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#16 Sugarmaker OFFLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2015 - 06:29 PM

Good evening,

 Some pictures of the guage wheels installed. Thanks to forum member Alc!

 

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Thats me with the DB.

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Regards,

 Chris


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 08:22 PM

Not much happening here, but did pick up a carb kit and was very impressed by the number of iterms included. I should be good to rebuild the carb and get that to stop leaking.

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 Chris



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Posted December 14, 2015 - 07:31 PM

Folks,

 Finally got back to the DB carb. Last night rebuilt with parts from the kit. Put it on and when I fired it up it would only run at one speed about half throttle. Gas also was seaping out the bottom of the carb a little. And the old fuel line rubber seals were leaking under the tank. So pulled the carb and the fuel line. Carefully went through the carb again. This time I set the float deeper in the bowl. Therefor shutting the gas off a little sooner. The new needle valve and seat seemed way better that the old plastic needle valve!

 

( I think I read that on here somewhere about it over flowing the emulsion tube if the gas level was too high?).

 

Went to NAPA and got a 20 inch long 1/4 inch dia brake line and the fittings for the tank and carb. This new line is very easy to bend. Easily formed and installed the new fuel line from the tank to the carb. Then installed the carb. The little Briggs engine started on the first pull and only needed a little needle valve adjustment to be purring again. Not sure what I had done to the carb the first time??:)

 

There just seems to be some satisfaction in getting a old engine running!

 

I still have a 2 inch long crack in the back of the block. I actually did not see any oil seeping from it today. But would like to make a repair to close that up. Still considering cleaning the crack and applying JB weld?

 

Anyone have a picture of the DB hood support? Mine broke off and I can't find where I put it? May have to fab another.

Regards,

 Chris


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 02:25 PM

Man, I can send you a hood support
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#20 Sugarmaker OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2015 - 06:14 PM

Man, I can send you a hood support

IWLBCNU,

I would like to get one. Its a pain with a bungiee to hold up the hood. Please PM me, I will give you my address and can send you something in return.

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 Chris



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Posted December 26, 2015 - 02:56 PM

IWLBCNU,

Jeff, Thank you very much for the very nice hood support for the DB walk behind! Just got it in the mail today. Was like Christmas all over again! It will work great.

BTW our son Adam was here from Philly. He was checking out the DB. I asked if he wanted to start it? Turned on the gas, set the choke to mid position. He gave it one pull and the little Briggs N fired right up! He took it for a little spin around the yard. I will get a picture of him and the DB. This would be his great great grandfathers machine so that was pretty neat.

Regards,

 Chris



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Posted December 27, 2015 - 02:41 PM

Folks,

 Here is a picture of the new DB hood support installed. Wow! That works much better!

 

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 Thanks Jeff!

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 Chris


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Posted December 27, 2015 - 02:48 PM

Question?

 Where are you folks getting replacement handlebar grips that look correct?

Regards,

 Chris


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 02:22 PM

I have gotten them from Mcmaster-Carr, they were pretty close to the ones I had


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 08:25 PM

I have gotten them from Mcmaster-Carr, they were pretty close to the ones I had

Never thought of that. I will check.

Just ordered a pack of 6 (97045K56) if anyone needs a pair let me know.

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 Chris


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 09:14 PM

well I can save you a lot of time, there are no productions numbers to look for. People been looking for 30yrs and haven't found any yet. Theres only two way to find the yr of the tractor....dig someone up and ask them, or date the serial number from the engine.  51 tractors were built from 46 to 49. the series number numbers end in the high 300's so if your s is 178 then its about half way thur the batches.

So I have the engine numbers:

I was able to get the numbers off the engine. 500.306126.

Assuming this is the original engine does this help date the machine?

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 Chris


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 10:17 PM

So I have the engine numbers:

I was able to get the numbers off the engine. 500.306126.

Assuming this is the original engine does this help date the machine?

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 Chris

not really thats the Sears model # for a briggs engine. the 500 tell you its a briggs engine, as Sears assign source codes for all their vendors. DB's source code # is 917. there used to be a list around someplace where you could tell what briggs engine it was from those numbers. Im going to say its probally a model N.



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Posted December 29, 2015 - 08:34 AM

Yes I believe it is a model N engine. So can the machine be dated from this engine number? Or is that the list your are referring too?

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 Chris


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Posted December 29, 2015 - 02:35 PM

if it would have had a real briggs tag, it would have been easy to date. I don't think there is an way to do it from a 500 number. you have the date right now, as its on the back outer rim of the flywheel. you just have to pull it off and look for a small circle with a 2 digit number in it. that number is the build yr, of the engine. good chance your engine is original that should get you as close as one yr to the built date of the tractor.


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Posted December 30, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Lauber1,

 

Thanks, I think you told me that, and I wasn't paying attention.

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Chris


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