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#76 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2015 - 02:54 PM

It's back together! But I still have the issue of the engine stumbling under a load. Changed the plug wires and plug. No difference. Has to be the carb. If not I have a cheap Ford for sale!!!!!!!!!


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Posted June 21, 2015 - 05:02 PM

Kenny, did you lock this topic by accident?


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Posted June 21, 2015 - 05:12 PM

Nope! Wanna buy a Ford?


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 09:51 AM

First of all, apologies to everyone for locking the thread! I was ready to burn the Ford last night. It would run great until I turned the PTO on, then it was spit fuel and sputter. I got back out there this morning to look into the carb. It was a Walbro adjustable jet. So I took the new #30 off the Jake and put it on. Now all is well EXCEPT!

I cannot put the Ford air cleaner on with the choke set up the #30 has. It rotates fwd and sticks out past the carb end. The Walbro had the choke lever just the opposite to fit. Here's pics.

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Notice the choke lever above. Here's the Walbro:

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Ford air cleaner base.

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The choke lever will be in the area my finger is pointing at. The main issue with the Walbro is the lower throttle shaft bushing is either gone or it's just wore out. With the throttle open, it moves about a 1/16" side-to-side. You can just see the shiny spot in this pic.

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Now, can I remove the #30 choke lever and clock it 90°?  I realize I will have to drill and tap threads for a screw to hold it on there. Need to know folks as I am getting tired of working on this every day.

 

The mower deck repairs are working. it is much quieter now. Took me nearly an hour to get the deck latched back under there last night.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 10:44 AM

You might just be able to swap over the entire shaft and choke plate, I thought they were the same? If not how about just swapping air cleaner housing? My dad's rig has the same exact issue,in fact the choke pull is actually backwards, out to run in to choke. I didn't have another carb to make it correct at the time, and it was Mickey moused when we got it.
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Posted June 22, 2015 - 10:52 AM

I took the plate and shaft out of the Walbro. Seems the screws are just a bit farther apart on it. Guess I need to take the one out of the #30 and see. If it's still good, I have some Loctite to make sure they stay in there.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 12:37 PM

Got it swapped out. Had to break the Kohler shaft as they had staked the screws and they broke off, leaving enough stuck out the back I couldn't get the shaft out. Mowed with it for a while and all is good right now.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 02:29 PM

Ahhhhh very good my friend, glad its running better, I must confess that if Ihad not put powersteering on mine, i may have a different opinion on them, as my open sided 125 is a much better handling tractor than my dads closed sided rig hands down.
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Posted June 22, 2015 - 02:37 PM

Good deal Kenny.  I've come against the same problems with choke shafts not working on certain air filter housings.  Frustrating, but there's always a "work around".


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 02:43 PM

Ahhhhh very good my friend, glad its running better, I must confess that if Ihad not put powersteering on mine, i may have a different opinion on them, as my open sided 125 is a much better handling tractor than my dads closed sided rig hands down.

Keith, this thing steers much easier that the FF's.

 

Good deal Kenny.  I've come against the same problems with choke shafts not working on certain air filter housings.  Frustrating, but there's always a "work around".

I'm glad I could make it work. Had to open the screw holes a bit due to hole spacing. But it is running real good now.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 03:09 PM

For a minute there , I thought I was driving to Oklahoma to get a cheap 165.  :smilewink:  :smilewink:


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 04:29 PM

For a minute there , I thought I was driving to Oklahoma to get a cheap 165.  :smilewink:  :smilewink:

It just got under my skin a bit! But it's running good now! So i guess I'll hang on to it a while longer.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Glad you got it back running like it should. I understand the frustration of repairing problems, I have a couple of times it was so bad the I almost junked my Fords & bought a Chevy. LOL

 

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Posted June 24, 2015 - 05:46 PM

It just got under my skin a bit! But it's running good now! So i guess I'll hang on to it a while longer.

Sometimes you just have to go and do something else for a while. Believe me I know how it goes.


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 05:55 PM

The tractor sounds great. Gonna have to do more on the deck though! I know the idler there has a bearing issue. NH want $52 for that idler!


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