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Posted February 01, 2016 - 07:39 PM

Son wouldn't have worked, I think they are the same age. Anyone want and try to decipher the S/N for a built on date?  

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 07:48 PM

Resembles mine...917.255919

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Hulk II is a 917.255919. I will look close for differences, so far I haven't found any. 

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 08:29 PM

If you go over to that other tractor forum and put your model number into the search function there is a thread that pops up from 7/15/2009. I didn't read the whole thing but those guys seem to be in agreement its a1988. I'd post up the link but never have had any luck doing that from this I Pad.

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 08:50 PM

Thanks, I'll check that out. I was pretty sure he was a 88 vintage.



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Posted February 01, 2016 - 09:06 PM

Looks like I found the first difference.

917.255919 (Hulk II) doesn't have a drive belt adjustment pulley (could be added) 

917.255914 (Brother) has an adjustment.

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 09:33 PM

Messing around with him tonight. Main plan was to check the electrical, so no "gas" yet. Installed a battery and removed the drive belt. Checked all the safeties, the one under the seat is fubared. No action with the key switch. I jumped the solenoid with a booster cable clamp and it cranked. I then used a jumper from the battery + to the white solenoid wire and he cranked. So far so good. Starter sounds strong, and no un-usual clanking noises from the engine. 
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Posted February 01, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Glad things are going your way.
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Posted February 01, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Looking forward to tracking your progress. Your very admirable work helped inspire me to dive into this hobby. 


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 11:58 PM

Looks like she's sat in someones barn for a while.I would pull the heads and do some carbon cleaning.And bypass the fuel pump for the time being.We know that's gona be bad. :rolling:

 

I've never had one that sat have a usable fuel pump.Either rebuild the pump or replace it.And change the Oil no matter how clean it looks.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 09:05 AM

Yes to all the above. I just want to hear it run for a minuet or two before I tear it completely down. I should be able to fire it up this evening.



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Posted February 02, 2016 - 01:12 PM

Yes to all the above. I just want to hear it run for a minuet or two before I tear it completely down. I should be able to fire it up this evening.

To bad you didn't know about the keyswitch while you where here. I probably have one in my part bin. 


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 07:28 PM

Thanks Brandon, I have several too, I just didn't want to jack with the electrical as it will all be re-built. I may need a fuel pump, but this one started puking what gas was left in it after I by-passed it, so it may only need rebuilt. I may just de-carbon this as it sounded really good. I think the engine was maintained some what as it was full of clean oil (which will be changed).

 

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Posted February 02, 2016 - 08:05 PM

Son wouldn't have worked, I think they are the same age. Anyone want and try to decipher the S/N for a built on date?  

Larry,  That has a B&S motor?  You could estimate the age from the code on the motor.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 08:13 PM

Sounded pretty good on the video.
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Posted February 02, 2016 - 08:33 PM

Larry,  That has a B&S motor?  You could estimate the age from the code on the motor.

I think 05/1988 is what I see

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