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post #31 of 38 Old 11-30-2014, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Trailer Jumping : The Legend Continues....

Thanks all! Tidyied up the wiring today, adding wire loom in the right places, securing it all in place. Added a proper fuel tank so it could come off the bottle. Adjusted and greased the fwd clutch, needs a new bearing but works a lot better now none the less. Put the rear hitch back on and actually got to use it for the first time moving some firewood today. Ran pretty well, still needs carb work, I have to feather the choke at times to run. May try swapping a DD carb on to it if I find one for the right price.

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post #32 of 38 Old 07-05-2015, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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I feel like this is probably my first lengthy post in about the last two months. Work was beyond busy in May/June, along with the personal life, so now I'm finally getting a chance to get caught up on some projects.

I tackled the "8" of play" sector steering in the 816. I took the box from my 72', which was less worn, and then JBWelded a few aluminum strips to keep the gear from moving up and down. Also added a zerk to the box, along with some grease-able tie rod ends. All of that took my play down to about an 1". The rest is in the king pins and axle bushing.

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I needed to replace the front tires since the ones on it now would just plow whenever you made a turn. I cleaned an extra seat of wheel I had, mounted new Carlisle Turf Savers, and then painted them in Duplicolor Exact Match Stone White. It's a slight off white, though not as much as Canvas White. I was going to use Canvas White but it can't be found in any of the local stores. Overall I think the Stone White was a fairly good match. It definitely made it all look and function a lot better than what was on it before. One thing I found interesting was that the left hand side had a spindle with a longer shaft, so the bearing cap could only be seated half way on. The right side was fine though.

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Overall this has become one of my favorite tractors. The CCKA just purrs and runs fantastic. I'm looking forward to tearing into my 72' LSD keyed clutch 816 later in the year. Although I may literally be tearing into it since I'm pretty sure the PTO clutch is gone.

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1981 Gravely 8199-KT Professional
1985 Gravely 5260 (getting repowered)
1985 Gravely 5665 repowered w/ Honda GX390
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Re: Trailer Jumping : The Legend Continues....

looking good!

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Re: Trailer Jumping : The Legend Continues....

Looking good Rick, at least yours is red and white. Mine is still gravely red and rust red. Lols.
I know what you mean about the 816 being the favorite, mine is too.

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Re: Trailer Jumping : The Legend Continues....

Rick, is that the tractor you had at Chambersburg? Looking really good.

I know exactly what you mean about that tire tread pattern. I have three perfectly service sets of them, one coming from my 812. They're terrible! I can't count the times I steered left or right and they just continued in whatever direction they were going. Compound that on the vague sector steering and direction control was, at best, a mere suggestion of intent!



About the wheels: you painted them after mounting the tires or before?

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I know exactly what you mean about that tire tread pattern. I have three perfectly service sets of them, one coming from my 812. They're terrible! I can't count the times I steered left or right and they just continued in whatever direction they were going. Compound that on the vague sector steering and direction control was, at best, a mere suggestion of intent!


Now THAT is one of the funniest statements I've seen in a while!

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1972 816
1973 408 rider
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1983 5200 - Current workhorse
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30" 106 mower
MA-210
48" plow blade
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I feel like this is probably my first lengthy post in about the last two months. Work was beyond busy in May/June, along with the personal life, so now I'm finally getting a chance to get caught up on some projects.
I hear you... I probably have 5 different threads hanging out there right now that I haven't touched in months.

I agree about the 816. They're just a fun unit to run even if they do suck down the gas. They certainly were the top-of-the-line unit in the '70s.

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Thanks guys!

Don, I have no doubts you'll get that 816 to it's proper red and white scheme. Painting is not one of my best skills, so I cheat and try to find tractors with good original paint lol.

Mikey, no the one I had at Chambersburg was my 816T, which actually now needs a coil, so that's another project I need to get to. For the rims I debated whether to paint them before or after mounting the tires, and ultimately decided to paint after. I knew that if I did it before I would take all the paint right off the edge of the rim with the tire changer. I just taped both sides of each tire off up to about the tread, and that worked perfectly. A degrease and wash with purple power, some sanding, 2 coats of Rust Reformer, and 3 coats of Stone White was the process. I may try doing the set of rims I took off in a slightly more off white paint and see how that turns out.

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1981 Gravely 8199-KT Professional
1985 Gravely 5260 (getting repowered)
1985 Gravely 5665 repowered w/ Honda GX390
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2000 Gravely Pro-14
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