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#1 jim knutson OFFLINE  

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 06:25 PM

i have been paying payments to a very nice lady not far from where i live, for another FMC Bean Cutler that showed up on craigslist. i went and looked at it on the 5th of this month, and put a down payment on it after she agreed to let me make payments for the balance. i sold some things on craigslist, and finaly came up with the rest of the money yesterday. i went over and picked it up, and the implements that went with it, and brought it home.

 

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these are the pics from the craigslist ad

 

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here are shots of the engine

 

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the original belt guide, there are 2- the other one is on the other side

 

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here is the engine ID plate, notice it says "Wards" gasoline engine on it, instead of Wisconsin.

 

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this is where the engine lift plate was cut at one time, and bent over to its new location. i have seen this on only one other Bean Cutler, and i think it may be the way the factory called for it to be fixed, after some sort of repair??

 

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its ID tag, number J 29610

 

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the grader blade, mounted on the lift bar

 

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the box of parts for the cultivator set

 

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the disk set

 

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the moaldboard plow, minus the disk

 

 

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the plow has a name, " EMPIRE"

 

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the cable guide system on the steering pulley. notice someone took 2 sets of the guides, and mounted them on one another....i think they didn't want the cable grooving the pulley?

 

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and the wheel weight set.

 

i will get more pics later, and try to fire it off this week sometime, i will let you know how that goes.

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 06:28 PM

Where are the rest of the pics? :tapping_fingers:


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Posted March 17, 2013 - 09:33 PM

Jim the rest of the pics are missing!


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Posted March 17, 2013 - 11:13 PM

there, i fixed the pics, sorry about that....i had a "moment", and messed up. :wallbanging:


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 01:18 AM

Congrats! What a great find and score! :thumbs: :dancingbanana: Good luck with your new toy :D


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 07:56 AM

That looks like a nice find, Jim

It's good that you got all the implements with it too.


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 08:53 AM

That looks like a nice find, Jim

It's good that you got all the implements with it too.

Ray, i was very pleased with the parts that came with it. i know for sure that the disk set is for it, the blade, and the plow is correct also, but missing the round cutting blade and arms that hold it on. the cultivator set has the different tips that can be mounted to them also. only implement that it didn't come with is the 20" disk plow i think, so i hope i can eventually find one to complete the true set of implements that where available to the Bean Cutlers. there are a few things that someone did to it over the years, that are not original....like the seat mount modification, but they all can be reversed by unbolting the stuff, and returning it to its correct look. the engine turns over very easily, with little compression, but i hope to be able to get it to fire up and maybe seat the rings back up.....it has been around 15 years since it last ran, and at least the tank was drained of fuel before it sat all that time, the inside of the tank looks to be in good shape, and is clean. i will try to "clean" the carb with a spray can of carb cleaner, put fresh fuel in it, and give it a whirl. i know its not giving spark right now, but i will replace the plug wire, and open the back of the magneto to clean, and set the gap on the points. if that does not work, i have another magneto that is rebuilt, and does produce spark, that i will put on it. more updates later this week.


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 09:17 AM

there, i fixed the pics, sorry about that....i had a "moment", and messed up. :wallbanging:

:brain_fart: :brain_fart: I do it all the time.


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 09:51 AM

The old wisconsins were bad for sticking valves. Put your hand oveer the exhaust and turn it. If you feel suction there, your exhaust valve is stuck. Put your hand over the air intake on the carb and feel for pressure blowing out.
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Posted March 18, 2013 - 10:17 AM

thanks Doug, i will be sure to check that stuff when i try to fire it later this week, after i let the Marvels mystery oil soak in the cylinder and valves.....i soaked them down through the spark plug hole with a spray bottle full of it.


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Congratulations Jim, that is a really great score.  I like all the accessories.   :thumbs:


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 03:19 PM

Congrats! ya done good on this load, sounds like a great seller too :thumbs:



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Posted March 18, 2013 - 04:49 PM

Great score and you got a lot of nice attachments too. Normally it doesn't take much to get old Wisconsins running so hopefully you will have it running again soon.



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Posted March 18, 2013 - 11:04 PM

well, i tried to clean the points, set them, and replaced the cover and spark plug wire, and still had no spark. so next, i pulled the magneto, timed a good one into it, and bingo, spark. i fueled it, and cleaned the sediment bowl, and float bowl of the carb, let it all fill with fuel, and gave it a whirl. it popped immediately, and smoked from the exhaust. i knew the compression was still low, because it was so easy to turn over. so, i let it just sit until after dinner. i pulled the spark plug, poured in about 1oz of 2cycle oil mix, and put the plug back in. gave it a pull, and it stutterd for a few seconds, then died....with a good puff of smoke. i gave it another pull, and it fired to life. it ran a bit rough, and i had the choke half on, for the first minute, then no choke, and smooth running, with a surge here and there. i let it run about 3 or 4 minutes, then hopped on and rode it all the way to the front yard, before it must have picked up some garbage somewhere in the carb, and she quit. i had it running several more times, but it wouldnt stay running for long. i will be having to give the carb a good cleaning, but it runs good, and i cant wait to get out and ride it again. :D :D :D :D :rocker: :rocker: WHOOO HOOOOO!!!! it was great.


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 11:40 PM

well, i tried to clean the points, set them, and replaced the cover and spark plug wire, and still had no spark. so next, i pulled the magneto, timed a good one into it, and bingo, spark. i fueled it, and cleaned the sediment bowl, and float bowl of the carb, let it all fill with fuel, and gave it a whirl. it popped immediately, and smoked from the exhaust. i knew the compression was still low, because it was so easy to turn over. so, i let it just sit until after dinner. i pulled the spark plug, poured in about 1oz of 2cycle oil mix, and put the plug back in. gave it a pull, and it stutterd for a few seconds, then died....with a good puff of smoke. i gave it another pull, and it fired to life. it ran a bit rough, and i had the choke half on, for the first minute, then no choke, and smooth running, with a surge here and there. i let it run about 3 or 4 minutes, then hopped on and rode it all the way to the front yard, before it must have picked up some garbage somewhere in the carb, and she quit. i had it running several more times, but it wouldnt stay running for long. i will be having to give the carb a good cleaning, but it runs good, and i cant wait to get out and ride it again. :D :D :D :D :rocker: :rocker: WHOOO HOOOOO!!!! it was great.

 

 

Thats the best part getting to ride them!


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