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Hulk II (1988 Craftsman II) 917.255919 Summer Refresh.


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Posted June 04, 2017 - 08:23 PM

Replaced a few wires that had a gazillion butt connectors with new ones, and un-tangled the mess to make the work easier. I need to pick up a connector kit from Wall-Mart to finish the rest. Done for the weekend.

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Posted June 07, 2017 - 08:36 PM

Still working on the wiring on Hulk II. Replaced and updated more than I planned for. Almost finished roughing it in, next will be to test with a A/C transformer, then add the wire lume.

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Posted June 07, 2017 - 08:48 PM

Still working on the wiring on Hulk II. Replaced and updated more than I planned for. Almost finished roughing it in, next will be to test with a A/C transformer, then add the wire lume.

How do you do the keyswitch connectors ? The one on the 16/6 is rusted beyond repair. 



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Posted June 07, 2017 - 09:10 PM

Same way, Remove the old connectors from the plastic and add new connectors and wire. I have several plastic housings. On Hulk I only needed to replace three of the five key switch wires. I have been adding heat shrink lately to kelp keep corrosion down. 

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Posted June 09, 2017 - 09:49 PM

After a horrendous week at work ending with one of my employees having a stroke, I’ll need to pick up his duties till hopefully he recovers.  

I was able to get all the individual grounds to a single point through the week evenings. Not sure how much I’ll get done this weekend as I need to mow the 3 acres (I started weed-eating this evening). There is supposed to be a Tractor ride tomorrow at 10:00 in Oglesby.

I may ride BOH over there for breakfast but 19 miles is a bit much seeing I need to mow the yard. Sunday is the NASCAR race that I need to have all the chores done, including honey-doo’s before it.

 

As for the individual grounds modification, all the following connect to a single ground point now.

Battery negative

Engine Frame plate (negative)

Engine Block (negative)

Solenoid (negative)

Rear Tail Lights (negative)

Front Head Lights (negative)

Front LED’s (negative)

PTO (negative)

Key switch (negative)

All this is to augment the frame / bolt grounds.

Have a nice evening.

 

 

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Posted June 10, 2017 - 08:37 PM

Spent most of yesterday evening weed-eating, and today checking out a tractor ride in town. Had breakfast with them but 18 miles is a bit much for my machines. We did our own tractor ride at the house. I spent 4 hours on RED mowing before this.
Overall a good day, I'm beat.

https://www.youtube....h?v=AV46bb-EiPg

 

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Posted June 12, 2017 - 04:30 AM

Electrical is done! Lets just say you need to watch the 16 minuet video, there were miss-haps and sparks. Overall went as I expected. Overthought the positive ground on the tail lights. Clutch safety switch was not connected properly, and I had a defective light switch. All is good now. It took forever for the video to upload so I am finishing it up now.

 

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Posted June 12, 2017 - 06:14 PM

Watching it now


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Posted June 12, 2017 - 06:26 PM

Looks great. Want me to send you another one to do?


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Posted June 12, 2017 - 07:02 PM

Got one already in the wings to do. Loom is done, need to pick up all the electrical tools and set up to start on the engine. Here is the modified wire diagram for Hulk II.

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Posted June 16, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Haven't been able to do much lately. Hopefully I can do some this weekend. Thought I would post something about the mystery connector.
The mystery connector is between the charge diode and PTO switch. The connector doesn’t have a ground connection. It's use could be for....
Electric Deck Lift.
Electric Sleeve Hitch Lift
Dash Power port
Or use your imagination.

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Posted June 18, 2017 - 05:26 PM

Weekend plans didn't work well for Hulk II. I needed to lay a new floor in the guest bedroom as my Wife's sister will be coming down later in the fall. This required fixing some floor joists, then laying new press board, then covering with linoleum. Took all weekend and several trips to town.
I was able to finally get most of the tools picked up, and the engine moved into teardown position. Doesn't look bad for 7 years of use, and my valve tick may be due to a missing exhaust clamp. I'll add a new one.

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Posted June 20, 2017 - 09:32 PM

Started the engine dissemble, I need to replace all the lock washers as just a slight tap on the ratchet broke the bolts loose, and the flywheel removal only took one hit from the impact. The paint has held up well for 7 years, especially on the heads. All magnets are present, and the stator and coil pack still looks good. Starter is in good shape, but all parts will be cleaned and checked. I still have the governor index marked from last teardown, this comes in handy! Plugs look to have burned even, these will be replaced with new ones. Next will be to pull the heads and de-carbon and check valve clearance.

 

Not surprising my hands are not too dirty. 

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Posted June 21, 2017 - 08:33 PM

Decided to pressure wash the block before I pull the heads. Had to search some to find my flashing cutouts to cover the ports. I am using cardboard gaskets for this. Pulse port and oil fill is plugged. Still has the old oil in it and it will be changed shortly after washing. I suspect it will look good afterward, but will get a fresh coat of paint. Work issues is preventing quicker work, but this does give me some relaxation in the evenings after a stressful day. 

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Posted June 22, 2017 - 09:00 PM

So my process of trying to do at least one thing during week day evenings and major pushes on the weekends seems to be back on track somewhat. I was able to hook up the power washer and go over the block. Used simple green and a scrub brush. Got all of the crud off, and some of the old paint. Oil has been drained, it will need to go into the contaminated jug as it had a couple tea spoons of water in it. Next will be more wiping off with carb cleaner and a scotch pad prepping for new paint. But before painting the heads will come off. Still a lot of cleaning and prep to do.

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