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#76 littletractorguy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Combustion chamber SHOULD be pretty clean, I buffed it out pretty good while I had it apart... How the HECK do you adjust the idle mix with the air cleaner ON? I'll be putting it back on now, I figure, but I left it off mostly because I couldn't figure out how to get a screwdriver into that spot... I didn't see any convenient holes in the frame that bolts on...



And I guess the other thing I'm wondering... Are these K181s just regularly noisy/clattery? Is there something TO that phrase "The Kohler Clatter"? Getting up close and personal with Wally, he does seem a bit on the clanky side... NOT NEARLY as loud, combustion-wise as Ernie, tho, I must say... Would that be a muffler thing? I notice Ernie has the stock muffler shown in all the period pictures of the 110, while Wally's got the same "coffee can" style Miller muffler that my Grandfather had on Bror...

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 09:13 AM

Yes the Kohler has a "clatter" if you will.. mine does.. all the ones i have heard does..

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 09:36 AM

Yes the Kohler has a "clatter" if you will.. mine does.. all the ones i have heard does..


That clattter's from that canteen you have to carry up in the great white north!! :firejumper:

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 10:05 AM

i drink that before i get on the tractor.. However it may be the rocks in my head.. hahahaha

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 06:18 PM

Whoo hoo!!! Bit of nice weather this afternoon, so I went out and dropped Wally's gear oil out (it was pretty dark but NO water, and the plug magnet had a fair schwack of metal shavings on it, not good), spent 20 minutes pumping new oil in (I'm assuming you stop when it starts running out the fill hole). Fired Wally up, let him warm up until I could run the throttle up to full speed (what's up with THAT? He stalls out if I advance the throttle unless he's warm... and still coughs a bit even after he's warm). Shut him down, hopped on (because I don't think there's any way I can "hop on" while he's running, not without grinding some serious gearage), fired him up, pushed in the clutch, dropped him into 1st aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnndddd.....

Off we crawled!

Hurray Hurray! Tried reverse, 2nd and 3rd (didn't try 4th, because my back yard's not that big and I don't have the nerve), most importantly I tried the brake... Which works! Hurray!

Downside is, I don't think the variator's doing anything....

No pics or movie because I was there by myself so nobody to hold the camera....

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 07:38 PM

PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN
Hurry up
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Posted October 07, 2012 - 09:45 PM

DONT move the variator lever unless your moving..

We need vid also btw.. or your dogging it.. err slacken.. errr.. LIKE MBWW said.. Pics or it didn't happen.. :poke: :poke:

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 10:04 PM

:picsoritsnotyours:

Glad to hear the tires turn on their own without you having to push. Congrats.
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 04:44 AM

Glad Wally moves under his own power! That's a big improvement for sure! Waiting for the video!

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Excellent News! Congratulations on your persistance!

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 11:29 AM

Did you eat to much turkey and can't move to get up to make a vid?? :poke:

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:19 PM

Whoo hoo! Now we're cooking with electricity!

Picked THIS up tonight from my dad.... Belonged to a friend of his, a mechanic from the 80s... Been sitting in his tool box for as long as I can remember....

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 05:05 AM

That sure will make things a little easier ^^^^. Love the persistance as well :-)

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 06:00 AM

Whoo hoo! Now we're cooking with electricity!

Picked THIS up tonight from my dad.... Belonged to a friend of his, a mechanic from the 80s... Been sitting in his tool box for as long as I can remember....


Now there's a hunk of history there!! Do they even sell them anymore?? I've got an old craftsman..

BTW--> Will it take a video???? :poke: :camera:

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 06:02 AM

I still have one of those! Just not much to use it on!




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