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#1666 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted April 30, 2014 - 04:34 PM

Today I pulled the jd aws 455 diesel in the shop to change oil and filters and get the mower blades sharpened. Also try to post the 7 tractors in my driveway picture.

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Posted April 30, 2014 - 04:51 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.

Nice to see you on Bill, glad you found yourself another good deal.
Funny, I was just thinking about you over the weekend, I picked up a tiller and bent under to check the bolts.
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Posted April 30, 2014 - 06:40 PM

Bill, that's a nice package you picked up.

 

Don, it's nice to see you post a pic where the front of the house isn't hid by a snowbank.



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Posted May 01, 2014 - 06:55 PM

I got bored and had some extra lights, switches and a stainless steel box and did this :D

 

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Posted May 02, 2014 - 03:47 AM

I was out cutting the grass with my 425 when the deck started making a HORRIBLE noise...........sounded like something caught up in one of the blades but after inspection I couldnt find anything so I went back to cutting grass.  The noise continued so I pulled it up on the concrete patio pad behind the house and started checking a little more closely.  Somehow the outboard blade on the chute side was spinning on the shaft.  The bolt was tight enough that I had to use an extra wrench to get enough leverage to break it loose.  I finally got the blade off and couldnt see anything wrong.  I reinstalled it and with everything sounding better, I finished cutting the grass.  After I finished cutting the grass I decided to put the new blades on that I bought last fall................Ready to cut grass again with nice new blades.



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Posted May 04, 2014 - 01:11 PM

Nice to see you on Bill, glad you found yourself another good deal.
Funny, I was just thinking about you over the weekend, I picked up a tiller and bent under to check the bolts.

I used a walkbehind Sears Roto-Spade lower housing to replace the broken up one that I had and it worked just fine but I had to use the tines off the three point one and drill new holes for the tine shear bolts.  I also picked up another walkbehind unit for a spare but haven't seen it since after it was tuned up and I loaned it to my son for his garden.  He says it works good though.


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Posted May 04, 2014 - 01:23 PM

Hey Bill, Welcome back to GTtalk. Sounds like a good repair on the tiller. :thumbs:


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Posted May 04, 2014 - 08:01 PM

I finished the engine swap on my Simplicity Conquest today. The 20 HP Vanguard was cheaper than the 16 HP. I added an oil cooler, and painted the top shroud. I repainted part of the frame as well. The Donaldson air filter even fits under the hood.
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Posted May 14, 2014 - 08:24 AM

Remove the dump bucket/winch mount and threw on the mowing deck....field is knee high, the little old Weed Eater LT just isn't going to cut, both physically and figuratively  :D

Guess the boy's '64 Sears/DB 725 has to step up for plowing duties!



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Posted May 14, 2014 - 03:23 PM

Finally got a chance to work on the JD 140H3 I picked up a couple of weeks ago.  Checked the fluids and added two quarts to the hydraulics.  Replaced the battery, cleaned and set the points and she would fire if I sprayed carb cleaner into the carb.  Pulled, cleaned and put a kit in the carb and she fired right up.  Let it warm up a couple of minutes and tried to get it to forward and back, nothing happened.  Made sure the valve was fully closed and it was.  Jacked up the back and the tires would turn under power forward then.  Rechecked the fluid and it was fine.  Deck lift works without any deck on her but I don't know if it will lift a deck.  Hydraulic filter is warm to the touch.  Gave up for today and when I get some time again the first things to check will be the check valves.



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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:06 PM

Painted my plow and in process on painting rims and wheel weights.

 

I plan on taking it (JD 314 ) to the car show. I guarantee i wil be the only garden tractor there. :D

 

My wife just shook her head at my plan. :rolling:

 

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 05:43 PM

installing a p218 onan where a b43 was in in my john deere 318



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Posted May 16, 2014 - 07:29 PM

Finally got the dethatching done, so the Bolens got a bath. Mower goes on next.

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 05:55 AM

Had some starter issues on the first FF I bought. So yesterday I pulled the motor to get it off. No other way to get to it in the tractor. It also has an oil leak some where, thinking crank seal behind the flywheel. While it's out, I will pop the heads for carbon removal and adjust the valves. Got all the gaskets for that.

Got the starter off and the brushes are toast. Going to order the new end cap with brushes from here. I will get a new bushing for the bendix end also. Should put new life into the starter.

May start a thread on all this later today!



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Posted May 17, 2014 - 06:04 AM

Finally got the dethatching done, so the Bolens got a bath. Mower goes on next.

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That would be a handy tool to have around.

I could sweep the frost off the grass this morning. :(






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