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#31 Austen ONLINE  

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Posted January 14, 2014 - 10:27 AM

That's a neat machine!



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Posted February 03, 2014 - 06:06 PM

Finally got to use the 1476 and snow caster little awkward to use without a chute rod but i like it over the tube frame im sure next year with some R4's chains and maybe weight it will be a whole lot better.

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 06:35 AM

I may have a LF plow and parts for a 3 pt hitch. I have to look around in storage shed.

 

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Posted October 31, 2014 - 08:42 PM

So time for am update on the 1476. So i attempted to fix the exhaust and it turned the jug was junk so i tracked down a 12.5 horse out of a 1250 for a replacement since that's all that could be had. So i ordered new motor mounts as the old ones after 40 years had died. I got the tractor out of storage power washed it today and got the mounts installed. Tomorrow i'm going to swap the engine tins and carb and fuel pump and try and get the motor set.

 

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Posted October 31, 2014 - 10:04 PM

Looks like fun Dad and I just droped the engine back into the 1250.



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Posted November 01, 2014 - 04:06 PM

Gee for the price you did very well. That exhaust is a problem. If possible are you able to tighten it up at all? If you could get it somewhat tight then you could put a good exhaust hanger system on it to hold it in place. That is most likely why the threads stripped to begin with. It's a nice large frame with lots of power. I hope you get it up and running properly.



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Posted November 01, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Gee for the price you did very well. That exhaust is a problem. If possible are you able to tighten it up at all? If you could get it somewhat tight then you could put a good exhaust hanger system on it to hold it in place. That is most likely why the threads stripped to begin with. It's a nice large frame with lots of power. I hope you get it up and running properly.

 

Thanks i actually think the really worn motor mounts that had a major play in the stripped exhaust threads. The LF mount disintegrated when i removed the original motor.



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Posted November 01, 2014 - 08:09 PM

So i moved forward with the install of the S12D i got the carb, fuel pump and front tin moved over from the over engine. Then i proceeded to install the engine i got it sitting where it should and removed the horrible exhaust.

 

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 01:47 PM

So i just placed another order through Brian i am hoping to get this tractor going by next weekend and get the blower hooked to it so i can run the hydro blade on my 1886.


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Posted November 02, 2014 - 02:44 PM

So i just placed another order through Brian i am hoping to get this tractor going by next weekend and get the blower hooked to it so i can run the hydro blade on my 1886.

 

You should have the parts Wednesday :thumbs:

hope you get things up and running before the snow flies, we had a coating on the ground here but it since has melted



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Posted November 02, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Me too i would really like to use only Large Frames for snow removal that way i can save wear and tear on my H16 for grass cutting season.

 

I did get a little more work done today, i installed a the starter gen and a new belt. I installed new clear fuel line. The big thing is the engine is in it's permanent home now and i have the bolt through the drive shaft and the set screw in the key way.

 

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 03:50 PM

I would clean up those PTO pulleys a bit more , Any roughness will cause premature wear on the belts.

Also while you have things apart, how are the bearings on the PTO idler pulley? May be a good idea to replace them while things are easy to get to if they are growling when you spin them.

other than that looks like your on your way to being operational :thumbs:



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Posted November 03, 2014 - 08:48 PM

Got a little more done tonight finished the wiring up the switch is burnt and does not send power to the coil so i have it on a toggle switch for now. It fires on ether and i'm sure once i get everything out back together i will get it to run on it's own.



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Posted November 04, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Some more progress the carb needs to be adjusted it has a adjustable jut when it should not but it runs and does not smoke so far. i also got my exhaust somewhat like i want it The bottom elbow i cut almost in half and heated it with my torch and bent it into the shape i needed.

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Posted November 05, 2014 - 07:39 PM

Getting closer and closer to being finished i have he battery and fuel tank tray just sitting in place so i can start to tune the carb but it does run and move that makes me thankful. Today i got some more parts from brian 2 sets of PTO belts a set for this and a set for the 1886 thos will have to wait till this weekend as for the 1476 i am waiting on the bearing for the PTO idler and for the 1886 i need to change the pivot pin and bushings. I think i am going to change the head gasket on this motor so i can clean the carbon off the piston and valves and just have the peace of mind it's done.

 

But for today work had it out and running and changed the tie rods that were shot and put all my bolens away for the night now that i can move the 1476 around.

 

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