LOL Been a Looooooong while since Ive posted here just too much real life going on(work, bills, usual stuff) and then kind of got burnt out on the hobby but the coals are starting to smolder again LOL
Anyway quick update on tractor situation
1)214 Hydraulic still doing fine, besides doing some tilling this spring also had 2 tandem loads of gravel delivered ahd had to use box blade to spread and smooth for the driveway. Planning to work on another section of the drive this spring with this setup
2)317 with Magnum18 engine still running good working on rebuilding the deck at present will try to post pics in new thread at some point.
3)214 bought last summer not running for $75. PO said it quit running, I asked if it went BOOM or just quit. He said no unusual noise, got it home and no compression, pulled head and piston not moving. Pulled oil pan and many many little con rod pieces there so me thinks it did go boom!!!
4)317 with KT17 series 2 PO said it ran and it did. Also said hydro made noise it did . Drained fluid and it was low on fluid and black as dirty motor oil. changed fluid and filter and that fixed hydro noise but motor smokes badly and blows oil out of crankcase breather while under load. compression is around 85psi so hoping just needs rings as i cant afford total rebuild with pistons at $200 each
Anyway thanks for reading will try to post more and figure out which project to tackle next LOL