It's been a while since I updated. Been working long hours so I haven't been able to put much time on the 1050.
I've started working on the brakes. Need to sand off the jb weld and rivet the brake pad to it. Also the day before yesterday, I managed to get on the carb. Took it out and cleaned it with air and carb cleaner. It might have been serviced not to long ago because it was pretty nice in there. Everything seems to be in good shape including the gaskets so I reused them. The only thing that was damaged was the brass piece that feeds the two small holes in the opening of the carb but both holes flowed just fine so I left it alone.
I put it back together and slapped it back on. I do have a question though. The throttle plate, it turns smoothly but its not free moving. There is some slight resistance. Is that normal?
Also, for the life of me, I couldn't not get the tractor to take off on High 3rd. All the others did just fine. If not careful, High 2nd would put me back on my seat and almost give me whiplash lol I am thinking that it could possibly be the governor that is at fault. Maybe it is not keeping up in adjusting the a/f ration when I release the clutch? I have noticed that it has started to leak oil from there too and it might be me because I am not to sure how it is suppose to function but, it also seems slow to adjust when transitioning from load to no load and back to load again.
Oh and my clutch came out awesome!!! And the PTO, works beautifully too!
I also have some more bad news Playing with the main jet trying to get it to take off of High 3rd, I heard a really high pitch sound coming from the engine bay. Wasn't sure where it was coming from. Got down and opened the hood to check where it was coming from and it turned off on me. Turned the key to turn it back on and it sounded like metal was rubbing against metal. So I quickly turned it off and pushed it to my shed. Thought I had starved the engine. I haven't used it much since I replaced the oil twice trying to get all the shiny sludge out. Might have leaked it out or maybe it had finally kicked the bucket due to no maintenance or something.
Drained the oil and it looked fine. So then I free spun the alt/gen and I'm sure that is where its coming from. I tried to start the engine again and disconnect the gen from the motor to see if it stopped but I couldn't get the gen to spin the motor. Sounded like the batttery was low but even jumping it didn't do much. It started getting pretty hot so I stopped and ruled that to be my problem.
Looking through ebay, they are not cheap. Are they rebuildable?
Thanks for looking
Edited by GhoSt85, April 29, 2017 - 08:59 PM.