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#16 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 09:13 PM

$125 to have the starter repaired, PO overheated it


That seems like a fair price.

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 09:27 PM

Didn't think that was to bad.  Steers hard so next thing is to replace the thrust washers their only 15 bucks each at Weavers



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 11:24 PM

 

Steers hard 

 

Check the steering gear box to see if it has grease in it. 



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Posted November 21, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Didn't think that was to bad.  Steers hard so next thing is to replace the thrust washers their only 15 bucks each at Weavers

Also make sure all joints are lubed( there are a bunch). And check front tire pressure.
My 1500 steers hard if tires are low. Even with 3 33 lbs weights on the front, the 5 ft brush mower makes the front end light. As does my tiller that is over 400 lbs.
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 07:26 AM

Will do.  Got my repair manual from ebay yesterday also for $ 6  I'll start at the box and go through everything out to the bearings

 

How your 1500 handle the brush hog ?


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 04:00 PM

Will do. Got my repair manual from ebay yesterday also for $ 6 I'll start at the box and go through everything out to the bearings

How your 1500 handle the brush hog ?

I am surprised at how well it handles the brush hog. Like I said I do not pick it up( let it ride on the trail wheel), but it mows well enough I have not yet bought a finish mower. I have to get in some tough stuff to get into the governor . I do blow the dust and pollen out of the radiator about every 4 hrs or it will run hot. A couple hours of dandelion fuzz will pack the screen up bad.
Take good care of the water pump, they are about $ 130 . I replaced one, then ran the belt too tight and took the bearings out of it and had to replace it this spring.
I am working on my third year on 9 acres and water pumps, and battery is all I have replaced. Do need a new cable for the tach, but it does not effect it's running.
I do need a steering wheel, 2 of 3 spokes are broke. Use the handles on the fender or steering wheel mast to pull yourself up and you won't break yours like I did.

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 12:12 AM

Looks good.  I like those little Shibaru built Fords.  I currently have my one buddys 4WD 1100 Ford torn apart.  His needs a new clutch on it as it won't disengage and the travel is all used up.  Just for a new pressure plate and clutch disk and throwout bearing and a couple seals it's over $500.00  He got a smokin deal on his as well.  Tractor with a rear mounted Ford finish mower and the front mount snow blade for $1700.00.  Hoping to get the parts for it soon to get it back together for him before winter hits.

 

Many of those Japanese-built machines used the same clutches, starters, etc.  You might try Hoye Tractor--they specialize in Grey market Yanmars, but the disc off one of the Yannys may fit your Ford.

 

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 09:20 AM

That's a very tidy one you got there. Over here in the UK it would be well rusted out.
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