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#1891 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2015 - 08:19 AM

closest i have got to doing any thing is walk past & glance whist in motion doing work ,

 

did think of pumping a tyre up but that never happened either 



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Posted June 20, 2015 - 10:26 AM

UH, I think I broke it? Mowing yesterday and bagging the clippings for mulching the garden.
The engine has started using a lot of oil. this is a 318.
Shut it off to empty the bags and when started back up it only ran on one cylinder.
Crippled it back to the garage. and let it cool off.
When it starts raining today I will go see whats up.
I suspect either a stuck valve or blown head gasket??
Just got in from finishing the mowing with the Poulan and it was sprinkling rain but the sun is shining so I think its a false alarm.

Edited by JD DANNELS, June 20, 2015 - 10:29 AM.

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#1893 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2015 - 06:01 AM

stuck valve wont use excessive oil , to my knowledge more like cracked rings , hole in piston , ect ect 



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Posted July 03, 2015 - 05:22 PM

Ag tires on the Kubota

Soon as i figure out how to flip the pic on this stupid phone i will

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 05:28 PM

Boy! Those are some sticky tires!


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Posted July 05, 2015 - 06:13 PM

1963 John Deere 110 Round Fender Garden Tractor... I'm just about finished with this little restoration project... I just ordered a new dash decal and I'm still shopping around for the hood decals and front draft plate decals. It belonged to my grandfather who passed away in 2001. It sat up for 23 years before I got my hands on it. I did a complete overhaul on the engine and now it runs like a top! Let me know what y'all think!

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Posted July 05, 2015 - 06:18 PM

Seth, that looks amazing, but I wonder about the muffler, looks like a lot of stress on the engine cast iron.


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Posted July 05, 2015 - 08:45 PM

the resto looks neat , i like the age era of the GT


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Posted July 05, 2015 - 09:09 PM

mighty fine!  :thumbs:


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Posted July 06, 2015 - 08:40 AM

Thanks so much for the feedback! LarryBL, I was also concerned about the exhaust... I was to by a mechanic that it would be fine. If you could please share your knowledge with me regarding this, I would sincerely appreciate your input. I consider myself to be mechanically inclined, but am by no means a mechanic by profession. I'm only 28 years old, so any info would be helpful to me! Thanks again!
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Posted July 06, 2015 - 09:07 AM

Thanks so much for the feedback! LarryBL, I was also concerned about the exhaust... I was to by a mechanic that it would be fine. If you could please share your knowledge with me regarding this, I would sincerely appreciate your input. I consider myself to be mechanically inclined, but am by no means a mechanic by profession. I'm only 28 years old, so any info would be helpful to me! Thanks again!

Seth, you have a lot of pressure on the threads at the exhaust port with that setup. It needs braced. Bouncing around in the yard with it that way could break the pipe threads off or (worst case) the block where it is screwed in.


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Posted July 06, 2015 - 06:07 PM

I agree with Kenny, A brace, or better yet a shorter pipe and possibly a down facing muffler. I have read a lot of others that had a stack and it cracked the block at the exhaust port, or like Kenny said breaks the pipe right at the threads.


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 09:43 PM

  Been having problems with one of the PTO belts on the GT2000 diesel wanting to jump off of the idler pulley. The arm was getting some play in it and I never was fond of the plastic pulley with only one bearing. This morning it was time to do something about it. 

  Took a piece of 2 1/4" aluminum and machined out a new one that was a 1/4 wider. Also made the flange on each end higher. Bored the inside for a press fit for two bearings. Also pushed a new bushing into the idler  arm while I was at it. Everything runs smooth and quiet and no more belts jumping off. 

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 06:13 AM

Made a new drive shaft tunnel top cover for my 4041 loader, got tired of trying to avoid sticking my foot in the works!


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:53 PM

Put a new spindle pulley on my yth 180. Only had it since spring and have replaced 3 belts, 2 spindles, 1 spindle pulley, and replaced the blades(discovered a blade upside down thanks to the fine members here). Won't be long now, and I'll have a brand new mower with 500 hours on it. :rolling:

 

Kinda funny, but I kept my mtd to mow while I work the bugs out on the Husqvarna, and the mtd hasn't failed me yet compared to last year.


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