Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Bush Hog V4-8 Is Home!


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#16 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,461 Thanks
  • 39,690 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted November 27, 2013 - 06:08 PM

He was like a kid at Christmas, Brian. Just had to play with it!

Need I say more!



#17 Titus OFFLINE  

Titus

    Bush Hog Hoarder

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 4216
  • 1,736 Thanks
  • 2,250 posts
  • Location: Coventry RI

Posted December 02, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Boy that video sure was dark.... you'd think bush hog would have installed headlights on that thing or somethin'   ;)


  • MH81 said thank you

#18 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,648 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted December 05, 2013 - 12:12 PM

Last night I worked a little on the V4-8 as I needed some mental therapy.  I got the recoil repaired & the new recoil notched flywheel part mounted.  All works great.  In the pic all is just sitting there, as I'm waiting on a new head gasket to arrive.

 

DSC00093.JPG DSC00096.JPG


  • KennyP and sacsr have said thanks

#19 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,648 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted December 11, 2013 - 02:55 PM

Spent maybe an hour messing with the V4-8 just now.  The old head  gasket was blown, and a new one arrived in the mail Saturday.  Put the new gasket in today, plus used an HH100 head as the head on this HH80 was all boogered.  Looks as if someone had dropped the engine on the head as the bolt holes were at an angle on one side.  The HH100 head has slightly less compression ratio than the OE, but she runs just fine.  The head being deformed is likely why it blew.  I didn't bother checking for a level head surface, as it was obviously messed up anyway.  Way more pull required to start it now! That's all I'm gonna do with it for now.  My heart isn't in it as run down as I'm feeling.  No worries though, as I'll be back to normal soon enough.


  • sacsr said thank you

#20 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,461 Thanks
  • 39,690 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted December 11, 2013 - 05:27 PM

It's good you got it running! I can see where you are run down. We'll be here when you get to feeling better!


  • olcowhand said thank you

#21 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,648 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted December 11, 2013 - 07:42 PM

I'm not down on GT's....just not much zing in me with all that's going on.  It'll all improve with time.  


  • Texas Deere and Horse and KennyP have said thanks

#22 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,648 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted December 14, 2013 - 08:28 PM

Went to the shop this morning, set the V4-8's choke, gave it one pull, and she fired right up!  Rainy/drizzly all day, so didn't get her out.  I still need to make a belt guide, as the belt tries to return to an O shape when clutch is pushed, causing drag that grinds the gears too much.  My V4-6 did the same thing, but making flat guides cured it pretty much.


  • Texas Deere and Horse, KennyP and sacsr have said thanks

#23 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,648 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted January 12, 2014 - 03:48 PM

First time I've done any work at all on a GT in 2 weeks, but still not much.  I put a tube in the left rear tire on this V4-8 today so I can move it around without having to air the tire every time.  Now I have to find a place to park it out of the farm shop.


  • Texas Deere and Horse said thank you




Top