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#226 mac102004 ONLINE  

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Posted December 01, 2012 - 04:47 PM

I'm planning on it. Motion Industries charges a $40 minimum to ship to Canada. They have a Motion Canada about 2 hours from me, hoping to get there soon. I wouldn't spend the $40+15 shipping from ebay, but $10 seems well worth it.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Guess what arrived TWO days early?

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Yup, that's right. My early Christmas gift (SPEAKER 777 headlight lens) from wvbuzzmaster came in the mail today. Tomorrow is the day that the tractor gets her lights.

Thanks again to wvbuzzmaster for the lens.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 12:14 AM

I did some digging around and here is what my new-to-me motor came off of:

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:47 AM

Thanks for catching that,,, here are the right ones for 1" spindles. Dunno , must need more coffee LOL. :hitting_self_roller:

1" 1 9/16" 5/64" 3,150 7,500 5909K36 2.97 5909K49 1.10 5909K63 4.66


Okay, I think I understand this but I wanted to clarify before ordering........I suspect I need one of each of the items (per side) you linked me to; two different sized washers and one bearing. How am I doing thus far? :D

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:34 AM

That sounds right. Two washers and one bearing per side.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:43 AM

Another option for that poor man's power steering :Mcmaster Carr's catalog numbers are in blue.

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3/4" 1 1/4" 5/64" 2,410 9,500 5909K33 2.97 5909K46 1.10 5909K59 $2.52

These may be real good to put on the FF 20 to help it steer better. Thanks for the part #'s.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 04:37 PM

Well I was able to get the Speaker 777s in this afternoon and boy do they look great. I scrapped my earlier idea of using some material I found at work for the gaskets. Instead I used an old (1/8") mouse pad.

For those that might be interested, here was the process:

Materials used:

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One mouse pad was enough to make four gaskets:

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Gasket without center cut out (I cut the inner gaskets to fit inside the headlight housing while I made the the outer gaskets 1/4" larger than the headlight housing:

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Gasket with rough whole in the middle:

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I used a Popsicle stick for the outer width needed for the gasket:

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One gasket completed, resting in place and with lens on top:

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Both inner gaskets completed and inserted in the housing (free floating) and with lenses in place:

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I cut out both outer gaskets but did not cut out the centers. I applied contact cement to the outer edge of the gaskets as well as around the edge of the headlight cut outs inside the tractor hood:

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After letting the cement dry I securely placed the entire gasket over the headlight cut outs in the hood:

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I then used a razor blade to remove the gasket material covering the head light cut outs:

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Finally, I installed the light with the new clips I ordered from

http://www.casegardentractorparts.com/

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The lights look great (yes I'll get around to painting the stainless steel screws....I promise).

Unfortunately after hooking the lights up I could not get them to light up. I checked the bulbs and ran a few tests. Here's a video of what I found:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyvmNYOGCp0&feature=plcp

Any thoughts?

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 04:51 PM

Is there 12V power on the wires going to the lights at all? The bucket for the light itself acts as a gound, so it there is a bad connection between the bucket, and those clips the lights wont work.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 05:15 PM

I painted the buckets so that just might be the case. Out to the garage to check it out. Thanks.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 05:45 PM

Yup, your painting frenzy is your best/worst enemy as it messed up your ground, which without that, will not light up. I am surprised that you didn't show everyone all the bubblewrap I used to package the New Old Stock Speaker 777 lens I gave you for Christmas. Glad it is intact, and installed.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:20 PM

Okay mac, you were on to something. I just pulled the lights, wired brushed the paint off the corner of each light and they didn't light up BUT I then pulled the wires out of the plastic connectors and there was what appeared to be a miniature mouse's nest in there. I cleaned that out and plugged everything in and the lights lit up like a Christmas tree. THANKS A BUNCH.

So now that I've fixed the grounding issue I've discovered another problem. When the light is connected to the ignition switch (where I believe it is supposed to be connected) the lights turn on when the key is in the OFF and IGNITION positions but not in the LIGHTS position. HMMMMMMMMM! I've compared my wiring with the wiring in the manual and I believe I am wired right. That leaves the possibility that my ignition switch is turned to the incorrect orientation in the dash. Maybe this is a clue......the key comes out when it's in the LIGHTS position but will NOT come out when in the OFF position.

Thoughts?

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:30 PM

Yup, your painting frenzy is your best/worst enemy as it messed up your ground, which without that, will not light up. I am surprised that you didn't show everyone all the bubblewrap I used to package the New Old Stock Speaker 777 lens I gave you for Christmas. Glad it is intact, and installed.


I'm saving that bubble wrap for the return trip back to you! :thumbs:

I read your post en-route to the outdoor steamer to cook a Lobster for my wife so here's a pic of dinner on a soft bed of BUBBLE WRAP:

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Of course, once I put the Lobster on the bubble wrap, the dog (yes his name is Moxie...like the Maine soda) had to check out the MOUNTAIN of BUBBLE WRAP.

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Now that I mentioned dinner I thought I'd show where Mr. or Mrs. Lobster was heading. Gotta run get check on the Loster.

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Thanks again wvbuzzmaster for the lens.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:37 PM

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:41 PM

LOBSTER is DONE!

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:51 PM

you cooked it with the bands on it? lol




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