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post #106 of 116 Old 07-08-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Well I sold the Power King to my brother and decided to keep the Gravely. It has been running great until recently when it got harder to start and then just refused to fire. It took some time but I finally traced it down to a fault at the points box on the CCKA engine. There is a washer that is supposed to isolate the circut where the stud comes out of the box. This washer was very brittle, cracked and had chunks missing. The faulty washer was grounding the coil rather then the points. I replaced the washer with a thick piece of rubber and it was back to its old self again.

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Well I sold the Power King to my brother and decided to keep the Gravely. It has been running great until recently when it got harder to start and then just refused to fire. It took some time but I finally traced it down to a fault at the points box on the CCKA engine. There is a washer that is supposed to isolate the circut where the stud comes out of the box. This washer was very brittle, cracked and had chunks missing. The faulty washer was grounding the coil rather then the points. I replaced the washer with a thick piece of rubber and it was back to its old self again.

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great to see you kept the Gravely.

My next project on mine will be paint work to get it looking as good as yours!

If I can ever get it back from the latest charity lend. I've lent this mower out so many times, I never get to spend the time to break down / paint it.

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post #109 of 116 Old 08-22-2014, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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It is still going strong. Starts easy and runs smooth. Here it is pulling firewood.

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Hi bleoh,this has been a great thread, I am looking forward to some pictures of the mower deck on the gravely and snowblower progress. I see you kept the wheel weights from the PK.

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Got a good news/bad news update. I sold the Gravely. However, I sold it to my nephew. This winter he was talking about wanting to earn money plowing driveways, mowing in the neighborhood and any other jobs he could help homeowners with. He is a freshman in high school and was trying to make a 16 year old lawn tractor work. So I sold him the Gravely at a very good price this past Saturday. He had access to a Brinly plough and the next day was helping plough a garden in. I am very proud of the initiative he is taking and was happy to see the Gravely go to a good home. You are not rid of me though, because I'm sure I'll be helping him with the maintenance and repairs. Which reminds me I still need to finish the deck, it is about 85% done.

And since I just can't seem to be without several old chunks of iron hanging around, I picked up a Cub Cadet model 1872 from my neighbor with a mower deck and snow thrower. Took me a couple of hours to clean it up and get it running. Starter was loose and a squirrel or mouse had stuffed it full of nuts. It has power steering, front and rear hydraulic lines and steering brakes. Should be a fun project.

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Nothing wrong with an 1872, I had one hanging around for a decade or so,,,


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Well I sold the Power King to my brother and decided to keep the Gravely. It has been running great until recently when it got harder to start and then just refused to fire. It took some time but I finally traced it down to a fault at the points box on the CCKA engine. There is a washer that is supposed to isolate the circut where the stud comes out of the box. This washer was very brittle, cracked and had chunks missing. The faulty washer was grounding the coil rather then the points. I replaced the washer with a thick piece of rubber and it was back to its old self again.

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Say Brian . . . .great thread. In regard to this problem. I am digging into a CCKA on a 450 I am re-doing. In the picture below you can see a crack in the piece that seals off where the plunger comes up to work the points. Is this what was damaged and caused your problems? Something else? Thanks for your time on it.
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My issue was where the wire entered the box via a post if I remember it correctly. There is a rubber grommet to isolate the post. Mine was cracked and missing chunks and eventually the post contacted metal causing a short. You can see the post in this picture.

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CAD, nice looking tractor. Mine is not quite that nice. I'll start a thread on it in the Cub section.
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Thanks Brian - I will be looking for that to head off potential problems.

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1982 - 8123 Fred's Tractor an adoptee
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