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#1681 Cat385B ONLINE  

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 08:57 AM

That would be a handy tool to have around.

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

 

If you spin it in one spot, it will remove ice off from blacktop or concrete. That would be handy for you 85% of the year.



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 05:17 PM

I worked on the firewall for the FF since the engine was out. The firewall has a layer of foam rubber on the upper edges to support the hood. It was bent down so there was no support and the hood was wearing into the dash. So I got is straightened out and back where it should be. Just need to remember not to let the hood slam shut!

Got the Toro out to mow the pasture. Had issues with the deck stalling. Finally found a piece of wood wrapped into the center pulley.

Had to put 2 new belts on it. But it does real well now. A belt change on it is much quicker than on most GT's and there is 3 of them!



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 08:38 PM

Today I started a complete dis assembly of my Cub Cadet 149 with my 4 year old son, Lucas. 

 

This tractor was sitting in my father in-laws backyard for more than 15 years. 

 

I plan to completely restore this Cub Cadet by the end of the summer.

 

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 04:49 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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At the show. I was the only non car there :D

 

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 07:41 PM

Got back to the second JD 140H3 today to look at the lack of drive issue, the tractor's not mine,  Fired it up, let it warm up and pushed the handle forward and about took out the garage door.  Perhaps there was some air trapped in the pump since it was so low on fluid.  Goes back and forth now after i adjusted the handle.  Brought the 33 tiller in for service.



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Installed a solenoid and made new battery cables for my 1971 Sears custom 10,I can not believe they did not install them until later as the ignition switch can get hot if its hard to start.



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Posted May 24, 2014 - 06:25 AM

Actually did this yesterday but too tired to post.  Opened the garage door and smelled gas, turns out the carb on the JD 140H3 #2 I rebuilt a couple of days ago drained a quart or so of gas on the garage floor.  Opened the door to clear out the vapor.  Came back an hour later and pulled the carb and the float was full of gas.  Replaced the float and all was good.  Pulled a bushel basket full of weeds, wires and grass out of the tines of the 33 rototiller and hung it off the back of the tractor. Shimmed up the drive pulley to align the belts and it worked just fine tilling the air so tomorrow, well actually today, I will try it out on my cousin's small garden.


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 07:09 AM

After fighting with the Allis most of the day, I decided I needed a break from that. I hauled 3 loads of dirt into the front yard low areas. Need about 4 more for this side to bring it back up. The pic is after 2 loads.Image020.jpg

 

That raised the area near the porch about 5".



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Posted May 25, 2014 - 08:21 PM

I started working on a garden today. My craftsman started hunting really bad and my plow wasn't cutting worth a darn. The bolts that hold the elbow from the breather to the carb. backed out and one of the govenor springs connects to that elbow. So it was sucking dirty air and throwing off the govenor. My plow was flopping around left to right on my hitch so I cut a wooden wedge from a limb and drove it in there to keep the plow where I wanted it.



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Posted May 26, 2014 - 08:12 PM

Spent half my holiday removing the rearend from the Sears 16/6 to replace brake band and belts and fix some other things,....long day

On the test run, I pulled a wheelie in 3 high half way across the street, wasn't ready for the that much gab with new belt then hit the brake and almost put my self over the hood. It hasn't had brakes since I bought it! 


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Posted May 26, 2014 - 09:47 PM

Spent half my holiday removing the rearend from the Sears 16/6 to replace brake band and belts and fix some other things,....long day

On the test run, I pulled a wheelie in 3 high half way across the street, wasn't ready for the that much gab with new belt then hit the brake and almost put my self over the hood. It hasn't had brakes since I bought it! 

That reminded me of getting thrown on my keester when test riding the BMP. Was testing reverse and didn't expect it to stop suddenly when I let off the pedal. Yes laugher was involved. 


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 02:17 AM

Worked on a L100 for the neighbor, put all new deck bearings on my 111h. Then had exhaust manifold lose a bolt and then the spark plug came loose while I was mowing. What a day!

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 08:12 PM

I do believe I blew the head gasket on my Mitsu KE75, and I blew a tire on my truck. No spare, either. Luckily I was at home when it happened.



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Posted June 01, 2014 - 09:48 PM

Found a Johnson loader for a wide frame cub uploadfromtaptalk1401677047110.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1401677047110.jpg

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Posted June 04, 2014 - 08:05 PM

I changed the "break in oil" and filter on my Simplicity. I bought the biggest filter I could fit. bybeseha.jpghe6asu8e.jpgedahymaq.jpg

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