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#16 blackjackjakexxix ONLINE  

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Posted March 18, 2014 - 08:40 PM

Talk about a steal,way to go !!!!!!!!!
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Posted March 18, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Thanks for all the info, I'll order the belt once I get it running.

That is the same number on the deck, so I am guessing it is the 1/2" X 146" belt.

I thought the engine was stuck, I could not get it turned over by hand, I ended up putting a pipe wrench on it and I was able to turn it. It does seem to have good compression, I had a harder time getting it rolled over even with the pipe wrench.

 

I took it to the car wash today, got the gunk cleaned off of it and I also got all the dirt, leaves, ect, cleaned off the mower deck.

I got a battery in it, I thought I'd  crank it over to see if I have spark or not.

I got the battery in it, just to notice the ground cable is missing.

So I guess I need to get a cable on it and then see what happens.

 

Here are some better pictures after the washing,

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Posted March 18, 2014 - 11:19 PM

By the way, when you go to replace the belt on the deck, it looks at first as if you have to take the gear box off the deck to change the belt. The manual tells you to remove only the left support bracket from the gear box. Then you can slip the old belt off and the new one on.
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Posted March 19, 2014 - 12:04 AM

Wow, great score.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 08:34 AM

It looks like you're missing a cooling shroud on the left hand side--maybe taken off to change the oil filter. Don't run it long without it!! Hopefully it's with the tractor somewhere.

The engine is a Kohler K582--very strong but thirsty. Make sure you clean out the cooling fins. Also, give it the SeaFoam through the carb treatment--mentione elsewhere on the site.

Your plastic dash is in great shape!! Mine is cracked and chipped...

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 09:39 AM

May not hurt to put a litte oil in the spark plug holes and turn it over a few times to make sure all is free,also make sure you start it outside for the first time,I see that the rubber hose going from the engine shroud to the air cleaner is missing,you may have little critters living in the engine shroud,one it gets hot you may have a chance of a fire
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Posted March 20, 2014 - 07:53 AM

Thank you all for the info,

I noticed the cooling shroud too, I'll look around for one and If I cant find one, I'll make one out of flashing if I need to.

The dash is in good shape, except it is broken out around the throttle lever.

 

Oil in the cylinders isn't a bad idea, I'll dump some in when I get some time, and starting it out side is no big deal because I don't have a "inside" to start it in :smilewink:  :thumbs:

 

I stuck a battery in it, and tried to crank it over yesterday. The starter spins but when the gear is engaged into the ring gear it stops.

The starter shaft keeps spinning, but the gear does not.

I'll pull the starter off when I get a little time, looks like I about half to pull the engine to even get to the starter?

 

Thanks again for the help


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 09:19 AM

You can get the starter out if you lift the engine some to gain access. The distance you can lift it will be limited by the driveshaft. Or you can take the engine out, but that is more work.


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 12:22 PM

I should have the engine shroud also if you need one,you can pm me, Rick


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 10:26 PM

You can get the starter out if you lift the engine some to gain access. The distance you can lift it will be limited by the driveshaft. Or you can take the engine out, but that is more work.

 

That's kinda what I was hoping, I don't really feel like pulling the engine completely out.

I'll try and get the starter pulled this weekend,

I'll keep everyone posted.

Thanks


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Posted March 21, 2014 - 08:50 PM

You might want to take the heads off and clean up the carbon deposits before you try to start it.Carbon deposits will swell up really thick and flake off if an engine has sat for a period of time and compress against the valves and the top of the piston when you go to crank it over.That's never good especially on an older L-Head engine.


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 08:15 AM

That's not a bad idea,

thanks for the info

Hoping to do some work on it today, going to be busy so I guess I will see if I will have the time



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Posted March 24, 2014 - 04:28 PM

heck of a deal  ,the impala SS emblem is worth almost that much to someone looking for one and from  what i saw that's a 60's emblem so in good condition it could bring more ,like i said to the right person . now i have to get the EK to keep up


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Posted March 28, 2014 - 12:40 PM

That's a great find. I am looking at a ht20 but he wants a lot more than 50 bucks.
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