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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2015 - 10:46 PM

Persistence pays off.  Got another Craftsman GT.  Not as purdy as the other one, yet.  But in due time.00e0e_jBvghx9O62a_600x450.jpg


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Posted June 26, 2015 - 11:03 PM

Looks good.
Paint don't make them work harder. :D
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Posted June 27, 2015 - 05:17 AM

Is that the 917.255919 you asked about in the other thread? If you are using that deflector size, it may be off something else as that looks to be a 44" deck.


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 05:20 AM

Nice find.  I need a deflector.  But I want to say 44" on it.


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 06:56 AM

Looks good.
Paint don't make them work harder. :D

 

 

Sure makes them "feel" better about themselves.


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 06:59 AM

Sure makes them "feel" better about themselves.

Mine must be a self loathing bunch then! :D


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 07:00 AM

Most of mine, too.


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 07:02 AM

Mine must be a self loathing bunch then! :D

 

 

Most of mine, too.

Same here! I painted the Ford and it promptly blew up!


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 10:11 AM

I got a similar looking one, mine is the LT version though. Mine cracked the frame right over the axle pockets, not sure if the GT's used same frame so something to watch. 



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Posted June 28, 2015 - 07:32 AM

Slight problem...turns out the ignition switch is bad.  However, searching located the OEM switch which looks (operative word "looks") like the relatively new one on the old Murray.  Anyone know if they are interchangeable, or, apples and oranges?

Taking the deck and all mower related parts off to use it as a utility tractor.

Not that familiar with B&S 2 cylinder engines but seems to be in good shape, when it runs.

And...no they aren't the same.  Deck turned on with the old switch, wouldn't with the one out of Murray.

Got it running, went to use it and deck didn't activate.  Re-installed old switch, it turned on.

Bottom line, have to get a new ignition switch, hopefully a no brainer around here. 


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Posted June 28, 2015 - 07:36 AM

Nice find.  I need a deflector.  But I want to say 44" on it.

Yes, first thing I noticed, someone swapped the deflector.



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Posted June 28, 2015 - 08:00 AM

those briggs 2 cylinder motors are good motors. the heads on the briggs on my ff18 had a couple of loose head bolts on it when i got it a couple of weeks ago, so I guess you gotta keep up with that. but it has plenty of power and runs good, even better after I tightened those loose bolts!
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Posted July 02, 2015 - 06:57 AM

Make sure you stay OEM with the muffler. If you don't, you will eventually lose exhaust valve seats.
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Posted July 03, 2015 - 11:36 AM

I have an exact one like that (Hulk II) The key switch can be picked up at most hardware stores as it is a common switch. The deflector (with the 44" logo) can be had here.  http://www.searspart...earch&q=109785x for $12.35 + shipping

 

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Posted July 06, 2015 - 07:50 AM

Where does one find the torque specs for head bolts on BS 18 hp opposed twin?






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