Brother of Hulk II - MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 487 Old 01-31-2016, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
5000 Strong & Climbing

 
larrybl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oglesby, Texas
Posts: 8,999
Barn
Brother of Hulk II

Yea, for the lack of a good name for now, I present The Brother of Hulk II. For $150 he is in pretty good shape. I still dislike belt covers on the decks, and will see about modifying the cover on this. I checked the deck and it looks good overall. I wire brushed the ends of the cover bolts and PB'd them, all came out without breaking. Cut the old belt out and all the mandrills spin, but are really tight. Some rust pitting under the cover, but not bad. All the deck bolts ate PB'd and the deck stored. I have him up on jack stands and prepping to fire the engine some time next week. Undercarriage looks pretty good.

I am thinking on an original color restore, I'll need to see if the pin striping and labels are still available.

I have a full house again.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140948.JPG
Views:	267
Size:	77.4 KB
ID:	1564754   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140952.JPG
Views:	264
Size:	78.1 KB
ID:	1564762   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140958.JPG
Views:	271
Size:	78.3 KB
ID:	1564770   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140959.JPG
Views:	263
Size:	77.0 KB
ID:	1564778  

Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140969.JPG
Views:	275
Size:	79.1 KB
ID:	1564786   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140979.JPG
Views:	289
Size:	78.5 KB
ID:	1564794   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140982.JPG
Views:	278
Size:	77.8 KB
ID:	1564802   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140984.JPG
Views:	269
Size:	78.1 KB
ID:	1564810  

Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140983.JPG
Views:	266
Size:	79.4 KB
ID:	1564818   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140985.JPG
Views:	272
Size:	77.7 KB
ID:	1564826   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140989.JPG
Views:	276
Size:	76.2 KB
ID:	1564834   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140990.JPG
Views:	278
Size:	76.0 KB
ID:	1564842  

Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140991.JPG
Views:	274
Size:	77.7 KB
ID:	1564850  

1990 18.5 Craftsman (RED)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsmans II (HULK II)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsman II (BOH)
1983 Ford LGT 145 (Blue Money Pit) SOLD 6/27/2014
1978 Roper 20T (Old Girl)
1988 JD 165 Hydro (Little John) Sold 2019
2012 Craftsman Pro
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/14-craftsman-sears-forum/699657-old-girl-1974-1975-roper.html
[/url]
https://www.mytractorforum.com/12-jo...ttle-john.html
https://www.mytractorforum.com/14-cr...r-hulk-ii.html

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3uLRKYnr0M
larrybl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 487 Old 01-31-2016, 07:02 PM
Senior MTF Member
 
No Quarter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 470
Re: Brother of Hulk II

Looking forward to see your restoration.

1946 Gibson Model A w/WI 5.9hp
1984 John Deere 318 w/Onan 18hp
1989 John Deere 420 w/Onan 20hp (2)
1990 Craftsman GT6000 w/Briggs 18hp (2)
No Quarter is offline  
post #3 of 487 Old 01-31-2016, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
5000 Strong & Climbing

 
larrybl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oglesby, Texas
Posts: 8,999
Barn
Re: Brother of Hulk II

Thought the choke cable was frozen so I removed it. A little oil and it was working smooth, the carb choke was frozen, some carb cleaner and oil on the shaft freed it up. I checked the throttle lever and it was frozen wide open. Governor lever is smooth. I sprayed the throttle lever and it has freed up some what, still sticks a little near the closed position. I have several carbs, Just want to hear this run before I continue with the teardown.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140994.JPG
Views:	193
Size:	75.7 KB
ID:	1565122   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1140996.JPG
Views:	205
Size:	67.2 KB
ID:	1565130  

1990 18.5 Craftsman (RED)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsmans II (HULK II)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsman II (BOH)
1983 Ford LGT 145 (Blue Money Pit) SOLD 6/27/2014
1978 Roper 20T (Old Girl)
1988 JD 165 Hydro (Little John) Sold 2019
2012 Craftsman Pro
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=699657
[/url]
https://www.mytractorforum.com/12-jo...ttle-john.html
https://www.mytractorforum.com/14-cr...r-hulk-ii.html

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3uLRKYnr0M
larrybl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 487 Old 01-31-2016, 10:00 PM
Briggs powered Sears.
 
craftsmanmowerfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: N.W. Indiana
Posts: 2,856
Barn
Re: Brother of Hulk II

looking good wish i didnt sell mine. it was decent for pushing dirt no where near the ss15 though lol

my mowers
1961 701 with hy-2 hydrolics
1970 lawn flite (mtd)
1971 ss14 early model in progress
1972 ss15 (redone suburban 15) 78 cast iron 16hp
1978 39inch sears 3pt tiller 8hp briggs
1992 Craftsman II 18hp opposed twin horizontal briggs. 50 inch deck (from a parts machine)

Plus all of Dads tractors when he past
1962 wheel horse 502
1963 wheel horse 753
1967 sears custom 6
1972 sears compact 8e
craftsmanmowerfreak is offline  
post #5 of 487 Old 01-31-2016, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
5000 Strong & Climbing

 
larrybl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oglesby, Texas
Posts: 8,999
Barn
Re: Brother of Hulk II

Hmmm.. I am somewhat familiar with the Sears SS series as my Roper 20T is a duplicate if the Sears 19.9. Although I haven't pushed the Roper, I have pushed Hulk II, and I have to say I am impressed as to what these machines can do.

