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Posted August 08, 2013 - 09:35 PM

I believe this one is a 1971 Sears Custom 8e.  Needs some work, but I mostly got it for the weights and the blower pulley.  It runs but has some carb issues, so I need to get them worked out.  Right now I'm letting some PB blaster do it's job before I hit the engine pulleys with a puller (want the blower pulley on the 10XL).  Deck is destroyed, tires are PERFECT!  I've never seen better 6" Sears tires in my life!  Even has the grill screen! (will also be going on the 10XL once I straighten it out and hit it with a coat of paint.)

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Posted August 08, 2013 - 09:41 PM

Congrats Dane!! Looks like a great score!

 

I need to find one of those pulleys and the guard myself at some point. At least now I know what the pulley looks like :thumbs:

 

It looks like you got some nice spare gear boxes on that deck too. Good luck with it!


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 09:45 PM

Oh come on, that deck isn't that bad...

Anyways, nice 8E you brought home and :thumbs: on a blower pulley.
I don't have one for any of the customs, but I don't need one either as I haven't found a blower yet (nor "need" one if you ask my wife). Do you have a blower already?

And two big thumbs on saving another set of weights.
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Posted August 08, 2013 - 09:46 PM

Congrats Dane!! Looks like a great score!

 

I need to find one of those pulleys and the guard myself at some point. At least now I know what the pulley looks like :thumbs:

 

It looks like you got some nice spare gear boxes on that deck too. Good luck with it!

 

The input shafts are rusty, and the splines on the cross-shaft are stripped on the same side as the gearbox on my steel deck.  I'll see if the gearbox is good and see if I can turn the two into a good one.
 

My plan is to have the 10XL for engine-driven attachements because of the higher HP, and use the 8e for ground engagment/trailer-pulling.  The mower deck, 6.5 in tires, blower pulley & shroud, and my old carry-all will go on the 10XL while the 8e will get the 3-pt, 7.5 in tires, 3-pt carry-all, weights, and Hitchin'-Post.


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 09:49 PM

Oh come on, that deck isn't that bad...

Anyways, nice 8E you brought home and :thumbs: on a blower pulley.
I don't have one for any of the customs, but I don't need one either as I haven't found a blower yet (nor "need" one if you ask my wife). Do you have a blower already?

And two big thumbs on saving another set of weights.

 

I do not have a blower yet, but I had one with a tractor a few years ago but couldn't use it as I didn't have the pulley or shroud so I made SURE to nab this deal.  The weights are a nice bonus, as I've never had a set of Sears weights.


This was on CL for $300 last week, and the guy said he wanted it gone before he left for his business trip --today.  So I went yesterday and picked it up for a measly $100.


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 09:50 PM

I do not have a blower yet, but I had one with a tractor a few years ago but couldn't use it as I didn't have the pulley or shroud so I made SURE to nab this deal.  The weights are a nice bonus, as I've never had a set of Sears weights.
This was on CL for $300 last week, and the guy said he wanted it gone before he left for his business trip --today.  So I went yesterday and picked it up for a measly $100.


Send some of that mojo up here, will ya? I seem to be out right now.
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Posted August 08, 2013 - 09:53 PM

Yea what Alan said LOL! :D


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 09:55 PM

Send some of that mojo up here, will ya? I seem to be out right now.

 

 

Yea what Alan said LOL! :D

 

I never have that "mojo"!  I was suprised when the guy told me "$100, come get it." 


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 06:15 AM

Congrats Dane!! Looks like a great score!
 
I need to find one of those pulleys and the guard myself at some point. At least now I know what the pulley looks like :thumbs:
 
It looks like you got some nice spare gear boxes on that deck too. Good luck with it!

I have the pulley and the guard (I think) if you need them. You can have them if you need them , neighbor.
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Posted August 09, 2013 - 12:19 PM

Well, I re-rebuilt the carb today and it seems the PO didn't have the tab on the float set right so it wasn't shutting off the gas.  That would explain the leaking.  Glad I got it fixed.  It runs great now, and all I have to do is hook up the choke (now that I figured out how it has to go), figure out why it won't shut off from the key (easy enough), and put the guards back on it and I'll have a good little machine!



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Posted August 10, 2013 - 01:13 AM

Just need to figure out the wiring issue that won't let it shut off from the key and it'll be ready to rock!  I need to get some tubes for in the front tires of the 10XL and get the deck working and it'll be ready, too!

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Posted August 10, 2013 - 02:40 AM

Dane Mine started to act up the other day.Would not shut off with the key.If you turn it Off and back on will it try to shut off?I'm going to attempt to take my switch apart and clean it But I do have another 3 pole switch here.I kept the old switch out of our AC WD45 when we rewired it.

 

 

The contacts in the switches are just Copper rivets and they get corroded and worn.Some times you can pop them apart and just give them a good cleaning and they'll work again.



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Posted August 10, 2013 - 07:15 AM

Just make sure it's the right kind of switch. These take a ground kill.

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Posted August 10, 2013 - 01:58 PM

I'm sure it's just a loose wire.  The guy had dug into the wiring for some unknown reason and didn't hook everything back up.  I'm using my 10XL as a reference-point.


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 08:42 PM

Did a semi-final tuning on the carb, and mounted up the 3-pt with 3/8" spacers so that my lift handle doesn't hit the fender (hate that) and it wont scratch the rear plate.   Still need to go through the wiring. 


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