Leak update: as posted last time had leak issues with the foward elbow fitting on control valve, after removing elbow and cleaning and checking o-ring/seal several times, finally solved this with teflon tape on the threads and that got rid of the leak or 99.99% of it....I know tractor is not as nice looking as many other tractors on here hoping one day to have time,money and a place to be able to "restore" this machine to a better condition but for now am enjoying using it the way it is.
As promised heres some pics.............
Engine installed with hydraulic pump and bracket mounted with belt installed....pulley on engine is another hydraulic pump pulley that is spaced out from flywheel with a 1 1/4" bushing for clearance.:
Side control panel installed:
Hydraulic control valve.....please ignore the blue bungee cord....temporary battery hold down while checking for leaks!!!!
final installation.........notice ive gone to the permanent battery tie down of zip ties, make do engineering at its belt!!! LOL
with tiller mounted side panels(I do have the pattern to cut/modifiy side panel for the pump clearance) and hood/grill are not installed yet still watching out for leaks ............
Also as a side note, noticed the front wheels did not have grease fittings for the bearings, checked parts tractor and the front wheels on it had the fittings. Was this something that was changed at the factory during the manufacturing run of the 200 series or do I have some wheels from another model JD???
Also many thanks for the support and replies/views on this thread !!!!!
Edited by JohnDeere214, April 27, 2013 - 06:17 AM.