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Posted January 15, 2011 - 12:48 PM

The muffler had a rattle when I bought this tractor so I had some time yesterday to look into what the problem might be. Little worse than I expected, all three mounting points are broken. The mount on the back tore a big hole out of the muffler. When I took off the front mount to see if I can weld it back together, I found out the rubber motor mount has separated.

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 12:53 PM

Dang John Deere bugs! :D You can weld the muffler, but looks like a new rubber mount to buy. I would weld a large patch that covers a large portion of the muffler, then weld the mount tab to that. Punch several small holes in the patch, wherever there will me muffler metal underneath so that you can put spot welds in several spots inside the perimeter as well as the outer edges,

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 01:26 PM

Dang John Deere bugs! :D You can weld the muffler, but looks like a new rubber mount to buy. I would weld a large patch that covers a large portion of the muffler, then weld the mount tab to that. Punch several small holes in the patch, wherever there will me muffler metal underneath so that you can put spot welds in several spots inside the perimeter as well as the outer edges,


:ditto: :D

Good thing all the Bugs are fixable :thumbs:

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 03:10 PM

There's always something.

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 03:12 PM

"Nothing Breaks Like a Deere!".........oh heck bro....they all break! LOL

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 08:06 PM

Fred, you might try some Sevin to get rid of those bugs! :smilewink:

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Posted January 16, 2011 - 06:39 AM

"Nothing Breaks Like a Deere!".........oh heck bro....they all break! LOL


"Or smells like a john":smilewink:LOL

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Posted January 16, 2011 - 08:21 AM

"Nothing Breaks Like a Deere!".........oh heck bro....they all break! LOL


In all honesty, I meant "All Makes Break".

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Posted January 16, 2011 - 09:31 AM

Am I detecting a little John Deere "Green with envy" :shoot3:

I had heard that the muffler setup on the 430 was weak. On the front mount I'm going to try and weld a solid piece on and drill the 4 holes back in the same spots. Wish I had a drill press.
When driving around the yard checking it out when I got it home last fall, I drove up a bank in the yard at a angle that lifted one front tire. Soon as it lifted the tire I started getting noise from the fan hitting the shroud, hoping the busted rubber mount on the engine was the problem...

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 05:08 PM

$53 for the motor mount :bs:

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 05:17 PM

Thats a lot ! IMO :wallbanging:

Sometimes it seems the smallest parts/ most simple are the most expensive

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 06:33 PM

$53 for the motor mount :bs:


OUCH! You know if that was the identical part in most any other make tractor, it would be at least 50% cheaper! :smilewink: Seriously though, some JD parts are quite reasonable, like with the combine parts we need. But the JD garden tractor parts can be crazily priced. BUT, one thing about JD....most any part can still be gotten. Wish I could say that for many other makes of vintage GT's. IH Cub Cadets is another that with almost any part imaginable, you just walk into a Case/IH dealer & they likely have it in stock!

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 07:07 PM

Thats a lot ! IMO :wallbanging:

Sometimes it seems the smallest parts/ most simple are the most expensive


I checked E-bay first then I figured if I found one, it was going to be 20+ years old and probably ready to separate too. Just seemed like one of those parts ya don't want to get used. Sure there will be many more surprises as I try to get her all lined out :bash:

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 07:14 PM


OUCH! You know if that was the identical part in most any other make tractor, it would be at least 50% cheaper! :smilewink: Seriously though, some JD parts are quite reasonable, like with the combine parts we need. But the JD garden tractor parts can be crazily priced. BUT, one thing about JD....most any part can still be gotten. Wish I could say that for many other makes of vintage GT's. IH Cub Cadets is another that with almost any part imaginable, you just walk into a Case/IH dealer & they likely have it in stock!


I was figuring less than $20 :mad2:
But as I was leaving JD, I was glad they could at least order the part. All is good :yelclap:

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 09:25 PM

Does that mount have a threaded stud on the other side as well?? If it does I'd love to know what the thread size is and the dia and thickness of the mount. We carry a trans mount at work that looks like a similar set up, my cost is about $10.00 each. Vintage Pontiac.... John Deere..... Hmmmm.
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