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Posted April 01, 2015 - 08:26 PM

Well I got the power king running this evening. It runs good no smoke but the front end is crazy loose! Looks like the piece on top of the spindle is really loose.

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Posted April 02, 2015 - 05:37 AM

If your talking about the tie rod ends , you can remove the cotter pin at the end , there's a place to use a large flat blade screwdriver and you should be able to take some of that play out with a little turn . Same at the drag link , goes from the steering box to the spindle . Keep them greased !!


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 04:42 PM

Lots of parts on epay for both. Bearings and bushings are common items.New tie rod ends don'the adjust or grease. Big issue is clutch and shifting on these. Don'the shift on fly, slow engine down. Best to stop, keep clutch in, then shift. Once clutch is released when stopping, pause before shifting, letting Trans stop rolling first. Some grind or roughness is common with these, depending on Po'so usage.
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Posted April 02, 2015 - 08:23 PM

If your talking about the tie rod ends , you can remove the cotter pin at the end , there's a place to use a large flat blade screwdriver and you should be able to take some of that play out with a little turn . Same at the drag link , goes from the steering box to the spindle . Keep them greased !!

Is there a key or something on the top part of the spindle? That is where all the play is at. Also the tie rods are good but the rod they are on appears to be too long. The wheels are towed out even with the tie rod ends are screwed on as far as they will go.

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Posted April 02, 2015 - 08:24 PM

Lots of parts on epay for both. Bearings and bushings are common items.New tie rod ends don'the adjust or grease. Big issue is clutch and shifting on these. Don'the shift on fly, slow engine down. Best to stop, keep clutch in, then shift. Once clutch is released when stopping, pause before shifting, letting Trans stop rolling first. Some grind or roughness is common with these, depending on Po'so usage.

I see what you mean, have to let it sit before I shift or else I grind the gears.

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Posted April 02, 2015 - 10:10 PM

Is there a key or something on the top part of the spindle? That is where all the play is at. Also the tie rods are good but the rod they are on appears to be too long. The wheels are towed out even with the tie rod ends are screwed on as far as they will go.

Hi yes there is a key at the top of the spindle to lock the steering arm to the spindle, if yours is missing that could cause a lot of sloppy play in the steering.

The steering arms do point out quite a bit they tend to be close to the tires, the tie rod should be able to be adjusted to get the right amount of tow-in, if the key is missing this could be the problem also.



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Posted April 03, 2015 - 05:31 AM

Now I understand where the play is your having ,I couldn't remember so I had to look in the manual , the top of the spindle should have a key but it's also tapered to fit snug with the arm the tie rod attaches to . Here's a 1975 manual but you'll see what it looks like .

 

http://gardentractor...m-dandy-manual/


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Posted April 03, 2015 - 06:06 AM

Thanks for the info!
Found out the Jim dandy is a 1963 and the power king is a 1971.

I did upload a manual for a 1964. That might be close for the Jim Dandy.


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Posted April 03, 2015 - 06:01 PM

Took the front end apart and the keys in the spindle are very worn. I think I'll see if I can buy some or else have them made.

Edited by GTpicker01, April 03, 2015 - 07:19 PM.


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Posted April 07, 2015 - 09:53 PM

Can anybody help me out on the wiring for the Jim dandy? It is a mess and it needs redone. Any pictures of other tractors would help. It has electric start if that helps.

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Posted April 08, 2015 - 05:06 AM

Is it a Starter/Generator & Magneto? If so this manual has a diagram.



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Posted April 08, 2015 - 05:15 AM

I could get pictures of my Jim Dandy but mine uses a Kohler 12 hp , with a starter/generator



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Posted April 08, 2015 - 07:50 AM

Is it a Starter/Generator & Magneto? If so this manual has a diagram.

Yes it is Starter/Generator and Magneto and I will check that out. Thanks!

 

I could get pictures of my Jim Dandy but mine uses a Kohler 12 hp , with a starter/generator

I don't think the Kohler wires up the same as a Briggs does it? If the Kohler has a magneto it might, plus mine has lights. Thanks.






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