Posted August 03, 2013 - 08:42 AM
Wow the great info keeps on comin!! Thanks everybody!
I did get the mower deck goin a little better. I got some bushings for the bigger holes on the front bracket mount and it both lifted the front some and allowed the wishbone to do its job.
I finished mowing the lawn but it's still cutting a touch lower than I would like. I had skipped a week and the grass was a little tall, then mowed just over putting green height with the front blade in a few stripes. I just wanted to see if it would cut at all! I raked and bagged five construction bags of clippings!
Before my next cut I'm going to get under there and try to get the deck height right and level. The little T handle is at the limit of its travel so I am not sure if the roller bar mount is working as it should. It has been screwed with at some point and sports double nutted 1/4-20 bolts above the stock bolts that slide in the slots. The manual seems to show only one bolt there? Just one bolt lets the roller bar mis align with the up/down slot.
I should be able to figure it out- it's just 8th grade geometry... "Should" haha
On the mopar front I have Abodies: A 73 swinger, formerly 198cid now 318/904. Currently getting quarters and lotsa patches for paint. Also a 72 demon 340/4spd that I built a 408 stroker smallblock for. I sold my '53 3/4 ton pickup but that technlogy was the closest to my broadmoor! I used to daily drive a garage built shovelhead until I bought a basketcase softail and wrecked it (bad accident caused by idiot driver) so now I'm whippin' a durango.
Nice to meet y'all and thanks for all the great info!