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#241 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2015 - 05:10 AM

Good catch on that, Larry. Not sure if it is of much consequence, though.



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Posted January 22, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Been looking over the wiring, I think I found a good alternate to the safety switches (Sears P/N 104445X at $7.01 each). I have a good implement switch, connectors are on order along with the light switch and Solenoid. I'll check around the shop this weekend for better looking wire, or pick some up locally. Overall the wire harness should be easy. For hind sight, I wish I had taken higher rez and more pictures on how the clutch assembly went together, but it was broken when I got her. Also a few more pictures on the left side would have been helpful, but I think I can figure it all out from the manuals. Good news, I did find a complete set of Sears rims from a GT-16 that I forgot I parted out a few years ago. I can sand and paint them and take my time removing the tires from the original rims. I have to change radiator hoses on my Daughters car this weekend, but I hope to make some more progress with the Old Girl too. I plan on a couple stops tomorrow to see if I can find a small idler pulley, and a clutch brass bearing before jumping on-line for these.

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Posted January 23, 2015 - 07:05 AM

Is the part # you posted for the alternate switch or the original?


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 07:23 AM

Larry, I do know Bolens1000 has the clutch idler pullies for these.
Nice find on sensor switch.
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Posted January 23, 2015 - 08:27 AM

I am pretty sure one of us can get you clutch pics if you need them.


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 10:36 AM

The safety switch PN is from my other Craftsman, and still available. The orginal switch is a all metal can and round in shape, the alternate is plastic and square, but will bolt up and line up without any modifications.


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Posted January 24, 2015 - 11:02 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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Nice job!


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 01:18 PM

Toying around with thinking about................ Mowing the front yard :D . Started the day with making a new clutch spring, I think I'll replace the 1/4" cotter pin (that the spring connects to) with a 1/4" eyelet. I gathered up some more parts for cleaning - sanding - cleaning - and painting, in that order. Tools I use are mouse sander, wire brush, and a small dremel wire brush. I also looked through my wire box to see if I had better wire, not.

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 02:20 PM

I think I'm a ways from mowing here. Better hurry up, that grass will start growing again as soon as you hit 40 degrees  :poke:


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 06:08 PM

I broke out RED for some seat time today, also the weed wacker, it started on the first pull after sitting for a couple months. Grass is cut and the deck is blown off and cleaned underneath. Now the shop smells of grass and dog bombs. I installed a spring retainer instead of the 1/4 cotter pin, I think this will work fine. Still waiting on the flat pulley and electrical connectors. 

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:51 PM

I think I'm a ways from mowing here. Better hurry up, that grass will start growing again as soon as you hit 40 degrees  :poke:

40 deg? We will be in the 70's most of next week with rain next weekend, I'll be back out there sooner than you think :smilewink:

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 10:29 PM

I decided to change gears this week and work on the wiring. Ignition switch looks new, and I know it works from the test start. Before I can mount the rear end and rear plate there is a cross plate that goes above the transmission and has a grommet that the rear PTO connector and rear light wires go through. This has to be installed before the transmission. I still need 16 Ga. Yellow and Orange, and a PTO switch, I should be able to get this all tomorrow. Hope to have the rear end mounted by this weekend.  

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 05:38 AM

This has rear PTO? Need lots of pics of that setup!



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Posted January 27, 2015 - 08:40 AM

I think that was for the rear electric actuator for the electric hitch option. These tractors never came with rear PTO. My 16/6 has a swich and wires already for one.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 08:55 AM

Thanks. That may explain why I've never seen one!






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