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#526 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:16 PM

Went to TSC & picked up a steering wheel spinner knob for my diesel JB. Only barely got it put on when my brother stopped in. Was going to just drive her around a bit, but my brother stayed till dark, and I haven't installed my halogen headlights yet.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 12:09 PM

Since I got the 314 I have spent a lot of time tearing it down. Currently I am replacing a motor mount, have the engine out for a tune up and to investigate an oil leak, replacing the bushings in the front axle, rebuilding the drive shaft and doing some cleaning/derusting/painting work while waiting for parts. I got an electrolysis tank going to help remove rust.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 04:29 PM

Built a couple of implements today. Put them in that forum.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 04:34 PM

Built a couple of implements today. Put them in that forum.

You did great on those implements Kenny.
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Posted May 15, 2011 - 07:26 PM

I installed the spindle bearings that I got from Bob's L&G Tractors and a idler pulley on the JD 318 . Soooo much quieter now !!!! Should have done them a long time ago !!

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 09:55 PM

Had my first rodeo with a pressure washer! I pressure washed the carcass of the Commando 6. Later this week I hope to pull all the bearings and bushings that undoubtedly filled with water. I'll also want to check the rear axle seals and change the oil in the transaxle. More later.

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Posted May 17, 2011 - 09:15 PM

Over the last few days, KK and I have made some headway. Little stuff. FINALLY got the beat up old steering wheel off (search begins for another), we took apart the ignition switch and burnished the contacts on the start position. Reassembled and tested OK.

Last night we got the choke cable out and hung it upside down with a bag of Kerosene taped to the top end. Let it hang all day and tonight, we managed to get it to move. Took a bunch of goofing, but it works now. Saved the handle too.

Lined up most of the big crack in the dash back up and started JB Welding it.

10 minutes at a time, but at least productive :D

Edited by MH81, May 18, 2011 - 05:52 AM.


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Posted May 17, 2011 - 10:37 PM

Put the wheels back on, painted the motor tin,painted the wheel weights,reassembled the hood/grill,fixed the dash with bumper repair, and
cleaned up and painted a bunch of hardware(aargh), Oh, and degreased, and washed the motor.

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 04:38 PM

Not "my" tractor, but just got the carb rebuilt & started installing the EZ adjust pto clutch on my Cousin's SIL's Case 224. I misjudged the starter belt length, so need to pick up one 1" longer. Shouldn't be too hard to get this old Case all fixed up for him to mow with. Just a matter of finding enough time.

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 08:11 PM

Yesterday i had a road lesson for drivers ed, so i was home alone after that and i got some time to deal with my diesels. I got the engine mounts for the D750 cut, drilled, and welded to the frame, and the engine bolted down. Still needs rubber mounts, but i wanted to run it first. I couldnt get the air out of the system yesterday due to weak batteries, but did get it all prepped to run. Today, i pulled the battery out of my dads truck, and bled the last of the air, then got it spinning fast enough that with some glow plugs, and a shot of ether saw smoke and a diesel roar out the muffler. It sounded sweet, now i need a radiator so i can really run it.

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 08:19 PM

Be very careful using ether on little diesels. You can bend or break a rod pretty easy! Best not to use ether at all really.

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 08:31 PM

So i have heard, thats why i used just a shot, not anymore. Im always careful when i use ether on any of my engines. I dont like to use it, and usually dont unless the motor needs a little boost, but not much. One can litterally lasts for months unless its winter and my dads old van is acting up.

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 09:11 PM

Pulled the spike tooth harrow around with the MF14 working girl. Did a great job, and I enjoyed the seat time.

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Posted May 19, 2011 - 07:42 AM

Did some more trouble shooting on my GT 5000, Its not running right, can't figure it out. I think it may be related to the anti dieseling solenoid, but cant confirm that yet.

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Posted May 19, 2011 - 06:20 PM

I got a little free time today and just came in to post a few pics of what I accomplished. Here's a teaser. The rest are in my 'LGT Freshen Up' thread.
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Just have the wheels to paint. And I'm leaning back to white for them instead of charcoal. Go look and give me your opinions.




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