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#106 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Looking good JD., :thumbs: I really want to know about mounts, I have 3 or 4 JD's that need them replaced.


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 05:29 AM

Just catching up here, Brian. Looking good!


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 07:13 AM

Looking good JD., :thumbs: I really want to know about mounts, I have 3 or 4 JD's that need them replaced.

 

Brian, I am waiting to see if this damps properly on the 317 before I post all the dimensions and part numbers. These mounts are available at a reasonable cost and the install is not that difficult or expensive. The plate mounts that JD used have one advantage over the rubber type I'm trying. They are self snubbing. I think I have figured out a way to snub these mounts but for now I'm just doing a basic install to see if the motor runs smooth. If you have any input on this let me know. 


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 12:55 PM

Very clean rebuild!! Looks great.

 

Also, for anyone looking for mount alternatives: http://www.mcmaster....-mounts/=odls23


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 03:11 PM

Very clean rebuild!! Looks great.

 

Also, for anyone looking for mount alternatives: http://www.mcmaster....-mounts/=odls23

Unfortunately for those of us in Canada, McMaster Carr won't ship to us here unless you are a major account. 


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 03:55 PM

Unfortunately for those of us in Canada, McMaster Carr won't ship to us here unless you are a major account. 

 

 

JD., You know a few people down here that would buy them and ship them up to you at no extra cost!! :thumbs:


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 04:14 PM

Very clean rebuild!! Looks great.

 

Also, for anyone looking for mount alternatives: http://www.mcmaster....-mounts/=odls23

That's where I got the ones for my Ford.

 

JD., You know a few people down here that would buy them and ship them up to you at no extra cost!! :thumbs:

How do I send a care package to you? LOL Let's see, you're my long lost brother. Yeah that sounds good. Now I gotta send you some family goodies. No value, just heirlooms!


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 04:17 PM

JD., You know a few people down here that would buy them and ship them up to you at no extra cost!! :thumbs:

 

Yes, I am one of them who would be glad to help a Canuck friend!


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 04:41 PM

Thanks guys!  :thumbs:  :thumbs: I'll keep that in mind the next time I need something unobtainable in Canada.  I just got back in from the garage. I got the 2 hydraulic levers and linkages to the valves installed, but it wasn't easy. With a parts manual, service manual and pictures you'd think it would be easy. Not so much, as the top actuator on the valve goes to the bottom lever which isn't logical but that's the way it's hooked up. After about 4 tries I got it hooked up properly. I now am to the point where it's time to think about the drive train and front end. The console can go on any time and I'm going to work on the dash plate labelling (white paint on the raised symbols and lettering), then install as many of the controls, meters and switches as possible before I mount it. The engine was sitting there looking sad so I pulled the plugs, points cover and breather covers. I had to remove the intake manifold and carb to get the breather cover off one side, but the carb is being rebuilt anyway so it needed to come off. The fuel line from the pump to the carb was rotten. I'm replacing all the lines. The plugs were sooty. It seemed like it was running rich when I got it and it was smoking a bit when first started. The points are pitted and the cover gasket was installed off centre so oil and gunk were inside the cover. It still started fine and ran decent like that though. I was surprised to not see valve adjustment nuts like on the single K series. I wanted to adjust valve clearance. I'll have to look that up in the manual. I have a new metal reed valve breather plate to install. The old one is a red rubber plunger and since the engine compartment was soaked with oil it's probably bad. I'll need to make a bunch of gaskets to put it back together but I have a roll of gasket material I got at Napa the other day. It's gradually taking shape, although it still doesn't look much like a tractor. 


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 05:07 PM

It may not look like much right now but one day soon it will all of a sudden like complete. They always do that for some reason. :D


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Posted September 06, 2013 - 08:39 PM

It looks like a challenge, and sounds like some people did not appreciate a good tractor. I hope you get it right Brian, then youll have something accomplished in a 317. I love my 317. Got it for nothing, and all I had to do was replace a voltage regulator.

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Posted September 09, 2013 - 06:57 AM

I like the older 300 series. You don't see many of them but they tend to be cheaper than the 318's. I think 318's are just as rare around here. I would like to have a 332 but really have no great urge to have a 318. Diesel is addicting! 


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 09:04 AM

JD., You know a few people down here that would buy them and ship them up to you at no extra cost!! :thumbs:

Same here... Heck if you are around the Cambridge area I might even be able to hand deliver them.


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Posted September 13, 2013 - 05:22 PM

More progress. I got the rear end on it. That thing was heavy and awkward going up the basement stairs! Got the brakes and rear wheels on. In the front I finished the steering linkage, axle wheels and even adjusted the toe in. I had some trouble getting one wheel on the spindle. I don't know why but I needed to sand the spindle a fair bit to get the wheel on, new bearings and all. Finished the console and assembled the switches, a voltmeter and a hour meter. I painted the hood and the front brace which turned out lousy but will have to do. Cleaned the carb today, it wasn't too dirty but there was a big piece of rubber fuel line in the float bowl which you can see at about 11 o clock in the first picture. The gas in it also smelt like something else. I have the new PCV breather assembled on the engine. I think I'll pull the starter and give it the once over before putting the engine back in. Heres some pics. 

 

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Posted September 13, 2013 - 05:41 PM

Looking very nice!  Always good to see all the improvements as a project comes along.


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