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Just Bought A Jd 318, Now The Fun Begins?

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#16 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted September 16, 2012 - 09:54 PM

I agree. If you don't have stuff laying around, the kit is probably the same price & less hassle to collect.

To clarify, the mod does not bypass the safety switches. The power for the relay is the existing safety interlock line from the battery, through the safety interlocks, to the solenoid. You simply remove the wire from the solenoid and splice it to the wire for the relay coil (86). Here is a drawing of the mod that makes a bit more sense.

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Posted September 17, 2012 - 11:39 AM

Yes, you are indeed correct, you can make the JD kit yourself, which I've already done. Cost me about the same amount of money for the parts but, I now have extra wire, terminals etc. I'll be using the old original purple starter wire to the relay, so the interlocks will stay in the circuit. I'll have to post some pictures soon, so in the mean time I'm having the time of my life. I love fixing things, I've been doing it for the last 60 or so years. Every new project has its own challenges, and I love a challenge!


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Posted September 17, 2012 - 05:05 PM

Yes, you are indeed correct, you can make the JD kit yourself, which I've already done. Cost me about the same amount of money for the parts but, I now have extra wire, terminals etc. I'll be using the old original purple starter wire to the relay, so the interlocks will stay in the circuit. I'll have to post some pictures soon, so in the mean time I'm having the time of my life. I love fixing things, I've been doing it for the last 60 or so years. Every new project has its own challenges, and I love a challenge!

How old are you? You have a junior badge, yet say you've been fixing things for '60 or so years'!

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Posted September 17, 2012 - 05:46 PM

Don't know anything about a "Junior badge"? I remember I started when I was around 8 years old fixing things, I'm 68 now! Learned to do just about anything. I respect the quality of workmenship and engineering back then, more then now. Thats one of the reasons I bought this JD 318.

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 05:42 AM

That Orange thing with GTt Junior under your username is a badge we made for the younger members. Unless you want to stay in your 'second childhood', it can be removed. Just let one us (the mods) know.

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 05:18 PM

That Orange thing with GTt Junior under your username is a badge we made for the younger members. Unless you want to stay in your 'second childhood', it can be removed. Just let one us (the mods) know.


If you can change the GTt orange thing, go ahead and do so! :thumbs: Thanks
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Posted September 18, 2012 - 05:40 PM

It shall be done!

All done!

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 12:55 PM

My 318 spindles are greasable? Unless I'm getting my decks mixed up between tractors, Do I have a different style deck?

I know my deck seems taller then my father in-laws 322,

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 02:49 PM

Which deck do have? 46, 48 or 50?

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 08:43 PM

My deck is a 46" style. No grease fittings, I've been cleaning up the deck, kinda bent up some, and rusty some too. The previous owner didn't take care of it, left it out in the weather. She won't sit in the weather anymore as long as I have her! :blush2:
Right now I need to figure out why the LX790 runs kinda rough at idle, at higher speeds it seems allot better. I've tried choking it some to see if it smooths out, but it doesn't, so I think shes running lean of maybe it's just plugs, I think it has electronic ignition. I've checked carburetor settings and all their is, is just a idle adjustment.





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