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#16 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 04:49 PM

Thanks. The owner said he thought it was a 75 but didn't really know. I already downloaded abs printed the manual so I could adjust the tension on the hydro lever.

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 07:14 PM

Thanks. The owner said he thought it was a 75 but didn't really know.


In your other thread, the picture of the model number tag showed it as 149-990-205.
14=product type of garden tractor
9=model year of 1979
990=tractor model
205=vendor code of Mid States Distributing (Farm King)

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 07:15 PM

Born the same year as me. I like it even more now. Thanks for decoding

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Filed the button rivet of the throttle and added a bolt.

The front wheel bushing are shot. I'm not putting plastic back in its place. The wear sleeves are worn so I ground them off.

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I'll put it back together tomorrow. I dont think I'm going to go back to what it was. I'll be keeping the front axles 3/4", AT least for the time being.
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Posted May 16, 2014 - 07:44 PM

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I would like to get a couple thrust washers. I added two here so this spindle would be the same distance away from the axle as the other side.

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The collar was messed up so I picked up some new ones. The wheels have actual bearings instead of the plastic. They also have zerk fittings.

A lot of shaft sticking past the rim but I'm fine with that.

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Posted May 16, 2014 - 07:48 PM

On to the 3ph...the factory one doesn't have the heim ends. The measurements are not to the cat0 standards either.

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The Massey hitch setup looks like it well fit perfect.

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I had to trim the edges from a Sears upper arm but it worked for the time being. I will soon put the 3ph on its own hydro spool.

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Mowed a little with it today. The rear hubs are loose and the rear end its low. Nothing on the dip stick but there is a hint of red so I'm assuming its got atf in it. It also needs blades in a bad way. It appears that it mows well.

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:43 AM

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I would like to get a couple thrust washers. I added two here so this spindle would be the same distance away from the axle as the other side.
 

 

By the way, some people put Torrington bearings and races where you're talking about putting the thrust washer.  It's called the poor man's power steering as it's supposed to significantly reduce steering effort.  I haven't done it on any of my tractors yet but it's on the list for all of them.



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 08:13 AM

They would have to be fairly thin.

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 09:58 AM

We put bearings in all of ours, if there isn't enough room on top of the spindle on top of the axle after bearing addition, we drill and tap the top of the spindle down through the center for a 1/4 inch bolt and place a fender washer under it. It's only purpose is to hold the spindles in place when jack the front end up. You'll be surprised how much easier they steer.

 

If it's a 75, check and see if it has the access hole in the left side frame rail just in front of the rear tire.



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 03:07 PM

What are the odds of all the being broken? Ordered new blades and new adapters.

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Like everything else on this machine they came apart with very little effort.

I've pulled the fenders of to paint them while I'm waiting on the deck parts so for the mean time she's resting with the big boys.

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:46 PM

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The fenders are rough so I'm doing a little preventative rust prevention. I got one sanded and in primer.

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 11:18 AM

The blade adapters will break when the deck is used as a brush hog. (personal experience) Also the grass deflector surrounding the blades is thin steel and will easily bend or break the welds. I welded it better on the ends and added several more along the way.

 

The thrust bearing I use on the bottom of the king pin. One is not needed on the top, there is no weight to support. http://www.mcmaster....earings/=s1998t with two of the .032 washers. 


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 03:34 PM

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I would like to get a couple thrust washers. I added two here so this spindle would be the same distance away from the axle as the other side.

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The collar was messed up so I picked up some new ones. The wheels have actual bearings instead of the plastic. They also have zerk fittings.

A lot of shaft sticking past the rim but I'm fine with that.

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I had a White GT16, and still have a Dayton 3Z68 (995).  You can buy thin roller-type thrust bearings and thin, hardened backup washers that will fit on the pivot pins--put them under the lower side of the knuckle--grease up good beforehand... Helps to reduce turning effort.

 

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 09:45 PM

Can you tighten the throttle? It won't stay up.

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Does something go between the fenders?

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I found this video of the rear tail light bracket that goes between the fenders. I like this myself because I was going to mount some under the fenders but this looks better. This would also be easy to make. It's towards the end of the video. 


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