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#151 OldBlue120 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 09, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Well I decided to go all in.  Now what do I do?  Ok I am trying to get the mower deck up and running on this LGT120.  Everything seems in order except no v-belt.

Where do I find the model number first ff. I have every part and service and operating and assembly and attachment manual to it but I can't find this part number anywhere.

Then once I find that where am I going to find a place that sells it?

 

Any help would be appreciated?  I know there are a bunch of site sponsors but which one should I go to?  Need some advice.

Thanks.

Paul



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 04:09 PM

From what pics are uploaded, that looks like an early model tractor. Similar to a Jake.


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Posted July 09, 2016 - 04:44 PM

Didn't look thru it to see what size deck you have. If it's a 36" and manual pto the belt should be 68" long


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Posted February 16, 2017 - 05:41 PM

OK. I actually found the belt at Napa. So we are good to go for mowing the lawn. Least of my worries with the almost 4 ft of snow we got in the last week.  But the 2 stage auger snowblower is just carving right through it!

 

Got a wiring problem now though.

 

I noticed the wiring to the front headlights was very old and actually had burned through in some places so decided to replace it.

One of the wires going into one of the headlights broke off where it goes into the bottom of the headlight socket.


Where in the world do I find the small round piece of metal the wire goes up into which has a metal cap on the other end that the bottom of the light bulb touches....and goes on. 

Any ideas? Is this a common thing at a hardware or auto parts store for basic electrical stuff?

 

Let me know. Thanks.

Paul



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Posted February 16, 2017 - 05:43 PM

Not sure of what that looks like with out taking my Jake apart!


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Posted February 17, 2017 - 05:19 PM

Well once again the local NAPA auto parts store in Damariscotta, Maine came through and delivered a universal single contact light socket contact kit which worked perfectly in the 1972 Ford LGT120 headlight socket.  So that is all set.

 

Now I have another problem arising out of the problem that I fixed because of the problem that I had caused by the other problem.

 

Now I have replaced the wiring to the headlights, exactly "to my knowledge" as it was previously wired. HERE IS THE PROBLEM:

NOW THE LIGHTS ARE ALWAYS ON.  Even with the light switch on or off, the lights are on and on all the time. Can't shut them off.

 

That's not going to last very long once the tractor is turned off. Cook the battery in no time.  

 

WHAT DID I DO WRONG??

 

Help.

 

Anybody out there?


Edited by OldBlue120, February 17, 2017 - 05:21 PM.

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Posted February 17, 2017 - 05:28 PM

You could have a bad light switch that even when it is in the off position it still conducts current - just a thought.


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Posted February 17, 2017 - 05:30 PM

You could have a bad light switch that even when it is in the off position it still conducts current - just a thought.

That's what I'm thinking!


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Posted February 18, 2017 - 02:28 PM

The light switch was new about a month ago, the handle broke off the old one. Unless it has malfunctioned somehow.



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Posted February 18, 2017 - 02:48 PM

Back to troubleshooting I guess.



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Posted February 18, 2017 - 04:29 PM

I just finished up everything. Tractor is race ready. I relooked at the new wiring and honestly had to say it was perfect. What I failed to do (which was stupid) before redoing all of this wiring, was disconnect the battery. Duh. So I realized I had some juice coming into this thing. So I disconnected the battery and also disconnected the wires to the switch. I think this neutralized everything. Reconnected everything, and it works like a charm.


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