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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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