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#1 redbolt04 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 12, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Hello all!

 

Im new to the forum, and I just picked up my first tractor.  Its a 74 LGT 145, thats a little rough around the edges.  Picked it up with a 42" mower and a 4' plow.  From what I can tell everything is working (except lights).  When I picked it up it did not run.  New plug, some electrical repair and a ignition coil, cleaned and gapped the points properly, and I was back in business!  She smokes lightly, but the seller included a full rebuild kit with it, that I plan on taking on this spring between plowing season.

 

It was missing the mule drive to run the mower, but one is en route as we speak!  I am however having a issue.  When I picked it up, it had lots of stuff undone (electrical, throttle, etc...)  Since then I have fixed many of these things, except the throttle.  I cannot for the life of me figure out whats going on (I feel I may be missing some parts...)

 

Could someone share a picture of the carb/throttle assembly?   I have the linkage from the lever at the controls, and an arm off the carb.  That is it.  No springs, no way to hook the throttle linkage to the arm, nothing.  Im sure I could rig this right and have it going in no time if I could just get a picture.

 

 

Also I have a question about a governor on this machine.  I can work the throttle right off the carb as of now, but I can rev the motor seemingly untill it blows.  Is my missing throttle gear also part of a missing gov.?  

 

 

On to some pics... I picked this up for under $500 on craigslist, and think I got a decent deal. 

 

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Posted August 12, 2014 - 06:48 PM

Welcome! To late for you now, you are addicted but just don't know it yet. One of the Ford guys with be in sometime tonight. Tractor looks to be in decent shape.


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Posted August 12, 2014 - 06:49 PM

:wave:  Welcome to the forum! Great looking open side! Hopefully, some of the folks with one like this can respond. Have you checked the manuals/parts listing to see what is missing?


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Posted August 12, 2014 - 07:08 PM

nice looking open side.  sorry no help but now that the site is back up someone will be along shortly.



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Posted August 12, 2014 - 07:48 PM

The throttle hooks up to the governor down under the carb. Only the link from the top of governor arm to carb is to be on that ass'y.
There needs to be a second bell crank that hooks to the main governor arm with a spring. This is how the throttle gets overridden when governed speed is reached.
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Posted August 12, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Looks brand new. Great find. You will have fun with it. I don't have a picture, but my lgt 100 uses a rod not a cable to operate the throttle. Not sure about yours. Noel

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Posted August 12, 2014 - 08:25 PM

I too have a rod type linkage, but there appears to be no presance of a gov. on my K321AS block.

 

I attached a picture of what Im working with.  The throttle rod linkage is laying just below the ignition coil.  Hidden by a clip dangling on the wire from the points to the coil is an open screw hole with very clean threads.  Not sure what was here (maybe part of the gov assy?).

 

I tried digging through some shop manuals I found on the kholer site, but they dont have much for imagery on a complete carb and gov. setup to show me what Im missing. 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you all for the welcome, I look forward to growing my addiction and learning on this forum!  I cant wait to get this machine up and mowing soon!


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Posted August 12, 2014 - 11:05 PM

The throttle hooks up to the governor down under the carb. Only the link from the top of governor arm to carb is to be on that ass'y.
There needs to be a second bell crank that hooks to the main governor arm with a spring. This is how the throttle gets overridden when governed speed is reached.

Like skyrydr2 said--and looking at your last picture your bell crank is missing,it should be bolted in the bolt hole you mentioned-the gov to carb linkage looks fine.

Your gov is not missing,its there.Ya just gotta find the right bell crank and spring and your back on the road.

You got a nice looking Ford.thanks for showing it.


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Posted August 12, 2014 - 11:06 PM

Fine looking Ford ya got their, Trust me when I say one of many. 2 years ago I had 1 now I have 5 by the way welcome to the site, great bunch of folk's on here who know their stuff

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Posted August 13, 2014 - 06:02 AM

You sure picked a nice tractor as your first! 

I have a K321 in a JD314. Take a look at the pictures in the first post at this link. There is a top view of the carb and a side view of the linkage to the governor. I know it's not the same tractor but it may give you some help. Also there is a procedure in the K series service manual for adjusting the governor linkage that may help once you get it all connected again. 

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Posted August 13, 2014 - 06:14 AM

What are the full engine numbers (spec, serial)? We may get to it that way.



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Posted August 13, 2014 - 07:21 AM

Welcome to GTT. You have a great tractor there. I paid $350 for mine last year but mine doesn't run and is very rusted. I'd say you got a great deal. Check our Manuals Section, 3 free downloads per day.

 

Instead of an engine job, get it runing the best you can and then add Marvel Mystery Oil(MMO) to the gas. One tablespoon per gallon of gas will remove carbon from the combustion chamber, valves and piston. I've found that it frees up the rings and stops many engines from smoking. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 13, 2014 - 07:47 AM

:welcometogttalk: I need that hood.



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Posted August 13, 2014 - 08:38 AM

Howdy amd welcome to gttalk!  great bunch of folks here with the same passion/addiction for old iron.

 

I have 2 tractors with a series K  Kohler 14hp. motor, one with a fuel pump and 1 without.  I took some pics this morning of the one without a fuel pump for ya.  It looks to be set up just like yours is.  Hope this helps.

 

What ever parts you are missing, we have several site sponsers here at gttalk that can help you with all the parts you need. 

 

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have a great day and as always,  happy tractoring!


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Posted August 13, 2014 - 03:54 PM

What are the full engine numbers (spec, serial)? We may get to it that way.

 

K312AS

60191D

 

serial

 

 

Looks like I need the arms and the upper spring shown in the pics Delmar posted.  Im searching for part #'s now but if anyone has them, I would greatly appreciate the help finding them.

 

 

Thank you all again for the help! 


Edited by redbolt04, August 13, 2014 - 04:01 PM.





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