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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2013 - 04:57 PM

You did well on that trip! I want one of those so bad, but none around this neck of the woods!



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Posted May 13, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Wow what a haul!

Congrats on the New EK's!!!

Cant wait to see whats in the boxes

 

You now have tied me with 3 EK10's :D


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Wow what a haul!

Congrats on the New EK's!!!

Cant wait to see whats in the boxes

 

You now have tied me with 3 EK10's :D

 

 

I have more tube frames. :D



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Posted May 13, 2013 - 08:17 PM

I have more tube frames. :D

 

If you want to play that game...

 

I have a Green Brier :poke:



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Posted May 13, 2013 - 08:40 PM

If you want to play that game...

 

I have a Green Brier :poke:

 

I have 3 Ridemasters. :poke:



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Posted May 13, 2013 - 09:31 PM

Not to step on your toes, but chrysler never made a 389. They made 383s in large numbers.  So why haven't you posted pics of you Fury?

 

Yeah, that may have been a "typo" on my part.  I know he said it was a 38- something...  I'm not so good with all of the big block displacements myself other than the 400's or 440's, obviously...  I'm sure it is a 383 V8 in that Newport... 

 

:booboo:

 

 

(Oh, and I haven't posted pics of my Fury because...  well, this is a TRACTOR FORUM!!!  :D :D :D   I have posted pics of it on another forum though, http://www.MoparStyle.com.  Also, I'm not too particularly "proud" of it at the moment since it's mostly just a pile of rust right now that is BADLY in need of being restored.  The engine is also leaking oil like a sieve right now and I can't seem to figure out why it's blowing oil out of the gaskets like it is.  So, I'm not too happy with it right now...  :( )


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 09:38 PM

Oh, and Wilberj and Bolens 1000 cut it out...  It is NOT a contest to see who can have the most tractors... 

Do we have to separate you two and make you sit on opposite sides of the room?  :smilewink:


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 09:47 PM

Oh, and Wilberj and Bolens 1000 cut it out...  It is NOT a contest to see who can have the most tractors... 

Do we have to separate you two and make you sit on opposite sides of the room?  :smilewink:

 

He started it!!!!! lol

 

 

Nope were ok I have more Bolens then him....... :D


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 11:11 PM

Now, now...  no rubbing it in!  That's not very nice. :(

 

And while I'm thinking about it, I may be tied with Doc currently on the number of Estate Keepers, but he has me beat hands down on the number of actually functioning EK's for the time being, lol!  I'm hoping to eventually change that though...  :smilewink:


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 05:15 AM

Hey Doc and Jerome...can I play too huh, can I, can I????  :D :D :D



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 04:35 PM

Well, I may soon be up to ONE working tractor around here at least!  :D

 

More to come soon once I figure this out...  The battery was definitely dead on the "good" EK-10 with the 38" mower deck on it, so I tried using jumper cables to connect it to a good battery to see if it would start. The ignition switch looks messed up though and I'm pretty sure (98.7%) that it is NOT original and was replaced with an aftermarket switch which, from experience with my 850 tractor, aftermarket switches NEVER seem to work right...  :(   So, if I can swap in an OEM Bolens 3-pin ignition switch, I *MIGHT* get it to start.

 

I originally thought it might have been the solenoid that was bad, so I tried jumping the terminals on the solenoid and the starter turned over.  Then, I messed around with the ignition switch and I did get it to intermittently turn over, but it was very touchy.  So, I think the solenoid may be perfectly fine and now I've narrowed it down to the ignition switch.

 

Going to search through the boxes of parts to see if he had a new ignition switch in there to put on this machine.  I know I have a NOS switch I bought on eBay a while ago, but that was for the EK-10 that I'm restoring.  If I have to, I can use that one to get this machine running for now, but I'll need to buy another switch then for my other EK-10 so I can get that going once I finish putting it together.

 

It would be NICE to at least have ONE functioning tractor right now though since my other EK-10 is still in pieces and my 850 is still not running...  Then I can work on getting the others straightened out.


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 07:49 PM

Sounds like you're in deep and surrounded by non-runners. Oh and the boxes... :tapping_fingers:

And what's the 850's prob?



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 11:53 AM

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Okay, so here is the video from yesterday of me working on the good Estate Keeper.  It is currently over at a friend of mine's garage whose lawn I also mow for him (since he is like 84 years old and doesn't get around so well any more...)  He actually poked his head out a couple times while I was working on it to give me a hand.

 


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Posted May 15, 2013 - 07:25 PM

Really enjoyed that up close and personal with the Ek. Glad she's a good worker for you in a short time. Congrats! You just made another EK fan outta me.   :love:  :thumbs:


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Posted May 15, 2013 - 08:18 PM

Thanks for the video.

Looks like a nice clean tractor that was properly stored and taken care of.

 

With a little tuning of the carb I bet you can get it purring like a kitten.

 

 

The Rear hood and PTO have adjustments that can be made. Take a look at where the rear hood hinge is and you will see what I'm talking about. The brackets can slide back farther allowing the hood to clear the PTO lever.


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