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#1 KK's8 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 11:53 PM

We went to my Grandpa and Grandmas today because Dad wanted to get ready for Plowday and my tractor starter had a squeal while the engine was running. Dad said it whines like I do.

Dad and Ryan had worked on his last weekend, so I was learning as we went. Part way into the process, Dad had to go see what the dog had cornered and I decide to keep working. He wasn't happy when he saw what I had accomplished.

I thought the two bolts sticking out through the side would need taken loose... I was wrong.

When you turn the bolt that sticks out of the side of the starter, wires twist off.
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Dad explained that the only thing that keeps the bolt from turning is the way the hole is cut and the plastic that fits.image.jpg image.jpg

Dad told me the reason it turned is because the threads were messed up. He worked for a while and made the bolt with smaller threads and found a couple of nuts to fit.

We soldered it back in with Dads big solder gun, but Dad wasn't happy with how it looked, so he got out the torch and we re soldered the old wire onto the bolt. Dad mixed up some glue to help hold the plastic in place.
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We got it fixed and then went back to changing the bearing. Eventually it was all back together and much quieter without the whine. Dad now wants to change my bearings.


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 03:30 AM

We learn from our mistakes but having a handy Dad is priceless. Great job with the pics and video. Glad you found us.

 

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Nice Cammando!


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 04:39 AM

Definately one to grow on, Welcome aboard :wave: ( He can't say you weren't interested in getting the job done) Nice recovery and thanks for sharing! :thumbs:


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 05:12 AM

:welcometogttalk: Guess that wasn't a :brain_fart: because you didn't know any better. Betcha don't do that again.


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 05:39 AM

Ouch! Glad Dad was able to get it fixed! Those old rusty/crusty bolts will do that. Lesson learned and great repair!


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 06:37 AM

Welcome to the forum :welcometogttalk: .  That will be a lesson learned the hard way and you're not likely to forget it.  But if you dont learn something new everyday, you might as well stay in bed.  


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:00 AM

Hey Kiddo,guess u got done editing. :smilewink:

I typed while she spoke, then took out all the ("um", "like" and "aaa")'s. Also helped get her pics in place. She wanted to do some editing because it sounded to "Dad" ish.

I know you weren't having fun there for a while, and you were upset that you had broke your tractor, but it was a good lesson in look before you leap.

Anyways, she actually got her hands dirty and learned something. Proud of you girl. Thanks for working with me yesterday.
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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:05 AM

Hey Kiddo,guess u got done editing. :smilewink:

I typed while she spoke, then took out all the ("um", "like" and "aaa")'s. Also helped get her pics in place. She wanted to do some editing because it sounded to "Dad" ish.

I know you weren't having fun there for a while, and you were upset that you had broke your tractor, but it was a good lesson in look before you leap.

Anyways, she actually got her hands dirty and learned something. Proud of you girl. Thanks for working with me yesterday.

Well, I kind of wondered with the above references to Dad and Ryan.  What no introduction thread (yet)??  Its good to see another young person here getting their hands dirty and learning, even better when we can see the relationship between members.  Way to get the kids involved Alan, THANKS!!


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:11 AM

Welcome to GTT. Its a wasted day if you don't learn something new. We have lots of manuals for downloading. Reading instructions from a book can be an easy and painless way to learn. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:12 AM

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Anyways, she actually got her hands dirty and learned something. Proud of you girl. Thanks for working with me yesterday.

Proud o you Dad, QualityTime and patience... :urock:


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:18 AM

Reading instructions from a book can be an easy and painless way to learn. Good Luck, Rick


Rick, I wouldn't call it painless... Her lips get tired when she reads. (Ducking now)


We were joking about my having to dial the explanations settings back to "Blonde".
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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:19 AM

Nice job getting that repaired and running. Experience and innovative thinking is a great things to have on hand when you run into a new problem! 


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:19 AM

I can learn from your lesson too.  That tractor in the video looks and sounds good.  Welcome aboard.


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:21 AM

Hi KK.

Welcome to GTT. :wave:

 

Glad you got it all fixed up again.


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 09:14 AM

Welcome to GTtalk KK,  Just caulk it up to a lesson learned (as others have said).  We all go through these learning experiences all the time, even in old age.  It was good you had Dad there to help fix the problem and to teach you what to do and what not to do.  Nice looking tractor you have. 


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