Automatic Issues? Gt14
Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:22 PM
Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:52 PM
Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:54 PM
I had a '70 GT14. I had a heck of a time finding the travel valve. It was on the left side down in front of the axle.
Lilysdad posted it.
Hope that helps!
Two minutes too slow! Just like me!
Edited by Rock farmer, August 26, 2012 - 04:56 PM.
Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:58 PM
Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:59 PM
Used start fluid and it puffs, but out both in and ex sides at once. Timing? or just stuck open valves? Puffs out the intake more and had few fires started around it while messing with it. guess I'll pull the head and look at what I have or don't have. Wonder if I will find hole in piston?
I would pull the head and see if you have some stuck valves.
Posted August 26, 2012 - 05:08 PM
Posted August 26, 2012 - 07:44 PM
Remember how you started this hobby to relax and have fun??!!! This should take all the grumpy out of you.
But if that happened he'd have to change his name!
Those Kohlers build up a lot of carbon over time and it could be a piece of it came loose and got stuck under a valve. If you take the cover off the crankcase breather you should be able to watch the valve stems moving. Easier than removing the head.
- Rock farmer said thank you
Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:19 PM
When standing at the back the freewheel valve is suppose to be on the top left of the pump (you should be able to see it when the seat is flipped up) with a 2" long pin in it,there is suppose to be a decal on the bottom of the seat mount stating which way is freewheel, if still has the original sunstrand gear to gear. If it has been changed to sunstrand piston to piston it will be on left front of the pump and be slotted. A easy way to tell one from the other is the gear is cast iron and the piston is cast aluminum.
Ditto on the valves, sounds like there stuck
Posted August 31, 2012 - 09:43 PM
Pulled head on engine and intake was stuck open. Small tap and it went down, but not really a snap action. Hand cranked it over a few times and it worked right. Seems there is NO compression with the head off.........Heh! Turns over pretty easy, bet the rings are shot. Top of piston and case were all oily carbon. The head bolts were not very tight, so wonder if others have been in it lately. On outside on the fins is big collection of oily gunky stuff plugging up the fins. Wonder if it had a leaky head gasket then? Cleaned them out with power washer. Found a loose drive pulley on it. Was tight screw, but the keyway in pulley is all wallowed out. Guess I'll be looking for one of those then.
Posted September 01, 2012 - 07:33 AM
Posted September 05, 2012 - 10:25 PM
Added a couple more pix here. Use flashlight to get pix, hope they are what you wanted.
Edited by glgrumpy, September 06, 2012 - 09:42 PM.
Posted September 07, 2012 - 07:25 AM
Those last pictures show two large hex head bolts. According to this info, which was obtained from WheelHorse.Org, the smaller upper bolt of the two may be the tow valve. To use it unscrew the bolt two or three turns. Be nice to it. It is a large needle valve and tightening it too much may cause damage.
Posted September 07, 2012 - 09:11 AM
Wonder if that plug is loose now? I'll have to check. Would think it would have a lock nut on it tho if adjustable?
Posted September 07, 2012 - 10:17 AM
The upper smaller bolt on the back side is the by pass on my 1276
My electro twelve uses the top bolt towards the rear. It has a cross shaft to make a tee handle.
Posted September 07, 2012 - 12:39 PM
It would be really peachy if you could find an owner's manual for the GT14.