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#166 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 04:18 AM

Now i have to figure out why it starts great, idles smooth, and pops backfires, farts and bitches when I  idle up.

 

After having the carb  off today, I can't see a whole lot of room for tweaks.

My LGT 165 is doing the same thing. Haven't had time to mess with it lately.


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 03:40 PM

Is she still up on the table? 


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 04:05 PM

Is she still up on the table? 

For a few more days.

 

I upholstered the seat this morning, I think I've got the steering squared away, and am working on getting the tracks back together. I still have to get the mixture thing figured out.

 

The ramps are too heavy for this double H guy, so I'm waiting for a buddy to give me a hand with those.

 

 

BTW, Also ordered the decals from Maple Hunter today. The exchange hurts but had to be done.


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 06:05 PM

Latest progress

 

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Posted June 11, 2015 - 03:34 PM

Well that was fun while it lasted. Two days messing with the carb and fuel lines, and I finally get it so it will run properly.

 

I got it all put back together, it was idling perfectly, I ran it up to 3000rpm and then this happened.

 

Can You say FRUSTRATED?

 

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Posted June 11, 2015 - 03:57 PM

OUCH!! Is that what I think it is? The driveshaft and coupler?


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 04:21 PM

I have a spare coupler and driveshaft, just not sure when I will be in Edmonton again
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Posted June 11, 2015 - 04:43 PM

I agree,  ouch!


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 04:51 PM

I have a spare coupler and driveshaft, just not sure when I will be in Edmonton again

I have parts for you if you want them. Is your dad making the trip anytime soon?



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Posted June 11, 2015 - 04:58 PM

OUCH!! Is that what I think it is? The driveshaft and coupler?

Yup. The coupler is fine, the driveshaft flange is bent, the rubbers are torn. I lost pieces of 5 fins off the plastic fan, which doesn't seem to bother anything.

 

What confuses me is how did this happen? The bolts didn't shear, they are all bent over

 

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Posted June 11, 2015 - 05:07 PM

You must have a bent driveshaft? or what else would cause that?



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Posted June 11, 2015 - 05:24 PM

Low grade bolts maybe? Trying to figured out where it came loose! Pics are too close up! An 'I thought I had tightened them' moment?


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 05:29 PM

Low grade bolts maybe? Trying to figured out where it came loose! Pics are too close up! An 'I thought I had tightened them' moment?

They were torqued to spec, and had blue Loctite on them. I ran the numbers a while back, and even medium grade bolts should have no trouble with the torque.  I suspect, since I don't know for sure yet, that I'm missing a bushing in the coupler. The pilot on the driveshaft is 1/2", the hole in the coupler is 3/4" That's a lot of room to wobble. The other thing I question is the alignment of the shaft to the engine, since I had to make a motor mount plate to bolt the engine down, it raised the engine enough to cause interference between the driveshaft and the steering box. Since I removed the steering box, I didn't think it would matter.


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Was there any vibration at any time before it let go. It seems you had it running a few times before this happened. Ouch, that's not good at all. Noel.
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Posted June 11, 2015 - 07:56 PM

Did it damage any thing on the engine? Were you trying to move it when this happened. ? Sorry for all the questions, just wondering. Noel.
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