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#2176 MGP59DB ONLINE  

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Posted June 08, 2016 - 05:10 PM

Done and  done...

I got Dusty back up and running , mowed the yard , I also took some pics . Things are growing good , I put in a new 'Wisteria' shrub today .

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In the center of the pic. with rocks at the base.

 


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Posted June 08, 2016 - 08:50 PM

Finished the rewire on my Bolens H16. I got the seat pan & seat on along with the side panels that mount over the tube frame.
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Posted June 09, 2016 - 03:14 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.


If the tranny on dusty is gear drive you coulda tow started it... My dad and grandpa started one of the massey ferguson super 90 tractors we had before my time with the above method. Just need a long long chain...
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Posted June 10, 2016 - 04:28 PM

If the tranny on dusty is gear drive you coulda tow started it... My dad and grandpa started one of the massey ferguson super 90 tractors we had before my time with the above method. Just need a long long chain...

Not much 'tranny in this , I thought about it but didn't want to stress out the chain drives .

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I just went ahead and fixed it ! :D


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Posted June 14, 2016 - 01:44 PM

JD400 PTO shafts got new U.S joints! Easy to put in. $15 FROM NAPA. I would add pics as soon as I learn how.

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 09:54 PM

1968/? JD110

Well,Generator/Starter, I had the pole shoe for the armature field winding wrong. I had to remove the pole shoes, install the one that is notched to the armature windings, notch towards the wire, and the other pole shoe to the field windings. It now spins as a motor generator should. :rolling:

The Kohler engine had absolutely no compression. Removed the cylinder head, intake valve was stuck open. Give the valve stem a couple shots of motor oil, turned the crankshaft and it too is now making motion.

From the fuel cap leaking water into the fuel tank, water run into the float bowl and then into the valve intake port, causing the intake valve to stick open.

The cylinder head and gasket are soaking in vinegar to loosen the carbon, next is to use the galss/sand paper method and check the head to be flat. Might even boost the compression if I get real ambitious with the process. :dancingbanana: :rolling:  NOT ! ! ! !


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Posted June 14, 2016 - 11:14 PM

YUP, the head was warped.IMG_2542.jpg


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Posted June 16, 2016 - 06:37 PM

Got some blue paint on the side tins. I wussed out and did rattle can for the challenge (too lazy to set up and clean out gun :D ). Home depot has a $24 for 6 cans of ford blue which matches classic ford blue pretty well. (compared to $13 dollars a can of genuine ford blue at dealership :wallbanging: ). I'm going to wet sand it and go clear. Also got the decals today and will mount next week after the paint cures out.

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Posted June 16, 2016 - 08:27 PM

You going to put the decals on the base, then clear over them?
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Posted June 16, 2016 - 08:42 PM

You going to put the decals on the base, then clear over them?

I think I am going to clear coat it all first- get things where I want, and then apply the decals when I am happy with the paint. Might not be as smooth transition between the paint and the decals, but I want to get the paint right before I put down the decals. (Editors note- I have done this exactly ZERO times before- so perhaps I am totally wrong).


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Posted June 17, 2016 - 05:42 AM

I think I am going to clear coat it all first- get things where I want, and then apply the decals when I am happy with the paint. Might not be as smooth transition between the paint and the decals, but I want to get the paint right before I put down the decals. (Editors note- I have done this exactly ZERO times before- so perhaps I am totally wrong).

If you are using spray can clear, let that Blue cure for a while. And use light coats of the clear. I found a heavy coat all at once will wrinkle the paint.


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Posted June 17, 2016 - 06:37 AM

Yesterday, I removed the left wheel hub from the Moto Mower

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Posted June 17, 2016 - 09:46 AM

I think I am going to clear coat it all first- get things where I want, and then apply the decals when I am happy with the paint. Might not be as smooth transition between the paint and the decals, but I want to get the paint right before I put down the decals. (Editors note- I have done this exactly ZERO times before- so perhaps I am totally wrong).

No wrong way to do it, but clear over the decals does provide a smoother look and feel, and protects the decals for many years. I started my career as a body man, and owned a body shop until the late eighties, when the upholstery business required all my time. I admit that modern paint technology has passed me by, but two friends are still in the business so I get info from them when needed. If you're going to do base coat/clear coat, I would buy the paint designed for that, you will get better results. The alternative is urethane single stage, then sand and clear with a water clear top coat. A little pricey, but will hold out long term.


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Posted June 17, 2016 - 08:53 PM

I tried to mow this evening.... Until I realized I have a rat condo on board. Spent the evening cleaning out the engine.
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Posted June 17, 2016 - 11:31 PM

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Straightened and welded the bent and cracked mow deck front mounting plate and got the deck mounted.

Figuring out the belts has been a sort of a pain. Nothing that the online parts shows will actually fit.

I got the belt from the PTO figured out, I think, seeing as how the small sheave pulley is no longer available and I could not find a bearing the right size for the smaller sheave. I think it might have enough adjustment after the belt from the mule is atached to the decks pulley.

It all looks pretty good.

Back end still on the blocks. :rolling:

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