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Hulk II (1988 Craftsman II) 917.255919 Summer Refresh.


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#181 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2017 - 04:10 PM

Starter success! as usual had to use a long screwdriver to push on the infamous back starter bolt and inch along with an open end wrench to get it on. Note to self, install the starter before the flywheel! 

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Posted July 04, 2017 - 05:23 PM

Yeah there isn't much room in there for a wrench with the flywheel on 


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Posted July 04, 2017 - 05:37 PM

Makes torqueing to 160 inch pounds a challenge. Used a wrench and held my tong at the right angle.  



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Posted July 05, 2017 - 08:48 PM

Ran into (hopefully a non-issue) tonight. Got all the way to installing the drive pulley and the bolts seemed too short. After accounting for all the remaining bolts I went back to the teardown pictures to see if I had used them somewhere else. First I looked at the pulley before removal, these bolts don’t have lock washers. Then I compared the next two pictures. I know where they went, The bolts are a little longer and I don’t think they will cause an issue on the back shield. I checked and it is tight to the block, so hopefully I can get four proper bolts for the pulley and call it good.

I really don’t want to tear it back down……. Unless you see a reason to.

Even with 100’s of pictures mistakes can happen, and there has been more than one time I have had to switch bolts around.

 

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Posted July 06, 2017 - 06:25 PM

Opposed twins have always intrigued me by their unique look; especially when they're out of the machine.

 

Nice job, Larry, keep up the good work.


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Posted July 06, 2017 - 07:31 PM

I have found the correct bolts for the pulley, so I won't be taking it apart to swap bolts around. Working on the seat hardware as the new seat has arrived. You may ask... what was wrong with the old seat. Not much, small tear and areas where a cat had clawed. still serviceable, Just pay shipping and you can have it. OH, Not Craftsman OEM so you will need to drill holes in your pan. 

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Posted July 07, 2017 - 09:21 PM

I have a busy weekend... not much with Hulk II though. Grandson is staying a couple weeks so we (I) decided to put the pool up. Grandson helped, Son Didn't. I looked like I had jumped in it after it was up, sweat was pouring. I did get a couple things done to Hulk II. Hope to have the engine on the frame this weekend. I also have to install insulation in my Wife's project room, and replace underpinning.

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Posted July 08, 2017 - 03:10 PM

Finished up project #2 (insulating Wife's hobby shed) and relaxing in project #1. OH, How cool are the new postage stamps!

 

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Posted July 08, 2017 - 09:20 PM

Wife is happy that she now has A/C in her project shed, but told me I was over doing it, so I won't be working on replacing the house underpinning this weekend with all the heat advisories going on. I got Hulk II's engine moved, and some parts laid out to work on tomorrow.  

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Posted July 09, 2017 - 02:26 PM

Pouring rain, so more prep work on Hulk II. Working on the PTO, had to JB the coil. Here are some of the projects I did this weekend.

 

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Posted July 09, 2017 - 04:53 PM

Is this one the one your bringing to the Temple show ?


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Posted July 09, 2017 - 05:06 PM

Not sure yet. getting too many choices.



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Posted July 09, 2017 - 05:07 PM

Not sure yet. getting too many choices.

Time for a bigger truck and trailer


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Posted July 09, 2017 - 08:00 PM

I am guessing in the one behind the pool ladder is the one that is ," Waiting in the wings"?


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Posted July 10, 2017 - 08:30 AM

Yes, that is the Penncraft.






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