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#16 chris m OFFLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 06:42 PM

How can 2 guys say the same thing at the same time.

It is called GT ESP syndrome, it happens when 2 like minded GT owners see a tractor and they both would love to own it. I heard the only cure for this disease is something called joint ownership? :D :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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Posted November 26, 2012 - 10:05 PM

When you guys get done fighting over it... :rolling:

I had an hour tonight, it's still on the trailer, out in the lawn, but I poured gas in the tank, hooked up the jumper cables, turned it over for about 10 revs and it took off. I let it idle on it's own for a while and listened for odd noises. It's all good.

Since it was strapped to the trailer, I decided to put it in gear and let the clutch up... Nothing.

Then I pulled up on the clutch pedal, and I felt the trailer shake a little, looked over and saw the far side tire just a spinning away.

The charging circuit isn't, but I think that's the fault of the creative wiring job the PO did.

The tranny's OK, just missing the return spring for the clutch idler I think.

The dash is in worse shape than I thought, might have to make an aluminum plate or something to take the place of the sun weakened plastic and hold the throttle and choke cables again.

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Anyone know how to read these fancy clock style hour-ometers?

There are 3 "hands"

The furthest one in (short, yellow) is pointed just past 300, the next is a larger red and points to the 17, the top one is short, white and pointing at 23.

I am assuming that means 300 + 17 hrs & 23 minutes?

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 10:52 PM

Anyone know how to read these fancy clock style hour-ometers?

There are 3 "hands"

The furthest one in (short, yellow) is pointed just past 300, the next is a larger red and points to the 17, the top one is short, white and pointing at 23.

I am assuming that means 300 + 17 hrs & 23 minutes?

That is just telling you how long till I come pick it up :bigrofl:
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Posted November 27, 2012 - 12:42 AM

Keep it up Alan and you might just burn up a tire lol. Glad you are getting stuff running, can't wait til it is all operational, so I can borrow them LOL.

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 05:07 AM

Anyone know how to read these fancy clock style hour-ometers?

There are 3 "hands"

The furthest one in (short, yellow) is pointed just past 300, the next is a larger red and points to the 17, the top one is short, white and pointing at 23.

I am assuming that means 300 + 17 hrs & 23 minutes?

Here's something on the hour meter. Glad it's home and runs.
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Posted November 27, 2012 - 05:27 AM

Cool Alan,looks great.
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Posted November 27, 2012 - 05:47 AM

Just found this thread. Congrats Alan. Sounds like another winner you got there. It doesn't
look to be in too bad of shape. That should be a good strong workhorse, once you get things
sorted out. How's the 3pt on this one? Does the handle hit the tire too?
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Posted November 27, 2012 - 07:22 AM

Will, The 3 point is the wrong one for this tractor, but it should be the right one for the 16.

Because of where the gas tank is, the upper pivots will not go over center and lock.

Thanks Kenny, that's exactly what I was looking for.

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Posted December 01, 2012 - 09:55 PM

1977 18/6. One year only, same tractor as SS/18. Rare bird for sure.. BG/MS is a sought after Onan, biggest bored small block, 49.8ci displacement. Nice!
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Posted December 01, 2012 - 11:13 PM

She's had some abuse, but I think this will be a fun tractor to work.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 03:03 PM

Check and see what the points look like. They tend to get corroded and cause intermittent spark loss.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 11:05 PM

Points are nice, they almost look new.
Found the problem.
The switch has exactly ONE spot where the ignition works. It must really be junk inside.

I was able to take it for a short test ride tonight after I replaced the clutch spring and did a little cleaning of the contacts. Stator tests good, but still not sure if it's charging right.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 05:39 PM

Coming along well, Onans are pretty forgiving. You should pop a brass floati in too
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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:12 PM

Ryan and I managed to get the plastic dash off the 18/6. I swear the hardest part was the steering wheel.

Now to see if I can get the dash repaired enough to be passable.

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