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Posted July 18, 2016 - 09:34 PM

Picked up new snap ring pliers at Sears, (Trying to get a Craftsman Canopy also... No Luck there). Any how... With the new snap ring pliers I was able to remove the tire snap rings. The right rear gave me some trouble but with some PB and persuasion it came off. Now without looking at the manual, this doesn't look right. one inner washer on the R. axle and 4 inner washers on the L. Axle. Both had 1 outer washers.
 

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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:52 AM

larrybl:

 

For the fun of it, I checked the Tech Manual for the 165 on replacing the rear wheels, and it shows 3 extra washers on the left side. Who would have thunk it?

 

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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:13 PM

Thanks All, Axle washers have been noted and will be installed the same way. I was concerned about removing the drive pulley, but turned out the front axle was more difficult as it had to be pried, and that was difficult on jack stands. The HF puller worked a charm to pull the pulley. I used a crescent wrench to make the pulley budge, then used my hand to tighten the puller bolt till it came off. One trick I learned with a 2 jaw prier is to make sure it is centered and level so it pulls even. Doesn't look as bad under the engine as others I have done. Shop is filling up with engines.

Done for the evening.

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Posted July 19, 2016 - 09:54 PM

Can you send a couple pictures? I may make you an offer. Looks like the worst is electrical, and a wire harness and regulator would be appreciated.

I'm sorry Larry I just saw this. If anything will work from those parts deeres here you can have the parts. They will end up in the scrapyard in the next couple of months anyways. 


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Posted July 19, 2016 - 10:07 PM

I am looking for the hydro fan right now. Thanks!



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Posted July 19, 2016 - 11:12 PM

I am looking for the hydro fan right now. Thanks!


Larry, I've got a hydro fan. PM me. I'm in GA now on vacation, when I get back to Texas I'll send it to you.
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Posted July 19, 2016 - 11:15 PM

I am looking for the hydro fan right now. Thanks!

Sent you a PM
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Posted July 20, 2016 - 08:22 AM

Thanks a bunch Texas G! Do you attend the Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association in Temple. It is Oct 1 this year.



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Posted July 20, 2016 - 09:40 PM

Long HOT day at work removing 30 YO towers, Relaxed this evening by removing the Deck lift lever and engine plate.

 

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Posted July 21, 2016 - 09:53 PM

Finished the final teardown. Now the plan for this weekend is to pressure wash all the individual components. The Abused trailer and pressure washer will be used for this. Sense so many parts need cleaned I'll put the Pop-Up for shade (supposed to be 102* here this weekend). Grandson offered to help with the pressure washing.
Most of the bolts and fasteners fit in one parts bin.
Plusses are. 1. No broke bolts. and 2. I spun the Hydro by hand and have foreword and reverse movement. The Hydro fins are clean, and the crud I vacuumed up off it seemed like 30+ years of normal use. So I am not changing the seals unless advised otherwise.
 
After the pressure wash, next steps are...
Sand with Mouse sander and hand sand
Wash with Simple Green and Scotch bright pads
Determine if a second sanding is needed, Then Paint

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Posted July 23, 2016 - 08:07 PM

Spent the day pressure washing, and scraping the crud off the hydro. May get some sanding and painting done on the frame parts tomorrow. Grass hasn't grown much so I don't have to mow this weekend. 

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 04:26 PM

Worked on the frame rails, rear plate, and some steering components. I found this tag and tried to Google it. All I came up with was ASCO Equipment on FM 148. Waiting on the paint to harden before I start assembly. Next group of parts are cleaned and awaiting sanding.  

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:40 PM

I found the reason for the stiff steering. It was a bear removing the spindles as they were dry as a bone. Also figured why I had to pry the front axle off, the mounts screw on. :wallbanging:  (I'll unbend the frame before assembly. It was nice to work in the empty shop, mucho room, but watched the weather, 40% chance so I moved everyone in. Lined them up so I didn't loose too much A/C.

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:47 PM

Today the temp was aroun3 103* outside. I have 2 Shop A/C's.
The floor A/C is about 2' high
The Window A/C is about 4' High
The thermometer is around 7' High

Interesting with the difference, but it is comfortable in here.

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 05:54 AM

Lucky you with the AC! But it is hotter down there!






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