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#1171 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 05:14 PM

We tried wiring past the seat switch on one because the operator was too light and it would cut out every time he hit a bump. We never were able to get it to work by "hot-wiring". And don't know why.


I connected the two pink wires together today and it fixed the problem.
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Simple day today. Removed the deck off the Cub Cadet 108 to get ready for the blade.

How long did that take?

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:54 PM

I connected the two pink wires together today and it fixed the problem.
Mike

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 10:16 PM

How long did that take?

Only took about 10 mins. Today I mounted up the gas tank for my Custom Bolens 1050,and got it running.

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 09:35 AM

Took some pics of my exhaust brace I made the other day. I think it will work well.
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As you can see from the pictures above, it is really a simple affair. I had some pre-drilled angle iron around, so I slit one end at the corner, then bent it to match the angle I needed for the brace. That worked out just right to attach the other end to the muffler clamp I put on to hold the muffler on the exhaust pipe.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 08:31 AM

Took the valve out of the bottom of the JD 314 gas tank. Someone must have been pouring gas out of a rusty steel can, the screen was covered w/ rusty scale. After three rinse jobs w/ gas and pouring it out on a clean white shop towel it seems to be clean. Gas valve wouldn't close due to crap in the stem threads. Tried spraying wd40 in threads and gently forcing the stem thru the crud. Started boogering threads on the stem so quit and decided I'll install an inline valve on the hose.
I have one old 2 gal metal gas w/ the rubber hose spout that I really like and always check it for evidence of water. Also have a 1 gal metal can for 2 strokes w/ rubber hose which I also check often for water.
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Posted October 11, 2012 - 08:42 PM

Removed the clutch, brake and left foot rest to fix where the clutch peddle rod was wearing thru on the Suburban. Welding some spacers underneath out of sight.
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 02:16 PM

I got Big Bertha and the Ford out for a much needed bath today! Got to get them ready for the show next weekend. Thought you guys might like a shot of Bertha and her new wagon together.
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 02:59 PM

Rigged up seat cushions from old camper couch cushions for my diesel JB, as I put the nice upholstered seat back on my Bush Hog JBI with the TJD Wisconsin engine where it came from. Then put my "new to me" 12" Brinly plow on the diesel JB & got the plow static adjusted for my plow day coming up.
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Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:23 PM

Getting the 149 cub ready for plow day, Yesterday did some clean up form plowing last weekend. removed the bad muffler and put a stright pipe on it. Today I put on a new head gasket. Tomorrow, I'am going to sharpen the plow share.
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Posted October 18, 2012 - 09:31 PM

The last few days I've had some much-needed spare time to get several things done. Removed the rear tires/wheels off of the Cub 123 (still has the original Goodyear turf tires, in good shape), took them to my local tire shop to have some tubes put in them... will pick them up tomorrow.

Also, finally started some painting on my Speedex 1631. It's my favorite garden worker, so I'm not interested in a showroom finish, but it'll be a pretty good brush job. The original paint had faded and I wanted to give the metal some better protection than it had. It'll look pretty good when finished. I'm using some Valspar oil-based primer, then Valspar's IH red. Sometime next spring or summer, I'll order a new set of decals for it. I'll try to remember to take the camera outside with me tomorrow and get some pictures. Then I'll post some before and after shots here. Also need to fit up the belly mower to it and see if it works.

Still on the list of things to get done: Get the GT6000's snow blade and see what's needed to put it on the PGT9000. I think all it needs is a different bracket for the front of the tractor (I think I can cobble one together out of stuff I have laying around).

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 12:57 AM

Finished restoring the 856 Wheel Horse, then pulled the 1046 in and got the tranny out from under it. Hoping tomorrow evening I can fix what ever is wrong inside of it and get it back together for the Flywheelers show!
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Posted October 19, 2012 - 01:42 PM

Not finished by any means, but it looks better than before..... Speedex 1631

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 08:47 PM

I put a new battery in the lgt 165 today, its needed one for the last year or so, was nice to not have to jump it to use it today.

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Finished putting the las touches on the SS12 & snow blower. Tightened the chain, lubed the sprockets, adjusted the clutch & brake, greased the front axle pivot etc.

Checked the fluids and topped off the gas. Then Ryan helped me put the snow cab on.

After that, we tackled putting a tube in the right rear tire on the GT5000 and then put the plow on. We have one bracket to build for the front of the frame to keep the plow beam straight during use. After that, we will be ready for the eventual pending snow.
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