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#16 victor3ranger OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2014 - 04:16 PM

Ok, I need to ask one of you guys that have 318's.  Mine is missing the PTO toggle on the dash. What wires went to that toggle and were would a person find another toggle??



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:42 PM

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squirted some paint today, picked up a seat repair kit, got the seat bolts soaking in PB blaster

I want to clean up the seat pan and paint it , before installing the new cushion.

 

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going to start sanding and primer coat the fender pan tomorrow, if I get the "honey-do" list done. :D

 

 

 


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Posted May 06, 2014 - 06:07 PM

Looking good!  Better look for another to do after you get this one finished.  :smilewink:


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 06:56 PM

got a little more done today..

 

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Nope , that's not overspray on the tires, didn't see that until

the photo with flash.  Some tire cleaner should take care of that.

 

 

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What are the two small holes in the rear center of the fender pan for?

Perhaps a work light, or back up light?

 

 

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Painted rolling chassis, first coat.

front wheels will be painted before I get new front tires. I'd like to

get three ribs, ..... but man , are they pricey!


Edited by WHdbJD, May 14, 2014 - 07:02 PM.

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 06:05 AM

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Congratulations on the purchase of your 318. It is evident that the battery has leaked acid down the side panel of it. The Tractor has Powder coat paint on it that is why it has peeled in other area's and rusted where it has peeled. Power coat paint is a Bear to remove I recently built a 1991 John Deere 316 for my son in law that had failed Powder coat Paint, I Picked it up for $50.00 and brought it home to build. The reason the Power coat Paint failed is that John Deere had the metal panels lying around  as bare metal Panels and they got corrosion on them before they were powder coated so most John Deere Tractor's that had this Powder coat paint failed. It is not easy to remove to paint the panels. I used a Bunch of 36 Grit D-A sand paper to rid the panels of the Tractor I built of the Power coat. Some suggested and Blasting but I have heard that sand Blasting the panels warps the metal so I elected to sand it down. Once i got all of it off it left the Panel's deeply Pitted from the rust so I had to lay skim coat's of auto body filler on all of the panels to make them smooth again. It took me a week to get the panels ready for paint on the 316 build.Here is how the 316 Looked when I brought it home as well as when I was preparing the body panels for paint. My 318 is a 1983 so it did not have the Powder coat Paint on it. I have restored both tractors as they are shown together finished. Regards, Hammerdown

 

 

 

 

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 08:53 PM

your making nice progress.  all the deeres look nice. 


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 06:24 PM

done

 

 

 

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Posted August 06, 2014 - 09:35 PM

Turned out very nice, looks to be ready to do some work!
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Posted August 09, 2014 - 05:26 AM

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Very Nice Job, You should be Very proud. I would be willing to bet, That you will Not longer have any Traction issues with your 318 L.O.L. Hammerdown


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Posted August 10, 2014 - 04:19 PM

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here's a picture of the corrosion, looks like it traveled right down the

battery hold down to the side panels.

So my theory on this is that you are also missing your firewall insulation, which keeps the battery and TDC from overheating.  This battery-boilover corrosion is common, and in my observation correlates to missing firewall insulation. 



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Posted August 10, 2014 - 07:43 PM

Hello

Very Nice Job, You should be Very proud. I would be willing to bet, That you will Not longer have any Traction issues with your 318 L.O.L. Hammerdown

 

Thank you.   I had those extra bar tires from another project and thought this tractor

was just begging for duals!  :D



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Posted August 10, 2014 - 07:50 PM

So my theory on this is that you are also missing your firewall insulation, which keeps the battery and TDC from overheating.  This battery-boilover corrosion is common, and in my observation correlates to missing firewall insulation. 

 

Yes!  You are exactly correct!  I started a thread about the engine compartment temps,

 

http://gardentractor...all-insulation/

 

Not sure if the insulation from Lowes would work or if I should give the

local Deere dealer another call?

 

Oh , and what is the TDC?



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Posted August 10, 2014 - 10:37 PM

Great looking 318 you have. thanks for the pics!



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Posted August 11, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Looks good! How do those dual wheels handle turns?

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Posted August 15, 2014 - 09:09 PM

Yes!  You are exactly correct!  I started a thread about the engine compartment temps,

 

http://gardentractor...all-insulation/

 

Not sure if the insulation from Lowes would work or if I should give the

local Deere dealer another call?

 

Oh , and what is the TDC?

TDC= time delay control module.  It's function is to not shut the tractor down immediately if an interlock is broken (i.e. you bouncing in the seat on rough terrain).  It sits under the battery tray.

 

You got John Lang's contact info in your other thread.  Just deal with him, he's reasonable on price.


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