The Hydro-12 lives!
Posted April 10, 2011 - 08:41 PM
That OH140 will make a sweet motor for this tractor too!
Posted April 11, 2011 - 06:54 AM
I hope so. I always look forward to your write ups.
Posted April 11, 2011 - 07:32 AM
Posted April 11, 2011 - 07:48 AM
First, I need to find a carb kit for a Walbro WHG25. NAPA does not carry them!
Here's a couple photos in my "test phase". I love these test wires I picked up at Harbor Freight for like $2.00, the are perfect for stuff like this. I have one test lead that must be hooked to the 12v (+) to turn the ignition on, but this is as simple as it gets. I am using a push button as a starter key connected to the solenoid, for testing, this is fine.
The red wire on the ballast resistor that is hooked with the yellow wire is the one that would go to the 12v (switched) on the ignition switch. You do need to use a new ignition switch (about $6.00) and because there is so little left, I suggest a full rewire. On mine, I will also have to replace the plug from the motor (charging system for regulator) However, I am debating installing a Chevy alternator on this one to charge the battery. If so, I do not need that plug or the regulator.
Edited by FirefyterEmt, April 11, 2011 - 07:53 AM.
Posted April 11, 2011 - 07:58 AM
- FirefyterEmt said thank you
Posted April 11, 2011 - 11:57 AM
Posted April 11, 2011 - 08:21 PM
Posted April 11, 2011 - 09:18 PM
How much did you want for that anyway? I will have to take a run down there once it gets a little warmer and it will make for a nice Jeep ride with the top off.
I picked up some carb cleaner and that re-build kit, so I will get on that very soon. The carb does not look too bad, a screw is missing on the choke plate, but that should be easy enough to find. I could not tell how well it ran, it was too rough on the carb cleaner to tell, but it sounded ok to me. Once the motor is running, and the wire harness is made, the motor can be pulled and the frame prepped for paint. Almost all the hard work is already done with those sandblasted parts I did last fall.
Posted April 12, 2011 - 05:54 AM
Sounds like a plan, are we looking at seeing it mowing this summer?
Posted April 12, 2011 - 07:24 AM