We finally got the tractor off the truck and into the shop. My son couldn't wait to start scraping off the paint. So far he's done part of the right side fender. The paint is not in great shape but it looks a lot better then what they've spayed it with. I'm amazed by what people consider a good paint job. They painted over everything they could and then they put a clear coat over everything! Why??
The carb is leaking gas so I took it off and giving it a good cleaning overnight. Inside the barrel it has #30 stamped into the carb. I think the 10 and 12 hp models used a #26 and the 14 and 16 hp motors used the #30 carb. I'll have to look that up.
The hydro release valves are stuck in the down position. I've got them soaking overnight and will try to get them to unstuck tomorrow. There is no release handle on the side of the trans tunnel cover. I'm not sure why?
I was able to scrape the paint off of the engine decal. It's a little hard to read but it does say K341.
It looks like the front tires are leaking air. I want to put a tube inside them. Does anybody have a suggestion on where to buy the tubes from. My local tire store doesn't carry them?
I also bought a battery at Walley World. 340 CCA for $40.
Tomorrow I'll pressure wash the tractor and see if I can remove most of the grease and maybe even some of the paint.
Edited by Mark 149 J., February 17, 2018 - 01:48 AM.