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#1 Kfs35 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:48 PM

I finally had a chance to start on the other 1050 I picked up last summer.

Here is what it looked like when I got it home.

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It was packed full of mouse and or chipmunk nests.

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I got the head off today, and found it was cracked and the gasket was blown. The head wasn't cracked all the way through, but it would be before long.

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I have the spare engine I took off my running 1050, so that head will be going on this engine. I'll probably pick up a spare head sometime too, but for now I'm glad I have all the parts from the 1053.

It needs an ignition switch, which I have from the 1053 I parted out, and also drive and PTO belts.

Here is what it looks like after about an hour of cleaning up crud. It took a long time to get everything out of the cooling fins, but it sure looks a lot better.
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Posted December 15, 2013 - 07:17 PM

Looking good


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 07:58 PM

For the head to crack like that, it had to have warped from the inside up.  It has to be a manufacturing defect or the result of overheating with all that junk around it. 

 

It sure will breathe better with that junk pulled out of it.  :thumbs:

 

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 08:09 PM

I've had a couple heads that were cracked in that same spot....


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 08:51 PM

I've had a couple heads that were cracked in that same spot....

 

Interesting... did you ever figure out why?

 

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Interesting... did you ever figure out why?

 

Ben W.

 

No, I always assumed it was due to people's neglect of not cleaning the cooling fins or running them low on oil which caused severe overheating.


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 06:49 PM

I had a couple of free hours this afternoon, so I worked on the 1050.

I changed the drive and PTO belts. I pulled the PTO off to clean it up, and found the front seal is gone. So I put my spare PTO on. I also got the PTO lever freed up, it's still not totally free, but it's moving.

Replaced the points and condenser, and the choke cable. I also cleaned more crud off. Hopefully I'll be able to start going back together soon. I still need to get the head off the other engine to put on this one, and put a kit in the carburetor. I have the carb soaking in cleaner, so it shouldn't take much to finish it up.

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 03:45 PM

When your done there, come over to my place...I've got a couple tractors in need of some love...haha. I gotta ask, are you keeping the seat?

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 06:41 PM

When your done there, come over to my place...I've got a couple tractors in need of some love...haha. I gotta ask, are you keeping the seat?


Haha, it is quite a seat someone put on there! It looks pretty comfortable though, almost like a Lazyboy. I'm going to try it out before changing it on GP though.

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Haha, it is quite a seat someone put on there! It looks pretty comfortable though, almost like a Lazyboy. I'm going to try it out before changing it on GP though.


Just gotta install a cup holder...then widen the front door and roll it inside to watch football. Duel purpose.
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Posted January 11, 2014 - 07:14 PM

Quick update:

It runs!!!!

I finally put in a couple hours on the tractor today. It was way too cold to do anything last weekend and earlier in the week. I don't have heat in the shop.

It fired right up, but it won't idle. The governor keeps the rpm at probably half throttle. I tried lengthening the rod in the throttle linkage, which didn't help, and then I disconnected the throttle linkage altogether. The rpm still stayed up. If I push against the governor lever, it will slow down, but as soon as I let go the rpm increases again. I wonder if the return spring is too weak? Anyone ever run into this before?

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Posted January 11, 2014 - 08:00 PM

Glad to hear its running!

 

Does your throttle cable have enough travel length?

Which hole on the Governor  Lever is the spring? 


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 08:37 PM

The governor spring was in the third hole from the bottom.

The return spring is in the bottom hole, and the rod is in the top hole.

When I disconnected the spring completely, it still wouldn't idle down.

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Posted January 11, 2014 - 08:49 PM

Sometimes the nut will loosen up on the Governor and allow it to slide too far making it idle too fast.

 

If its loose hold the Governor lever then turn the Fulcrum shaft Counter clockwise until you feel it stop, then tighten the Governor lever back up.

 

 

 

You can find more about this in the Wisconsin Service Manual if you need a better explanation.

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Posted January 12, 2014 - 03:30 PM

Ya those darn governors will loosen up after a few years and move.I've had a couple Wisconsins that I've had to replace the arm on because they would no longer tighten up.They wore out to the point that tightening them would no longer hold the arm.It was either grind some material out of the slot or replace it to fix it.

 

Those little fly weights really put alot of pressure on the arm and governor spring.


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