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


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#436 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2011 - 10:12 PM

That's a sweet Sears. Thanks for the update
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Posted April 21, 2011 - 08:11 AM

homemade concrete wheel weights


Those rear wheel weights are slick and look good on the tractor. :orangecool:

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Posted April 21, 2011 - 08:19 AM

Finally got around to first cosmetic work on the JD430. Touched up the frame a little, can't wait to see her "all shiny" at some point down the road. :smile1:

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Posted April 21, 2011 - 03:01 PM

Got the parts for the GTV/16 starter today. Pulled the PTO clutch off the K341 and repaired the wire. Also ground some clearance for it to run and not be pinched. Put the new motor mounts on the left side of the LGT 165 frame. Then the rain came, so here I are.

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Posted April 21, 2011 - 10:07 PM

Got the wards running smooth moved it under it own power, lifted the tiller up and down under its own power. All was good till I got greedy and engaged the pto in a flashh of smoke and noise the belt broke. The pto shaft only makes ten turns then locks up. So now I have something else to fix.

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Posted April 21, 2011 - 10:57 PM

I decided to disassemble the 1977 Sears 14/6 and keep what parts I could use. I finished that project in time for lunch. After lunch I decided to swap motors on my 1967 Sears SS12. The original motor died years ago and my father and I installed a Tecumseh HM100 as this was as close as we could get at the time to the original HH120 motor. I decided to install the OH140 motor out of the Sears 14/6. I drove the SS12 into the garage and commenced to removing the HM100. The OH140 bolted right up to the holes from the HH120. 0421112246.jpg I will finish Saturday evening as I work my 24 hour shift tomorrow and am working my part time job Saturday during the day. I can't wait to fire it up. This OH140 is definitely a lot heavier than the HM100. It will be nice to have some weight back on the front end again.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:04 AM

Great way to use available parts to upgrade your tractor, Tinkerer.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 11:41 AM

Got the new solenoid installed on the DYT4000. She fired right to life. Cleaned connections on the ignition switch, plunger switch, seat safety switch and interlock switch.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 04:48 PM

I put the sleeve hitch and lift on the E20. Can't wait to try it.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 05:08 PM

Changed out the center pin on the steering axle of the Ford today, was worn really bad. Installed the new Hydro centering spring, will have to adjust once the engine is back in. Stripped the grille down for repaint. Trying to find anything that needs fixed while it's down. Need to re weld the steering column bracket on one side, should take a little more play out.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 05:48 PM

Went to TSC yesterday & spent $8 on a drill run water pump. Cut one end off a 6' washer hose and slid it on the valve stem (tube). Other hose went in the gal jug of waser fluid.

Put just shy of 7 gal in each tire. Came up to 52# each. Took me about 40 minutes to pump, bleed air, pump, repeat, all 14 gallons.

So much easier and faster than gravity feed. Advise the process to anyone.

BTW, I learned something... Use an EXTRA set of washer hoses, or else have a good excuse handy for the wife.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 05:51 PM

BTW, I learned something... Use an EXTRA set of washer hoses, or else have a good excuse handy for the wife.[/QUOTE]
Boy, you said a mouthful there. I ain't got no doghouse to sleep in.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:31 PM

I enjoy it and it is a challenge for me. Keeps me busy and out of trouble.

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 09:31 AM

Replaced the belt drive pulley (old one wallowed out) on the 430 deck with a TSC outfit. Tad bit larger but will give me a little more blade speed.

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 06:56 PM

got to make 10 posts to download another manual

bought a 317 for 1800
guy

said it only had 259 hrs on it but digging into it

looks like it has more hours.

any way to check that? What should the compression be?




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