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#211 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted January 10, 2015 - 07:27 PM

Was he wore out when you got home?


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Posted January 10, 2015 - 07:30 PM

I bet Grandpa was tired too. :D
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Posted January 11, 2015 - 02:05 PM

We did have fun, and it is real hard to wear him out, I gave up around 10:00pm yesterday, missed my Sat night shows. Anyhow, I tested out the spring I made, I think this will do well. The original belt looks good, but I may replace it anyhow. Have a few more parts on order. Once these come in I should be able to complete the deck. For those keeping track I tallied the cost (Including tools Impact wrench, saw horses, Gear puller) and I am at $525.96, Without the tools $476.37. 

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Posted January 11, 2015 - 02:31 PM

Nice! Isn't hard to tie up the $ in these machines! But, it keeps us busy!


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 04:20 PM

We did have fun, and it is real hard to wear him out, I gave up around 10:00pm yesterday, missed my Sat night shows. Anyhow, I tested out the spring I made, I think this will do well. The original belt looks good, but I may replace it anyhow. Have a few more parts on order. Once these come in I should be able to complete the deck. For those keeping track I tallied the cost (Including tools Impact wrench, saw horses, Gear puller) and I am at $525.96, Without the tools $476.37.


Is that deck only, or tractor, deck, repairs, etc?
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Posted January 11, 2015 - 04:29 PM

So far just the deck, Some paint and JB was used on the frame, but not much I'd say around 10 - 15 dollars on the frame so far. The Deck and Engine and tranny is the most expensive, the rest is cosmetics. 



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Posted January 11, 2015 - 07:23 PM

Well, I thought I was done buying parts for the deck. Everything has been replaced except for the idler bushing. I noticed that the idler pulley wasn't level and the belt was riding high. You can see this with the offset washer and the canted pulley. I took the idler bracket off to see if it was bent. Nope, so the only thing it could be is the bushing. I notched the bushing before I punched it out incase I need to re-use it, If I can't find a replacement I'll turn this 90* and re-install it. And the search begins again! 

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 11:06 PM

that snowblower you have got more pictures of the mount and lift handle tractor part of mount might have to fab one thx tom alberta canada


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 09:28 PM

The Blower is way back in another shed, And I truly don't have a clue as to how it attaches other than the front of the tractor. Here is a couple pages from the manual, 

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Posted January 14, 2015 - 10:00 PM

I found some brass bearings that I could work with. I needed two as they were not long enough, then they fit loosely inside the idler bracket, I cut a piece of flashing and fit it inside the bracket then pushed the bushings in. I trimmed the excess flashing and bushing off with a dermel cutoff wheel. I had to change from a 5/16 bolt to a 3/8 as the center diameter is larger. All said and done the idler pully is leveled out and all seems to work fine now. I'll see about a new belt tomorrow so I can button the cover down.

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 10:09 AM

Larrybl,

The top cover will help hold the idler in position. Or, do what I did and make a small bracket that goes from the bolt forward to one of the top cover holes. Sure makes it easier to clean. I wish my old Roper looked as good as yours, but HE has to work too hard.

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 09:40 PM

The new brass bearings straightened the idler out, and the top cover will hold it well, thanks. The final parts came in today, (brake spring and three nylock nuts) I picked up a new 1/2 X 91" belt..... I guess I should have looked in the book, the old belt is a 92". Oh well... Back to T/S for an exchange.

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Posted January 16, 2015 - 10:12 PM

The deck is done, and tested and stored. Had to use a come-along to get it back up there. It is secured with two cargo straps and a nylon rope. The deck will stay there until the Old Girl is ready.

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Posted January 17, 2015 - 06:11 AM

Beautiful, just beautiful.
I bet that one is good for another 50 years.
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Posted January 17, 2015 - 11:28 PM

No "Old Girl" work today. Had company over, did a BBQ, and scored a couple push mowers and a table saw from the neighbor.

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