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#2071 wbakunis OFFLINE  

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Posted January 30, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Fixed the drum brake on the custom 6. It was all rusted and loose. Used the bench wire wheel to clean up the nuts, bolts, brake drum, and the linkages. Went back together cleanly and very easily compared to taking it apart.

EDIT: I didn't want to make a new separate post for this. Today (1/31/16) I put an 80lb concrete block on the back of the Custom 6. Hopefully we get snow now.

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:42 AM

It just wouldn't start when it got cold so....Engine transplant,I'll do the rings in the spring. What a difference 4hp makes!

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 04:17 PM

I swapped out the pepper can on my MF 12 to the deluxe muffler

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Posted February 02, 2016 - 04:05 PM

After working our drive way back smooth from the snow thaw, since the engine was warm I drained the oil and changed it on the 149. While the hood was open I noticed I lost one bolt for the hood stop, found a replacement. Checked out other hardware like the grille casting and such just to make sure its ready to be called on. Our 1250 got worked too but no found issues...yet.

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Posted February 02, 2016 - 04:33 PM

I decided to grade the drive way too today. Started with the 12, till my arm was soar from the manual lift. So I grabbed the 1650 with hydraulics to finish up
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Posted February 03, 2016 - 06:23 PM

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Some of you have seen this over on the walk behind thread.  For those that haven't - I'm removing the Tecumseh and installing a period correct Clinton on this 1952 ish  Milwaukee Equipment tiller. 

When I got this from a [then] neighbor he said it ran fine years ago but had been setting "on the old home place" unloved for 25+ years.

When I got it in September of '12 it turned good.  Day before yesterday when I removed it it would turn 3/4 and get tight.  Having had a real problem last year with another engine that would seize at times after a long sleep,  I wanted to know what was going on inside this engine.  Tore into it and it was the flywheel side bearing [or bushing]  After a good cleaning inside and removing the rod bolts I could tell the problem was on the crank and not the rod or piston.  With some fresh, clean oil and laying it on its side to lube the problem area it turned fine. 

Checking the points, they were awful!  Worked them over good and had some spark.  That was surprising because the condensor is nasty looking.  Worked the contacts over again and had great spark.

Tank is plastic so no rust to deal with.  Better open up the carb....

Carb was terrible.  I cleaned on it for a long time and got most everything looking do-able except I gave-er too much compressed air and shot the needle seat to who knows where. Doubt it was good anyhow but it'd been fun to save it.

Filled the carb. bowl with a syringe and the ole Tecumseh fired right up.  Sounds good so now I'll have to find a use for it.

I do have a rusty [patina is kewell] '68 Lawn Ranger that would be a good butt buggy.....


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 09:45 PM

I am now up to snuff on current hydraulic hose and fitting pricing at my local Napa.



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Posted February 05, 2016 - 08:10 PM

Neglected it...

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Here is the Clinton mounted on the M-E tiller from a couple posts back.  Tilled some with it - and maybe my Howard tiller just has me spoiled but I was really unimpressed with this machine.   Its still much better than the beating the front tine tillers dish out but I seriously doubt I'll be using this for anything.  At least the engine looks right on there and has virtually the same patina. 

I do believe it would help if I changed the engine pulley and geared the machine up some. Seemed very slow. 

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 07:48 AM

Looks like I will be ordering a new regulator.....AGAIN. Lost all juice last night right after plowing snow for over an hour, regulator was a touch warm.....no, it was freaking hot! :wallbanging:

Once I get a dedicated mowing machine running, I am looking in to adding a GM PS pump and throwing a small hydro cyl on the blade/bucket and getting rid of electric winch.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 09:30 AM

The Wizard I sold last summer had a rig I made from an ATV bucket and a Tractor Supply Warn winch, I plowed 2 winters with it with no electrical issues. I know that you know all this, but be sure all your connections are tight and that you start with a well charged battery.



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Posted February 15, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The Wizard I sold last summer had a rig I made from an ATV bucket and a Tractor Supply Warn winch, I plowed 2 winters with it with no electrical issues. I know that you know all this, but be sure all your connections are tight and that you start with a well charged battery.

I have a 2000# Harbor Freight winch and now running LED lights and a 420 amp battery. I replace the regulator probably 2 maybe 3 times a year, usually burn up at least 1  or 2 in the winter during heavy snow falls. Its fine when I am doing light work in summer with bucket, but snow plowing kills it.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 03:38 PM

Maybe you need to use a gas generator for rear end weight! :D


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 08:45 PM

Put a new starter on my MF12 today.still a hard starter,th it's t carb on this one.I also installed a sleav hitch finally.
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Posted February 20, 2016 - 09:43 AM

Changed the oil and man was I surprised! I've owned Onan engines over the years, and knew there was a big block, but I thought that was the 22-24 h.p., I never realized the 19.9 was also a big block, but 3.5 qts of oil later, I'm educated!


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