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#61 Trav1s ONLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2012 - 09:25 PM

I followed the instructions at first but going by sound was easier for me. Dad taught me to set the ignition timing on 383 and 440 Chryslers by ear so this was second nature for me. Best of luck in the repair process. :thumbs:

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 06:52 AM

I think Ernie is malingering! As long as you give him attention, he's going to keep messin' up something.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 10:56 AM

I think Ernie is malingering! As long as you give him attention, he's going to keep messin' up something.


Yep. Slap him and throw him out in the yard and tell him to get to work.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 11:24 PM

So, thanks again to the good graces of LTGal, I was able to go out and do some work after supper tonight.... And a lovely supper of Alton Brown's deep fried buttermilk chicken (adapted for oven) it was!

So, took my Kohler carb kit and installed it on Wally's carb
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Then took Ernie's coil and condenser (because I know they work)n and on a whim, took a look at Cranky's points (Cranky had a REALLY nice wire going from his points to the coil... When I looked at the points tonight, they're pretty much brand new!)... Took the points, the coil and the carb out, set up the work light (because its dark by 7 pm here now)... Dropped the new points on, redid my static timing, dropped the coil and condenser on, put Wally's carb on, cleaned up the end on the fuel line, tightened the screw on the bottom of the carb so it wasn't damp with gas...

Rolled Wally out and turned the key and -POOF- White smoke out of the air intake on the carb! CRUD! A few putt-putt-putts, more white smoke... A bit of running, white smoke puffing out of the exhaust port threads... Tightened the muffler up a bit (in case I need more back pressure or something geeky like that )...

Several more tries with little more success, and I got frustrated and turned off the fuel valve in preparation to come in....

However....

Just before coming in, I thought I'd try it one more time... Closed the choke, turned the key....

and got this!

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 11:41 PM

Congrats..He sounds good too... Soo.. next on the list is????
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Posted October 04, 2012 - 12:07 AM

Schweet. One halfway down - many more to go.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 02:52 AM

Way to go, Wally! Glad you got it running!

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 06:54 AM

Got some of the Kohler clatter goin'on! Congrats and that sounds pretty good to me.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 07:35 AM

Congrats..He sounds good too... Soo.. next on the list is????


So, next on the list is heading into the Medical Clinic... Think when I spilled gas all over myself working on Ernie I may have pulled something on the right side of my rib-cage. I was wrapped into a pretty tight corner when that happened, and twisted the wrong way and something went "TWANG!"... After last night's chunk of work, its flaring up and causing me significant pain... LTGal (the health-care professional) wants to make sure I haven't herniated something...

OHHH, with TRACTORS you mean?!?!

K, well, here's the list...

1. Some carb tuning for Wally, then remounting the air cleaner.
2. Dropping and refilling the gear oil in the transaxle
3. Remounting the hydro pump and refilling with hydro fluid (gotta figure out what kind of fluid it needs, and find the keyway for the pulley).
4. Front posts and hood back on
5. Chains, wheel weights, maybe fluid, blade...

(If everything goes according to plan.... Ha ha!)

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 08:47 AM

I hate it when body parts go 'Twang'. That usually ain't much fun for a bit. Good luck with that!

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 12:20 PM

IF things go twang it means they are wound too tight.
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Posted October 05, 2012 - 06:37 AM

Boy howdy these machines shouldn't be hurting you man.. Hope your "twang" is nothing serious. Be careful.. Your not a young pup any more.. :bounce:
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Posted October 05, 2012 - 09:03 AM

Ehh... You younshtersth and yer "rock and roll music" and yer "hair-do's"!
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After a day or so back behind a desk, I'm feeling a lot better!

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 08:30 PM

Got out for about another hour this afternoon to drop the variator quadrant on and try to dial in the carburetor a bit... And its raised a couple of questions... First of all, my variator lever actually had pulled out from the side of the tractor by about 3/4"... That is, the rod that the lever is connected to was sticking out far enough that I could not put the variator quadrant over top of the variator. I was able to push the rod and lever back in to where the variator quadrant would go on, and the quadrant will hold it in, but is that normal for the rod the variator lever is attached to to not be fastened to the variator linkage? It still RUNS the variator linkage, so that's good...

Okay on to the NEXT question...

So while tuning my carb (as seen here) I would get a big white puff of smoke out the air intake side of the carb... What's the deal? Intake backfire? I DID get things adjusted, I THINK, but the high speed is nearly 3 turns out instead of the 1.5 they recommend in the tech manual... At 3 turns out, I get reasonable acceleration without too much smoke, and only a bit of a lug-down (no misses as far as I can tell)... Any thoughts from the small-engine gurus?

Next step, dropping the oil out of the transaxle and refilling it!

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 08:40 PM

I have never adjusted the carbs on the 110 or the 120 without the air cleaner assembly in place. My initial though is that the intake valve is not sealing well. Any idea if there is carbon in the combustion chamber?

It does sound pretty good. As for the settings, the manual is a baseline - actual setting vary from place to place and season. I tweak the 110 settings before winter when it gets cold. Makes my life easier when the snow flies. :smilewink:
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