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#16 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 03:40 PM

Be nice to it, give it a sugar cube every once in a while.  Hope it is a easy fix.

Just don't feed it that cube through the gas tank!


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 04:16 PM

If you put the dead horse up on blocks in the front yard, you will qualify as a redneck amishman!   :smilewink:


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 06:53 PM

You could just board that horse up here in PA for the winter,,,, Ill get it running by spring for ya,, but Ill have to figure out a good excuse why it has the plow bracket marks on the axle when you come to pick it up :smilewink:


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 08:23 PM

You could just board that horse up here in PA for the winter,,,, Ill get it running by spring for ya,, but Ill have to figure out a good excuse why it has the plow bracket marks on the axle when you come to pick it up :smilewink:

 

That is probably his problem, it has been in the stable to long and when he took it out it didn't know how to act! :rolling:


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Posted September 21, 2014 - 08:17 PM

I had time this weekend to work on the engine some and I found the muffler had moved down against the points cover and melted the screw out of the points set that the coil wire hooks up, I replaced the points, condenser and installed a new wire. While I was working on it I decided to pull the head to De-carbon the engine. I was amazed after 5 years of using on a almost weekly basis, it looks really clean to me. Has to be from using "Seafoam" in every tank of gas the Wheel Horse gets. The head has a little carbon on it, but it's not thick or flaking off.

 

Y'all take a look and let me know what you think..

 

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Posted September 21, 2014 - 08:32 PM

Almost clean enough to eat off Brian. I wouldn't loose any sleep over that little bit, but since its down, might as well clean it off.

Glad it was something simple on the repair.
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Posted September 21, 2014 - 08:33 PM

Looks pretty good, Brian. Guess I need to get some Seafoam. Glad it was easy, for once.


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Posted September 21, 2014 - 08:43 PM

It has convinced me that the fuel treatment called "Seafoam" is a good product and does what it says. :thumbs: I will continue to use it in everything I own !!


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Posted September 21, 2014 - 08:56 PM

Glad something has finally turned out good for you Brian.   :thumbs:


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Posted September 22, 2014 - 05:10 AM

Glad you found the issue with the engine! That looks pretty good in there. I use Seafoam a lot too.


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Posted September 28, 2014 - 07:38 PM

I finally had time to work on the engine this morning so I could mow this afternoon. Got everything cleaned up and back together and torqued down. Still didn't want to run and was just acting like it was firing every few revolutions. I pulled the points cover and realized that I hadn't replaced the points, just fixed the wire. I went ahead and changed the points and it fired right off. Adjusted the high idle jet and it's running better then it has in quite a while. I also found that it must have been rebuilt shortly before I bought it over 10 years ago as it has a .010" over sized piston in it and it's good and tight in the bore.

 

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Posted September 28, 2014 - 09:11 PM

Good to hear your repairs are going well, Brian!
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Posted September 28, 2014 - 09:21 PM

Glad to see you were able to get the horse back up on it's feet and running.  It's not good for a horse to be down.  :smilewink: 


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 06:27 AM

Glad you found the right 'perscription' to get the horse back on it's feet and going again!


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 07:42 AM

No breakdown is good, but shop time is good therapy, especially when things go well as in this case.


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