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#16 caseguy OFFLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Well, no pics or test drive today :mecry: . I forgot that I had taken the brake band off to put on the 414-8 before last years show...oops! I have a couple others that were in need of some TLC, so I sand blasted one and J.B. welded the pad back on. Just for rust prevention's sake, I shot some paint on the outside. I took the brake wheel off and gave it a good cleaning too.
I did manage to isolate the faulty safety switch, It was the PTO switch.
I also discovered that even if the PTO switch had been good, it wouldn't have started with the key switch...because that was bad too. Fortunately, I had another one in the shed. it now starts and runs with the key switch :dancingbanana: .
Maybe a test drive tomorrow :blush2:
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 09:47 PM

That's great, Steve! Good luck with the test drive!
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 10:01 PM

Well, if you weren't slacking off all day, maybe we'd have a video of the ride around...

Glad you found the offending bad switches, you've been a busy boy today. Thanks for the update!
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Wow talk about late to a party. Looked like a nice trade and glad the test drive went good.
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Posted July 03, 2012 - 08:07 PM

I brought her out into the sunshine for the first time in about 2 years! She drives like a dream. The steering is nice and tight and the transaxle makes no unusual noises :dancingbanana: The original belt even worked pretty good! I will need to find a set of 15 X 6 X 6 tires for the original front wheels before I start on the restoration, but the 8" worked just fine for the test drive today. I didn't run into any issues during the test drive except for some minor hesitation here and there which tells me I will have to do a carb rebuild which I anticipated and bought the kit already. It idles like a champ and the new muffler sounds great! On to the pics...

IMAG0457.jpg IMAG0458.jpg IMAG0459.jpg

...And yes, it was running when I shot the pics!
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Posted July 03, 2012 - 08:13 PM

I've been where those pictures were taken. Got brave and went for a ride to the back 40 huh?

Glad she's on her own 4 wheels again. Doubly glad it's running like it should (almost).


it was running when I shot the pics

I've had tractors I was afraid to shut off too...
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Posted July 03, 2012 - 08:14 PM

I like that style WH, they are really enjoyable to drive.
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:04 AM

I love those 312-8's. For me they have been the best worker I have ever had. Just enough horsepower to get the job done.

Looks like you did well!
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:07 AM

...I've had tractors I was afraid to shut off too...


Not afraid to shut it off, just really enjoyed listening to it purr!!
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 09:38 AM

It looks good, Steve! I am glad it is back together again!




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