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#1 B10Dave OFFLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 11:39 PM

I spent some time today removing the blower, weight and tire chains from my BigTen. Fixed a charging problem and then replaced the 49 year old tires with some newer used ones. Enjoyed my day tinkering.

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Posted April 04, 2014 - 12:16 AM

Yup, looks like those tires seen better days. Got your money out of them :thumbs:

A day in the shop is always good! :beerchug:


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Posted April 04, 2014 - 12:20 AM

Dave, I thought you were still in Florida. Those tires weren't bad....you can get 3-4 years on the cord.
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Posted April 04, 2014 - 04:54 AM

Good for you. I'm still tinkering with my Big Ten trying to solve the running problem. Enjoy it. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 04, 2014 - 05:17 AM

Boy that's a good looking tractor :thumbs:


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Posted April 04, 2014 - 05:35 AM

Did you have heat in your shop? It would be a bit chilly without it.


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Posted April 04, 2014 - 05:59 AM

nice looking tractor, always good to get a day in the shop !

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Posted April 04, 2014 - 07:29 AM

Yep, I think those tires have seen there better day.  Now you can send them to Daniel for his pile. :rolling:   It is nice being retired, I get shop time just about everyday. :thumbs:


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Posted April 04, 2014 - 07:55 PM

So what was your charging problem, and how did you fix it?

My B-1 charges a constant 16 volts and I'm always looking for ideas.....

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Posted April 04, 2014 - 09:28 PM

Took the blower off the B10 too.  Thought I would risk it.  It's surprising that those tires made in the 60's and 70's last as long as they do.  and with very little wear.  Can't and wont find any new tires made today that will last as long or work as hard.  Unfortunate.  Thanks for the great pics.


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Posted April 05, 2014 - 08:08 PM

Yes Brian; I have natural gas radiant heat. Keep shop at 50 to 55 all winter.

Marv; s/g had open circuit in field winding. Put on a spare used one I had. If yours charges steady 16 volts it sounds like field contact in regulater is stuck. Grounded field circuit will cause s/g to go to full output and burn up the field windings....Dave


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 08:27 PM

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Fired up the B-1 for the first time today- need to haul all the leaves I didn't do last fall. I took the cover off the regulator, all the contacts were O.K., found a screw that looks like it adjusts something. Fired it up, 16 volts. Turned the screw, 15 volts! Turned the screw, 14 volts! Turned the screw, 13.2 Volts! Score!

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Posted April 10, 2014 - 08:49 PM

:thumbs:  Nice that you were able to adjust voltage back to spec. It will be much better for the battery life now....Dave



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Posted April 13, 2014 - 06:49 PM

Always good to hear success stories!
Seems like everyone is always complaining about problems!

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