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#1 Dane in PA OFFLINE  

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 10:32 PM

So, I got it running after 2 hours of Troubleshooting using a 12v tester, and a wiring diagram (PM your E-mail if you need a copy)

Okay, I changed out a lot of stuff on the 140:
Hydro Filter
Ignition Switch
Battery
Battery Box Bolts
Trans Cooling Fan cover Bolts (added stop nuts, as holes were stripped...)
Hydro Fluid
Circuit Breaker
Head Lights (35W)
Tail Lights
Air Filter (and Pre-Filter)
Spark Plug (Back-fires less when throttling up and down.)
Cigarette Lighter


I need to change:
Engine Oil
Neutral Switch

Things that don't work/are broken:
Neutral Switch (doesn't always engage)
F/N/R Lever Spring is too weak to engage Neutral Switch (Need new one, this one is rusted too badly to bend back into shape)
Ammeter (Big gauge on dash...)
Fenders (cracked badly near seat mount, front left mounting hole is horrid and needs filled/cut out and patched)
Chains for Hydro Port Plugs (may get new plugs.)

Things it needs:
New Rubber Bushings for Fenders
New Bolts for Fenders
Integral Hitch Lift Rod
And some others I can't remember at the moment. Posted Image
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Things that need Adjusted:
Hydro Lever (Creeps in Neutral... How to adjust?)
Carb (Could use rebuilt.)

Questions I have:
How can I adjust the Hydro Lever?
Is there a proper Trans Fill plug?
How can I keep my front Hydro Ports from leaking?
Could this tractor handle a Buford Bucket with the Poor Man's Power Steering bearing kit?
Do the hubs have special washers to hold them on? Or are they regular washers? Mine has regular washers (had to replace, as old ones were bent.
Is 75lbs too much weight per tire? (Worried about hub movement.

Thanks, I've been a worry wart on this machine because I plan on keeping this machine around for a long time, and eventually restoring it (once I have more experience). Thanks. Posted Image

(Possible Pictures Later)

(Don't know what happened with the letter sizes in post... Tried to fix them, some came out tiny.)

Edited by DaneinPA, July 15, 2012 - 10:33 PM.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 10:38 PM

Wow, that's a pretty comprehensive list Dane. Great news to hear it's running, sounds as if you're enjoying the machine.

... & what the heck do you mean by:

(Possible Pictures Later)

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 10:42 PM

It means he is pulling a Ryan313 on us.... :bigrofl:

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 10:54 PM

Wow, that's a pretty comprehensive list Dane. Great news to hear it's running, sounds as if you're enjoying the machine.

... & what the heck do you mean by:


:p


I had an issue with the Neutral Switch, Ignition Switch, and Cirtuit Breaker, and I replaced the last two in the list. It starts, but it still needs work. I am highly impressed with this tractor, as it will pull a 300lb rock out of the ground without spinning with my 150lbs worth of wheel weights. Also, thanks. It was a big list, so I put it as plainly as I could.

It means he is pulling a Ryan313 on us.... :bigrofl:


I can't say I know what that means, but I guess. I am having issues with my camera software, but I think I have it straightened out.



I have also been working on the deck, and have one or two more things to fix then I can mow with it.

Edited by DaneinPA, July 15, 2012 - 10:54 PM.


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Posted July 16, 2012 - 05:52 AM

I've had some luck wit those quick couplers by hooking and unhooking without the engine on , might be a little dirt keeping the check ball from seating I don't know if yours is dirt or rust . I've never taken them apart to clean but might be able too . Al

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 05:54 AM

Dane, sounds like you are giving this a good hard look. I like the list you have. Hope some of the JD gurus jump in to help here soon.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 06:48 AM

Dane, I had a lot of trouble with the hydro creep on my 314 which is very similar. . There is an eccentric bushing/ bolt that you adjust to get the neutral detent to be in the correct spot. That eccentric shaft assembly was seized up and made it impossible to adjust neutral. Take it apart and make sure it's moving freely. I also had to replace the spring. After doing these things I had a good neutral but the tractor snapped into neutral so fast it was uncomfortable. This problem was because of slack in the linkage. So check out the linkage for worn parts and clean and lub it all. Mine has been working OK since I got the slack out of the linkage.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:37 AM

Sounds like it is coming along good for you Dane! Keep up the good work!

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 10:23 AM

...I can't say I know what that means, but I guess. I am having issues with my camera software, but I think I have it straightened out...


He is talking about THIS, he has already held it against me a few times. You only have to read from post #45 and on.

It sounds like you are making good progress. I hope you get the other problems sorted out.

Edited by Ryan313, July 16, 2012 - 10:24 AM.


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Posted July 16, 2012 - 04:28 PM

He is talking about THIS, he has already held it against me a few times. You only have to read from post #45 and on.

It sounds like you are making good progress. I hope you get the other problems sorted out.


Sounds like they were picture deprived... Better not keep them waiting then!

Here are the pictures I just got.

Hows my Photography? I got a new Tensioner Pulley from TSC, and a new belt from the dealer. Mows, but not very level. In the up position it would drag on the ground when I got it. Now it stays about an inch off.

PO said he is still looking for the grill... Hopefully he finds it soon... This is really coming together. Didn't put the Integral Hitch on yet, but I think this will have no problem, once I get ags, pulling a plow at PA Plow Day next year.

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Edited by DaneinPA, July 16, 2012 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 05:45 PM

From pic 3 that deck looks to be pretty rough. I would suggest a replacement if you are planning on mowing with it.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 06:14 PM

From pic 3 that deck looks to be pretty rough. I would suggest a replacement if you are planning on mowing with it.


It is rough. I am fixing it up to use, as it mows level when the whole way down, though if and when I restore it I plan to get a newer model deck to fit on this.

Edited by DaneinPA, July 16, 2012 - 06:21 PM.


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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:01 PM

It is rough. I am fixing it up to use, as it mows level when the whole way down, though if and when I restore it I plan to get a newer model deck to fit on this.


The deck on my 140H3 looks about the same as yours but cuts very well. I had to spend quite awhile with the tractor on the work table getting the blades set to where they should be though. As far as the rear tire wights I am running 90# on each side and have not had any problems with it. I also built a front weight bar that will hold five of the JD 42# wights. Thought about getting the rear tires loaded with the beet juice product but so far have not had any slipping issues.

The last time I used the tractor I noticed that the amp gauge was not reading a charge so I will need to look at that before I use it much. I will PM you with an email address for the wiring diagram.

Great tractors for as old as they are and as bad as mine looks.

Thanks,
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:06 PM

Anyone know how to get the bolts on the bottom of the deck spindles off? Heat?
Also, How does one get the hydro ports on the back? I plan to eventually get a Buford Bucket for this, and also a Tiller... Can I use them in conjunction? Thanks.

Edited by DaneinPA, July 16, 2012 - 09:16 PM.


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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:51 PM

Anyone know how to get the bolts on the bottom of the deck spindles off? Heat?
Also, How does one get the hydro ports on the back? I plan to eventually get a Buford Bucket for this, and also a Tiller... Can I use them in conjunction? Thanks.


Nobody? Is it a kit?

Mowed with it a bit 2 days ago... Needs new blades but I can't get them off. Please Help!




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