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#61 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Does it have a temperature gauge? If so, try trimming all the other blades to the same size until the new fan arrives. Just keep an eye on the temperature.

Now that's a thought! Still have to pull the radiator to get to the broken off bolt in the block! I could hook my 12" electric fan in temporarily.



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Posted August 09, 2013 - 11:50 PM

 Congrats Kenny! I can't tell the difference between your 322, and my 325. They look identical. They are a serious mower for sure, and will mow a lot of grass in a hurry. Mine has been fantastic, and I haven't had any problems at all since I refurbished it. :thumbs:

 

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Posted August 10, 2013 - 05:46 AM

I think they are basically the same. By chance, do you have a pic of the front fan shaft supports? I have the right side figured out, just need to do the left side down to the alternator bracket. The bolt there is broken off in the block. I will have to get the alternator bracket (for belt tension).



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Posted August 10, 2013 - 12:35 PM

I think they are basically the same. By chance, do you have a pic of the front fan shaft supports? I have the right side figured out, just need to do the left side down to the alternator bracket. The bolt there is broken off in the block. I will have to get the alternator bracket (for belt tension).

 I don't at the moment Kenny, but I'll try, and get you a pic latter today.

 

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Posted August 10, 2013 - 02:40 PM

Here you go Kenny. :thumbs:

 

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Posted August 10, 2013 - 04:16 PM

I missed this thread Kenny. Congrats on the new mower and on joining the Oil Burner club!  


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Posted August 11, 2013 - 02:51 PM

Here you go Kenny. :thumbs:

 

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Thank you! Now I have some idea how that is supposed to look! The new blade is supposed to be here tomorrow! I got lucky with my 'balancing' act. It threw the metal ceiling fan weights off, but left the double-stick tape. That took nearly all the wobble out of it. So I mowed with it. Aaron had gotten me some diesel (found a stash at work), but I didn't watch closely when I put it in. I am now well versed on what happens when water gets into diesel. I drained a bunch out yesterday and more this morning. Found out the fuel pump has a filter inside it. That was all gunked up. No wonder I couldn't get it to bleed. Pulled the little fuel filter and shook all I could out of it. Had to bleed the injectors to get it running again. I put about 3-4 oz. of seafoam in the tank, think it holds about 10 gals. It's about 3/4 full! I also drained the old engine oil and put some new Rotella 30W in for now. I plan to change that out along with the filter later this month! I'll put Rotella 15W40  back in then. I've put about 5 hrs. on it since I got the hour meter working. Boy, it starts easily! PO said he always had to use the glow plugs, I only used them once. Operating temp is 200 degrees, may go down with the new fan blade.



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Posted August 11, 2013 - 03:34 PM

A lot of you may wonder why I am spending so much time on this machine. I love the feel of it, plenty of power, power steering, & a smooth hydro. A heck of a machine. Gets me thinking of what a GT would be like with all that! I will find a diesel for that 2nd FF!



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Posted August 11, 2013 - 03:47 PM

A lot of you may wonder why I am spending so much time on this machine. I love the feel of it, plenty of power, power steering, & a smooth hydro. A heck of a machine. Gets me thinking of what a GT would be like with all that! I will find a diesel for that 2nd FF!

 

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Posted August 11, 2013 - 04:40 PM

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You got that right, Daniel! My first and I'm hooked!



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Posted August 11, 2013 - 09:38 PM

Yes these diesel machines are nice, and I've never had to use the glow plugs on mine. The only thing that took any real getting use to on this Groundsmaster was its 72" deck. For the first few weeks, none of the small plants, and flowers were safe! :bigrofl:  I was chewed out by my wife on more than one occasion for decapitating some of her loved plants! :D

 

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Posted August 11, 2013 - 09:45 PM

2nd FF!

WHAT!!!! You have 2 now. I really hate you.

 

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Posted August 12, 2013 - 04:49 AM

WHAT!!!! You have 2 now. I really hate you.

 

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Guess you missed the posting on that one! It doesn't have an engine, but still has most of the original wiring. Great candidate for a diesel!



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Posted August 12, 2013 - 07:58 AM

Nothin' like diesel in the morning!!! Mmmmmm Mmmmm and that sweet clickty clack of idling away, it doesn't get much better!
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Posted August 12, 2013 - 05:47 PM

Got the fan today! Now the dilema. The fan shaft supports were all broken, welded, broken again due to the fan not being balanced any more. I got a right side support working. The left side bolts to the block with the alternator belt adjuster. That hole is stripped! To get to it, I need to pull the radiator. Sounds easy at first. To do that, you have to pull the fan shaft out of the way, At the rear of the engine, the fan shaft assy. is also the rear engine mounts. Just a few more bolts and I can pull the engine. That might be the easiest way to put a heli-coil in the boss. Biggest challenge is how the PTO is hooked to the front. Not sure on that yet. Here's a few pics:

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That's the new fan.

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Here's the boss that is stripped.

 

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This is my answer to not having covers for the pulleys on the deck. I just covered the idler pulleys. When it rained, they were holding water which was seeping into their bearings. The blade shafts grease from the bottom, so I am not so worried about them. 

 






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