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#886 Michiganmobileman OFFLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 07:40 AM

Actually not today but spread over a few nights after work this week:

Changed hydro fluid and filter Tuesday eve, test ride showed my top end speed was still way too slow. Checked linkage and corrected a little slop, printed out the manual pages for neutral adjustment. Wednesday night raised up the rear end and proceeded to follow the adjustment process. For way too long I farted with it, adjust to no wheel spin, push into forward or reverse, then back to neutral, wheels would spin. I am guessing about an hour worth of frustration:wallbanging:. OK lets think on it and try again Thursday. So Thursday night, tried again, same stuff, adjust, set, move control forward or backward then to neutral, still spinning. Then I had that light bulb go off: didnt there used to be a spring around there somewhere????

So out to the shed I go to look at the transmission on the Homelite. REVELATION!!!

There is a spring on the control arm on the Homelite, was not one on the Simplicity control arm. Off the Homelite the spring comes, back to the garage, hook up to the Simplicity. Guess what?? Works fine now:smile1:! Nice little learning experience for me. May save someone else some frustration.

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 08:04 AM

Worked on the 70I:

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 06:33 PM

Update on the Cub 109:
Put some more parts in the electrolysis tank then strung up some more parts ready to go in the tank next. Then I soaked the rearend with degreaser and pressure washed it and the tractor frame.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Took me better than a half hour to get the nut off the flywheel on that HH100, then another 15 minutes to get the flywheel off. I had 45 minutes to work tonight before supper. Poof, gone. Oh well, be there tomorrow.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 06:02 PM

Ready for paint on my sears ss/16 .tomoro.Had carquest match the color . It's primed and ready.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Put new glow plugs in the JD, changed oil, and put the deck back on to check my hydraulic work. Then since it actually hit 50 today, took it out for a spin. It was a good day.

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 04:11 PM

I wanted to throw out some fertilizer and lime on the yard today, since temps have been in the 60's and 70's here in Carolina. Ran into a small snag; I wanted to use my MF12 geared so I could keep constant ground speed, but that is the tractor I have been pulling the 4x8 trailer with kids. So, the ball hitch is in the drawbar hitch. Gotta remove the ball. So then I thought I'd make an adapter so I could leave the ball in and still be able to pull epuipment with a pin hitch. One peice of steel, two holes:

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 05:05 PM

Not sure what happened here. The first post never showed up until I posted again an hour later.

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 07:12 PM

That's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing it.

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 08:38 PM

I wanted to throw out some fertilizer and lime on the yard today, since temps have been in the 60's and 70's here in Carolina. Ran into a small snag; I wanted to use my MF12 geared so I could keep constant ground speed, but that is the tractor I have been pulling the 4x8 trailer with kids. So, the ball hitch is in the drawbar hitch. Gotta remove the ball. So then I thought I'd make an adapter so I could leave the ball in and still be able to pull epuipment with a pin hitch. One peice of steel, two holes:


Excellent, simple solution to a common problem! Great idea, thanks for sharing :thumbs:

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 06:25 AM

Nice job ! I especially like that everything is still close to the fulcrum point of the tractor. Some adapters I've seen would seem to be risky to flip-over. I like yours much better, thanks for posting the safer solution.:thumbs:

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Posted February 14, 2012 - 02:31 PM

Started putting my MF12 together--Hung the hydro (a major deal working alone), the front axle. and set in the lift to see what options I may have about adding hydraulics.---

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 01:00 PM

I have robbed a few things off my Bush Hog JBI to get other tractors going over the last few months, so went out today to start putting things back on it. I got the alternator replaced, and the electric fuel pump. But she wouldn't fire, so checked & no spark. Got the magneto's points cleaned & reset and she fired right up! Now I need to get the hydro control arm put back on, but I'll either have to rob one off the original JB or the diesel JB, as I was short one with the 3 tractors. I may just fab one up & get it over with.
Gonna go back out & get a few more things buttoned up.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 05:04 PM

Not much accomplished today due to so many people stopping by or calling. Chalk it up as mostly a lost cause for my day off. Had hoped to get so much more done! :wallbanging:

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Got a little bit of loping when JD316 motor is running low to mid speed . I know an air leak in the carb can cause this, so I pulled the carb off the Kohler 16 hp. today. Intake gasket is ok, choke plate shaft is good an tight, no problems there, throttle plate shaft, yep, there's the problem..... loose worn out throttle shaft. I ordered a kit today. When it gets here I will take a few pics of the repair for this thread. Not too hard to do it, just got to take it easy drilling out the new hole for the throttle shaft sleeve.




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