(clearing rock)
(BIG Cedar bush)
(Breaking in the rebuilt engine)

1990 18.5 Craftsman (RED)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsmans II (HULK II)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsman II (BOH)
1983 Ford LGT 145 (Blue Money Pit) SOLD 6/27/2014
1978 Roper 20T (Old Girl)
1988 JD 165 Hydro (Little John) Sold 2019
2012 Craftsman Pro
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=699657
[/url]
https://www.mytractorforum.com/12-jo...ttle-john.html
https://www.mytractorforum.com/14-cr...r-hulk-ii.html

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3uLRKYnr0M
larrybl is offline  
post #6 of 487 Old 02-01-2016, 06:00 AM
2000 Posts and climbing!!!
 
Cannon51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: GA
Posts: 2,369
Re: Brother of Hulk II

Come on Larry, not original color.
What about the dark gray on some of the later Craftsman tractors. I've always liked the way they look. Just kiddn, whatever color you choose I know you'll do a great job on the restore.
Cannon
Cannon51 is offline  
post #7 of 487 Old 02-01-2016, 08:20 AM
Cranky Motorsports
 
GT_80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Central Mass
Posts: 14,993
Barn
Re: Brother of Hulk II

Thats the good one! Sames trans as the suburbans

Hugh-SS/16 fan #0001

.

1967 Sub 12 Diesel
1967 Super 12 Special
1967 Super 12
1966/68 Sub "Miss Emma Lee" Diesel
1968 Super 12 Hydrotrac
1970 Sub 12
1970 Sub 12
1971 SS14 Hydro Diesel
1973 SS16 Diesel
1973 SS16 (red)
1973 SS16
1974 SS16
1976 SS18
1976 Roper RT16T with Loader
1978 Roper RT16 (pinky)
1978 GT18
1991 Craftsman with loader

My YouTube
GT_80 is offline  
post #8 of 487 Old 02-01-2016, 08:41 AM
Proud Member of the 1K Club
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,616
Re: Brother of Hulk II

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cannon51 View Post
Come on Larry, not original color.
What about the dark gray on some of the later Craftsman tractors. I've always liked the way they look. Just kiddn, whatever color you choose I know you'll do a great job on the restore.
Cannon
Charcoal gray metallic will make the red stand out.
DonF is offline  
post #9 of 487 Old 02-01-2016, 10:06 AM
Briggs powered Sears.
 
craftsmanmowerfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: N.W. Indiana
Posts: 2,856
Barn
Re: Brother of Hulk II

well i only had regular 4 link chains on mine running turf. ss15 had 2 links running ags plus weights lol that is why it pushed better than the craftsman II i had

my mowers
1961 701 with hy-2 hydrolics
1970 lawn flite (mtd)
1971 ss14 early model in progress
1972 ss15 (redone suburban 15) 78 cast iron 16hp
1978 39inch sears 3pt tiller 8hp briggs
1992 Craftsman II 18hp opposed twin horizontal briggs. 50 inch deck (from a parts machine)

Plus all of Dads tractors when he past
1962 wheel horse 502
1963 wheel horse 753
1967 sears custom 6
1972 sears compact 8e
craftsmanmowerfreak is offline  
post #10 of 487 Old 02-01-2016, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
5000 Strong & Climbing

 
larrybl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oglesby, Texas
Posts: 8,999
Barn
Re: Brother of Hulk II

Messing around with him tonight. Main plan was to check the electrical, so no "gas" yet. Installed a battery and removed the drive belt. Checked all the safeties, the one under the seat is fubared. No action with the key switch. I jumped the solenoid with a booster cable clamp and it cranked. I then used a jumper from the battery + to the white solenoid wire and he cranked. So far so good. Starter sounds strong, and no un-usual clanking noises from the engine.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1150012.JPG
Views:	167
Size:	80.8 KB
ID:	1566338   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1150013.JPG
Views:	156
Size:	79.3 KB
ID:	1566346   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1150015.JPG
Views:	161
Size:	75.7 KB
ID:	1566354  

1990 18.5 Craftsman (RED)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsmans II (HULK II)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsman II (BOH)
1983 Ford LGT 145 (Blue Money Pit) SOLD 6/27/2014
1978 Roper 20T (Old Girl)
1988 JD 165 Hydro (Little John) Sold 2019
2012 Craftsman Pro
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=699657
[/url]
https://www.mytractorforum.com/12-jo...ttle-john.html
https://www.mytractorforum.com/14-cr...r-hulk-ii.html

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3uLRKYnr0M
larrybl is offline  
post #11 of 487 Old 02-02-2016, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
5000 Strong & Climbing

 
larrybl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oglesby, Texas
Posts: 8,999
Barn
Re: Brother of Hulk II

Looks like I have another strong Briggs 18 hp Opposed. Had to by-pass the key switch, and fuel pump, and he started right up. Blew a bunch of crap all over the shop, and the fuel pump started working after I by-passed it. Mainly wanted to hear it run to determine if I was going to crack the block. I don't think I need to at this time. All the externals will get attention, Probably just de-carbon the Cylinder heads, and clean and paint the block.


