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Posted March 16, 2016 - 06:45 AM

It is a cover for the three-point notch in the fender pan.


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Posted August 24, 2016 - 10:00 PM

So I have tried to find this one a new home and don't want to give it away so i still have it.  My plan as of today is as follows:

 

- strip and repaint the '77 frame

- update steering like I did on my 120 (ordered new tie rod ends today)

- install new motor mounts

- swap engine from '78 312 (AKA Frankentwelve)

- use best body parts to make the '77 312 a solid worker



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Posted August 24, 2016 - 10:01 PM

I also picked up a late 2 blade 38 deck on a 318 that I hope to install on this machine for yard work until my 318 is done.



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Posted August 25, 2016 - 06:45 AM

I also picked up a Kohler/Carter 26 carb for this one for the grand sum of $10 + shipping.  Anyone need a Walbro?



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Posted August 25, 2016 - 07:00 AM

I also picked up a Kohler/Carter 26 carb for this one for the grand sum of $10 + shipping.  Anyone need a Walbro?

Is it still good? I like the Kohler/Carters better, but could work in a pinch.



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Posted August 25, 2016 - 07:02 AM

Tractor runs fine with it but has a stumble as it transitions from idle to WOT.  After my Walbro experience on the 120 I have vowed to be Walbro free ASAP.


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 07:31 AM

Carb arrived and disassembled for rebuild.  i need to order the parts later today.  I also picked new tie rod ends like I used on the 120. 


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Posted September 03, 2016 - 09:09 AM

I have new replacement isolators from an ebay seller that arrived this week.  They look close on top but appear different on the bottom.  I will snap a few pics for reference.  I am concerned about the differences but have an idea that might help make them last.   I have been thinking about the suggestions lyall gave me which I think would be great on the belt drive 200 series but think the early 300 series is a different monster with the solid-mount drive shaft.  I am also going to replace the front ones with pieces from Deere but struggle with the cost of $56 each.  Then again, Deere pieces are cheaper than replacing an input shaft on a pump. 


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Posted September 03, 2016 - 09:14 AM

Carb arrived and disassembled for rebuild.  i need to order the parts later today.  I also picked new tie rod ends like I used on the 120. 

 

Harbor Freight has a 25% off coupon for Labor Day so I am going to pick up a small ultra sound cleaner, address some of the problem areas with caulk, and use that to give the carb a good cleaning. 

 

http://www.harborfre...eaner-3305.html


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Posted January 16, 2017 - 04:18 PM

Long overdue update...

My daughter has claimed Frankentwelve as her own and we have decided to call him Frank.  We played around with Frank in November's unseasonably warm temps and she had fun.

I have also been picking up parts and doing work as time allows.  The parts I have picked up include Deere front engine isolators and I am still looking for a reasonable independent brake setup to install while it is apart. 

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Posted January 16, 2017 - 04:37 PM

She looks like she's ready to go Dad! I used to have a bookmark for those type isolators, but it seems to be missing. Found them when looking for the Ford type.



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Posted January 16, 2017 - 04:40 PM

daddy it is my turn

lets go


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Posted January 16, 2017 - 05:17 PM

daddy it is my turn

lets go

 

I let her drive while walking along side the tractor and holding her on the seat.  :D


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