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#1 MyBolens1053 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 03:25 PM

I hope everyone had a great July 4th and I know the weekend is still going on. Now that I turned 55 yesterday, I'm in the "I just wanna take my time" mode.

But, the lawn and garden doesn't see my point of view and is screaming attention.

So, I'm back to trying to get my 850 running. I removed the car alternator the PO had installed, located a voltage regulator, starter solenoid, points and condenser, spark plug and a battery. All new and all is wired in and working well. Have spark at least 3/8" and the motor turns good. Have gas flow at the tank to the carb. Pulled all external adjusting screws and cleaned internals with carb cleaner. Did this after I dribbled gas in the spark plug opening and got it to fire for a moment. Dribbled gas down the carb throat and it fired again, then died.

Okay, so I seem to need to rebuild the carb. Money and time are not being kind right now and I have a rebuilt carb sitting here from a TRA-10D motor. The S-8D takes a different one from what I see.

Is it possible that I can temporarily use the carb meant for the TRA-10D until I rebuild the other carb for the S-8D??

 

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 03:39 PM

Will the engine stay running if you keep shooting carb cleaner down the plug hole / or Air cleaner?

If so you probably need to clean your carb. If it dosent even run/only fires once or twice then I would think there would be more than a carb issue.

 

The Carb from and S-8D will bolt onto the engine and function properly.

Let me know if you need any parts.


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 03:42 PM

Belated   :happy_birthday:  Some progress is better'n none, hang in there! :thumbs:


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 03:48 PM

Will the engine stay running if you keep shooting carb cleaner down the plug hole / or Air cleaner?

If so you probably need to clean your carb. If it dosent even run/only fires once or twice then I would think there would be more than a carb issue.

 

The Carb from and S-8D will bolt onto the engine and function properly.

Let me know if you need any parts.

Will the carb from a TRA-10D work on the S-8D is my question. Thanks.



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Posted July 05, 2014 - 03:51 PM

Belated   :happy_birthday:  Some progress is better'n none, hang in there! :thumbs:

 

Thanks, Newpaws493.  :wave:



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Posted July 05, 2014 - 04:21 PM

Will the carb from a TRA-10D work on the S-8D is my question. Thanks.

 

Yes it will work just fine.


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 04:24 PM

Yes it will work just fine.

Thanks farmerall. As you see, no rest for the weary.    The tractor ===> :deadhorse:  <=== Me.


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 07:32 PM

don't let them get you down i had to work on my 750 yesterday because of bad spark and what a runaround i tell ya then found out the float was stuck so after she fired i just let her run the vibration must have helped as she works fine now . the best thing to do if you can is have it sonic cleaned this should get the passages cleaner than other methods


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 09:53 PM

I gave it one last try this morning with the original carb after pulling it loose from the block, checked the intake gasket, shook the carb a few times and remounted it.

 

Well, what do you know. IT RUNS!!!!

 

So I drove it around the yard after switching the rear wheels with wheels that hold air. Then I engaged the tiller while it was in the raised position and drove some more.

 

Now the ultimate test. Time to till some soil.

 

I now have more garden space!!! But, it now feels like I tore something in my shoulder after lifting and lowering that tiller all those times. Sucks getting old.

 

 

I guess after my sleeve hitch is paid for and arrives I will be looking for a hydro lift for this thing or the 1053 when I get that motor straightened out.


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Yep, those tillers are heavy. The hydraulic lift sure makes it easy though :D

Glad you got it running and tilling.

Bob

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:36 PM

I'm really considering looking into an electric actuator lift. John Deere has them on some of their sleeve hitch setups  Fabricating a fit shouldn't be too bad.



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Posted July 16, 2014 - 11:35 PM

So far, the 850 has kept running, despite doing nothing else to it. We had a tornado hit a few days ago and left for some cleanup on the grounds. The 850 still had the tiller on it so I draped a chain with with spring clasps and a tarp to toss the debris on and drag it to a compost pile.

After all said and done and the trip back to the garage the drag link decided to separate at the front wheel so I lost steering. I'm not even going to ask the obvious. But, I will ask ...

 

How easy is it to fix the drag link or do I need to replace it?


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 06:39 AM

Happy birthday! As far as the drag link they are easy to change out. One nut at the front axle and one nut at the steering rod. Then the whole arm comes off. Should be able to find them on ebay or if you can find a parts tractor. Great news that you got the carb figured out.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 07:31 AM

There are ball joints on each end, sometimes they will pop off and need to be replaced, I have them instock if you need any.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 11:02 AM

There are ball joints on each end, sometimes they will pop off and need to be replaced, I have them instock if you need any.

That would much cheaper than replacing the entire arm too. 


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