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post #46 of 55 Old 08-28-2019, 03:12 PM
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Re: For about the 10 th. & final time

Ok, it's on, just check the torque from time to time after it gets hot and cools.

BTW the words "for use with the bolts I got" in so many words, really doesn't mean anything.

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post #47 of 55 Old 08-28-2019, 04:03 PM
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Re: For about the 10 th. & final time

Good show!

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BTW, Anyone want try to help on a/the proper sequence to putting all of this stuff back on this thing?
1. Manifolds on. Don't put the carb or muffler on yet.
2. Fan assembly loose in shroud. Shroud on.
3. Fanbelt on. Set tension and tighten down fan assembly.
4. Carb on.
5. Muffler on.
6. Governor? Put it on and connect linkage.
7. Set ignition timing.
8. Install plug. Connect to mag.
9. Install and adjust controls.
10. Tank on. Install fuel line. Test for leaks.
11. Hood on.

That's not totally formulaic, but will generally prevent those D'oh! moments.

Then put fuel in and crank her up!

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1. Manifolds on. Don't put the carb or muffler on yet.
2. Fan assembly loose in shroud. Shroud on.
3. Fanbelt on. Set tension and tighten down fan assembly.
4. Carb on.
5. Muffler on.
6. Governor? Put it on and connect linkage.
7. Set ignition timing.
8. Install plug. Connect to mag.
9. Install and adjust controls.
10. Tank on. Install fuel line. Test for leaks.
11. Hood on.

That's not totally formulaic, but will generally prevent those D'oh! moments.

Then put fuel in and crank her up!
Thanks a lot, I went ahead and put plug in just to cover the plug hole from debris cause if I would put a piece of paper towell in it or something my dog would get it out.
But I was surprised at how hard the plug was to get in...geesh didnt expect that.
I'll have to adj valves before firing it up but w/a feeler guage and small wrench that should be easy enuf.
Unfortuneatly I only have time to spend an hr or two with it and I dont look forward to finding all the little nuts and bolts and what goes where small things, Ive even got my control levers apart w/the smooth plb looking bushings for new grease and stuff and have new small hand grips as well that go on them. I bought a lot of new things so I wouldnt have to search everywhere for them.
Gotta finish installing my h-bar kill button, I have the wire pulled thru it but stopped there but that aint nothing.
It 'll be nice when it does go together and now I have a starting point I asked for so thanks a lot.
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post #49 of 55 Old 08-28-2019, 08:00 PM
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But I was surprised at how hard the plug was to get in...geesh didnt expect that.
That's because there's paint in the threads.

Also I forgot 3.5: cooling shrouds on

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That's because there's paint in the threads.

Also I forgot 3.5: cooling shrouds on
Oh I totally cleaned the paint off the threads long before I put the plug in, even cleaned off the new #3076 plug threads.
But it went in and came out a lot easier. I removed it because I went to turn the pulley like I always do to keep everything lubed in there and just to make sure nothing was hanging-up in there and it was hard as heck but it did turn, then it dawned on me " hardly no place for air to escape exept through the exhaust valve duuh" I dont know what I was thinking but I thought it would just come out the exhaust hole/flange but first it has to go thru the 1/8" or so barley open valve so it has some compression for sure.
So I removed plug and it was easy again lol.
But the paint was long gone, was gonna take pic but , well I might have taken one accidentally from when head was on.
Thats the fattest plug I ever put in anything.
Heres one I took
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Oh I totally cleaned the paint off the threads long before I put the plug in,
Good.

There's probably some residue down in the bottoms of the thread grooves, enough to make it not spin in cleanly. Or it could just be leftover dirt/carbon. It's not easy to really clean stuff like that out without running a tap through it, but as you discovered, the plug itself will somewhat act as a tap.

The good news is that you can get the plug in and torque it down.

Good call on setting the valves. You'll want to do that as step 0. They're much easier to get at now than later.

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Good.

There's probably some residue down in the bottoms of the thread grooves, enough to make it not spin in cleanly. Or it could just be leftover dirt/carbon. It's not easy to really clean stuff like that out without running a tap through it, but as you discovered, the plug itself will somewhat act as a tap.

The good news is that you can get the plug in and torque it down.

Good call on setting the valves. You'll want to do that as step 0. They're much easier to get at now than later.
Gotta brush up on exactly how to do it or the proper setting. I did once already but that was before the jugs were switched.
I remember putting a feeler guage tween the lifter I guess and valve stem ( dont kno if Im calling the stuff the right name, in a hurry gotta go to work) but crank pulley and at the right space or thickness on guage tighten with a little wrench that barley fits in there, I got one that works pretty well for that particular job.
Im kinda semi-retired but on my own terms , my job lets me work 3 days a week if I want and do but if wer'e real busy I come in of course. I have the most seniority than anyone in the bldg. and that is just 13 yrs.
But the way I feel I would have a hard time working every day because its so physical, and I work beside of kids in their 20's and its rough on them and Im 59 and in bad shape. Mostly over weight and smoking is my main probs.

Well theres my sorry azz life in a nut shell lol!
And I'll clean up those threads a bit more on the plug and I do have a new T & D set but I think I'll do some practicing because I do need to know how to use it. I did buy the dern thing so may as well learn how to use it.
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Let me first say Im not just slapping this thing together because I need a Gravely to get running fast, to ones who have joined in the last year or so I am doing my best to restore this to give it to my son and I want to get it as new as possible if for no other reason I can tell how good he is taking care of it because if he doesnt I will repo it fast.
And a big part of it to is to have a hobby instead of guns but I wont go into that these days on-line but they are gathering dust as well.
So here is some of the small stuff Ive been doing the last cpl days in-between other stuff that has to be done around here as well.

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to remove the small control handles. I just took a butane-mini torch and heated-up an old knife and laid it on the small grip and it opened up like a banana , litterally like a hot knife thru butter and it just came right off.
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Re: For about the 10 th. & final time

Wait there's more!
I love posting pics, and when this stuff gets put on it will be nice,
And no it doesnt have any internal probs that I know of.
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Been looking for my other side control levers for 3 days now. And Im so hard headed I wont do anything else until I find them.
They are here somewhere.
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