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#1 JohnDeere214 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 05:36 PM

Hey all, been lurking here a while(mostly in the JD section), but have had a 125 follow me home today. Knew it was gonna be a project, but couldnt turn it down .......

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Battery cable ends were gone, plug wire from coil was damaged, starter/generator feels like the bearing(s) are rough. Also knew that the PTO was gone. No belt from starter to pulley either. Rigged up battery and got generator to turn so hopefully all wiring is good.

Now for the BAD news. As stated earlier PTO was gone but bearing was still on crank, and i found that pulley for the starter was loose on crank. No set screws visible in locking collar behind the bearing so got the puller and torch and big hammer and after about an hour got it off. then remove pulley, which had 2 set screws/bolts on it(does not look factory?) and got pulley off and you can see the damage from worn key and set screw/bolt................

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and heres the key.........

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Sooooo, looks like im in for a rebuild with a new crank or is there any way of repair??

Also heres the engine tag, supposed to be a k301 but cant make any sense out of the numbers on the tag
(EDIT)......Think its a 1967 if thats a "D" in front of the first number..............
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Anyway, looks like this one is going on the back burner as I dont have time or money or space to work on it right now, maybe one of these days............

thanks for looking!!

Edited by JohnDeere214, December 08, 2012 - 05:39 PM.


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Posted December 08, 2012 - 05:51 PM

That is a great looking CC! nice tires and wheel weights to!

The shaft can be repaired if you could find a shop that will do it for you. The other option is to just buy another crank shaft from a K301 with the same spec # as yours. (they are easy to change on a K301)

One of our site sponsors probably has that crank even! If not they show up on Ebay often. Just make sure you get a crank shaft from the same spec number K301 ( if the spec is the same the shaft will be identical)

As far as your numbers go on the K301 the D061636 is the serial# and the 47138B is the spec #.

Good luck with it!
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 06:02 PM

With that serial number,that 125 would have been built in November of 1968. Looks like a good project. I like the ag tires.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 06:37 PM

Good looking 125. Good luck with the repairs.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 06:54 PM

Looks like you have a nice project. Should be interesting when you have time to get to it.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 07:09 PM

Front weights, very cool.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 10:03 PM

I think you found a nice GT. Love the front & rear weights.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 11:48 PM

Nice score a 125 is defiantly on my want to own list. Love the ags and weights all around.
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Posted December 09, 2012 - 05:06 AM

Nice looking 125,congrats.
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Posted December 10, 2012 - 09:30 AM

looks like the makings of a good work tractor and those rear ags plus the two sets of weights are probably worth three hundred dollars alone.
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#11 JohnDeere214 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 11:28 AM

thanks for all the replies!!! The ags are in pretty poor shape, dry rotted pretty bad, but have tubes in them and the rears are loaded, not sure how full they are tho.

To get the keyway repaired, id have to pull the crank to take it to get it repaired wouldnt I?

Ive never had a motor like that apart before, my experience is limited to the Lawnboy 2 strokes and just cleaning carbs.

anyway, thanks again guys!!!

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 09:20 AM

Maybe if you want to just get it running you could try this stepped key stock, http://www.fastenal.....ex?sku=0953060 . I just used that link so you know what I'm talking about, I think some automotive places have it or can order. Just use a small grinder to clean up the shaft so it fits tight on the shaft.




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