1990 18.5 Craftsman (RED)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsmans II (HULK II)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsman II (BOH)
1983 Ford LGT 145 (Blue Money Pit) SOLD 6/27/2014
1978 Roper 20T (Old Girl)
1988 JD 165 Hydro (Little John) Sold 2019
2012 Craftsman Pro
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=699657
[/url]
https://www.mytractorforum.com/12-jo...ttle-john.html
https://www.mytractorforum.com/14-cr...r-hulk-ii.html

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3uLRKYnr0M
larrybl is offline  
post #12 of 487 Old 02-02-2016, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
5000 Strong & Climbing

 
larrybl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oglesby, Texas
Posts: 8,999
Barn
Re: Brother of Hulk II

I replaced the fuel line from the pump to carb and I want to fire it one more time tomorrow to see if the pump now works, and hook my volt meter up to see if the charging system works. Once the preliminaries are out od the way, the tear down will commence this weekend. All of this is to see what I can expect for the restore. Lots of parts to order from Sears, but I want to make a list and get all I can at one time to minimize shipping costs.

Anyone know of a good adhesive to re-attach the nipple to the fuel pump. It came off while I was removing the old fuel line.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1150020.JPG
Views:	164
Size:	90.7 KB
ID:	1567306   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1150022.JPG
Views:	147
Size:	78.3 KB
ID:	1567314  

1990 18.5 Craftsman (RED)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsmans II (HULK II)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsman II (BOH)
1983 Ford LGT 145 (Blue Money Pit) SOLD 6/27/2014
1978 Roper 20T (Old Girl)
1988 JD 165 Hydro (Little John) Sold 2019
2012 Craftsman Pro
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=699657
[/url]
https://www.mytractorforum.com/12-jo...ttle-john.html
https://www.mytractorforum.com/14-cr...r-hulk-ii.html

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3uLRKYnr0M
larrybl is offline  
post #13 of 487 Old 02-03-2016, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
5000 Strong & Climbing

 
larrybl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oglesby, Texas
Posts: 8,999
Barn
Re: Brother of Hulk II

I hooked the fuel pump back up this evening and he started right up and ran smooth, The pump will need the outlet nipple re-soldered so I know it works now but will need taken apart for the soldering. I'll order a rebuild kit for it just in case.

1990 18.5 Craftsman (RED)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsmans II (HULK II)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsman II (BOH)
1983 Ford LGT 145 (Blue Money Pit) SOLD 6/27/2014
1978 Roper 20T (Old Girl)
1988 JD 165 Hydro (Little John) Sold 2019
2012 Craftsman Pro
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=699657
[/url]
https://www.mytractorforum.com/12-jo...ttle-john.html
https://www.mytractorforum.com/14-cr...r-hulk-ii.html

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3uLRKYnr0M
larrybl is offline  
post #14 of 487 Old 02-04-2016, 12:27 PM
Senior MTF Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 373
Re: Brother of Hulk II

my fuel pump did the same thing. I haven't reattached the nipple, cause I am not sure how. BUT, i did find another fuel pump that works on amazon.

1981 JD 317
-Serial No: C317K 156867M
-KT17QS
--Spec No: 24301
--Serial No: 1929005796
***
1985 Craftsman GT18
-Model No: 917.255910
-Briggs & Stratton 18HP
--Model No:
--Code:
***
1993 Craftsman GT6000HD
-Model No: 917.255970
-Briggs & Stratton I/C Gold 18HP
--Model No: 422707 1243 01
--Code: 9306235B
Dpregs is offline  
post #15 of 487 Old 02-04-2016, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
5000 Strong & Climbing

 
larrybl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oglesby, Texas
Posts: 8,999
Barn
Re: Brother of Hulk II

I think some pipe solder should do the trick. Good News, Good News, and not so good news. I bought a new key switch which fixed the no crank issue. The charging system works, I got over 13.1 volts and climbing. Hi-range all gears function, but nothing in Lo-range. It feels like the lever is not going all the way down. Hopefully only an adjustment issue.

1990 18.5 Craftsman (RED)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsmans II (HULK II)
1988 18.HP 44 Craftsman II (BOH)
1983 Ford LGT 145 (Blue Money Pit) SOLD 6/27/2014
1978 Roper 20T (Old Girl)
1988 JD 165 Hydro (Little John) Sold 2019
2012 Craftsman Pro
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showt...hlight=hulk+ii
https://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=699657
[/url]
https://www.mytractorforum.com/12-jo...ttle-john.html
https://www.mytractorforum.com/14-cr...r-hulk-ii.html

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3uLRKYnr0M
larrybl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome