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Posted August 01, 2015 - 06:20 AM

WAAA HOOO (Throws hat in air)
Congrats. It's finally done.

Kenny: housebroken, that's funny.
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Posted August 01, 2015 - 06:39 AM

Great ! You now know you are the " go to" member for gasket sealing issues !
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Posted August 01, 2015 - 05:05 PM

How I spent my day (Part.1) ..... I finished assembly and installed the engine. Then around 1:00 I opened the shop up and fired her up. Sounded fine at first, Oil pressure was good then she started blowing black smoke and missing. There was a strong gas smell, and small droplets of gas was coming from somewhere. I pulled the top of the carb and saw some dirt in the bowl. I cleaned the bowl and checked the float and needle valve, all looked good so I buttoned it up tried again. Same result, flooding. 

 

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 05:18 PM

How I spent my day (Part.2) ..... So I looked over how to remove the carb for a closer examination, yep had to move the coil and pull the intake. I dissembled the carb and checked the float by blowing in the inlet and inverting it so the float would close the needle valve. It was letting air pass, so I flipped it over and pulled the float and needle valve and found this stuck to the tip. I have blown it out again and re-assembled. Too hot right now to open the shop up for another test, so...... To be continued.....

 

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 06:14 PM

What the heck is that and where did it come from?

Also, best check the oil. If its high or smells like gas, you're in for ANOTHER oil change.
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Posted August 01, 2015 - 06:55 PM

Oil is ok, I checked the first thing. Engine was only run a couple minuets and most of the excess gas was blown out bypassing the new exhaust gaskets, (had to re-paint the air filter lid) which may come in to play with the next issue. Ok, the carb is fixed, oil leak fixed, next issue. a clacking sound. The history on this is. Never happened when the two pepper shakers were installed, and a lot of driving and mowed a 1/2 acre. Finally got the custom muffler installed and took it out for show. Clacking happened there but was intermittent. We thought it might be the air filter housing contacting the new muffler. I had the muffler modified so there is a gap between it and the air filter now. As you can see the air filter housing is not installed. Could it be too much restriction with the muffler? Or using a single muffler instead of two?

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 07:39 PM

Here is the operating room. Old girl is back together now. I did a second test with the air filter installed, no clatter. If it is determined that I need to let her breathe easier, simple to make the holes bigger.

 

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 05:39 PM

I went for a mile ride, varied the rpm while riding. stopped at a few neighbors.
 

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No clatter. The other test was to see if the heat shield and muffler paint would hold up.
 

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 05:45 PM

And no leaks?


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Posted August 02, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Still sitting out side. I plan to play with her a little more after it cools down (check the lights) then park her on fresh cardboard for the night.


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Posted August 02, 2015 - 06:59 PM

I hope you got it fixed. That is one sweet looking tractor!


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Posted August 02, 2015 - 07:26 PM

I hope you got it fixed. That is one sweet looking tractor!

Thanks Kenny, I wanted to enter this in tractor of the month, but I decided to wait till I got all the bugs worked out. Going for a second ride after supper and park her on clean cardboard. I know the deck works, so now I'll pull out the snow blower (wish it was a FEL) and see what it needs. (No thoughts of selling the blower here) only the prospect of a bad winter some time. 


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Posted August 02, 2015 - 09:21 PM

Went for an extended ride this afternoon. Over 5 miles round trip to Oglesby TX, Almost a step back in time. Grandson's school, Post office and there were some interesting on-lookers. I didn't get back till after dark. She is sitting on clean cardboard right now.

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 09:39 PM

No clatter at all. Very enjoyable ride, abet a little slow until I hit a down hill run and put her in Georgia overdrive. Muffler is discolored (to be expected) and everything is looking clean at this point.

  

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 09:50 PM

Nothing like a road trip to learn a machine.
Sounds like you've got a new favorite buggy.
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