Hello, Just Joined The Green Team---
Posted September 30, 2012 - 09:12 PM
It came w/ the 48" deck which needs some noisy brgs replaced. The center spindle shaft has some runout, so my first question is: does someone have an extra shaft they want to sell? This a winter project for me so I'll be asking questions once I start on it. I have some other irons in the fire right now so I need to get them done first. I'll try to post some pics in the near future.
This appears to be a very good site and I think I'll enjoy it here. I belong to some other L&G forums but I think this one is more down to earth so to speak.
Posted September 30, 2012 - 09:15 PM
Looking forward to the pics, and thanks for the intro.
Posted September 30, 2012 - 09:28 PM
Posted September 30, 2012 - 09:33 PM
Posted September 30, 2012 - 09:36 PM
BTW, had any good mail-in rebates on motor oil lately? (this is a test of your memory from a different forum)
Posted September 30, 2012 - 10:22 PM
Posted September 30, 2012 - 10:26 PM
Good luck with your project.
Posted September 30, 2012 - 10:28 PM
I just checked up on the 314 s/n and it's a 1980. Can anyone direct me to the best price for a service manual? Or better yet a pdf online I can print off? At present I have a Poulan 15/38 and an old Wizard alum. deck push mower and both have served me well. I will use the 314 to mow, but I also plan to adapt a "dump find" snow plow to it I've fixed, beefed up and painted to fit my Suzuki wheeler, tho by the length of the push arms I think it was made for a GT. I'll keep an eye out next summer for a wheeler plow for Suzi and use it for backup if things get too tough for johnny. I'll like johnny better w/ the hydro rather than shift to neutral, pull the reverse lever back and then reverse the procedure. Suzi does have one big advantage besides 4WD, heated hand grips!! HMMM, maybe I can build some curtains like the old farm tractors had,LOL!!
I'm not sure if my idea will work. When I mount the plow to johnny, I'm going to get a hyd top link to use for the plow lift. If I screw the deck adj all the way up will that eliminate it's stroke so the oil will go to the plow lift w/o any time lag? If it doesn't have enough stroke I'll engineer some linkage siimilar to the pickup plow lifts. I figure if I can make this work I might be able to lift the shoes enough so I can scrape packed snow off. Any suggestions before I start down that path??
I plan to load the rears w/ windshield washer fluid and find some cable chains to fit, if not I'll make up some link chains to fit. If I can find some #40 roller chain w/o paying 2 pints of blood for it I plan to put that on the fronts in line w/ the tread center to help turning on packed snow and ice.
Posted September 30, 2012 - 10:42 PM
Posted September 30, 2012 - 11:02 PM
Welcome to GTTalk Mike, glad you decided to join us. As I was reading your post about the heated grips I got to wondering why you guy's up north don't invest in heated gear and run a plug (The plug comes with the heated gear) off your battery? I ride my bike year round and when it get really cold I just wear my heated gear and plug it into the bike.
Good idea, Bill!! I might look into heated gloves once I start plowing w/ it. I doubt I'll be using it this winter since Suzi is all set up for it and I don't want to rush into this tranny job.
Posted October 01, 2012 - 04:07 AM
Posted October 01, 2012 - 01:35 PM
Posted October 03, 2012 - 06:01 AM
Great news on the lack of tainted colored smoke. Always a good sign!
Glad you found the site here :-)
Posted October 03, 2012 - 07:55 AM
The owner said it just stopped moving and he took it out and apart thinking to fix it but never got around to it.
Have you considered that it might not be the trans? It might be the clutch or the pulley?