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#1 stiemmy ONLINE  

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 10:27 AM

Just picked this thing up from an Estate sale for 380 bucks after some tight negotiations. It's been sitting for about 25 year's, so she gonna need some tinkering, and a lube job. It's also going to need some battery cable tidying. I'm hoping to have her running here shortly unless the ignition module is toast?? She looks rough, but I think I still did alright considering what it is.
Couple of pics for now, and later I'll post some video, so stay tuned....

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 10:55 AM

Nice!  You stole it!!


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Posted August 01, 2015 - 11:04 AM

As stated,you stole it,very nice find, $1000.00 loader,from what I can see in the pics,keep us posted,
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Posted August 01, 2015 - 11:50 AM

Nice tractor but Ouch that wiring is a mess.


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Posted August 01, 2015 - 12:07 PM

NIce buy! Those are my kinda deals I make. 


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Posted August 01, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Great find! Keep us posted on getting it going.
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Posted August 01, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Well I (had) spark. Now, I don't know what's going on. The ignition switch I'm thinking is the wrong one cause there is an extra wire added that goes to another kill switch, and there is a lead that is not hooked up to anything. It obviously needs to be redone, but I think I'm going to get another key switch from my buddy and try that out first. I can't tell where the 12 volt goes into the module itself, so I'm thinking key switch is poop. If I can get it to run down the road, I'd like to get rid of that module and figure out a way to rig in a different one, and clean up the wire harness.

I'm done with it for the day, time to relax :)


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Posted August 01, 2015 - 01:14 PM

Found this page right in the forums here, but the diagram does not show where the 12 volt goes into the module, or does the stator generate it's own juice?? I'm I'm totaly lost over this wonky ignition! !! Lol
http://gardentractor...-ignition-help/

Update.. I found a PDF in the manuals section on the forums that explains operation, and explains how to test it all. I'll get back at it in the morning, and post as I go... :)

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 02:56 PM

Its ALIVE!

After studying the test process in the diagram, I could not resist getting back on it. I disconnected the hot lead going to the coil to prevent current feedback, then ran a jumper to the + post on the coil, and wouldn't ya know, NO spark. I test for short or open connections going to stator, and found out it was good, so I thought it had to be related to coil. I swapped it out, and what do y'all know I had spark. I'm either thinking it was a bad connection or a bad coil, but no matter, she RUNS!!!! Watch closely by the shroud as what looks like a mice nest comes shooting outta there Lol

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 04:50 PM

After getting it started, it wouldn't stay running so a little fuel system service was needed. Going to need some carb cleaning and governor adjusting too. Here is a video explaining that, and a hydros demo too :)

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 04:59 PM

My HT23 had only sat for 2 years when I bought it, but the mice had been busy...

 

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Posted August 01, 2015 - 05:13 PM

My HT23 had only sat for 2 years when I bought it, but the mice had been busy...
 

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Lol, I'd say so. Holy smokes!!!
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Posted August 01, 2015 - 05:32 PM

Yours is probably just as bad under the engine covers. :)


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Posted August 01, 2015 - 07:36 PM

Well you know it runs,you need to get those engine covers off and clean out the mouse nest,fire waiting to happen,get some fluids and filters changed,with a little work you will be very happy
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Posted August 01, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Well you know it runs,you need to get those engine covers off and clean out the mouse nest,fire waiting to happen,get some fluids and filters changed,with a little work you will be very happy

Thank you!

The oil was topped off all the way around, and all smell, feel, and look good enough for testing, but yes, it will all be changed in the morning.

The rats nest will be cleaned out in the morning as well. I'd hate to ruin a running engine to something so simple to fix!!

Holy crap, this thing is huge, makes my Ford look small!

Maybe I'll have some video of driving it around on Sunday??? ? All I can tell ya is the wife finds out I just got this, she gonna be pissed, thank god my storage unit is bigger then she thinks it is!! Lololol (wink,wink)

PS, I'm done modifying my signature, I can't keep up anymore!!!! Hahaha

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