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#16 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted July 25, 2014 - 12:01 AM

I agree good looking tires, coming along nicely.

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Posted July 26, 2014 - 08:21 PM

Starting to look like a tractor

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Posted October 13, 2014 - 06:08 PM

So this has been on the back burner. But it's time for an update my 1050 died again and im sick of trying to locate used motors for it so since the h16 needed the front axle and support i robbed the 1050 for it.

 

So i swapped the front end parts on sunday, I adjusted the carb. I also swapped muffler with the one i had but it must be bad as it chokes the engine out at high RPMs. I also put a seat on it finally im not happy with the fitment on the factor seat support so im going to drill new holes so i can move it closer as right now it's to far back. I also made a battery bracket about time i stopped being lazy.

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Posted October 13, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Looking good!



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Posted October 13, 2014 - 06:20 PM

Looking good!

I forgot to mention i put new drive and PTO belts on from you brian.


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Posted October 13, 2014 - 06:30 PM

I forgot to mention i put new drive and PTO belts on from you brian.

 

Those should last you a long time!

 

Whats up with the 1050?



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Posted October 13, 2014 - 06:36 PM

Those should last you a long time!

 

Whats up with the 1050?

Between the motor on it started smoking and knocking real bad and the gears being ground very bad it's not worth saving sadly. The re paint it has was very good at hiding the very hard life it had. I also prefer the hydro better i would like to find a 1225 or 1256 one day.


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Posted October 15, 2014 - 12:45 PM

So i re adjusted the card to the factory muffler and now the OHV 16 motor runs great no smoke or anything. I installed a new plastic bushing for the hydro drive pedal.

 

I also threw my 38" deck on and mulched the leaves in my lawn i really love this H16 plenty of power and the hydro is quit and smooth and it makes mowing in my yard so much easier to do. The Carlise tires are an excellent choice with the hills i mow they never lost traction and and didn't tear the lawn up either.

 

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Posted October 15, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Looks like your back up and running. :thumbs:



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Posted October 15, 2014 - 05:01 PM

It's getting there i have a very nice factory muffler coming from Rick and i need to add tail lights and fix the seating position and then it's time to get it's blower back together.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 05:54 PM

Got my muffler from Rick it had a few holes that needed to be patched and that turned into a issue as it turned out to be a really thin muffler in general.

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Posted October 19, 2014 - 06:04 PM

You know after looking at these pics, it appears the cub cadet muffler which costs around $30  new would be a direct fit for this!

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Posted October 19, 2014 - 06:10 PM

You know after looking at these pics, it appears the cub cadet muffler which costs around $30  new would be a direct fit for this!

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Indeed they could i actually bought one of those as well then rick told be he had this one for 15 Bucks so i decided to give it a try.

 

The only Issue's with the cub cadet mufflers are the front bracket needs to come off. And for the H16 the exhaust inlet is far too short it needs to be a few inches longer. If you had a torch you could also heat and bend the bracket for the muffler so you did need to extend the inlet on the muffler.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 09:39 PM

Sorry John,didn't relies it was that thin,I should have removed the shield and looked a little better,it did have a very nice outer shield,looks like you did  a nice job fixing it,nice to have an original looking muffler when your going to all that work



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Posted October 19, 2014 - 10:09 PM

Indeed they could i actually bought one of those as well then rick told be he had this one for 15 Bucks so i decided to give it a try.

 

The only Issue's with the cub cadet mufflers are the front bracket needs to come off. And for the H16 the exhaust inlet is far too short it needs to be a few inches longer. If you had a torch you could also heat and bend the bracket for the muffler so you did need to extend the inlet on the muffler.

John the PO of my H16 put a Cub muffler on mine & it is too short. I was thinking of maybe extending the tip with a piece of tubing to get me thru & past the bracket. In spite of the surface rust it appears to be a new muffler. He also put a Cub seat on it too :(

 

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