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Posted April 30, 2016 - 06:29 PM

Happy birthday!


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 08:12 PM

Happy B-Day Larry. My nephew's birthday is the 3rd and my sister's is the 7th (guess who mad at me for choosing the 7th for the show lol) 


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 10:29 PM

Thanks All! I had an issue with the paint today. I am trying a different brand (ACE Premium Gloss Black). So far it has done well, but it was humid today and when I brought the parts in to the shop (I painted them outside) they were grey. I cranked up the shop A/C to run the humidity out and applied a light coat that seemed to come out fine. I guess this paint doesn't like humidity. Didn't get all the parts done I planed on due to this.
Yes, I know it is not good to paint inside. As soon as I get the gloss coat on I opened the doors.

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Posted May 01, 2016 - 05:08 PM

It is good to have spare parts! The drive mule is a sorta complicated if you go by the parts diagram, and I took a bunch of pictures for re-assembly but didn't need them as I have a second assembly. I lifted the seals on the rebuilt  pulley's enough to syringe some new grease in. They spin smooth now. Long day weed eating and mowing. I am done for the evening.

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Posted May 01, 2016 - 06:16 PM

It is good to have spare parts! The drive mule is a sorta complicated if you go by the parts diagram, and I took a bunch of pictures for re-assembly but didn't need them as I have a second assembly. I lifted the seals on the rebuilt  pulley's enough to syringe some new grease in. They spin smooth now. Long day weed eating and mowing. I am done for the evening.

Got one of those!


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Posted May 02, 2016 - 08:52 PM

Had to clean / sand / clean / and paint some critical parts that are needed to connect to the deck lift bar. The lift assist spring has to be installed on the bar, "then" the bar placed into the frame. This won't be the first (assembly / dissemble) that I will have, but I am getting better. 

On a side note, it seems I have more shop time available in the winter month, between the paying job and yard / house maintenance time is hard to come by. I guess by August I'll have more time as the yard will be dormant from the heat.


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:52 PM

BOH Video update. I either need a better video camera or upgrade the shop lights to Halogen's.  

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 09:47 PM

I was able to sort out the deck adjustment device. Apparently the threads are different between models so no part mixing is allowed. We also got the deck lift assembly installed. Hopefully I'll get the transaxle installed this weekend. 

 

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 04:42 AM

I guess I got lucky with my deck height adjuster. It fit just fine.



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Posted May 06, 2016 - 07:47 AM

This was strange, One nut would spin on just fine but the jam nut wouldn't. The jam nut fit the other adjuster fine. I swapped the threaded adjuster rods and both nuts went on fine, but the threaded pin at the bottom wouldn't go on. I had to swap it out also, and finally everything threaded together. I am thinking that the threads are the same, just each adjuster rod wore differently so mixing parts wouldn't work.


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Posted May 07, 2016 - 10:16 PM

Still trying to get the transaxle mounted. I figured the rear plate needed to be involved, and the sleeve hitch. So I worked on those tonight. Waiting on the paint to dry.

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Posted May 07, 2016 - 11:26 PM

Amazing how many bracket & pieces are in that sleeve hitch style.
Is there a big spring in yours?

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Posted May 07, 2016 - 11:36 PM

The only spring is the big lift assist in the chassis. Same setup as Hulk II.

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 04:59 PM

Weekend progress, Transaxle mounted, Sleeve hitch mounted, Drive mule mounted. Brake and sleeve hitch control rods installed. Paint is drying on the clutch parts now. Oh, and my method to add a shot of grease to sealed bearings.

 

PS, the transaxle and rear plate was a bear, took two jacks, and some choice words. I had to remove the fill tube to get everything lined up.

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 05:26 PM

Nice Larry.
What toy/tool are you planning on putting on the sleeve?




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