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Posted May 06, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Thank you, I'm hoping to get back to the diagnosis tomorrow as I have a crazy work schedule

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Posted May 06, 2015 - 10:16 PM

Thank you, as I hope to get back to the diagnosis tomorrow , I didn't have time today as my work schedule is crazy.

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:52 PM

Some good news I had a little time this evening to get out in the garage. I now have spark :thumbs: . Thank you all for the help very much appreciated. The ignition switch is bad, the breaker  box cover was grounding out the condenser wire, and the points were may have had some of my finger prints on them :wallbanging: . I only had enough time to get the spark going this evening, I have the day off tomorrow so hopefully I will get the old Wisconsin fired up and purring like a kitten. After I can start the journey of tightening up the chassis, setting the rear axle play, the clutch needs a little tlc. I have my 2 1/2" x 1/4" steel cut for the sleeve hitch fabrication. After, considering all goes well, I can finally put the 800 to work fixing up my gravel driveway. In the mean time I'm hoping to locate myself a starter/generator as it was missing when I picked up the GT.

Thank you again for all the help!!

Mike


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Posted May 08, 2015 - 09:52 AM

Now be sure to post a video of that! I'm waiting in anticipation! 



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Posted May 09, 2015 - 05:41 AM

While removing the hood I broke a bolt and had to remove the front end to drill it out and tap new threads.

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Posted May 09, 2015 - 05:44 AM

During the final stage of drilling out the boot, which was going way to smoothly the drill bit broke off and got stuck in the hole.

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Posted May 09, 2015 - 05:49 AM

After that little set back I was able to get the Bolens back together. She started right up with one pull, dialed the carb in and the old wisconsin is running like a champ!

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Posted May 09, 2015 - 05:51 AM

Now be sure to post a video of that! I'm waiting in anticipation!

I will take some videos soon!

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Posted May 09, 2015 - 05:56 AM

During the final stage of drilling out the boot, which was going way to smoothly the drill bit broke off and got stuck in the hole.


Well FRIGGING naturally right ? Murphy's Law more times than not working on these old boys,teaches one patience (if in need of that virtue) I'd shorten up that exhaust tube , extra length + vibration = hard on exhaust port threads (IMO). Keep after it you're getting there.

Regards Kevin

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Posted May 09, 2015 - 06:04 AM

Kevin
Well said I can remember back in my younger days the wrenches would have been flying out of the garage door I've definitely learned to have a little bit of that patience thing over the years.
Thanks for the advice on that pipe I'll shorten er up a bit.
Mike

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Posted May 09, 2015 - 07:02 AM

Looking good!



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Posted May 09, 2015 - 01:24 PM

Congrats on getting 'er running! Lots of excitement when she pops on the first pull, no doubt..



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Posted May 13, 2015 - 09:59 PM

I had some time today to get out and play around with the Bolens, I dragged the box scraper around for 45 minutes or so it ran great, however I wasn't able to get the rear locker to work. I started looking into it I was going to play around with the rear axle end play and was unable to loosen the right castle nut as at some point in time a previous owner must not have had a cotter pin lying around and peened the end of the axle over a bit to prevent the nut from turning loose. I may get into that tomorrow. A few questions, would the axle end play have anything to do with the locker not functioning? What should I look for?

Thank you,

Mike



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Posted May 14, 2015 - 06:41 AM

The rear axle end play is crucial for the differential to function, if there's too much play the gears do not mesh fully and will eventually strip out. I would definitely take care of the tranny issues before you do any real heavy work with it.



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Posted May 14, 2015 - 01:49 PM

My diff doesn't lock either, how do I check for rear end play?






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