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Posted May 30, 2015 - 08:28 AM

Yes, I'll take the belt along, I think 83" will be a good start. Kenny, this is for the ground drive, the adjustment for this is done by a movable idler pulley. And MH, I don't plan on a "wild ride" the drive and brakes will be adjusted with all four tires off the ground. :D

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Posted May 30, 2015 - 08:34 AM

Gotcha now! A little stretch and worn width can make a belt appear much longer.



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 05:48 PM

HI LARRY
THE ONLY CLUTCH BELT TO USE IS A KEVLAR WRAPPED 83" ROTARY #7628 AND THEY DON'T STRETCH.
ALSO A 104" X 5/8" DECK CLUTCH BELT. TRY IT YOU MAY LIKE IT.
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Posted May 30, 2015 - 08:36 PM

Went to Tractor Supply this morning and drained my tractor account.

 

 

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Posted May 30, 2015 - 09:31 PM

Awesome!
It's almost there!
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Posted May 30, 2015 - 09:55 PM

I am hesitant about installing the hood and grill, mainly due to I will need to pull the front shroud and flywheel to replace the leaky seal. I have been eye-balling it and I think it can be done with the hood on. I'll check this out tomorrow.   



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 11:09 PM

So it is late night and the strange thoughts are starting to come out. I have this snow blower that is absolutely useless to me. I am thinking of pulling the mounting rail (and some key pulleys) and see if I can mount a generator head to it. I am thinking a 5.5K unit would work fine. Previously I thought of mounting the 18hp Briggs opposed on a HF trailer to do this, but just the generator head that can be installed in minuets, and stored easily sounds more appealing, and would make a neat attachment. I found a few pictures of a Sears Generator, and found a Generator heads at Harbor Freight and Northern Tools. Whaca think?  

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Posted May 31, 2015 - 05:01 AM

That would see more use than a snowblower down there!


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Posted May 31, 2015 - 05:11 PM

Busy day! Wrestled with the tires, touched up the rims and finally got them seated, lots of soap solution (How much pressure do you use to seat the beads?). Most seated around 30psi, but I had to go to 40 on one rear before it popped on. Installed the hood (It fits now) and connected up a few minor items. Cleared the shop of tractors so I could get Old Girl out. There is a sequence they have to come in. (Old Girl, BMP, Hulk II, and Red). We went for a test drive, (Got the thumbs-up). While the shop was empty I lowered the deck and moved it to the table I used for the engine build. Overall a good day!

 

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Posted May 31, 2015 - 05:39 PM

Glad you got it out and ran it around. Looks mighty fine!


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 07:03 AM

Turned out very nice Larry!!

 

Sears had factory option 2500 and 4000 watt generators that slide in front mule drive so you are not far off track.

You just have to make sure that generator is designed for a side load drive, many are straight on direct drive and not designed for a side drive. That side load could burn up some bearings mighty quick if not designed for it.


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 07:06 AM

Wow, she looks like a new one or maybe even better

You've got to be proud.
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Posted June 01, 2015 - 07:13 PM

Turned out very nice Larry!!

 

Sears had factory option 2500 and 4000 watt generators that slide in front mule drive so you are not far off track.

You just have to make sure that generator is designed for a side load drive, many are straight on direct drive and not designed for a side drive. That side load could burn up some bearings mighty quick if not designed for it.

I found two that recommend belt drive.

http://www.harborfre...head-45416.html

 

http://www.northernt...oduct_9040_9040

 

The 10K sounds good, but the 5.5K seems better quality.


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 07:14 PM

Just me, but I'd go Northern tool on this!


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 09:42 PM

Yes, I think Northern has better quality, That will be a later implement project. I wanted to see how well the Wal-mart LED lights worked. Plenty bright enough to drive around in the yard in the dark (abet a full moon) I think these will do fine. The camera doesn't show the full reach but it is about twice what the camera shows. Sorry forgot to set the camera to email quality. 

 

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