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Posted March 15, 2016 - 09:16 PM

Not a lot done on BOH due to needing to mow 3 acres and a couple breakdowns on RED, Almost thought od putting Old Girl in service but was able to limp RED through. RED is fine now after repairing his throttle cable and ignition switch connector. AS for BOH I am using a higher quality rattle can paint (higher cost) and it requires a longer drying time. I should have the governor control installed tomorrow.

Tip for others, use a dremel cut-off wheel to mark the location of the governor shaft. Even after paint this will help with re-alignment.    

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Posted March 16, 2016 - 09:25 PM

All that is left is to purchase an air filter and finish the PTO. then move on to the Transaxle. Oh, another tip, Install the lower carb bolt before installing the throttle cable bracket assembly, or you will be removing it to get the carb bolt in. Ask me how I know.

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Posted March 17, 2016 - 09:16 PM

Slow going, Had some issues with a GPS Reference Module at work that kept me late. I was able to check the air gap on the PTO at all three positions. All are at 0.018. This is what I'll set it back to after a teardown check. Bearings seem fine. I'll replace the connectors and wire protection while I am at it.        

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Posted March 17, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Slow going, Had some issues with a GPS Reference Module at work that kept me late. I was able to check the air gap on the PTO at all three positions. All are at 0.018. This is what I'll set it back to after a teardown check. Bearings seem fine. I'll replace the connectors and wire protection while I am at it.

What all is involved in a tear down on these?
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Posted March 17, 2016 - 10:06 PM

What all is involved in a tear down on these?

Stay tuned, I'll post the steps


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Posted March 17, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Obvious first step is to spray the bolts with PB and let set over night.

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Some work tonight on the PTO. All looks fine but the bearings are a little dry. I will add some more grease and sand and paint the PTO to match the engine. I Wanted to make sure the coil seal was still intact.

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Posted March 19, 2016 - 06:38 AM

Aha! Now I think I understand.
Btw, I had to read that twice to figure out where you were adding sand... I need coffee.
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Posted March 19, 2016 - 08:50 AM

Aha! Now I think I understand.
Btw, I had to read that twice to figure out where you were adding sand... I need coffee.

I had to go back to figure out where the "sand" came from. :smilewink: Not much to these, just a magnet and a couple bearings. Restore consists of checking that the magnet seal is intact. If cracked I would use JB to re-seal it. This one is fine. Using an eye glass screwdriver carefully pry the bearing seal up from the outside, and slip a second screwdriver under the seal at the small gap made from the first screw driver. carefully work the screwdriver around the seal. Be careful not to bend the seal, Add grease, but don't over fill.

 

Sanding and paint are optional.


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 09:37 AM

Everything's looking real good Larry. Glad your new shop is working out good for you. I enjoy your perfection during your rebuilds. I like the drone vids too. A friend of mine does amateur films for non profit organizations & commercials. It is unreal what he captures in the way of scenery.
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Posted March 19, 2016 - 07:27 PM

Finished mowing the grass again, Started at noon and just finished around 7:15. Red was knocking when I took the work tunes off, (almost 4 hours of running straight) Oil is good, After a short cool down I tried to get a video, but he sounded fine. I guess time will tell.


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 07:41 PM

What weight are you running?



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Posted March 19, 2016 - 07:57 PM

Straight 30W was changed around December, Doesn't look dirty, I'll change it tomorrow while I am cleaning out from under the deck. The clover was thick and I was mowing in 6th gear,  



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Posted March 19, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Still waiting on paint to dry, Here is today's progress in the PTO. added grease (I didn't need to get my fingers greasy) . Cleaned and painted parts, The connectors looked good so I just cleaned them up and added a seconded wire sleeve. Final assembly tomorrow after the paint hardens. 

 

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Posted March 20, 2016 - 08:09 AM

That's a long time mowing on any GT. I use to cut about three acres twice a month with my 1968 original MF12. She did me a lot better with a couple of cool down breaks not to mention my backside too. Check your cooling fan area for dry grass & such including the deck area.
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