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Posted April 08, 2013 - 02:30 PM

Nice looking tractor, especially the tires. You inspired me to buy a set for my 318 last year. I have a couple of pretty good slopes on my lawn, and those tires really do the job.

 

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Posted April 08, 2013 - 02:38 PM

Thanks all!  Dug the seat out and contemplated bolting it on but changed my mind.  Looks awful next to repainted tractor.



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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:08 AM

Still need to troubleshoot the wiring and find out what the problem is.  If I had a money tree I would just order a new wiring harness from Hapcoparts and be done with it. :wallbanging:



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Posted May 13, 2013 - 08:46 PM

I have not given up on the 120.  Ordered a new ignition switch from Napa for $12 after a bit of internet searching the JD part number to xref to another brand.  I hope to work on it tomorrow night as long as it is not 96 degrees in the garage!!



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 10:07 AM

You are lucky to find a 120 in that condition. Congrats!  Looking real good.


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 07:46 PM

You are lucky to find a 120 in that condition. Congrats!

 

Been a bit of work to get it there.  I wanted to install the ignition switch but we hit 105 today and I decided to stay inside.


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 02:08 PM

Been a bit of work to get it there.  I wanted to install the ignition switch but we hit 105 today and I decided to stay inside.

105 degrees???



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Posted May 20, 2013 - 08:35 PM

105 degrees???

Actually we hit a record with the highest temperature in Nebraska last Tuesday - 108 degrees

 

Needless to say I did not get to it and the visit by the in-laws over the weekend pushed the 120 to the back burner.



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 10:03 AM

Update for now:

 

I installed the new switch yesterday and still the same response.  When I jump the termials on teh solenoid it cranks over so I know the starter is good.  The solenoid was also new last fall.  A conversation with my dad and the local Napa owner caused me to get the test light out and go to work.  I have power to the switch which is a good sign.  I have power to the solenoid but it will not engage.  It seems that my paint work is soo good the solenoid is grounding to the frame of the tractor so I am going to make a ground strap and install it with some star washers to see if that will do the job. 

I forgot about the ground = :wallbanging: :wallbanging: :wallbanging: :wallbanging: :wallbanging:


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Posted May 22, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Been there... did a complete top end rebuild on my VTEC accord... put it all back together and it wouldn't fire. Checked the service manual and in the troubleshooting steps the very first thing it said to check was a tiny little ground wire that attaches to the back of the intake manifold. Hooked it up and fired right up.


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 09:51 AM

Trav1s...There is only 1 problem I see with your tractor. It looks too good to gp out and get dirty. After all that work I would hate to take it out and risk scratching it. All jokes aside you have done a great job. Keep up posted... Scott


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Today's update:  IT TURNS OVER!!!!!!!

 

Bad grounds.  Next step is add fuel and set timing on the Kirk solid state ignition.  Progress is good for my mind. 


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Got fire and it will run on carb cleaner but no fuel.  I am still not a fan of Walbro carb... :wallbanging:

 

The service manual shows the fuel line going over the top of the carb and mine currently has the fuel line going under the carb so I will swap that tomorrow.  I will also be reversing the gas tank so the fuel shut-off is away from the starter solenoid.  Live and learn...


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 11:20 AM

It is alive!!!!  The solid state points replacement rocks and is very easy to set timing.  I did not use the timing light either.  The carb is running very LEAN and it will only run with the choke on full.  I still dislike walbro carbs.  


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 11:29 AM

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