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#16 dodge trucker OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2017 - 10:37 PM

I could use a couple of those Kohler opposed twin Magnums but the problem I run into is that all that I come across are vertical shaft like you show, I need the horizontal version.



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Posted February 23, 2017 - 10:58 PM

I could use a couple of those Kohler opposed twin Magnums but the problem I run into is that all that I come across are vertical shaft like you show, I need the horizontal version.

There was a thread on hear about a conversion but I don't remember specifics. May be some one can help. Don



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Posted February 24, 2017 - 08:03 PM

Dad painted the fender to cover the welding and rust by seat mount. Have had trouble finding a close enough color for this tractor so another stripe. Think dad likes this though, he likes doing a different paint job. This one will include some of hood as well. Mounting the drive belt and idler pulley set up was a bit of trouble though. Finally got the GT snow blower out to help see what the problem was. Got that figured out and I added a safety switch to seat wiring to let me drive it into shed instead of dad pushing! Engine fired at idle and no choke! Started so nice!

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Posted February 26, 2017 - 08:46 PM

Dad fixed the dent on hood best he could and painted the top of it like the fender pan to tie in color scheme. I like it and the tractor is getting closer to done. The deck was next and was painted a machine grey similar to stock. We are getting new belts for it tomorrow at the newly opened TSC. We even got free hats on opening day! SWEET! LOL You will see dad in his from time to time!

 

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Posted February 28, 2017 - 08:08 PM

Dad finished it this morning. Mounted the chute and spindle covers. Machine needed a good run so used deck for leaf blowing. After wards the engine needed retuning of low end. Sounds good now and starts warm so easy, 1/2 crank of starter! Deck sounds strong as well!

 

 

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Posted March 02, 2017 - 12:01 PM

That looks great. I didn't want to hijack your thread so I started another one. We are buying a house in Indiana and the owner is leaving a Craftsman. I posted the picture our realtor sent me. I'm thinking it the same model you have.



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Posted March 05, 2017 - 10:56 AM

Got a question for you. My craftman seems to have the drive belt slipping, if I reach down and pull back on the clutch/brake peddle it does just fine. When I was mowing the other day I used a bungie cord as a helper spring and was just fine. Now I said all that to ask you this. Would you replace the drive spring or the belt, or both?

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Got a question for you. My craftman seems to have the drive belt slipping, if I reach down and pull back on the clutch/brake peddle it does just fine. When I was mowing the other day I used a bungie cord as a helper spring and was just fine. Now I said all that to ask you this. Would you replace the drive spring or the belt, or both?

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Hello, actually sounds like what happened to ours. You need to live lube the idler pulley assembly by transaxle. Ours was seized on bolt.


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 11:06 AM

OK I will try that

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Stupid spell check! Lube!


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Posted March 06, 2017 - 07:21 AM

I fixed it! 


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Posted March 06, 2017 - 07:25 AM

Thanks Kenny!! Got to love phones!


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 07:37 AM

We had our propane delivery guy stopped other day. He wants the tractor, hope to sell it Saturday. He has a LT to trade in. Looks like season is firing up here!


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 07:55 AM

Good luck!


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 10:05 AM

What's the difference between the gt 5000, and the gt6000? Nice tractor bud
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