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Old 06-06-2012, 10:21 AM   #16
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Head torqued, sheet metal installed. Flywheel bolt found and installed also. Shiny new starter stuck on even!





I swear my brothers messin with my head... I go through the whole pile looking for a part, tell him its not there, he comes by, finds it right off the bat. Think he's bringing them with him and dropping them in the box before he starts looking.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:42 AM   #17
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all that and no rattle can?
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #18
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Just for you. Rattle can after a quick wipe with the wire wheel.





Also checked the valves, put the breather cover on, cleaned the carb, and installed it. Getting close to test running it!
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #19
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Wired up a coil and put some jumpers to the starter, we've got spark! Hoping to drop the motor in the tractor next week to test run it, if that goes well the next big phase begins. Figuring out how everything is 'sposed to go together. Tractor was delivered a week or two ago, so this is what we're startin with...

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Old 07-01-2012, 04:00 PM   #20
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I bet youre going to have that thing looking and running great in no time! keep up the good work.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #21
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When I was 16 I got a job as a small engine repairman. Loved it but they soon found out I had the knack for sharpening stuff and moved me to the area where one did that. I never had to get dirty again at that place. I missed working on the small engines!
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:57 PM   #22
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How do you not get dirty sharpening lawnmower blades!?
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:24 PM   #23
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Dedicated the day to the JD. Made some great headway. Probably could have had it finished, but for some reason, I always have to do just one more "little" thing while its apart...

Scraped about 20 pounds of greasy grime out from the engine bay and then hosed off the entire tractor.



Thought what the heck, may as well throw a quick coat of paint on there while I'm at it...



And heck, while I'm at it, may as well do something about that ratty green paint...







I did manage to drop the motor in place loose. Wired everything up very creatively... and it RUNS!



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Old 07-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #24
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Almost looks like a tractor!



It starts, it stops, it moves forwards and backwards, and the lights even work! Have a few loose ends to finish up but my part is pretty much done. My bro will have to do something about a battery, air filter, and of course the tire he popped.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:25 AM   #25
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #26
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And so it begins, AGAIN. This one is more or less all in one piece. Well, there's only one small bucket of bolts. Course, that could be a very bad thing...



Payment for fixing this one is a 314 almost identical to the 300 I built for my brother. Waiting on delivery for that one...

Sounds like the 300 has a new tire and a deck installed, will try and get some pics of it "finished" next time I'm up there.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #27
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And here you thought this thread was dead...

Took me almost a year but I got the 110 back together, and it's FINISHED. Mowed my lawn with it this afternoon and will probably deliver it tomorrow. Turned out pretty well- considering every single bearing on the deck was seized, so I ended up replacing both idlers and the drive pulley. Got lucky and broke the three blade spindles loose and they seem okay but MAN are they noisey. Installed a new belt, bought all of the missing deck brackets on ebay, got the deck re attached, cleaned the carb, installed a used gas tank 'cause the original was MIA, new plug, air filter, oil change, and a bucket or three of missing bolts and we're good to go.

Even mowed my lawn with it this afternoon. Looks purty good, eh?



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Old 08-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #28
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And this is what I took in payment.

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Seems to be in decent shape, other than the busted steering wheel, ignition switch that got cut out, and missing seat foam. Front tires have some slow leaks. I have the rest of the sheet metal for it. Currently trying to figure out the no-spark issue but I'm fairly certain its got a bad coil.

The biggest issue is that the tractor is all I have- no deck, tiller, blower, blade, nuthin.

The guy my brother bought his from has 2 more "spare" tractors, each with a set of implements so I'm hoping I can pick up a deck, tiller, and blower off of him.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:28 PM   #29
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Nice going DP . I went to start getting caught up on the lawn today, only to find there's something obstructing the fuel flow in the carb on my Husky. Years ago I disabled the fuel shut off solenoid on the carb, so that is not it. Fuel pump is pumping, which leaves the needle and seat to look at. I was out of carb cleaner and it was almost time to get ready for work, so I guess I know what I will be doing tomorrow.

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Old 08-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #30
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Looks like a fun project, Me and my son just bought a Cub Cadet 109 and repainted it and fix/adjusted anything we needed to. It also had a K series Kohler. It may have been the most enjoyable project we have worked on together. Parts are easily obtained and fairly cheap. And when finished the result is a garden tractor that will give years of service and looks very cool too. The old Cub Cadets are built like tanks. I'm sure the older John Deeres are too.
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