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#2131 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 07:30 PM

I worked on a Wheel Horse C-120.  It had been sitting in the corner for several years waiting for its turn.

First thing the hood, seat and fenders came off.  The battery came out. It was bone dry. I covered the plates with distilled water and tried charging it. It came up to 70% and wouldn't go any higher. I let it sit while I worked on the tractor. About an hour later I tried charging it again. It went all the way to 100%. I reinstalled it with new cables.

While the battery was charging I attacked the fuel system. This tractor did run before it got neglected.  So I tried firing it off with a little ether first.  It fired up and ran a little bit. I then drained and cleaned the tank. replaced the fuel lines and fuel filter.  I drained and changed the oil.  Then after priming the carb and fuel pump I hit the key and with a shot of ether it fired up spit, sputtered, and stumbled over itself and began running smooth.   Hooray!!!

After letting it run for 3-4 minutes I sat on a board and drove around the yard.   The brake needs adjusted but otherwise it seems good.

When I shut it down I drained and changed the oil again. 

The tractor doesn't have a lot grease and oil on it but it is dusty dirty and has dried leaves on it like when you mulch leaves in the fall.

Tomorrow it gets a good cleaning and a new seat.  The pictures are all after I worked it over today.   

 Hopefully someday it will look like my other Wheel Horse.        Rick

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 10:01 PM

I adjusted the valves on my recently required, very low hour Murray Garden tractor. The guy traded it back to me for an old INVESTOR and a stainless gas grill I was going to toss out.

That's supposed to say invertor, not investor


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 05:48 AM

That's supposed to say inverter, not investor

Fixed it!


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 06:45 AM

My Bolens H16 needed some bushings, sleeves, new belts & a much needed paint job. For the past week off & on all I have been doing is cleaning & painting. I only wanted to do a face lift on this but you know how it goes one thing leads to another.
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Posted April 23, 2016 - 09:17 AM

My Bolens H16 needed some bushings, sleeves, new belts & a much needed paint job. For the past week off & on all I have been doing is cleaning & painting. I only wanted to do a face lift on this but you know how it goes one thing leads to another.

Surely at some point  we'll get a photo?


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 05:47 PM

I decided to clean the Wheel Horse C-120 that I've been piddling with.  It cleaned up pretty good. I swapped out the front rims for some new ones I had. I tried putting on some 10.50's on cub rims, but there was an interference problem on the left side.  While it was drying I reinstalled the seat and hood.

Maybe tomorrow I'll tackle the lights and bezel.   Rick

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 06:52 PM

Bolens G152 spring service today. The Mitsubishi KE70 got a Wix 51334 oil filter and a gallon of Rotella 15/40. Drained hydraulics, cleaned screen, (no filter) and refilled with J20c. New air filter, Napa Gold (Wix) 6270. (canister modified to fit longer filter) Fuel filter still good, and radiator still has coolant in it.

Tractor needs a new muffler, which i will have to build. Estimated completion date, 2019.

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 08:20 PM

Bolens G152 spring service today. The Mitsubishi KE70 got a Wix 51334 oil filter and a gallon of Rotella 15/40. Drained hydraulics, cleaned screen, (no filter) and refilled with J20c. New air filter, Napa Gold (Wix) 6270. (canister modified to fit longer filter) Fuel filter still good, and radiator still has coolant in it.

Tractor needs a new muffler, which i will have to build. Estimated completion date, 2019.

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That 2019 I'm guessing is gonna beat some of my projects, everything I've touched for two days has been bump-kiss... The Bolen's is thwarting me at both ends. The Daihatsu diesel is laughing at me. I had removed the tank, cleaned and flushed it out, new fuel line, new filter, bleed it at the separator, then looked at the injection pump for bleeding lever etc. Nothing ? Went for lunch, got the book, low and behold "This service should be performed by your dealer" :mad2: Spent another hour loosening lines at the injectors and cranking till got it bleed out  :dancingbanana: very messy, but it runs beautiful ! Mowed about an hour just to be sure. Dropped the mower deck and started to hook up trencher, blew a hydraulic line, nothing open by this time within a 100 miles that could do a line :wallbanging:  So back to mowing. 1st Cub has a flat... 2nd Cub needs gas, where the blank are my cans? Time for a break, back to house. Wife says oh the boys stopped by and grabbed your cans to go the the races with tomorrow at Import Face Off in Newark Ohio, I forgot to tell you...O.K. I'll go rake the dirt on the last trench I did, raking away when I look up and notice one of my cows way over in the closest neighbors field  :mad2:  By the time we got her back and chores done I had reached my limit and came in for shower...


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 08:26 PM

Show that cow an Arby's commercial. That'll learn her.
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Posted April 24, 2016 - 08:10 AM

Surely at some point  we'll get a photo?

I always assumed this thread was to briefly post WDYDTYTT . I didn't want to crowd the thread with too much about my project because it's very long. I'll post a few, you can follow my project herehttp://gardentractor...p-a-bolens-h16/  the take down starts on page #39. Thanks

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Posted April 24, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Made a weight bracket today.  Should give it some rear grip!

 

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Posted April 24, 2016 - 07:45 PM

I always assumed this thread was to briefly post WDYDTYTT . I didn't want to crowd the thread with too much about my project because it's very long. I'll post a few, you can follow my project herehttp://gardentractor...p-a-bolens-h16/  the take down starts on page #39. Thanks

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Thanks for the reference, I had not seen that build thread :hitting_self_roller:



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Posted April 24, 2016 - 08:24 PM

Show that cow an Arby's commercial. That'll learn her.

She's got horns, is pregnant and its a FULL MOON ! Before we are too far off track and I get in more trouble...

Back to tractors, I'm sorting out how to order a carb shaft for LMH !


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Posted April 25, 2016 - 03:36 AM

Started building a new wire harness for the JD 110. Following with what was already there. Wrong move. Did some searching and after a couple of hours, found a diagram with the color codes.

Back to step one now. I have all but two of the proper colored wires, I will fix that in the morning. :rolling:

 

The generator/starter was a bit rough, turning the pulley. Pulled it apart, black and burnt to a crisp on the inside, bearings are both rough, armature and field windings are crispy. Time to make a move on, wither parts, a used one or an aftermarket.

I do like the idea of rebuilding the original one though, even of the new old stock Delco components will probably be more than an aftermarket unit.

Looking like at least $150.00 for the components, bearings and brushes included.

I already talked about this in the starter/generator maintenance page.


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Posted April 25, 2016 - 06:49 AM

She's got horns, is pregnant and its a FULL MOON ! Before we are too far off track and I get in more trouble...

Back to tractors, I'm sorting out how to order a carb shaft for LMH !

 

If you have a hard time finding one, contact Mark at www.carbrescue.com.  If he doesn't have one, I think he can make them.


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