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Posted August 05, 2013 - 10:02 PM

After 6 hours of mowing time I ended up with oil down the left side of the motor onto the frame and mower draft arms.  When I parked it in the garage last week a small puddle of oil collected under the tractor.  Today I took a close look at it and discovered that I forgot to put a gasket on the fuel pump block off from Kirk Engines.  Dug through a box of K series gaskets I inherited from a WFM member and added some Permatex to it, reinstalled the plate, and all is well.  


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 10:37 PM

Glad you found the leak and got it fixed. It's scary when you find a puddle of oil under your prized GT. :thumbs:


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Do you think it would be a good candidate for the tractor of the month? :D

 

Yes, you need to put it up. You've done a GREAT Job!!


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Working on the submission to TotM at this time.


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Good. I've followed this all the way through and look forward to reading the highlights in the TotM.
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Posted August 13, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Had a little incident with the 120 last night.  It seems that the mule drive that I had on the tractor has a fair amount of wear in it.  Add to that a belt that was on the loose side and the belt jumped and got a chewing.  I swapped in a different mule drive that is in better condition, replaced the belt, and went to work.  Deere belts are pretty tough.  :rolling:

 

Anyone out there have suggestions/helpful hints on rebuilding a mule drive?


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Posted August 13, 2013 - 10:27 PM

What exactly is worn on it?



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 05:14 PM

What exactly is worn on it?

 

Not sure.  I put the other one on it and it still is not right.  I guess I will tear into them and combine the best parts from the two into one to get me by.  Of course this happens as the temps swing back into the 90's and the humidity is what one would expect in Nebraska in August.  The news just said with the heat index the temperature feels like 98 degrees F.  Murphy has me in his sights.


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 01:38 AM

I just finished reading this whole thread in on sitting. Its 2:30 AM, I have to get up in four hours, but I couldn't quit reading it. I think I have caught some kind of fever!


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 07:37 AM

Glad you enjoyed the thread.  There are a few missing pics along the way but you can get the extent of the project.  I have been using it for almost two months as my regular grass cutter and just love to use the machine.  Some cringe at the thought   Between the Kohler carb, the Pointslayer, and the tires this 120 is a monster.  It starts easy, runs great (hardly hits the governer), and will handle wet grass or inclines like a billy goat.  Definitely a formula I would try on another "worker" machine.  I have an itch to find a 312 and give it similar treatment.  That would be after I finish the 110 side tag I plan to pick up this week and the RF 110 at Dad's place back east. :thumbs:



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 01:47 PM

Travis, did the Pointslayer actually replace the points? I can't seem to find this item on Kirk's site, just the Point Saver.



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 02:07 PM

Travis, did the Pointslayer actually replace the points? I can't seem to find this item on Kirk's site, just the Point Saver.

 

 

Yup - solid state replacement for points and condenser.  I cannot find it either.  :(


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 02:22 PM

Thanks, I'll keep looking for a set then. I put electronic ignition on my FIL's Ford 3000 full-size tractor, it was a major transformation. Easy starting, smooth spark through the whole RPM range. That's what I want for my 140.


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 09:48 PM

So as I mowed tonight I noticed that the Ammeter was discharging the entire time.  Looks like I need to do a bit of trouble shooting of the electrical system with the help of the service manual.  



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Posted September 06, 2013 - 09:50 AM

Did you try disconnecting the battery while running? I reckon that is the fastest way to see if it really isn't charging.


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