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#1 Dayton_King OFFLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2015 - 07:10 PM

I am a tinker and I may do somethings to a Gravely some purists might not like. Last year I repowered a 8122 with a brand new crate Honda Gx670. Will I am heading to pick up this gem. Bruce Guthrie will be supplying the adapter kit for this project. He is the best guy to repower your old gravely with newer motors. I am either going to do the Honda gx670 or the 25hp Subaru Robin. This project will take a little while but I will update as often as I can. The I will sell the Onan to help pay for the repower.

The last pics are my repower from last year

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Posted April 17, 2015 - 08:01 AM

That looks great! I have often wondered about these Gravely 4 wheel tractors. I occasionally see them for sale locally. I have 0 knowledge about them and that makes me hesitant to purchase one. Are there any fatal issues to look for when buying one.



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Posted April 17, 2015 - 09:06 AM

That looks great! I have often wondered about these Gravely 4 wheel tractors. I occasionally see them for sale locally. I have 0 knowledge about them and that makes me hesitant to purchase one. Are there any fatal issues to look for when buying one.

 

I personally think the design/mechanics are as stout and reliable as any contemporary. Perhaps some are taken aback by the rear engine design, but that facilitates direct drive and weight over the drive axle. Both positives IMO. It also makes the engine very accessible and easy to work on.

 

I think the big variable is what engine is hanging on the back. There's a wide array used. Briggs, Kohler's, Onans, Robins in lots of HP's. That's a personal choice. I've run Onans, Kohlers and Briggs with no major complaints.

 

Be careful though, Gravelys are like potato chips. You know how that goes :D

 

DK, looks like some good clay. Looking forward to your build :thumbs:



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Posted April 19, 2015 - 09:54 AM

Got her home. I need to get the pressure washer out and blast it. Engine has great compression but getting no power to the switch. I will tackle that this afternoon.

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Posted April 19, 2015 - 07:56 PM

The engine had a fire, gas leak burned some wires. I replaced some wires and put some used plug wires on it. Cleaned the points. The fuel pump is shot and the rebuild kit is 86 bucks so I will order that later. It will only run with the choke on. But it runs and it even moves forward and backwards. Tried to up load a 17 sec video I am not allowed to yet I guess lol

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Posted April 20, 2015 - 07:59 AM

The engine had a fire, gas leak burned some wires. I replaced some wires and put some used plug wires on it. Cleaned the points. The fuel pump is shot and the rebuild kit is 86 bucks so I will order that later. It will only run with the choke on. But it runs and it even moves forward and backwards. Tried to up load a 17 sec video I am not allowed to yet I guess lol

Your video may have been in a format the system didn't recognize. If you can upload pics, then it is not a permission issue.



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Posted April 20, 2015 - 08:06 AM

I prefer function over originality.


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Posted April 20, 2015 - 11:26 AM

That is a good looking gt. Funny as I just seen an add for the 25hp Subaru Robin and was wondering how good they are.

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Posted April 20, 2015 - 07:29 PM

I pulled the engine today. The measurement from the adapter plate to the end of the input shaft is 3 7/16. Very important to get this measurement. I will re.ove the wiring and dash tower and start the paint prepping.

The 2 at the end of 8162 means it's a manual lift. 3 means hydraulic lift. Mine is a manual lift. When I removed my engine I was happy to see that I have the hydro gear already installed in my trans. So on my build I might put a hydraulic lift

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 04:03 PM

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