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#2161 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted May 23, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Phase 2 almost complete

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Posted May 29, 2016 - 12:36 PM

 my new to me 1972 vintage ford lgt165 came with a blown seal on the lift cylinder... today I finished changing out that lift cylinder with one from a parts tractor.  I started the project a couple of days ago.  They don't come off or go back on easy,  of course.  the replacement is working fine with no leaks so far.  the old one with the blown seal is about half-2/3rds the size (width) of the one I replaced it with.


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Posted May 29, 2016 - 03:18 PM

Broke the deck lift link on Red, had to finish the job with Old Girl.

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 05:52 PM

I finally put the other Carlisle Tru Power and wheel weight on it, then my little one washed and spray waxed it,

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 06:03 PM

Installed the Deck on Hulk II (1988 Craftsman II) and mowed the front yard. Can't tell where one stopped and the other started.

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 06:30 PM

Not just today but throughout the weekend I started the restore on an old almost rotted out deck from 1967.

Started with disassembling the deck

 

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used the grinder  and sanders to remove all old paint and rust

 

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Then primed all my pieces

 

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Painted all my pieces

 

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Yep thats all just a boring old mower deck.

 


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 07:07 PM

Had to laugh at my redneckness! :rocker2:  Mounted a swivelling 1 1/4 inch hitch into the 2 inch tube on my rear carry-all basket and made a monstrosity! 

 

(editors note- eventually I will quit playing with the tractor and get to some actual yardwork!)

 

 

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Posted June 03, 2016 - 04:12 PM

Mounted  LED rear light  today. This way I can see all the trash that falls off the back when I take it out to the street in the dark dead of winter! It's not the best looking location, but it is fairly protected and rides on the suspended seat so it doesn't get beaten to death. (ps- I took out the LED lens and mounted a FORD LGT lense in the LED enclosure. Small detail that works well)

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 06:22 PM

Put a new throttle control and cable on the Moto Mower. Shoulda taken a video of trying it out...
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Posted June 05, 2016 - 07:20 PM

Starting the reassembly of my '58 Porter - Cable everything is now ready to go hope to have it together by weeks end.


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Posted June 05, 2016 - 09:37 PM

I dug several out of mothballs that haven't been out in a while.
These two for example, haven't been out since 2012
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The one on the right was my Uncle Rod's tractor
The one on the left has a pull cup on it and a tiller behind.

I had run them both out of gas back then and used liquid wrench in the bowls to keep the corrosion at bay.

My neighbor was up watching the process and helping as needed. The 10, I added gas, wrapped the rope, set the choke and it started in one pull... I thought he was going to fall over.
The 12 didn't turn over long before it was running too.

We also got the MH50 out and put the Planter on it.
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Posted June 05, 2016 - 09:56 PM

Mounted LED rear light today. This way I can see all the trash that falls off the back when I take it out to the street in the dark dead of winter! It's not the best looking location, but it is fairly protected and rides on the suspended seat so it doesn't get beaten to death. (ps- I took out the LED lens and mounted a FORD LGT lense in the LED enclosure. Small detail that works well)


I like the idea of a utility type light at the rear. When I rewired my MTD 990 I ran a seperate wire for one with a plug. I haven't decided to make it a permanent mount or a magnet type. I plan on an led fixture too. Your's looks bright too.

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 10:00 PM

My experiment  https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be


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Posted June 07, 2016 - 07:26 PM

I pulled the starter rope right out of 'Dusty'  , I guess my uncles knot let go . It was at a neighbors house at the time so luckily it wasn't too far to walk over and get 'Rusty' for a tow home. :smilewink:   Seat time :thumbs:

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Tomorrow - I have to totally pull the motor off the mounts to get room to get the cover off and retie the Knot . Shop time :rocker2:

My lawn needs to be mowed.

 

 


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Posted June 08, 2016 - 06:36 AM

Last nite, we got the Sickle bar on the MF165.
Can't find the original belt... Dad put it up somewhere, but we found one that'll work.
The years were not kind to it, being stored outside, but we did get it working.
Not going to do much more to it it we do need to put a piece of field tile on the cutter bar to keep people from hurting themselves.
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