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#121 Bigdaddydon OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 09:29 PM

I finally got to painting the tin. I used rustoleum almond in rattle cans. It turned out very nice although I do have concerns with long term durability, i guess i'll find out.

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 07:19 AM

Looking Good
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What color did you use for the green?

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Posted July 22, 2011 - 09:58 PM

I was running the 1256 around the yard trying to adjust the rpm. It was running faster than it had during any of my other test runs. At some point the pressure built up in the block and popped the dipstick out of the tube. It never hesitated or anything. In the garage I can reproduce the symptom at high rpm.

Any Thoughts?

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Posted July 22, 2011 - 10:01 PM

Looking Good
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What color did you use for the green?


Valspar "Lucious Green"
looked to be a perfect match to the deck, not as attention grabing as your yellow (lol) but it gets the job done

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 09:25 AM

At some point the pressure built up in the block and popped the dipstick out of the tube. It never hesitated or anything. In the garage I can reproduce the symptom at high rpm.

Any Thoughts?


I've seen that a few times. ....We would bend the dipstick slightly to increase the tension if your dipstick has the "accordian" folds.

I don't know if you have a tach, but you do want to keep the engine speed down to 3200-3400 rpm for durability.

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 09:57 AM

Thanks Bruce,

I was looking into a tach/hour meter. I guess i'll pull the trigger on that one.

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 02:17 PM

Thanks Bruce,

I was looking into a tach/hour meter. I guess i'll pull the trigger on that one.


You don't need a built-in tach. ....We always used the vibratory-type tach (sirometer) sold by B&S (#19200) and Tecumseh (#670156 ?) in our shop. .....I had the opportunity to check their accuracy against an electronic tach, and the vibratory type were very accurate.
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Posted September 12, 2011 - 08:16 PM

Hi everybody, its been a while since I did any serious work on the 1256.

So today I got the twist lock throttle cable working so I could hold RPM's without holding the throttle. Took it for a spin and noticed the choke cable kept floating. Upon inspection the piece that holds the cables broke.

Could somebody give me pics of there setup. I haven't found the part number for this bracket yet but i'll keep trying.

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 08:41 PM

Looks like that piece that the cables go through is homemade.
I'll see if I can get some pics up tomorrow

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 08:13 AM

I found some pics of what looks to be original. It looks like angle iron drilled to spec. Since the one I had was homemade I guess it won't hurt to make this one. Looks like it uses the crankcase cover bolt for mounting?

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:08 AM

Looks like it uses the crankcase cover bolt for mounting?


Yes, that is correct.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:25 PM

I found some pics of what looks to be original. It looks like angle iron drilled to spec. Since the one I had was homemade I guess it won't hurt to make this one. Looks like it uses the crankcase cover bolt for mounting?


Sorry, I forgot all about locating a picture for you! :wallbanging:


The funny thing is thats my TR-10D you got a pic of LOL :D

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 01:35 AM

Got the throttle and choke cable bracket fabricated and installed.

Now how do I go about centering my steering wheel? The pic is with the tires straight.
How does it get like that?

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 04:21 AM

You can center your steering wheel by adjusting the tie rod and drag link ends.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 06:31 AM

You can center your steering wheel by adjusting the tie rod and drag link ends.


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