Well I finally got a break this weekend and got time to work on the Suburban. I put the new nozzel in the carb and reinstalled. A big thanks to Brian as it did the trick. Set jets and cranked her up. It was idling sweet as could be in minutes and ran up the RPM range quite well. I was excited as I now have completed the conversion from pull start to electric start and after a couple of years sitting in the shed it was time to cruise the garden again. Here is where my dilema set in, I put the tractor in 1st and pulled forward then reverse and backed up to adjust turn out doorway. Pulled out and tried low range good. High range good. Tried putting into 2nd or 3rd and the shifter won't go into either. I road around a little hoping the transaxile might work it's way loose inside from sitting but I think the shifting forks for 2nd and 3rd are stuck inside somewhere. Running strong and charging well just don't have 2nd or 3rd. Any of you guys ever had 1 of these apart before and got any pointers? I'm hoping I can just open top and maybe examine from there, where shifter is, but probably got to take the whole thing out of tractor knowing my luck. I know all the gears went in and out 2 years ago so I'm not thinking a major rust problem with the unit being sealed and all.
SO SO Close!
Posted July 29, 2015 - 08:10 AM
Under my shifter lever it was really crudded up. You will need to remove the shifter lever (4 bolts) and see what is up.
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Posted July 29, 2015 - 11:23 AM
Turn it by hand one wheel, then the other.
As for the shifter, never had one bad. Tahoe did a good write up on removing the rear end. It's on the home page somewhere.
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Posted July 29, 2015 - 02:41 PM
Pissed off for sitting for so long!
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Posted July 29, 2015 - 03:00 PM
I had a wheel horse with a problem kinda like that, I filled it with diesel and it freed up after about an hour of driving it.
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Posted July 30, 2015 - 07:40 AM
Great idea, I'll drain it and run it a short bit with diesel. That should work like WD40 and free it up. Thanks Guys I'll let you know how it works out.
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Posted July 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM
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Posted June 28, 2016 - 06:50 PM
Well it's been almost a year since I got serious time to work on the Custom but this week was it. Happy happy boy I say. The diesel and atf worked. 15 minutes on the jack stands and the gears are all working again. First 2nd went in and then a little tap tap with the palm of my hand and bada bing, 3rd gear was in. I am so happy I been riding around on it all over the garden and yard. I hooked up the cart just so I could drive the trash cans to the front of the house tonight. LMAO!!!! My wife thinks I'm crazy and just doesn't understand my love of a 1967 garden tractor. It's probably because I don't let her drive it. lol Thanks for the help and suggestions guys. I'm on cloud nine right now. My favorite ride is up and running. I'll post some picks later this week for you guys. Can you see my smile????
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Posted June 28, 2016 - 07:22 PM
The case is not hard to split apart and not hard to get back together. wish I would have taken photos but It was oily and smelly and I didn't stop to document it. I had cir clip inside slide up the shaft and just had to get it back on ( I put a new one and filed the groove deeper). My problem was with shifting into hi and low though. Glad you got yours fixed another sears running!!.....don't forget to post picts
My wife don't think I am crazy , she claimed what use to be my 68 hydro for her personal tractor.
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Posted June 30, 2016 - 01:21 PM
My boys are out for a Picture take.
Posted June 30, 2016 - 05:40 PM
Nice set you got there
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Posted June 30, 2016 - 09:40 PM
Looks like a big orange army. LOL!!!! Happy happy boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the Orange Lineup!
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Posted July 01, 2016 - 09:55 AM
Thanks man, they are my pride and JOY. I love my toys.
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