these GTV's.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 08:19 AM

Hey kenny. Is your GTV slow. I mean do you get passed by turtles and crippled snails. I don't know if the tractor is just slow or if it is because the belts aren't exactly the right width. IT does pull very well though, but the Hemorrhoid will outrun it with one cheek tied behind its ummm front?

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:52 PM

Mine will run circles around the Ford. But it has those big 26" tires on it. I have 1/2" wide belts on it. Are you sure the pulley on the engine is the right size? I'm not sure what diameter I have at the moment.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 06:24 PM

It is the pulley that came with it. I haven't changed anything.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 06:29 PM

It's looking great.....Can't wait to start my winter projects....




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