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#1651 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 04:45 PM

Got two of the tractors of the shelf this morning.  My John Deere 112, and mama's purple Wheel Horse. Checked them out and cleaned them up.   Took the J.D. for a spin.  Turned "Tinkerbell"  over to the wife for yard duty.  Both of them fired right up.  :dancingbanana:  Had Seafoam in the gas and a battery tender on each one while in storage. :thumbs:  Rick

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Posted April 14, 2014 - 12:32 PM

I replaced the deck drive belt on the JD140... $29 :mad2:



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Posted April 14, 2014 - 12:53 PM

I replaced the deck drive belt on the JD140... $29 :mad2:

 

man, I had to replace the one on our Church's LX133 last summer, it was $52, dealer was only one that carried that oddball size.



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Posted April 18, 2014 - 10:01 AM

We have about thirty people coming this Sunday.   So mama said get my Wheel Horse out of HER garage. So naturally my survival instinct kicked in and I moved it out to the workshop.  Had to charge the battery, but she fired right up.  If you listen really good you can hear her putting away in the last three pictures. :D  :D   Rick

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:13 AM

Got my Trac Vac mounted up on the 782 and went through it thoroughly. The carb was more gummed up than any I've ever seen, half full of a black, tar-like substance, the needles were rusty, float was stuck solid, etc. After lots of soaking, scraping, polishing and compressed air it cleaned up nicely. New exhaust, tore the rest of it apart to tighten up the loose blower housing and now it runs like a top. If only my grass would hurry up and grow so I can test it out...
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Posted April 20, 2014 - 09:13 PM

Allis Chalmers B-10,

Swap out ignition toggle switch for momentary push switch and rewire to points ignition.

New 22NF automotive type battery with new bronze post clamps and ground cable.

 

Few evenings ago ordered 6 new mower deck bearings and cross drive belt for Allis.

 

Totting the old trailer for yard work hauling away leaves, sticks and trash.

 

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 09:45 PM

Finally finished repairing the internal governor on the 442. It took a lot longer than I thought due to sporadic time spent in the shop. I will say though, its like adding 20 hp to her. I spent last year milking her with an external retun spring just to prevent over revving. Now that everything is working properly, this thing has a huge amount of power compared to before. Time to move on to the JD 300 for a tire upgrade and integral hitch. First plow of the year for me is coming up and want both ready to take.

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Posted April 21, 2014 - 09:17 AM

This last weekend was spent mostly with family celebrating some very important days for our Lord.

 

But for a couple of hours before and after that I did manage to do something that it seems like many others did as well... I mounted new tires! Got some new meats on the old JD140 and the new Woods 1850.

 

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 10:21 PM

reinstalled the new used head on my Yanmar tractor.  That was my only route to fix a bad injector seal issue due to the seal needed is NLA and rare as hens teeth to find anywhere else.  Tractor had been down since Thanksgiving.  Running like a champ now.  Previous owner had replaced the water pump and I suspect it was overheated.  Rear cylinder showed signs of coolant burning/pitting of head surface in the bore area and the normaly soft graphite injector bore seal was brittle and burned thru closest to the glow plug, which extends into the precombustion chamber (indirect injected diesel). All is good now with a fresh headgasget and a cleaned and inspected replacement head.  Mike



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Posted April 27, 2014 - 10:45 PM

Just finished mounting some larger shoes front and back on my John Deere 300. Also added 5 bolt front hubs. The front wheels/tires are from a John Deere 111 rearend . They are 18x8.50-8 Goodyear tires. The rears are 26x12-12 Goodyears. Can't wait to turn some dirt with her.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 11:55 AM

Today I pulled the jd 455 diesel in the shop for oil change and filters. I will also wax the tractor and snowblower before it leaves the shop. I bought this tractor new 16 years ago and it just turned over 215 hours. I also have a 54 in. mower deck and a sweeper for the front.

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Yesterday I pulled out 7 of my 10 little tractors from the shed . Looked like rain so I did not get a full group photo . Just 7 tractors in my driveway looks kinda nuts :loosing_it:



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Posted April 29, 2014 - 06:55 PM

I worked on my Massey 12 G a litte bit today, mostly just an oil change.  Of course, to get the oil warm, I had to take a spin around the neighborhood, and THAT is a perfect excuse to hook on the wagon and give the kids a thrill.

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When I got ready to change the oil, I looked at the drain tube (This engine is a donor from an old Sears) and wondered if there was a way to get the oil changed without spattering the surroundings with oil.  I saw a 16 oz. plastic bottle and realized that if I cut a hole in the side and cut the top off so I could reach in and finish getting the oil drain cap off, that I would have a great tool to route the oil straight into the oil pan.

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And it looks like we will be getting some roses and Irises coming in shortly!

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Posted April 30, 2014 - 01:58 PM

Picked up another 1974 (I think) JD 140H3 from a local guy who got it free from a friend when the friend passed.  Came with a raggedy cab, belly blade, snowthrower, tiller, deck, cobbled up front plow blade and cobbled up moldboard plow.  I found the GT last year but he wanted more than I wanted to pay for it, he called a couple days ago and I bought it at what we both felt was a fair price  No three point on the back but it does have rear pto and the hydraulic operated sleeve hitch.  Hasn’t ran in two years, he said it ran out of gas and when he put gas in the tank it would only fire with ether.

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Posted April 30, 2014 - 02:48 PM

Picked up another 1974 (I think) JD 140H3 from a local guy who got it free from a friend when the friend passed.  Came with a raggedy cab, belly blade, snowthrower, tiller, deck, cobbled up front plow blade and cobbled up moldboard plow.  I found the GT last year but he wanted more than I wanted to pay for it, he called a couple days ago and I bought it at what we both felt was a fair price  No three point on the back but it does have rear pto and the hydraulic operated sleeve hitch.  Hasn’t ran in two years, he said it ran out of gas and when he put gas in the tank it would only fire with ether.

 

Woohoo.....glad to see you back Bill!   That's a nice JD you picked up there!  Looking forward to more from Marcelona, MI.  :thumbs:


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