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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:19 PM

One reason for this trip was to pick up two V series Bush Hogs I had recently purchased. Both were V series tractors. Both need a lot of work! I am going to document what I can on the VE3-6 first.

 

It has a Tecumseh motor serial #5067. Based on the info I have regarding how to figure the age of this motor. It was built in 1965 on the 67 day of the year. Interesting that it was built on my birthday! March 8th.

 

According to the price list I have, the VE3-6 was built in 1965 so that should match up pretty well. The serial number on my V3-6 is 6003....so it could be an early model V3-6. It does have the tube front end which kinda verifies that possibly some of the early 65 models could still have been built using up the round tube front ends in stock.

 

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:39 PM

It's fun hunting the info for the different model and brands.That should make another nice tractor for you


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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:39 PM

Bush hogs have their own unique styling.


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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:43 PM

The grill resembles a '46 to '47 FORD truck. That, in itself, is another reason to own one.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 07:31 AM

nice tractor. does it run?


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 04:14 PM

It is turning over and firing....but I am having issues with the carburetor. The valve seems to be too long and it is sticking in the seat.

 

Trying to decide to buy a new one versus rebuilding this one. Seems I have read some where on the forum rebuilding these carbs are not always succesful. It is a HH60. Any body want to give their experience on this or opinion, I am willing to listen.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 06:40 PM

When you get yours figured out, let me know, as mine is driving me nuts. For the amount of time I've already spent into it, I'd just as well buy a new one and be done.



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Posted March 21, 2013 - 06:40 PM

PS, She sure looks good! I love the grill on the front, really makes it classy. If I can help you with yours from my model, just ask.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 09:14 PM

 I think Missouri tractors should stay with Missouri collectors!    :bigrofl:

All kidding aside, that is a great find Scott!  Good luck with the carb.

Did Bush Hog use the javlina as their mascot as far back as the garden tractors? 


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 09:31 PM

Scott, that is in very nice shape. Good Luck on the Carb., I have no experience with the TEC Carbs..

 

 

Looks Great !! :thumbs:


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Yes kinda of....in an early T-63 owners manual you can see the javalina decal on the front of the tractor. I have never actually seen one on a tractor but it was on this display model for the manual. The only other tractor that actually had a javalina picture on it was the JB series in their caps on the side of the hood. Some of the early brochures have a picture of the javalina in the bush hog name and some do not.....

 I think Missouri tractors should stay with Missouri collectors!    :bigrofl:

All kidding aside, that is a great find Scott!  Good luck with the carb.

Did Bush Hog use the javlina as their mascot as far back as the garden tractors? 


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Scott I have rebuilt many.. of those carbs, and some of them if you saw them before I started looked like they were beyond help.

One question, When you put the fuel bowl back on did you line it up the correct way?? Only asking because I have seen many people put them on wrong and it will hold the float in the off (closed)position. The kits are cheap for these and they include the welsh plugs.

What type of problem is it giving you? to much or to little gas?


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 07:06 AM

The valve sticks in the seat some times.......at first I was getting no gas into the bowl...open it up and the valve and float were stuck.....I will try to take a picture, but since you have had good experience rebuilding I will try it. Thanks for your input, I can always count on you for good advice based on experience.

 

I am going to put it back together....making sure the bowl is correctly aligned - which it was probably not before....and see how it goes.

 

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 07:55 AM

  Scott, 2 of my Hogs had sticky valves.  I simply took the valve spring cover off, then sprayed both ends of the stem with PB Blaster, then working the valve train, pushing the valve fully closed manually.  After a while the valves worked freely on it's own and then they both fired right up.


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 12:59 PM

One other thing. Sometimes if I have an old carb that I can't get a new needle and seat, I will use a Q-tip and a fine lapping compound to polish inside the hole of the seat This is for a solid seat not one with a nitrile(rubber) insert.. If you didn't have lapping compound you could use any thing that was mildly abrasive like Bonami ( my favorite) or some type of cleanser, just wet the Q-tip and make a paste with the cleanser, then polish away. I have even cut one end off a Q-tip and mounted it in a dremel or a drill  to do a better job. A lot of times a seat will look clean but there could be varnish inside the little hole, and being the valve is pointed it goes into the hole to seal and it will stick. When you are all done, clean the seat out good with carb cleaner and clean Q-tips till there is no discoloration on the Q-tip.


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