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#271 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted May 17, 2016 - 09:26 PM

Yes, like that. Craftsman OEM has been ordered. I also needed 4 more Nye-liners for Hulk II when I get to him.



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Posted May 18, 2016 - 07:03 AM

I could have saved you some money if I would've knew that switch at dealer price is only a little over $13
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Posted May 18, 2016 - 09:34 AM

Mystery connector? I got the dash re sanded and painted and started evaluating the wire harness. I have come across this connector before on Hulk II. I traced it down and added it to the diagram. Looks like a good place to get power for something.... but as for it's actual existence there is nothing in the manual or diagram that describes what it is for.  

The connector is top center in the picture.

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 10:37 AM

We, I mean I knew this was coming, what tires to choose. I went to the Miller site and decided on a matched tread pattern so I am thinking of these. I should be able to get them (all 4) for around $350.00. Comments suggestions welcomed!
Rear, Kendra Terra 23X10.50.12 http://www.millertir...rra-trac-4-ply/
Front, Kendra Terra 16X6.50X8 http://www.millertir...rra-trac-4-ply/


I like the tread pattern a little aggressive but not too much. Price not bad for all four.
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Posted May 18, 2016 - 10:37 AM

It is obviously the Wangenstien sensor. If you don't have it connected you cant get the yarbel to kibitz. 


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Posted May 18, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Looks like they were planning on offering a cigarette lighter plug.
Or as they are called now, a power port.
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Posted May 18, 2016 - 11:28 AM

Looks like they were planning on offering a cigarette lighter plug.
Or as they are called now, a power port.

And this may be the winner! as the PO had drilled a 3/4" hole in the metal dash insert. I have a rubber plug for it, but I can easily add a "power port".

Thanks for the suggestion!



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Posted May 18, 2016 - 08:22 PM

My little bit for the evening. The dash came out well, waiting on the PTO switch, and still working on cleaning up the wiring. Not bolted all the way in yet, learned a lesson to just hand tighten everything till it is all together then adjust and tighten everything up. 100% chance something will need removed to install something else at this point. I am also modifying him for tail lights, so I need to pick up some wire and loom this weekend.

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Posted May 19, 2016 - 09:00 PM

Working on Grounds. Engine block tied to chassis, Chassis tied to one side of dash tower, which jumps to the other side of the tower where the negative battery cable and wire harness negative will be bolted to. Another mod is to make a negative jumper from the same point to the solenoid negative terminal.

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Posted May 20, 2016 - 07:25 PM

For those that have sleeve hitches, this is probably the most used attachment I have. (I do have a 38" blade also).
I made a 1-7/8 ball hitch attachment for my little 4X5 trailer and use it constantly with Hulk II. Even makes unloading the trailer easier allowing to tip it slightly. I have a larger trailer 6X8 now and I needed a 2" ball. For now only Old Girl can move it as I installed a 2" receiver on her. I wanted a 2" ball attachment that I can use on Hulk II and BOH's sleeve hitch.
Tractor supply has a pin that fits in the sleeve hitch, but you need to grind a lip off so it sets lower allowing the pin to be inserted under Neath.
Then you need a 2" ball and cut the threaded shaft off (expect to use 2-3 hacksaw blades in your saws all).
Next, have the neighbor weld the two parts together. He will do this for me tomorrow.

I'll now have a 1-7/8 and 2" sleeve hitch ball. :rocker2:

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Posted May 21, 2016 - 10:48 PM

So, 4 months into the restore and I feel I am on track to finish in 8 months or so. Still working on wiring. All terminals wire brush cleaned or replaced. Needed to do a couple modifications, but not like PO wiring mods, All properly crimped, soldered, and heat-shrink. I needed to extend the headlight wires to reach the new switch location, and add the tail light wire. I also had to cut the wire to the Amp Meter as the OEM the wire loops around, the Aftermarket has spade connectors.

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Posted May 22, 2016 - 05:59 PM

Went shopping today, got a 420 CCA for Hulk II to see if that fixes the corrosion problem, I'll use his old battery for a core charge on BOH's battery. Got some decals to mark 1,2,3,4,R, on the shifter and H.N.L on the other. Picked up some tail lights. I had a challenge finding LED's that could be wires to a positive ground, if these don't work I got some regular incandesent ones. Still waiting on the PTO switch, and the wiring is almost done. Would have finished but had to mow before the rain hits again. 

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Posted May 22, 2016 - 06:22 PM

Getting new stuff is always my favorite part, sometimes you just got to go out and buy the tractor something new just to build up the steam to go back at it and tackle the hard work involved. Just something about seeing that light at the end of the tunnel that pushes you faster. 

 

I always like the things you do , but I am not so sure about that ahem mailbox lettering you got there I just don't think it has the larry touch. 


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Posted May 22, 2016 - 06:59 PM

I think these will look better than the ones I put on Hulk II. I may try a home spun decal but that will be later.

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Posted May 22, 2016 - 07:04 PM

Why positive ground?






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