New one on the way. Thanks Daniel for the link.
Missed A Bush Hog For Free On Cl *edit, Bought It!
Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:41 PM
Posted January 16, 2013 - 06:58 PM
Sooooooo here's an awesome update!
I was able to get her to fire up!
I got the starter in, installed and no luck. I bench test it, nothing. Brand new out of the box and nothing. Then I got to thinking about the ground....the starter had a thick black paint coating on it from the factory. I took that off to the bench grinder and got it down to its bare metal. That now turns over! It smokes a little for some reason, I think from where the starter engages, but haven't looked into it that much yet.
So I pop the SP out and check to see if I have spark, 0, nada, nothing. I noticed the kill switch was "off" which wouldn't stop the spark, so I turned it on, still nothing. Following the wiring I see that the kill switch should have voltage. It didn't. Since time was a factor, I jumped the headlight switch power since I know that works, and whatdoya know SPARK!
I dropped the fuel bowl, and the gas, well I'm sure you guys smelled it from your homes, as it was terrible! It was extremely old, and it looks like some nitwit put 2 stroke fuel in it since all I could smell was oil and by the color.
Shot some starter fluid in the carb, pressed the button and BADABOOM! It kicked over, I smiled, my best friend Jason who is starting to take quite the interest in Bush Hogs now that he understands them, shook my hand.
Tonight was a good night!
- olcowhand, Texas Deere and Horse and sacsr have said thanks
Posted January 16, 2013 - 07:03 PM
Ha! Thanks Daniel, I just found that right before you posted it and put it in the ebay section.
But thank you, it's a great feeling.
Posted February 02, 2013 - 04:09 PM
And today SHE LIVES!
The carb was disgusting! Still had remaining bits of 2 stage fuel in it. After cleaning, remounting the throttle cable correctly (or better than it was), it started to kick. But then the starter started making a funky noise. Darn thing came loose!
I recranked down the bolts nice and tight, that problem is solved.
Pushed the left pedal down, started right up and sounds pretty good! After about a minute, the engine starts revving up and it stalls out, but in that one minute, I poped it in R, she moved, in 1st, she moved. I went about 5 feet in both directions just to be safe ( don't want to push it up my driveway again, it's one hell of a hill) and I'm happy with the result!
I set out today to get her to run & I did. If it wasn't so F'in cold outside, I'd still be out there, fine tuning everything. But one step at a time :)
Posted February 02, 2013 - 04:14 PM
That's awesome Pete!! I bet during the time you had it running you didn't even notice how cold it was outside
I wonder what the reving was? spring on the governor come off?
Posted February 02, 2013 - 04:23 PM
Congrats on signs o life! You'll get er there. Or should I say; '1st and goal'..
Posted February 02, 2013 - 04:32 PM
There is no gov spring right now. Looks like it was gone a while ago. Throttle is ran directly to the carb right now just for today. 1st in goal is right!
Posted March 09, 2013 - 04:00 PM
Ended up ordering the correct spring, got it installed and since it was 50ish today, the hogs wanted to play. SO I fired up the 7, got her out of the garage and did a few laps. Then to this one.
I was able to get her running long enough to go maybe 30 feet before she stalled again. Would NOT fire up again. She is becoming a very PITA GT to keep running.
Spring is right around the corner and I can't wait to pull everything outside and get to work. I will say that the 30 or so feet I did drive, was quite fun!
- olcowhand and sacsr have said thanks
Posted April 05, 2013 - 01:13 PM
Anyone have the HH-60 manual handy?
Posted April 05, 2013 - 03:34 PM
I thought it was covered in the Big Tec manual we have here.
Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:08 PM
It likely is, I may have missed it. Been one heck of a long day. I'll look again.
Posted April 05, 2013 - 07:44 PM
It seems that Google can't even find this manual. Trying to find how many turns to adjust the needles to on the carb.
Posted April 05, 2013 - 07:47 PM
You can pretty much go by the HH100 or HH120 carb adjustments. I've never found a manual specific to the HH60.