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#181 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 10:25 AM

I think it's time to make a list of what else is needed done.
 No particular order:

 

Parking Brake

Fuel tank (just got the new fitting for it)

Drive Shaft (waiting for the second one to arrive)

Hydraulic lines

Hydraulic filter mount.

Oil cooler mount

Wiring (adding in an oil pressure gauge)

Mount headlights

Exhaust

PAINT

 

That's about it as far as I can tell at the moment!

Scratched the parking brake off the list! :dancingbanana:  It and the brake return spring are done!

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Is the parking brake set via that eccentric lever?
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Posted September 14, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Kenny is that your own design return spring linkage ?


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 03:41 PM

Is the parking brake set via that eccentric lever?

Yes it is Casey!

 

Kenny is that your own design return spring linkage ?

I hope to patent that design, Al!

 

Got the wiring made up. Not installing it as I may be tearing everything down for paint. Still waiting for the other drive shaft to arrive! Not much more I can do other than paint it.


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 05:00 PM

Guess I'll paint this thing and push it around!


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Posted September 16, 2015 - 04:59 AM

I found a way to use the u-joint with the 1" end! I got to thinking about how MTD had that hooked to the PTO end of the crank. I remembered I had an old B&S crank that had thrown a rod and was unusable. Sure enough, it was 1" with a key way. Set it up on the band saw and cut that end off.

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Next was figuring out how to open the hole in my adapter to fit the shaft in. Thought about drilling, but was afraid it would be too big and not centered.

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I found a small local machine shop finally and took it down there to see if he could do it for me. Well, 20 minutes and $10 later, I had a press fit hole in it. :dancingbanana:

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Next up was heating the adapter and freezing the shaft. A little nudge from the press and it was in. After it cooled, I ran a bead around the inside to hold it there.

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Here it is installed on the engine.

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Today I will get Steve to help me measure the shaft length for this. And the drive shaft will be in.

I then started thinking about the throttle cable and what to do there. Made this up (a little too quickly) and found it won't work with the fuel tank in place. I'll noodle that some today. Also, that make the throttle handle work backwards. Thinking about a way to fix that.

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I made up a screen for the air filter plate so it wouldn't inhale any screws.

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The other drive shaft should be arriving soon. It may end up being a rear PTO on something.


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Posted September 16, 2015 - 05:09 AM

Kenny I bet you have guys wishing they saved all the junk crankshafts they threw out LOL   , Great idea on using it :thumbs:


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Posted September 16, 2015 - 05:14 AM

Kenny I bet you have guys wishing they saved all the junk crankshafts they threw out LOL   , Great idea on using it :thumbs:

Al, I have been looking at that u-joint since it got here trying to think of a way to use it. It took looking at the MTD manual to turn the light on. I knew the B&S crank was 1" as I used the PTO off it on the Magnum and had measured those ends. It is perfect for this.


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Posted September 16, 2015 - 08:29 AM

Excellent idea on the intake screen. You might want to keep an eye on it though. The air flow through the screen is pulsating during the intake cycles so the screen will be flexing. More so at idle I would think. 


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Posted September 16, 2015 - 09:07 AM

Gotta love when your able to use up old parts etc: and adapt them to being useful again.Ingenuity you have.


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Posted September 16, 2015 - 06:37 PM

The drive shaft is done! :dancingbanana:  Oh, what a relief it is! I can't get good pics from underneath so these will have to do!

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I reworked the throttle cable linkage. It should work correctly now!

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I also got the oil cooler mounts figured out, but the pics are too close and fuzzy! May have to wait until I am putting it all back together as paint is next!

   


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Posted September 16, 2015 - 06:41 PM

I think it's time to make a list of what else is needed done.
 No particular order:

 

Parking Brake

Fuel tank (just got the new fitting for it)

Drive Shaft (waiting for the second one to arrive)

Hydraulic lines

Hydraulic filter mount.

Oil cooler mount

Wiring (adding in an oil pressure gauge)

Mount headlights

Exhaust

PAINT

 

That's about it as far as I can tell at the moment!

Time to tear down and paint it folks!


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Posted September 16, 2015 - 07:05 PM

UH OH>>>>>>>>>>> where's the cup holder?????????   :smilewink:



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Posted September 16, 2015 - 07:10 PM

UH OH>>>>>>>>>>> where's the cup holder?????????   :smilewink:

In my hand!


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Posted September 17, 2015 - 07:37 AM

A question for you folks following along. What color would you paint the rear end?

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I am thinking the black 3-point mount may go Orange. The axle extensions in Semi-Gloss Black. But can't decide on the rear end center section. I wish it hadn't been painted before, but have to do something with it. Either Hammered Silver or Orange. What do you folks think?
 
The fenders and all the frame work over it will be Orange, including the tool box.





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