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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 03:10 PM

Got the Blade on my 990 now and the rear wheels painted. Blade seems kinda far out, but guess it will be OK. Still need to make the guides for front under grill.  It's manual turn, but got a neat orange pull pin to use there. What ya think?   P.S.  Decals not on, but on the way!

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 04:47 PM

Looks good!



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Posted May 31, 2013 - 05:22 PM

Yes.  It looks really nice.



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Posted May 31, 2013 - 06:20 PM

Very very  nice thanks for posting pic.



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Posted May 31, 2013 - 07:12 PM

It does stick out there, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. You can see the blade easily and it allows the blade to lift higher.

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 07:46 PM

A great looking machine GL. Well done.

 

The lateral forces (leverage) from the blade to the front guide brackets increase the farther the blade extends. I bent the front frame brackets on mine this year. Thinking of putting a brace between the guide brackets at the top to strengthen it. When my blade is fully turned, it is about 3" in front of each tire.



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Posted May 31, 2013 - 10:04 PM

That is another nice looking GT that you have!


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 09:36 AM

That turned out nice. I like the color combo.

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Posted June 11, 2013 - 05:47 PM

Decals on, but look white. In reality they are bright yellow and look good!

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:33 AM

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Posted June 15, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Well, took to show and ran good to get off trailer. Went for ride around show and kept quitting on me. Seemed like if I just idled around it would stay running, but soon as I revved up it would die in few seconds driving. Must be carb issue?  Today went to start it and load in the rain, and NO GO at all. No spark. Later when home, took off the points cover and water ran out! Blew it all out and started right up! Guess not a wet weather engine! Now I know why PO had silicone over the cover's edges when I got it, I guess. Seems like engine runs good, idles fine and runs around. Then when back to idle wants to run rich. Reset the idle mix and is good, but rev up to run around again and it seems way rich. Adjust main jet and get better running action, then wants to die out again. Back that out some and it seems OK for awhile. Just weird, can't seem to get adjusted to run good in all situations. Float setting wrong, you think? I did put in a kit and float level looked good, so didn't change at the time. Driving me nuts!


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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:02 AM

How full is the gas tank?

Being gravity feed and having the tank close to the same height as the carburetor makes these tractors throw fits if the tank is much below 1/3 full.  Before trying to adjust anything, make sure you've got 1/2 a tank.


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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:29 AM

Great looking machine!! I am a fan of rear axle push blades, here is how far forward mine is'

 

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The location matters when traction is limited, and you are trying to go backward - uphill.

 

That is when the blade needs to be tight to the tractor.

 

With the blade out ANY extra distance, you really loose weight on the drive wheels.



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 11:07 AM

yeah, gas tank full seemed to be an issue, I was thinking.  Was still gas in it, but low. I DID put some more in, but not much more than half full now. Maybe I'll try to fill it up and see how she acts. 

 

ON the blade: It is some adjustable for length of main channel. I can make that shorter, but then the hangers for front bar would not be far enough forward to catch the lift bar. I know actual blade for this model has hangers that have many holes for adjustment, but this later model did not have that. They are welded firm in one place. Blade is actually for a later year White. I could also cut off the channel in front and shorten, but was kinda wanting to keep it good for the White also. Maybe I just need to get another correct blade for this one and keep the blade for just the White tractor??  They seem hard to find though and was glade I got this one at time.


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Posted June 16, 2013 - 08:44 PM

Just a thought, The fuel line is sort of close to the exhaust. Also it dips down and then back up to the carb, This would vaporize the fuel creating an air pocket just before it goes into the carb creating  fuel starvation.

On a gravity flow there simply isn't enough pressure to overcome the airlock.


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