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#16 JohnWR OFFLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2014 - 08:58 PM

Took some time to work on the 1476 while it warmed to 50 degrees today. It came with a coffee can intake so i gave it a quick coat of paint and installed the rest of the intake with a new air filter. I also adjusted the fuel and it seems to back fire less i think there is carbon built up in the head and i am going to run some sea foam in the gas.

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In other news i picked up a 18042-01 snow caster unit for a 100 bucks had some bad fixes

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Now i am still trying to locate shear pins for this unit for for now i am using a 1/4" butter bolt that i weakened further.

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From the bad repairs and shitting idled for so long crooked the chain is warped slightly. I over tightened the chain and after it runs a while it should be ok.

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 07:52 PM

OK dug the 1476 out of it's corner today and installed the snow caster and only ran into one small issue i can seem to locate the procedure on. When i bought the tractor the PTO belts where off and so was the lower guard but they were included. Today i put them back on and found the PTO if all on how do i adjust this?

 

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 12:16 AM

There is not a huge amount of adjustment that you can do on the PTO belts. My guess is that although you may have 3 belts that purport to be for the PTO, they are not the correct ones. The ones you have may just be too short for the application.

 

The other possibility that comes to mind is that they are not routed correctly. When you move the lever to engage the PTO, watch what the mechanism does. The idler on the PTO engagement mechanism is supposed to take up the natural slack that exists when the PTO is not engaged.



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Posted January 08, 2014 - 04:34 AM

There's more adjustment there than you might think.

 

Here's the page in the 1250 manual that shows how to adjust the belts.

 

 

 

 

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 12:47 PM

I tried that adjustment it does nothing it must be the wrong size belts because with the PTO off the belts are spinning and not even making contact with the idle in the system.Does anyone happen to know the size.



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Posted January 08, 2014 - 12:53 PM

They used part# 1719203

 

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 05:01 PM

Old Buzzard is 100% correct. there is more to the belt adjustment than you would think. The upper belt guides have to be set just right, or you'll get a shaft drift with the PTO disengaged. I have a 1477 and use Dayco L432 belts which is a direct cross to 1719 203. Advance Auto Parts has them in-stock or they can get them same day. hope this helps. -AL.



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Posted January 08, 2014 - 05:19 PM

Old Buzzard is 100% correct. there is more to the belt adjustment than you would think. The upper belt guides have to be set just right, or you'll get a shaft drift with the PTO disengaged. I have a 1477 and use Dayco L432 belts which is a direct cross to 1719 203. Advance Auto Parts has them in-stock or they can get them same day. hope this helps. -AL.

 

This is not a drift this is full on PTO drive without the belts even riding the idler pulley but its strange they went on without much fight maybe they are just slightly too small. I adjusted both guides and PTO rod. I Don't have a clue if these are even the right belts for the tractor as they have never been on since i owned it and the PO never stated why they were off. But i do understand the rod adjustment the shorter the rod the more pressure on the belts also the longer the rod the less pressure.



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Posted January 08, 2014 - 05:33 PM

John, I know what you're seeing. the upper guides will lightly touch the belts and will raise the belts up out of the engine pulley. the lower guide has to be there also. I've had the best luck with the dayco belts. it can get frustrating to say the least adjusting the pto belts just right, but it can be done. Looks like you have a nice tractor, looks to be in far better shape than my 1477 was when I got it. If your interested, I have an original carburetor and air cleaner along with the blown S-14d engine. if your ever down my way in Mass. swing in you can have them. I repowered with a Kohler K341 16 hp.



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Posted January 08, 2014 - 05:59 PM



John, I know what you're seeing. the upper guides will lightly touch the belts and will raise the belts up out of the engine pulley. the lower guide has to be there also. I've had the best luck with the dayco belts. it can get frustrating to say the least adjusting the pto belts just right, but it can be done. Looks like you have a nice tractor, looks to be in far better shape than my 1477 was when I got it. If your interested, I have an original carburetor and air cleaner along with the blown S-14d engine. if your ever down my way in Mass. swing in you can have them. I repowered with a Kohler K341 16 hp.

I may be heading that way in a few weeks if i do i am Deff interested in that stuff.

 

But here are a few pics of the set up

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 06:26 PM

I may be heading that way in a few weeks if i do i am Deff interested in that stuff.

 

But here are a few pics of the set up

 

 

 

I'm no largeframe expert but that PTO guard looks bent and too close to that sheave!



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Posted January 08, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Dr Bolens; the lower guide is that close, when the idler pulley is disengaged, the belt will ride down on the lower guide, the upper guides will just touch the belts. this will raise the belts up out of the engine pulley. I can see in your photo the upper guide needs to be moved closer the belts. It's a balancing act, when adjusted right, it's good until you replace the belts again. I get a year to 2 years out of the belts. I run my blower, tiller and mower quite often depending on the season.

 

John, by all means get a hold of me when you travel my way. you are more than welcome to the old S14D. I have no use for it, been in my Parts shed for about 10 years.


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 07:01 PM

Thanks so much for your help AL A i will re adjust that guide closer tomorrow a little to late to be firing up the old girl just to check that. If i can get away from putting belts on it this week i really want to locate the chute rods and tuning assembly so i am ready for the next wave of snow.



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Posted January 09, 2014 - 05:50 PM

Well i re adjusted the guide and and now the PTO disengages finally success. I also discovered why i have no brakes the disc is missing and the pads look new like the never have been used still have factor while paint on them.



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Posted January 09, 2014 - 06:21 PM

John, Good News. Glad to hear you got it. Check E Bay for your brake parts. I rarely have to use the brake, only on a steep incline. -AL.






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