I'm just waiting for more pics!
Twostep's Jd 140h3
Posted April 17, 2013 - 08:00 AM
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Posted July 01, 2013 - 10:35 PM
The bolt that the pivot arm rides on broke... I think it was loose and I didn't realize it. Anyway, when the bolt broke the pivot arm just flopped around in there. I had to remove the deck, take the outer tierods loose, take the drag link off, and I was very close to pulling the engine when I finally got the link that connects the pivot arm to the steering box off. I had to take a bracket off and "massage" one set of the front hydro lines to get the arm out.
Looks like I'm off to the hardware store to pick up a new bolt. I plan to get one a little longer [see edit] so that there is no bearing on the threaded portion though. I wonder if this bolt is factory.
I got more proof the repaint. Does anyone know what extent the dealers went through to repaint them? On a couple of the surfaces of the steering parts you can see some paint fade where the coverage isn't perfect and one surface between the frame and the pivot arm where it didn't receive any paint.
EDIT: The bolt actually threads into the upper cone washer which is not the best design but it looks like I'm stuck with the same bolt size.
Posted July 04, 2013 - 12:20 AM
Got the pivot arm back it and the steering tightened up. MUCH better.
Next I decided that while I had the deck off I would give her the good bath that I had been meaning to do since I bought it. As you can see the hydro is caked which has to be bad on it since all of that crud holds in the heat. I'll get that pressure washed tomorrow. The adjustable seat slides were disengauged so I'm going to try and get those back in working order.
Edited by twostep, July 04, 2013 - 08:10 AM.
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Posted July 04, 2013 - 12:18 PM
Spray the caked area real good and heavy with oven cleaner, let it cook for about ten - fifteen minutes, then hit it with the pressure washer. Might have to apply the oven cleaner again afterwards, and do it again, but it will definitely help. Keep your face away while pressure washing, as you don't want the oven cleaner coming in contact with your skin. If you do get some on you, wash it off good. It will cause a burning feeling, so you'll know if you have any on. Try to avoid the oven cleaner fumes as well. You'll have good results even though it is a little messy, but trust me, it will make a big difference, Have fun with it buddy!
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Posted July 04, 2013 - 02:30 PM
WD40 also works well to loosen the greasy stuff before high pressure cleaning.
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Posted July 04, 2013 - 03:56 PM
Thanks for the tips! I soaked it with green stuff last night before bed and most of it came off with just the water hose, then the pressure washer finished it up. While I had the pan off I fixed some cracks and went ahead and refinished the seat pan too. All of the nutserts were loose and almost falling out. Now the seat is nice and tight on the tractor.
Edited by twostep, July 04, 2013 - 04:15 PM.
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Posted July 04, 2013 - 05:52 PM
Looks great! I need to do the same on the 120 seat pan.
Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:19 PM
Thanks. I actually put quite a bit more stitch welds on and tied the nutserts in quite a bit more. This pan is solid now. I didn't bother fixing each crack since I tied it all in with the 1/8" bar stock. I was surprised how easy it was to take the seat cover off and if you are easy with the clips they go back on nice too.
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Posted April 14, 2014 - 10:33 PM
Been a while since I posted anything on this thread. I put a new deck drive belt on this last weekend; 88" green gates belt. It is about max length but still works. I've never been able to find a listing that shows what belt JD calls for so I just matched it to the old one (that I didn't realize was max length).
Also got a picture of Pops and Baby James:
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Posted April 15, 2014 - 10:45 AM
Been wondering about this one! Glad to see the little one starting early.
Posted April 20, 2014 - 09:41 PM
The ol' girl finally got some new meats! In the bottom picture the one on the right is a Deestone and the one on the left is a Carlisle. The left on is also a little more deep dish wheel... I have no idea what the rims came off of.
Edited by twostep, April 20, 2014 - 09:57 PM.
Posted April 21, 2014 - 11:37 AM