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#1 cpm OFFLINE  

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Posted October 17, 2017 - 04:18 PM

hello all.

 

I recently brought home a '77 1614.

I saw it beside the road in March, and left a note on the front door of the nearest house.Nothing came of it.

A couple weeks ago, a guy called to ask if i was still interested in his tractor (which i didn't immediately associate with the note i left...). When i caught on, i said "sure".

more later...

 



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Posted October 17, 2017 - 06:01 PM

here's a pic after i first got it running, shown dragging my neighbor's splitter.

 

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it needed a fuel pump and to have the starter rebuilt, but nothing major.

it's running okay, although i have some sort of idle issue. the throttle cable is moving, or maybe the governor needs attention. Basically, the engine speed drops as the tractor moves, unless i keep making corrections. I'll get it sorted.

 

other future improvements will include unsticking the left brake, and getting some better tires and rear rims on. They are super rusty, two different widths, and the tires are filled. I need a matched set of rims, and some ag tires...

 

the first test of the PK's manliness came saturday. I brought another project home. This one is a '69 LandRover. Been sitting for 25 years, needs everything.

 

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the rear brakes are hopelessly locked, and even with 3 other guys, we couldn't get it into the garage. Rain was headed our way, and my truck was at my dad's, so I decided to try pushing it with the tractor.

that orange monster pushed it like it was nothing, leaving 2 big ruts where the rover wheels dragged. I was so happy. 

Beat the rain, didn't break anything. Perfect day.


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Posted October 17, 2017 - 08:26 PM

Nice looking PK. The Landrover is very cool looking. Going to do a restore?

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Posted October 17, 2017 - 09:23 PM

Hi congrats on both of your purchases have fun, I would suggest looking at the carb check to see if there is any wear on the throttle shaft if so new aftermarket carbs are available on e bay for less than a good rebuilt kit and they work good.



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Posted October 18, 2017 - 04:56 AM

thanks, i didn't do much other than clean that carb. I'll have to get a better look.

The rover is destined for a mechanical restoration. they look weird with fresh paint, though.



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Posted October 18, 2017 - 07:21 AM

Welcome to GTT. You are off to a great start here. Check out our Manuals Section.  Good Luck, Rick



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Posted October 18, 2017 - 10:50 AM

thanks.

there's a ton of useful info here, looks like a great crowd.



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Posted October 18, 2017 - 01:53 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Lots of folks here willing to help you out when needed.



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Posted Yesterday, 12:15 PM

I'd say you like to stay busy.  Me too. I like the Landrover and I have a 76 PK


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