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Posted February 04, 2016 - 09:04 PM

The HI/LO on the Falcon sometimes has to be convinced to go into gear. You have to pump the clutch and gently pull the lever. If you do it right it goes right in. If you do it wrong it makes all manner of unholy noises. 


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 09:12 PM

I plan to drop the transaxle, drain the fluid and run a magnet through the drain pan (use a plastic pan for this). I'll clean all the linkage, look under the shifter and oil it up. Hopefully that will help some.



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Posted February 06, 2016 - 05:06 PM

Ok, I think I found BOH-2 a new color. Local brand at $3.00 a can. I picked up one can and painted a edger blade to see if this will work. What do you think?

 

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 06:07 PM

Looks like Battleship Gray to me!


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 06:34 PM

Hmmm. I see a new name! :dancingbanana:


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 07:07 PM

Looks good. I like that color grey. 


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 11:42 PM

I'm done for the night, here is the tear down progress. Not one broke bolt so far (there I jinxed it). Hopefully I can get some these parts loaded up on the trailer and take out for a good power wash next weekend.

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Posted February 07, 2016 - 10:52 AM

Hmmm. I see a new name! :dancingbanana:

 

The elephant in the room?


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Posted February 07, 2016 - 12:22 PM

Hmmm. I see a new name! :dancingbanana:


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Posted February 07, 2016 - 12:23 PM

I found something interesting last night. I have been fighting a steering issue on Hulk II, and it comes down to a plastic steering collar at the bottom of the steering shaft. The collar is NLA so I re-sleeved it using aluminum flashing. It has held up well, but needs re done again. (BOH II) has a steel collar! and it seems to be in good shape, I'll know more later once I get it removed. I will be talking with the fabricators to see if they can duplicate the steel collar for Hulk II.     

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Posted February 07, 2016 - 01:30 PM

Interesting that they are the same year, but one has a steel sleeve and one has a toy.


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Posted February 07, 2016 - 01:37 PM

I found something interesting last night. I have been fighting a steering issue on Hulk II, and it comes down to a plastic steering collar at the bottom of the steering shaft. The collar is NLA so I re-sleeved it using aluminum flashing. It has held up well, but needs re done again. (BOH II) has a steel collar! and it seems to be in good shape, I'll know more later once I get it removed. I will be talking with the fabricators to see if they can duplicate the steel collar for Hulk II.     

It looks easy to make.


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Posted February 07, 2016 - 02:27 PM

Yes same year, different model, 917.255919 has plastic collar and no drive belt adjustment (I guess to save a few pennies) 917.255914 Steel collar and drive belt adjustment idler. I plan to upgrade Hulk II. The tear down is continuing. It does look like he was under water for a period of time.

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Posted February 07, 2016 - 05:42 PM

I see a lift assist spring in there!



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Posted February 07, 2016 - 05:55 PM

Yep, works good on Hulk II when I have the blade attached..... Steering pivot mayhem..... Things were coming apart fine, lift lever is off and the steering parts were coming apart fine till I hit the pivot, it wouldn't budge. I replaced Hulk II's a few years ago, the new one came with a grease fitting. hmmm wonder why. I had to drill a couple holes in the old trailer so I could get some leverage. liberal use of heat and PB got it to move, then the puller finally separated it. I'll check and see if a new one is still available, or try and tap a zerk on the old one. I'm beat from fighting this.

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