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#1 a4hope2011 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 08:41 AM

Hi all,

I'm a newbie but I thought I'd let you guys know why I joined:

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I'm working on it currently.

Here's where I stopped yesterday, the end of day 1:

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Let me know what you guys think!

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 08:45 AM

Welcome to GTT!

Thats a nice looking JD 318 :thumbs:

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 08:52 AM

Thanks!
here's some more from yesterday:

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 08:54 AM

Your making good headway!

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 09:08 AM

Looking real good so far. Should be an interesting project. I have always wanted a 318. Maybe someday. Well, at any rate, good luck with your restoration.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 09:43 AM

Green or not, a great tractor! :smilewink: Will be following this thread! The 318 is notably one of the best JD made. In gas powered, it seems the 318 and the 420 are the Kings!

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 11:54 AM

Good start on a nice tractor!! Keep us up to date.
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Posted March 01, 2011 - 12:52 PM

Alex,
I'm probably the one who directed you to this site when I posted in wfm about where to find a tech manual for your 318. I hope you will be able to down load it. If not I could try and send it to you via email, but I may have to break it up as it's a large file, and I'm not sure if aol will allow that large of a file to be sent.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 02:43 PM

Nice, 318s are great tactors.
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Posted March 01, 2011 - 03:59 PM

:wave: a4hope2011 Welcome to GTTalk! Glad to have you with us! Looks like you've got a good start on that restoration, I'll bet the seat switch was giving you fits though LOL!

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 07:33 PM

Tmo,
You're probably the same fellow. Thanks for pointing me here, it's another great community of enthusiasts. The system still recognizes me as a new member, and I haven't been able to get the manual, but it should get sorted out soon.

Caseguy,
it probably would have, but the previous owner "fixed" it for me.

Thanks to all for the positive comments! I don't think I mentioned it, but it was in good running shape when I got it, so I shouldn't have to get into the motor (knock on wood).

Today I removed a couple more items, bagged and labeled all the hardware, started cleaning up the old grease, grass, and dirt, and bought a bunch of maintenance items from the dealer.

The mule drive will need to be straightened out and welded

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the deck is in good shape underneath

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organization!

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Oh, and I *may* have gotten a little distracted while I was at the dealer and gotten something else, too...















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A new fs45!

I will need to get a new power steering cylinder or rebuild this one...does anyone have a line on one, besides ebay?

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 09:45 PM

a4hope2011,

Very impressed with the organization! What year and how many hours are on the 318?

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 09:58 PM

I should have mentioned that information earlier. It's a '90 with 1,111 hours (not kidding). I got it with the 50'' deck at auction for $1200. Only mechanical problem so far is a leaking power steering cylinder, but lots of little cosmetic bits.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 09:59 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. That looks like a great start you have there and a good tractor to do it with.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 10:00 PM

Looks good, I'll be watching this thread as I have 3 JD300s and 1 JD316, all Kohlers, I see yours has dual brakes, hyd., and hand control for motion, looks just like mine.




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