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#1 Nxt2doc OFFLINE  

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Posted June 07, 2015 - 02:14 PM

Didn't really accomplish a whole lot but did get my hands dirty. Pulled the carb and cleaned it again. Jerry rigged a temporary gas tank out of a Pepsi bottle. Moved the throttle from the governor to the carb. I have no idea why it was there to begin with. Pulled it three times and it started. Farted and belched like a mad machine. Governor doesn't engage and it smokes pretty good. Did get a little trip around the yard, which is cool. Not in love with this engine as its not original. Got my eyes on a Briggs 8 hp electric start but waiting on funds.

Took the linkage off of the slot hitch and did a little persuading with it to get it a lot closer to straight. By then Isabela was done playing with her bubbles and the race was on so I tucked things away for another day. One day I will get it all done and purty but I'm in no hurry at all.

 


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 04:29 PM

You straightened the slot hitch linkages? Nooo.... They are supposed to be Z-staggered....

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Posted June 07, 2015 - 04:33 PM

They are still z staggered but now they keep an even distance between them. they where a little twisted and such. Just tapped them back the way they should be. That was a pretty good jump you had there though.


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 05:10 PM

They are still z staggered but now they keep an even distance between them. they where a little twisted and such. Just tapped them back the way they should be. That was a pretty good jump you had there though.


Wouldn't jump as high if the hitch was in my shop.... :poke:

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Posted June 07, 2015 - 05:28 PM

Now Casey would you get rid of this hitch if  you where me. What I would like to get is a Kohler kv161 to put on this thing. Figuring that's not going to happen though.


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 05:36 PM

Now Casey would you get rid of this hitch if  you where me. What I would like to get is a Kohler kv161 to put on this thing. Figuring that's not going to happen though.


Knowing it would go to good home, yes. :D

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Posted June 07, 2015 - 06:01 PM

oh it already has a good home
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Posted June 07, 2015 - 06:11 PM

Surely with all of those Springfield's you have theres one or two laying around your place.


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 06:21 PM

I have 16 Springfields and only 4 slot hitches... Which is not a good average, I mean its only 25%....

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Posted June 07, 2015 - 09:55 PM

sure would like to see a picture of that fleet someday
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Posted June 07, 2015 - 10:06 PM

sure would like to see a picture of that fleet someday


Me too... But they are all in different rooms of my shop (converted house into a shop). Most are not functioning at this time due to coming in broken, and me not having time to fix them all up. Also, picking uncommon tractors means limited number of parts and lots of cross referencing to figure out what other brands used this stuff, or other applications of similar components. This means that sometimes a year can pass before a solution is determined. Sometimes the dissassembly can take a year of walking away to solve... Meanwhile another one is taken apart for a repair LOL.




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