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Posted September 07, 2016 - 05:51 AM

Looking good, Larry!


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Posted September 07, 2016 - 09:33 PM

Only thing done tonight was install the throttle cable..... Yes I had to remove the dash and steering wheel to get it in.

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Posted September 08, 2016 - 05:23 AM

As you been posting pictures , I feel line I'm looking at a assembly line showing new tractors being put together !   You do such nice work :worshippy1:  


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 05:28 AM

As you been posting pictures , I feel line I'm looking at a assembly line showing new tractors being put together !   You do such nice work :worshippy1:  

I agree!


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 09:09 PM

Finally getting around to the electrical 'what a mess". I checked the ignition switch and PTO switch, both function as listed in the truth tables in the diagram. Several wires will need replaced, so I need to order more connectors. I'll probably order 20 each (80 total) so I have these on hand when needed.
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Posted September 09, 2016 - 04:45 AM

Larry do you have the special crimping tool for the oem crimps like those ?
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Posted September 09, 2016 - 07:37 AM

Larry do you have the special crimping tool for the oem crimps like those ?

I use a regular crimp tool, and solder the connection. Better than just the crimp alone


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Posted September 09, 2016 - 09:24 AM

Connectors have been ordered, I went with the 16-14 gauge for both. Will be picking up 5' of 1/4 fuel line today also.



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Posted September 09, 2016 - 09:18 PM

Connectors have shipped, and I started cleaning engine tins tonight. I'll mask and paint the engine tins this weekend.
I am contemplating putting the engine together as is and installing it after I get the wire harness rebuilt. I want to to see if I need to go deeper into the engine, so a test run is needed.

 

Discussion going on over there says the Kawasaki engine is pretty bullet proof so the Plan "right now" Is to clean the carb, Starter, Block, tins, Paint and assemble. Re Wire the harness, new battery, fuel lines and filter, NEW RED POSITIVE CABLE, and test run.
If issues are noted .... Un-install is not unheard of.

 

PS I keep the discussion mirrored over there as the original owner is following the progress there.



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Posted September 09, 2016 - 09:38 PM

I know everyone likes pictures. It seems "Most" of the tins are plastic so I'll use this paint. Metal parts will get the regular black and silver.
I like shiny!

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Posted September 10, 2016 - 06:34 PM

While waiting on the electrical I cleaned, sanded, and painted some of the engine tins. Started evaluating and cleaning the starter (it looks good so far). I picked up some fuel line and a new filter, and some blue and green wire, I already have red, black, and yellow. the brown and purple wires will have to be re-used as I would have to order that on line.

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Posted September 10, 2016 - 07:00 PM

Man Larry, when you restore you RESTORE a machine!!! Great work!


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Posted September 10, 2016 - 09:00 PM

Thanks Eric! I'll let the paint harden overnight before assembly. I didn't paint the black housing, it cleaned up great.

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Posted September 11, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Starter is finished, not too difficult other than having to chase a couple of the springs down when they popped out., They were a PITA to get back in. Debating on whether to mow the grass or work on the block. I think I need to mow, as it will get out of hand quickly.

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Posted September 11, 2016 - 06:40 PM

Well, I mowed the three acres, but took breaks. I pressure washed the block and flywheel. Then painted them. Parts that won't be painted are the carb and throttle linkage. The spark plug, oil, and air-filter looks well maintained, but new ones will be ordered, the oil is already changed.
I liked the way the white flywheel looks on Old Girl, so I decided to do the same with Little John. 

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