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#1 oliver2655 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 25, 2015 - 10:50 PM

It's been quite a while since I've posted but I thought I'd share my latest project with you guys. I am currently working on a JB1 bush hog for a friend that hasn't ran since sometime in the late 80s. I got the engine broke free and I have gotten it to run but it is in desperate need of a rebuild. It smokes and pours oil out of the breather tube and exhaust. I imagine it has a busted ring. Does anyone know how hard it is to get parts for this motor? I'd like to see this thing run well again considering the attachments we have for it along with the original manuals. 0707131606.jpg 0707131606a.jpg 0707131607.jpg 0707131607a.jpg 0707131608.jpg 0707131608b.jpg 0707131608c.jpg 0707131608a.jpg 14458313618982067157398.jpg
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Posted October 25, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Looks like it's all there (assuming the seat assembly is there) wheel weights look like bush hog. I am thinking its a 3000 tiller which was the heavy duty version.
I have not had to do any major motor work to my JB so I can not say for sure, but I do believe you can find the parts you will need. Good to see another one being saved.
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Posted October 26, 2015 - 12:02 AM

Cast Iron 14hp briggs? Briggs parts are cheap and available everywhere.

 

Oil out the muffler and the breather? Sounds like it had a stuck valve and the valve guide pulled loose.Had that happen on an old briggs that sat for a long time.Don't run it till you inspect things a bit closer.

 

I replaced the exhaust valve guide and valve on mine but had to Peen the iron around the guide.It went in to easy for my liking.They should be Press fit.

 

I've never had an old briggs that the piston locked tight from rust.The 16hp on my old gilson sat outside since the early 80s and only the exhaust valve was froze.Muffler was rotted completely off and it had a huge mouse hotel under the blower housing and the bottom of the blower housing was completely rotted out.

Tractor was bought for parts for my other Gilson 16 Hydro which had a bad pump input shaft.It had a good tranny and the engine turned out to be a good one after I fixed the valve and Boiled the carb out.The parts Gilson had a busted frame just behind the engine.Only the driveshaft and PTO rod was holding it from falling in on it's self so I didn't feel bad about it being Parts.

Actually had to tack the frame up a bit to get it loaded on the trailer.


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Posted October 26, 2015 - 05:54 AM

Good luck on the repairs, looks to be saveable.
Did you find the seat?
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Posted October 26, 2015 - 02:21 PM

That is one of better looking models in BH line with the tool box fenders and such. Zat other fender laying there?  They have that off because of drive issue or the hitch, which looks like it is lying up by dash?  That is quite the hitch/mount on front, don't think I like that. That Cyclops light would have to be first thing off it for me, heh! Think that blade is really a Wheelhorse isn't it? If not, sure is same design. That manual looks brand New!  Tractor not so much, but they are strong built and worth fixing.


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Posted October 26, 2015 - 02:36 PM

The push blade looks nothing like any of my Bush Hog blades.  The frame mount tubular weights look like Simplicity/Allis weights.  The item on top of the dash doesn't look familiar to me as any Bush Hog component.  I would LOVE to have those Bush Hog wheel weights!


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Posted October 26, 2015 - 04:42 PM

This looks close but I don't think it's the same.

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Posted October 26, 2015 - 07:09 PM

I'm quite sure it's a wheel horse blade. I looks just like mine.


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 01:10 PM

Both tool boxes are there and we have the seat pan but only the back part of the seat is there. The bottom cushion is gone. I have no clue what shape the transmission is in or why it was parked. I'm hoping to find that out soon. As for the blade, I'm not sure if the blade is for it or not it just was in the same place as the rest of the bush hog attachments were in. The headlight is definitely coming off lol
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Posted January 04, 2016 - 09:07 PM

Both tool boxes are there and we have the seat pan but only the back part of the seat is there. The bottom cushion is gone. I have no clue what shape the transmission is in or why it was parked. I'm hoping to find that out soon. As for the blade, I'm not sure if the blade is for it or not it just was in the same place as the rest of the bush hog attachments were in. The headlight is definitely coming off lol


I am close to finishing my JBI restoration project and have had to resolve a number of bearing issues, starter/generator rebuild, total electrical rewiring, total frame etc. sandblasting and painting. I have had to use some non JBI parts, so let me know if there is anyway I can help you with sourcing parts information. Good luck with you project.
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Posted April 03, 2016 - 05:30 PM

That plate laying in front of the dash is the front plate off an MTD 995.
And that looks like wheelhorse plow to me as well.

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Posted November 23, 2016 - 11:47 PM

It's been quite a while since I've posted but I thought I'd share my latest project with you guys. I am currently working on a JB1 bush hog for a friend that hasn't ran since sometime in the late 80s. I got the engine broke free and I have gotten it to run but it is in desperate need of a rebuild. It smokes and pours oil out of the breather tube and exhaust. I imagine it has a busted ring. Does anyone know how hard it is to get parts for this motor? I'd like to see this thing run well again considering the attachments we have for it along with the original manuals. attachicon.gif0707131606.jpgattachicon.gif0707131606a.jpgattachicon.gif0707131607.jpgattachicon.gif0707131607a.jpgattachicon.gif0707131608.jpgattachicon.gif0707131608b.jpgattachicon.gif0707131608c.jpgattachicon.gif0707131608a.jpgattachicon.gif14458313618982067157398.jpg

I just finished refurbishing my JBI 14 hp engine (Briggs and Stratton engine).  My biggest problem was getting the correct model number of the engine.  The correct model number is a 320424.  I did not have any problems ordering the correct parts once I had this correct model number.  I did have a problem with the intake valve once I got the new rings in.  I Had to replace the intake valve and regrind it to the seat.  The engine started  up immediately and it eliminated all the smoking and banging.  Hope you find this information helpful.


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