Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

What did you do TO your Tractor Today: ie wrenching/cosmetics


  • Please log in to reply
2307 replies to this topic

#421 ih674 OFFLINE  

ih674

    Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 2737
  • 8 Thanks
  • 36 posts
  • Location: Cumbria, UK

Posted April 16, 2011 - 04:45 PM

Drove up to the shop to get some dinner on the bolens.

#422 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,489 Thanks
  • 39,723 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted April 17, 2011 - 07:11 AM

I have the starter parts and set of points/condenser for the GTV/16 on the way. Also, got a new hydro filter and centering spring for the Ford coming. Sent a MO to Olcowhand for some LGT 165 decals. Took the hood off it to strip and repaint. Color will be a shade brighter, not much choice on Blue paint in bombs. Going with Ford engine blue. At least get the rust under control, not a restore job. Will be pulling the motor soon. Hope that not much is needed there. The seat pan will be blue with a white edge around it, just don't care for the all white pan.

#423 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,489 Thanks
  • 39,723 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted April 18, 2011 - 08:37 AM

Got the hood painted yesterday. Toying with the idea of pulling the motor for repairs.

#424 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,652 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted April 18, 2011 - 08:57 AM

Blasted the front rims to my diesel Bush hog yesterday. Hope to paint them this afternoon.

Edited by olcowhand, April 18, 2011 - 09:01 AM.
added "front"


#425 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

Chuck_050382

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 32
  • 267 Thanks
  • 1,498 posts
  • Location: Mt. Vernon, IL

Posted April 18, 2011 - 09:00 AM

Yesterday I pulled the deck of the GT5000 and cleaned it up and sharpened the blades. Also changed the oil and filter, and then did a little elcetrical gremlin hunting. Tractor runs good cut is cutting in and out like a safety switch is bad or something is shorting.

#426 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,489 Thanks
  • 39,723 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted April 18, 2011 - 05:18 PM

Stripped the side panels on the Ford, pics in Ford section.
KennyP

#427 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,317 Thanks
  • 28,635 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted April 18, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Pulled the gt6000 out from under the playhouse to see if it was mad at me for playing with the others. It was. About an hour later, I finally got it running... Stupid "new" gas. I even had Sea Foam in her. Had to take all the adjustment screws out and run carb cleaner thru it. Finally got it running. Now I can mow.

#428 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,652 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted April 18, 2011 - 08:12 PM

Blasted the front rims to my diesel Bush hog yesterday. Hope to paint them this afternoon.


Rims are painted! Let them cure a couple days, then the 5-ribs (V61's) get mounted!

#429 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

nra1ifer

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 383
  • 669 Thanks
  • 1,530 posts
  • Location: Bentonville, AR

Posted April 19, 2011 - 10:59 AM

Got my Craftsman GT6000 out this morning and changed the hydro oil and filter. I don't think it's ever been done, and I know I haven't changed it in the 2 years I have owned it.

#430 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,652 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted April 19, 2011 - 01:27 PM

Couldn't wait......installed my new V61 five ribs on the yesterday painted diesel JB rims. Didn't even scuff the paint!

#431 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,489 Thanks
  • 39,723 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted April 19, 2011 - 03:35 PM

Started to pull K341 out. Pics in Mechanical thread. Going to need some advice.

#432 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,489 Thanks
  • 39,723 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted April 20, 2011 - 04:45 PM

Played with the K341 some more, specifics are in the thread.

#433 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,652 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted April 20, 2011 - 06:17 PM

Swapping rear tires/rims to opposite sides on my diesel JB. The rims centers are exactly in the middle of the rims, so can go to either side. I am adding another cast weight to each wheel, & the new weights block the access groove in the 1st weight to the valve stem. So swapping sides to put the stems on the inside so I can add air when needed.

#434 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2066
  • 8,379 Thanks
  • 7,696 posts
  • Location: Northern Ontario

Posted April 20, 2011 - 07:32 PM

Got the stand off bracket built to adapt the MF1450 3pt to the
back of my MF14 working girl. She's not pretty, but runs great.
Also made up the under seat cylinder and valve mounting bracket.
Details and pics in MF section.

#435 Tinkerer OFFLINE  

Tinkerer

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 259
  • 18 Thanks
  • 200 posts
  • Location: Franklin, NH

Posted April 20, 2011 - 09:45 PM

Well on Monday I put a rebuild kit into the carburetor on my Sears SS12. It runs a lot better now. Yesterday I tackled changing the tires and rims out for ones that would hold air and not rusted out. The original rims and tires on the Sears SS12 were rusting very bad. My grandfather some 30 years ago filled the rear and front tires with calcium chloride. The tires were cracked bad enough and with holes in the tubes the calcium was leaking out and rusting out the rims. I had a Sears 14/6 that someone gave me that had 23x9.50-12 with a little different offset but in a lot better condition so I thought I would put them on the SS12. The original tires on the SS12 were 23x8.5-12's. Since the old tractor also had homemade concrete wheel weights I needed to remove those before I could get the old tires off.0419111731.jpg I may fill the tires with windshield washer fluid later this summer for a little more weight to aid in plowing the garden and skidding logs for firewood. Today I remounted the tire chains onto the new tires on the SS12. I then pressure washed the dirt and grime off and it now looks like a new tractor.

Attached Thumbnails

  • 0419111732.jpg
  • 0419111546a.jpg
  • 0419111730.jpg





Top