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#16 Onan Man OFFLINE  

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Posted November 30, 2019 - 05:07 PM

oh I forgot

 

also obtained a 3/4"x8" grade 8 fastener at TSC for the plow main pivot bolt. 

 

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Just need to fab the latch piece and so it can plow some snow!



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Posted December 01, 2019 - 01:43 PM

Found the source of the rattling!  

 

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Trying some Permatex two part epoxy to keep it still.  It might last 10 minutes or 10 years (?)

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Posted December 01, 2019 - 01:55 PM

More work done today along with the muffler

 

Added some LED's

 

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They are bright as heck but a word of caution:  The locating tab on the lens is at 12 o'clock and the halogens are at 9 o'clock.  My wiring was just long enough to work. Barely. Notice the tabs are now north/south instead of east//west

 

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Its amazing this is only 18 watts

 

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The d-side tire holds air for only a day.  Figures its leaking past the wide-side bead. Going to replace the tires next week

 

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Had some hub caps in the parts bin

 

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And finished up the morning by fabbing a latch for the plow mount.  

 

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So after the epoxy dries and some new tires it is ready for some plowing!  (= next weekend)

 

 

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Edited by Onan Man, December 01, 2019 - 01:58 PM.

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Posted December 02, 2019 - 09:20 PM

great work man moving right along with this baby, keep it up. just something that popped in my head while reading through this, i wanted to ask if that kohler has the shakes like the john deeres do?


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Posted December 02, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Thanks!

 

Yes the Kohler does rock the machine a bit.  Its pretty neat. 

 

Filled the rear tires today with 6 gallons of WWF in each (~46lbs per tire)

 

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So after doing this work and starting it up - no more muffler rattle now - I go to lift the plow and, nothin'.  

 

Turns out, the welds on the tang on the rock shaft are broken so going to need a welder to tack them back in place.  And also the pin on the lift arm #19 that engages into this tang is about halfway worn through (!) Hopefully the welder can build it back up without too much effort ($).  I guess this is to be expected when nothing is bushed and hard to get to to lubricate.  I hope lift arm 19 can be removed without removing the engine.  

 

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My guess is the lift arms were in the outer holes (for more lift travel up and down) and putting undue stress on this piece when lifting the plow.  I'd bet this breakage is even more likely to happen with the heavier snowblower. 

 

All par for the course when working on old equipment I suppose.  

 

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Edited by Onan Man, December 03, 2019 - 07:12 AM.

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Posted December 03, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Yup my frame on my Gt19 flexes pretty good when I raise the snowblower. This machine is dedicated to the snowblower, never take it off. So yeah it sits 7-1/2 months of the year or more, I leave the pressure off of the hydraulics,set the blower on a 2x4 in the off-season

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Posted December 05, 2019 - 12:23 AM

Well there was no way part 19 was able to be removed without removing the engine. Man, these cast iron Kohlers are heavy...

 

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this is why the part had to be removed:

 

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Oh, and the 2 part epoxy held for about 2 minutes :(.  Going to see if the welder can tack it too.  Luckily the muffler came off easy. 

 

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I was able to get some sense of accomplishment tonight by painting the plow

 

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And installing a new gas cap/guage.  

 

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Going to see what the welder can fix tomorrow


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Posted December 05, 2019 - 01:27 PM

Thanks for the heads up on the front rock shaft issue you have. I am fixing up an s14h that I picked up for cheap, I have it running and driving nice, but no further progress as I am busy with a few other tractors getting them ready for winter snow duty. Seems from your experience the front lift is a bit weak if one doesn’t use helper springs to lighten the load. I have a big blower ( non Ariens ) that I intend to modify and install on mine in the near future. I will certainly make sure I have a lot of the lifting weight counter balanced with helper springs. On another note, where did you get the replacement gas cap /gauge?
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Posted December 05, 2019 - 04:16 PM

Your welcome!  I dont know how much work this tractor has done but it doesn't seems to be that much. Id imagine other S's have this same condition brewing if not already occurring, especially with the heavier snowblower.  Or maybe I just got a "Monday Morning" rock shaft weld and pin part. 

 

The gauge is this one:

 

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Posted December 05, 2019 - 04:23 PM

The welder turned this job around quick and it looks good to me.  Hoping for the best!

 

He put in a new pin rather than try to build the original pin up...

 

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Removed the electric PTO since this machine wont be doing any mowing or blowing. It was inop anyway.  

 

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The auto parts guy said this stuff works good.  I used standard JB Weld so maybe thats why it didnt hold up.  We'll see about this product:

 

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Footrests scuffed, cleaned and painted with Rustoleum low gloss black enamel

 

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Next up: 

 

Installing new points and condenser while engine still out

Installing the engine and driveshaft back in, (the hardest part is the d-shaft, IMO)

Test running everything

Mounting new front tires and loading them up with WWF,

reinstalling grill and hood

Removing residual decal adhesive and buffing the paint


Edited by Onan Man, December 05, 2019 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted December 05, 2019 - 06:38 PM

Not sure why you can’t braze the muffler with brass
Rod , I used to repair a lot of split open muffler seams that way unless the metal was too thin.
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Posted December 06, 2019 - 06:37 PM

Agreed! 

 

There is a perfect seam for it to creep into.  

 

I already applied the muffler stuff and if it fails brazing will be attempted.  



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Posted December 07, 2019 - 04:16 PM

Got a lot done today

 

With the engine still out:

 

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Time to go back in.  

 

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Alomost there.  Hardest part by far is installing the driveshaft to the engine.  The engine has to be more or less right oin place for the shaft to mate to the engine without hitting the steering box

 

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Took her for a spin and she runs great and so does the lift for the plow

 

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Set the skids with paint stirrers stacked two high

 

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The front tires arrived today but Im pretty beat for now so will swap them tomorrow.  


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Posted December 07, 2019 - 06:14 PM

Nice work!
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Posted December 08, 2019 - 06:05 PM

Front tires today

 

I started out by being Mr Nice Guy but that didnt last long

 

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The wide side wasnt having it so out came the sawzall and wire cutters 

 

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New

 

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Chains back on, minus four links to tighten them up

 

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