So this tale all started out ran outa welding wire in my welder. And came in the house and set down at the puter and started reading FB messages. My buddy Mark had said he was gonna post it for sale. For $250 needing work. I did not even hesitate told him don't care what it needed its sold and be there in 45 minutes. I hooked Big red up to the 18ft and headed out. 60 won't fit on my small trailer
So heres what I got
After about 100 mile round trip
Pretty nice looking. And runs drives and functions mainly. I'll get to those issues here
Kt not an onan ehhh oh well
Tractor = 83 numbers
Hours seem high for wear im seeing
So tractor runs and drives. 2 main complaints from 2 po's ago was motor was rebuilt and leaked oil since. Ok not a huge issue I didn't think at the time and cheap enough to not care
Last was it doesn't charge. Also not scary for me. And new drive clutches installed but rivits loose on both. Assuming they didn't use gravely ones or done incorrectly. Reguardless easy fixes so I would think.
So I used it abit 15 minutes maybe smelled weird, and I hadn't checked the tractor over well at all at this point. So took it back to the barn to check somethings.....
Surprise one was the nest in the shroud. Pulled tins and blew all the stuff out and slapped on a good used voltage regulater to make it charge. Rerivited clutch lineings. At this point no sign of oil leak.
So went and mowed for like half hour and came back checked oil. Right on add. Strange was full when I started hummmm
Parked it for the night. Pressure washed it best I could the next night. After seeing it leaking
After pressure washing no real sign but in this area. My electric pressure washer finally took a dump after so many year too while doing this.
Got out the carb cleaner and sure enough cracked. Well that puts a damper on things
So realize its time to shoe horn it threw my shop door which is literally the same size as the deck. And get ready for an open heart operation. Searched ebay and found another bearing enclosure for a kt and a gasket for about $27. And parts will be here next weds day or thursday. So I'll take the motor off then and see what happens.
You guys are now up to speed on where im at have some vids i'll throw on here another day
6? gravely's I think and counting
current tractors and rigs
1944 WWII L
48 L grw's
2 49 L's ,1 Wisconsin powered L
52 US navy L, 2 53 Ls
2 56 LI, 57 LI, 58 LI, 59 L & LS, 62 LI, 2 63 L8's & 2 LI's, 64 L8 & L, 65 LI, 66 L8, 66 C10, 2 67 C10As, 68 430, 69 C8, 70 C & CI & 2 C8's, 70com8, 71 430 nb, 432 & 450, 70, 73, 74 & 76 408, 74 812 75 CI & 524, 77 526 & 817, 78 818T& 5200, 82, 83 8163-B, 88 16G
74 cub 129& case 220
48 Willy's CJ 2A
1991 ford F150 and Bronco
2007 F250 Big White
2010 Sc2450 yanmar