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#1 SOHC OFFLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2017 - 07:18 PM

I got this last week, I don't know much about it, here is the photos of it when I picked it up, I understand its an Australian copy of a National or a Harwool and has some kind of Kohler motor, that has 13 cooling fins    

 

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Posted October 29, 2017 - 10:14 PM

I have started to repair it, I don't know what lube to use in the diff? it had a tin cover that was bonded on and had normal oil in there witch didn't smell like EP oil, I ended up shimming one gear over witch has made it stop rattling when I turn it by hand.

 

I fixed the rusty panels, the front drive belt cover had fallen off and had 3 huge holes in it and the main center cover had all the mounting points rusted off, the engine cooling shroud had the bottom rusted out, the old bits are next to it,

 

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The worst part is the front rims, they are totally shot, I found a shop witch sed they might be able to help find some

 

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Also how do I tell what that engine is? I under stand its a K series but I don't know the HP

 

Should the diff use semi fluid grease? it has a 3 speed gearbox mounted parallel to the diff.  


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Posted October 30, 2017 - 04:34 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum. That sounds like a 16HP Kohler motor. Quite an odd machine, but should work well.  Get us some pics of that rear end and transmission. May help in the lube selection.


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Posted October 30, 2017 - 05:16 AM

Like said above, its a copy of a National Mower....I had a couple of older ones

 

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Posted October 30, 2017 - 09:49 AM

Cool tractor, I'm thinking ATV rim's might work on the front, i have many older ones that are two piece rim's like yours, newer ones are one piece, they come with many bolt patterns and tire sizes and can be easily tweaked to fit, the smaller ATV's have a much narrower rim

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Posted October 30, 2017 - 03:36 PM

Cool tractor, I'm thinking ATV rim's might work on the front, i have many older ones that are two piece rim's like yours, newer ones are one piece, they come with many bolt patterns and tire sizes and can be easily tweaked to fit, the smaller ATV's have a much narrower rim

 

I was looking at trailer rims they are 8X4" witch is identical to what I have on the tractor, only problem is 5 on 4" studs is hard to come by, I can get 4 stud easy, I guess I could just weld the holes shut and re drill the rim, 



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Posted October 31, 2017 - 12:16 AM

Here is a photo of the diff, I still need to flush it out with petrol as there is sludge from having moisture and oil mix, I had to add in a hardened shim in that middle gear as it could flop allover the place, 

 

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I brazed in a bung in the cover to add and check lube as the cover will be glued on with caulking compound 

 

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Posted October 31, 2017 - 12:22 AM

I bolted on the shrouds with new bolts and fitted the fuel tank with its repaired tap and gave the engine a brush down to get all the spiderwebs and dirt off it, it has no condenser for the ignition what MF rating should I get? also what should the tappets be set at?

 

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the last owner must of had a hard time with no ignition condenser, also is it a 6 or 12 volt system? the solenoid for the starter needs replacing  



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Posted October 31, 2017 - 04:35 AM

This manual should give you any info needed for the engine. Should be 12V.


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Posted November 01, 2017 - 08:22 PM

I am still unsure what oil to put in the diff, I would put in a 85W140 GL5 oil if I knew there were no bronze bushes in there, otherwise I have an 80W monograde GL4 oil witch would be yellow metal safe



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Posted November 02, 2017 - 05:50 AM

Use the GL4 to be safe.


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Posted November 02, 2017 - 06:04 PM

I put GL4 in and glued the cover back on, My new front rims might arrive today, I hope they are right, also it has 13" car tires on the rear I want to replace with tractor tires,

 

I am going to cut that seat off to and put an old pan seat on, I will cut the tow bar off and redo that propley and I will cut the mowers brackets off.



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Posted November 02, 2017 - 06:33 PM

A couple of these hub's look like yours, the JD 56 tire and rim gets wider with the 57 4.80/4.00 vs 6.70/6.50 and a S 82 RER is same as the 57, the 12" rims are 4.00 with same bolt pattern, if i have this many hit's in my junk you should be able to find replacement rims in your area, if not going back original the 4"×12" rim's would look mean IMO but my vote is always original lol

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Posted November 05, 2017 - 01:16 AM

Nothing relay is available here in Newzealand, I have to get all the parts I need form over seas, all I could find was 4 stud trailer rims, I have picked up a set of rims I am going to cut down and make and welded in new centers.

 

PS whats that with the black out lights in the top right photo? 



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Posted November 05, 2017 - 10:07 AM

Nothing relay is available here in Newzealand, I have to get all the parts I need form over seas, all I could find was 4 stud trailer rims, I have picked up a set of rims I am going to cut down and make and welded in new centers.

PS whats that with the black out lights in the top right photo?

older army 1/4 ton trailer, there's a 42 GPW in my area that needs to be saved from being a rat-rod that i want to put in front of it lol
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