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