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Posted November 13, 2013 - 09:11 AM

So, taking the carb apart for cleaning I discovered the float in two pieces.....sigh...  Where am I going to find one of those?  Also, there's a hole in the bottom of the bowl, is there missing something?

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Posted November 14, 2013 - 08:00 PM

The Float is NLA from Zenith and Wisconsin. You may be able to JB weld it together? 

The Hole in the Bottom is an overflow/vent plug. There should be a brass breather insert in there but looks to be missing.



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Posted November 14, 2013 - 09:04 PM

The Float is NLA from Zenith and Wisconsin. You may be able to JB weld it together? 
The Hole in the Bottom is an overflow/vent plug. There should be a brass breather insert in there but looks to be missing.


I did glue the float back together so we'll see if it holds up. Will the carb work without the brass insert?

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Posted November 14, 2013 - 09:07 PM

 Will the carb work without the brass insert?

 

It should



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Posted November 18, 2013 - 07:06 PM

It's alive! I got it running, after cleaning the carb and setting the main and idle jet to specifications it started right up! It's running a little rough, how do I go about adjusting, main jet scre first or the idle adjustment screw? Also, is there any adjustment on the points? I might post a little video or so so you guy's can hear it running.

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Congrats on finally getting her running! :bounce:

 

Depends on how the tractor sounds when its running to adjust it.

Be sure to let the tractor warm up before making any adjustments.



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Posted January 18, 2014 - 05:04 PM

Got it running smooth now, haven't driven it yet seems like the high/low over isn't working right. Today I did some cutting and grinding on the loader frame and arms I'm building. Got a great deal on two 20" cylinders and two 16" cylinders so I can start cabbing those up, will post some pics soon.

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Posted January 18, 2014 - 05:18 PM

The Hi/Lo range selector will rust up if sitting for many years.

If that is the case spray some kroil and try and work it back and forth. If all else fails just take it apart and clean the parts with a wire wheel and grease them up before re-assembly.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Just a mock up, thinkin I should shorten the horizontal arms to bring the bucket closer to the tractor itself.....forgot to look at the hi/lo selector....lol

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 07:38 PM

Looks good, but not much room between the uprights and rear tires!



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Looks narrower then it really is because of the angle of the camera, there's enough room to step in and out. Will take some better pics tomorrow.

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 07:12 PM

going back to a question about the correct battery . the one i have found to be the closest to the original is the 51R  now AC Delco refers to them as a 51RPS and come in a couple of cranking amps but more power means more money so a 51RPS is gonna be 65-70 + core charge to almost 100 +core charge for a 51R6YR which i think is a 500CCA battery with a 6 year warranty . I just looked into one of these last week for my H16 and i may buy 2 the extra one will be for the new to me 1967 750 bolens i got week before last but i will go with a lower CCA as the briggs on the 750 doesn't require the high CCA . hope this helps , ps, common car batteries are to thick front to back and can and will rub on the back of the engine pulley wearing a hole in the battery and leaking acid , if it starts to leak when you are running it and don't notice it it will fling the acid off the pulley all over the place ,not good, so check the space between the battery and the pulley regularly  :thumbs:



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 10:07 PM

Got a battery a while ago.....right now I'm trying out the loader arms, looks like I can shorten the horizontal arms about 6 inches.  After that I can try the cylinders to find the right location.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 09:14 PM

Four cylinders, never been used for $50!

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Posted January 25, 2014 - 04:50 PM

Did some more cutting, grinding and tacking, now mocking up the cylinders.  Is it possible to hook up some fittings on the cylinders that I can connect to a air hose with a valve and my compressor with low air pressure?  It's just so i can move the cylinders up and down while mocking them up.

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