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Posted March 05, 2016 - 08:38 PM

She ain't very pretty right now but I see a lot of potential here. The old B&S, #326431-0136, seems to run okay but the clutch won't disengage. From what I can see the fiber disc is broken and the helper spring is missing the spring guides. I'll know more once I get the clutch assembly out but I expect that the throw out bearing is shot as well. Once the mechanical parts are sorted out I can concentrate on the aesthetics starting with the cracked dash and a fresh paint job.

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Posted March 06, 2016 - 03:57 AM

Looks good from here!
Paint must be worse than it appears?
That looks like a high rise seat spring?
Then they added a block of wood under the seat as well?

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Posted March 06, 2016 - 05:03 AM

Doesn't look too bad from here!


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 07:47 AM

Looks to me like a good working tractor.  If you re-paint it you know the first time out it will find something to put a scratch on it.  Enjoy your new find.


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 07:51 AM

Looks like a good start, that's for sure.
Hope the internals are a big deal.

Don't know what it is about the last pic, makes me think robot. Can't put my thumb on which one.
Not quite Marvin the Martian, not quite Mystery Science Theater 3000, not quite cyberman.

This will bug me.
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Posted March 06, 2016 - 08:39 AM

Looks like a good start, that's for sure.
Hope the internals are a big deal.

Don't know what it is about the last pic, makes me think robot. Can't put my thumb on which one.
Not quite Marvin the Martian, not quite Mystery Science Theater 3000, not quite cyberman.

This will bug me.

I know what your talking about but can't remember the name, at any rate I would add a couple of antenna on the proper angle .


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 10:28 AM

It is pretty strange looking, maybe I could do a "Punisher" theme with that grille

 

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Posted March 07, 2016 - 09:38 AM

IIRC, the grill shot looks like E.T. movie character.  Your 960 looks new compared to mine, that I have been working on for over a year.

What is the 3ph lift height when in the raised position? I am trying to install one, but can only get it to raise up about 8" from the ground.  Let me know if you find a throwout bearing with the protective cup.



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Posted March 07, 2016 - 09:39 PM

IIRC, the grill shot looks like E.T. movie character.  Your 960 looks new compared to mine, that I have been working on for over a year.

What is the 3ph lift height when in the raised position? I am trying to install one, but can only get it to raise up about 8" from the ground.  Let me know if you find a throwout bearing with the protective cup.

The 3 point measures 14-1/2" to the drawbar in full up popsition and 5-1/2" full down. It's beginning to look like I'll have to fab up protective cup for the throwout bearing.


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Posted March 08, 2016 - 11:28 AM

I will have to take another look at my connections to check complete rotation movement and then compare the length of your lift rods  to mine. Currently I measure my lift rods to about 29"; but I saw somewhere that the measurement for a 960 should be about 27 1/2 ". The only way I can get down to 27 1/2" is by cutting off some of the threaded end of the rods.

P.S. Before I forget, I have the part number for the actual replacement bearing used for the throwout bearing, but was unable to find the cup. Let me know how you come out. I will re-post the bearing part number later. Thanks, ken



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Posted March 08, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Sounds like your rods that run from the 3pt arms to the bell crank are off of a 990., The 990 is a slightly longer tractor than the gear drives.


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Posted March 09, 2016 - 01:04 AM

Sounds like your rods that run from the 3pt arms to the bell crank are off of a 990., The 990 is a slightly longer tractor than the gear drives.

Correct, but I will make them work.



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Posted March 09, 2016 - 01:06 AM

The 3 point measures 14-1/2" to the drawbar in full up popsition and 5-1/2" full down. It's beginning to look like I'll have to fab up protective cup for the throwout bearing.

 

Here is the part number for throw out bearing from Fafnir brand; RA0I4PR ,you may be able to cross it to another brand,The Mtd number is;10477 old number and 310-10477 is the new number, may be, one of those will cross too.


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Posted March 09, 2016 - 03:51 AM

The 3 point measures 14-1/2" to the drawbar in full up popsition and 5-1/2" full down. It's beginning to look like I'll have to fab up protective cup for the throwout bearing.

I may have an extra throw out bearing support, I have to look to be sure , I have 5 gear drives and want to make sure  I have at least one extra for my self before I make any promises. The guide pins have been discontinued  for some time, you can use high grade bolts, cut the heads off and put a nut on either side of the threads and bolt to the disc.


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Posted March 09, 2016 - 05:35 AM

I crawled under mine and measured the rods, both are 17-1/2" pin to pin.


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