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#31 steamer936 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 12:42 PM

The belt guards are usually always missing on these tractors. I have had some success getting new belts adjusted correctly with the top guards and bottom drive guard missing by playing with the driveshaft and pto height adjustments.

I find the bottom pto guard to be the most critical one to have, otherwise pto will always turn a little.

I have pulled it back apart and the PTO guards are in place there is only the lower guard on the High Range belt and the Low range belt the top is missing and the bottom was apparently ripped off years ago.

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I found a complete lower guard for $10 it is on its way. Score don't have to fab that one!

The top guards I will fabricate them. It should not be a problem. My guess it when the Tecumseh HH100 got put on it the upper guard did not fit on the engine and it was just left off along with the Low Range belt.

 

I will make it work, I ain't scared!

 

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Posted November 10, 2015 - 09:55 AM

Hi Guys just an update. Did some more work on the 800 this past weekend. As usual more to do with it than I had time.

The clutch is re-lined and back in. The complete lower belt guard is installed. While I had the clutch apart I put new bearings in the clutch pulley.

The high and low range belts now work but the upper guard still needs to be attended to.

It is moving under its own power and I started looking into what is needed for attaching the implements to it.

I have ordered the parts to hang the "modern" mower deck to it and have determined that the tiller needs the longer reach rod for the manual lift system.

 

Its coming along, I just wish I had more time to devote to it, The wife is getting antsy to put it to work!

 

Gerry


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Glad your making progress!


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 10:28 AM

Glad your making progress!

Thanks to you and your supply of parts.

So far if you or anybody else has not had the parts I have been able to make them.

 

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Posted November 10, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Thanks to you and your supply of parts.

So far if you or anybody else has not had the parts I have been able to make them.

 

Gerry

 

Thats one of the great things about these tractors, they were so simple yet very well built and there's really nothing that cant be bought or made for them. I say if they are cared for there's no reason we cant get another 50 years out of them


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 02:53 PM

I am chomping at the bit to get back to this!

Here lately If it hasn't been raining I have had a scout function to go to. Working on it during the week it gets dark too soon...... Grrr

 

On the agenda this weekend.

 

1. Upper belt guards (fabricate them)

2. Hang the Late model mower deck (form fit and function)

3. Hang the Tiller (fix the length of the lift arm. If this is wrong what of the drive shaft?)

4. Build the sleeve hitch so we can give the plow a whirl



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 07:51 AM

I did some work on it last night. The weather cooperated so I started to work on hanging the mower deck.

I did the conversion of the hanging hardware on the 800 then attempted to fit it. Well it does not fit, close, but no.

I found that the mounting holes on the 800 are about a 1/2 inch longer than the mounts on the deck. Oh yes and cussing the whole time about how much the deck weighs lifting it up into place.

That was item one the next item was the discovery that the drive shaft is about an inch too long. I guess that over 10 years the Tube frames grew in wheelbase a little bit. Now I have to drop the deck back out and cut the shaft a little bit.

By now its really dark and its gotten a chill in the air, so I shoved some bolts in it to hold up that back and moved it out of the way for the night.

Now "I rigg".

My plan is to slot the rear square bolt holes to get that 1/2 inch and cut the drive shaft. That appears to be the only modification to make the deck off the G14 fit on my old 800.



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 08:10 AM

I read somewhere that the early tubeframes where shorter and required different length shafts etc...

I thought it was the 600's and early 800's - I could be wrong, just something I read at one time on the internet.

 

I know my 800 requires all the standard length shafts but it's a 64-65 not a 63.


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 09:11 AM

Which deck are you trying to put on?


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 10:46 AM

I read somewhere that the early tubeframes where shorter and required different length shafts etc...

I thought it was the 600's and early 800's - I could be wrong, just something I read at one time on the internet.

 

I know my 800 requires all the standard length shafts but it's a 64-65 not a 63.

It is a 63 800. Gold body no driveshaft brake. etc etc.



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Which deck are you trying to put on?

It appears to be a version of the 18423.

There is no ID tag on it so I am going on exploded views in the manuals. The hanger system best matches the 423.

This would be it's third deck. The original has long returned to the earth, The second became one with the rust a couple of years ago and my father scrapped it. I think it was a 18420. I vaugely remember having to do some mods for it as well because this 800 was an early one. That was a long time ago.

 

This deck is the one that hangs on 4 pins.

I took some pictures this morning.

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 10:59 AM

When you get a chance post a couple pics, there were different style brackets that mounted to the tractors frame

 

The early 600 and 800 tractors had alot of interchangeability issues with the "newer" tubeframe attachments that came out after  1965


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 11:01 AM

When you get a chance post a couple pics, there were different style brackets that mounted to the tractors frame

 

The early 600 and 800 tractors had alot of interchangeability issues with the "newer" tubeframe attachments that came out after  1965

The pics are up now



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Thats a deck from the 70's , Your definietly going to have to do some mods to get it to fit as they were not designed to fit that model.


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Thats a deck from the 70's , Your definietly going to have to do some mods to get it to fit as they were not designed to fit that model.

Yea I figured that. So close though. I am not above rigging. It won't be original or a show tractor but It will be used as a workhorse. So the goal is function and it has not thrown me something I cannot overcome.

 

I will move the rear pins forward by slotting that bottom hole and whack off a bit of the drive shaft.






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