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#271 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted February 01, 2015 - 01:03 PM

I have the solenoid ground covered, the white wire goes through two safety switches (neutral and attachment). I want to place the solenoid back in the original location, but make it more beefier so less chance of failing. 

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Posted February 01, 2015 - 03:15 PM

Good to hear. No more starting the tractor in gear or with the deck on.

Safeties are usually the first thing removed from GT's; I glad you're spending the time to incorporate new ones into your system.


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Posted February 01, 2015 - 06:11 PM

Got side tracked with a Wife project this morning, worked in the Old shop on the planter, A "cold front" came through and dropped us out of the 70's and brought some rain. If it keeps this up I'll be mowing again next weekend. While waiting on paint to dry I re-built the safety switch harness, applied heat shrink to the battery cables, and ordered two new safety switches.

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Posted February 01, 2015 - 08:24 PM

The advantages of 9 year old hands. I installed the brake lever will little effort, then started on the hi-lo lever. The first thing I noticed was I couldn't get the lever past the transaxle pulley due to it's odd shape. I pulled the belt guard out of the way, and had to remove one of the bolts in the rear plate, I finally got it in there, but now another issue, how to install the bar brackets and bolts that are above the transaxle? I wasn't about to drop the tranny a third time. I contemplated this over a couple beers, and tried pliers, long sockets, etc. but just couldn't hold the bracket and install the lock washer and bolt at the same time. After beer three I was wishing I had small hands...... DOH!!!!! Logan to the rescue. After I called him in, we had both brackets on in less than 10 minuets!

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 06:22 AM

Always nice to have a helper with the right sized hands!


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 07:35 AM

All my little hands are growing up.
Man, she really starting to take shape.
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Posted February 02, 2015 - 07:49 AM

Hey Larry, question for you. Can you measure the OD of the pulleys for the drive on this? Both the one on the rear end and the engine. Got another thread where a member is having an issue with speed on his tractor. Someone may have changed things there.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 09:45 AM

good thing for little hands. I did that one time, that little bracket is a pain int he backside!!!


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Sometimes having man sized hands just doesn't work out. I have to get Steph to reach her little hands into a lot of places.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Hey Larry, question for you. Can you measure the OD of the pulleys for the drive on this? Both the one on the rear end and the engine. Got another thread where a member is having an issue with speed on his tractor. Someone may have changed things there.

I'll check on this this evening when I get home.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 08:28 PM

Kenny, it looks like the transmission pulley is 7-1/2 and the engine pulley Outside = 3" Center = 4-3/4" and Inner = 4-1/4 by my eye. Give or take a 1/4 for eyeball calibration. I assume the inner is the drive pulley.

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 08:39 PM

Well, I guess you get what you pay for. These are the 4" round LED's I spotted at Wal-Mart for $35.00. Good news, they will fit, weigh 1/4 of what the glass bulbs weigh, and hardly any current draw. Con's, The look doesn't seem quite right, light output is only 1/4 of the incandescent at the same voltage.....The only other options in 4" round are 35W Halogens. I tried these on BMP, and it's either lights or Deck, can't run both.

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 09:56 PM

And it figures on the switch, Just got this email......Hi Larry,

 

I certainly understand your concerns in regards to the availability of the switch on your order and I am sorry for the delay in your response. In review of the availability information, I have found that this part is no longer available and no authorized substitutions have been identified. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We only stop carrying parts once they are no longer made and we have exhausted all available resources to locate a replacement. I have issued a credit in the amount of $19.06 back to your account. Please allow 2-3 business days for the credit to reflect.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions or concerns by replying directly to this email.

 

I saw one at Autozone that should work. Kinda deviating from stock, but need to work with what I can get.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:29 PM

larrybl,

I listed close to your measurements 3" 5" 41/4" on the site KennyP was asking about. That was eyeball checking. I don't know what the outer small pulley is for, I only have a mower and rear breaking plow, disc and cultivators. The middle pulley is mower drive and inner pulley is tractor drive.

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:34 PM

And it figures on the switch, Just got this email......Hi Larry,
 
I certainly understand your concerns in regards to the availability of the switch on your order and I am sorry for the delay in your response. In review of the availability information, I have found that this part is no longer available and no authorized substitutions have been identified. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We only stop carrying parts once they are no longer made and we have exhausted all available resources to locate a replacement. I have issued a credit in the amount of $19.06 back to your account. Please allow 2-3 business days for the credit to reflect.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions or concerns by replying directly to this email.
 
I saw one at Autozone that should work. Kinda deviating from stock, but need to work with what I can get.


What switch is that Larry?
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