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#136 TerryD OFFLINE  

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Posted September 17, 2013 - 09:31 PM

Nice work Brian! I'm sure it will fire right off when you are ready. Thanks for the pictures.
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Posted September 17, 2013 - 09:44 PM

Looks like you are putting together a new tractor!!! New gauges even. Nice work.


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Posted September 17, 2013 - 09:45 PM

JD., You are really making headway and it's surely starting to look complete. Can't wait to hear you talking about how well it runs. :thumbs:


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Posted September 18, 2013 - 05:10 AM

I'm going to concentrate on getting enough wiring done to run the engine and check for hydro operation and oil leaks etc. It will be easier to fix any issues now then after the hood, fender deck etc are installed.


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Posted September 18, 2013 - 06:08 AM

Sounds like a good plan!



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Posted September 19, 2013 - 08:04 AM

Ran into an issue with the PTO switch. I had tested a few months ago but when I installed it and connected the wiring it was not making a good connection. I've disassembled the switch and cleaned it all and it seems ok now. I've got to pick up some fresh gas tonight so I'll have it for the start up.


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Posted September 21, 2013 - 09:42 AM

It runs!!!!! :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:

 

  Hooked up the fuel lines today but it didn't seem like I had any gas coming out of the fuel pump when cranking the engine to test the pump.  I may have a weak fuel pump. I got the line to the pump primed as good as I could and it cranked for a while then started. The hydro is working but I need to adjust the linkage. I had the tractor on stands which is a good precaution. It will not adjust to a stop in neutral which means I need to disconnect the linkage, adjust it to neutral and then adjust the linkage to fit back onto the hydro in that position. It does seem to be producing some smoke. The engine idles down smoothly on the new mounts. I didn't see any hydraulic fluid leaks and I cycled the 2 levers a few times. We'll see what a closer inspection reveals. 


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Posted September 21, 2013 - 09:55 AM

Congratulations! Now to work those pesky bugs out. Very nice job on the restore.

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Posted September 21, 2013 - 05:36 PM

I got the hydro adjusted and it's now dead stopped in neutral. I replaced a lot of bushings in the linkage and it's payed off. I had purchased a used choke cable from Joes but did not have a clamp for it. I got a clamp from an old snow blower and got the choke working. I think it may not have been off all the way when I ran the engine earlier. It doesn't seem to be smoking now. It does have a bit of a loud tick, not quite a knock but definitely noisier than it should be. I hope it's not a rod going out but it could be. I'm not sure what that would sound like. I may run some seafoam through it. The valves looked to have a bit of carbon on them, at least from what I could see through the plug hole. I've now got to get the battery tray installed and the hood etc. 


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Posted September 22, 2013 - 04:07 PM

Went out this morning and smelled gas. There was a puddle of gas under the tractor. The fuel valve on the tank is leaking so it's got to come off!  I think some of the tick I was hearing was the flywheel cover hitting against the shroud. The shroud got pushed in at the bottom, probably during the engine install, and I hadn't noticed it. I'll see if that was part of the noise when I run the engine again. I didn't remember it being that loud when I brought it home. 


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 05:29 AM

Glad you got it running, Brian!



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Posted September 25, 2013 - 07:57 PM

That is sure looking good !  Seems as though you have been busy with the resto.  Happy to see it all coming together and that it is alive again.

 

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Posted September 25, 2013 - 08:23 PM

JD., Just got caught up on this thread. So glad to hear you've got her to run and motivate. Can't wait to see you driving it around.


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Posted September 26, 2013 - 06:01 AM

JD., Just got caught up on this thread. So glad to hear you've got her to run and motivate. Can't wait to see you driving it around.

 

Brian, those mounts seem to work fine. It will idle down to really low rpms without shaking. I may try replacing the defective fronts on my 314 with these same mounts. It's shaking the tractor to pieces. 


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 05:30 AM

Ok, I got the grill frame that mounts the hood and the hood itself installed and the battery tray also. I can't get the hood to latch. The console may be too far forward! I got the side covers primed and hope to make them green tonight. Made a battery hold down bracket and got it painted. I'm going to borrow the fender deck, seat and grill from the 314 and then this project should be drivable.


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