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Forum: Gravely   02-14-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,322
Posted By mcsquish
Re: 2 Questions , How often do you grease your deck, and what wt of oil do you use!

WH401, what would you recommend for the gearbox?
Redgravely, I grease my deck whenever I scrape the underside of the deck to remove the grass build up. My theory is that if there is grass build...
Forum: Gravely   02-14-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Whats your favorite engine! Kohler, onan ,briggs?

I would have to say I really like my CCKA. Thank goodness for Richards, so far they have had what Iíve needed.
Forum: Gravely   01-22-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Ď72 816 transmission rebuild advice

Thanks for the insight! I think I have all of the seals (Iíve been wanting to do this for a couple years) but Iíll check. Atlantic, you have a very good point about the PTO clutch... LOL. Since it is...
Forum: Gravely   01-22-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By mcsquish
Ď72 816 transmission rebuild advice

Iím finally tired of my trans auto oil changing (it leaks out, I top it off)... I think the leak is at the case gasket, but I figure that while Iím at Iíll replace anything that needs it.
Iím...
Forum: Gravely   01-21-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By mcsquish
Re: CCKA flywheel weight

Iím guessing just extra mass, itís just a round piece of metal. Iíve never tried running without it though. Just my $.02
Forum: Gravely   01-13-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Servicing 8163 G front wheel bearings - Seal?

Not sure if you found this out yet, but there is a ďstickyĒ thread for manuals. Thatís where I found all of the manuals Iíve needed.
Forum: Gravely   01-13-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By mcsquish
Re: 816 No Spark

Warheadrevo, I kept having issues with the points glazing and causing problems. I tried changing the condenser and points with some luck; after a couple years I found out about a kind of electrical...
Forum: Gravely   11-30-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By mcsquish
Re: New Gravely Owner in the U.P.

Welcome to MTF! Donít be afraid to ask questions, Iíve asked some really dumb ones and the people on here are extremely helpful. I know with my 816 rider as long as I run good treated fuel, keep up...
Forum: Landscape and Yard Discussions   11-06-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Want to reclaim backyard.

So with all of everyoneís information, I think my plan of attack will be to pull as much of the ivy and root balls that I can by hand; then spray anything that is left with ivy round-up. Then in the...
Forum: Landscape and Yard Discussions   11-05-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Want to reclaim backyard.

Very informative! Not what I wanted to read, but informative... Looks like the best things I can buy is a good pair of gloves and comfy knee pads... lol
Forum: Landscape and Yard Discussions   11-04-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Want to reclaim backyard.

For now all of the little buggers have been taken care of, but Iíve been told around here it is a constant war... Since as far as I can tell the only farms around here are cattle and hey farms, that...
Forum: Landscape and Yard Discussions   11-03-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By mcsquish
Want to reclaim backyard.

We have bought a house a little over a year ago and a large area, maybe ~1/4 ac. was covered with a thick layer of English ivy. Iíve mowed it all down and discovered that the area has old mole...
Forum: Gravely   08-24-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Thinking about getting a box scraper for 816

Thanks devans. Yeah I realize I only have a garden tractor not something way more ďdangerousĒ for me to play with... I figure it might take a lot longer, but if I can keep from having to go rent a...
Forum: Gravely   08-22-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By mcsquish
Thinking about getting a box scraper for 816

I am trying to decide if my 816 w/hydraulic lift is big enough to effectively pull a box scraper, and I am also trying to decide which one to get. Iím thinking of using it to maintain my stone drive...
Forum: Gravely   05-10-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By mcsquish
Re: 812 Steering Conversion to R & P Style

Looking good. Iíve thought about doing this for awhile, thanks for the walkthrough!
Forum: Gravely   09-10-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By mcsquish
Re: 4 wheel rear fender bushing?

Holy crap, I'm an idiot... wow!
Forum: Gravely   09-10-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By mcsquish
4 wheel rear fender bushing?

So I need to find a replacement bushing that goes on the rear fender pivot bolt; the original part number is 11138P1. I moved across the US and sometime when the movers were transporting my 816 the...
Forum: Gravely   08-27-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Old style deck spindle rebuild

Have you checked out gravelymanuals.com? That is where I found all of the manuals and part lists.
Forum: Gravely   08-25-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Straightening a 50" deck

When I "adjusted" the front of my 50" deck I stripped it down to the bare deck. Then used a sledgehammer from work that had a "sand" filled head and plastic coated. I tried a regular sledgehammer...
Forum: Gravely   06-22-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 101,590
Posted By mcsquish
Re: What did you do to/with your Gravely today... restart 2.0

So below is what I was up to this weekend. A couple years ago I noticed that the grill of my 816 kept falling out and looking at the frame I noticed that there were two cracks. So I finally took...
Forum: Gravely   06-21-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,213
Posted By mcsquish
Re: One of 2 plugs fouling . Why ?

OK, I have to ask, what is a "Italian tuneup"? And yes I am slow, and yes it probably went over my head, and yes I'm a noobie... lol
Forum: Gravely   06-19-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,625
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Free 816 But I'm Mechanically Illiterate!

Sounds like you have a new "hobby", or as my wife says "addiction"... lol Did you get your flywheel off? I haven't worked/seen how a Briggs is held on, but if it is a tapered fit like a Onan, I...
Forum: Gravely   06-06-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Looking for 3 blade cradles...

Sheldon, thank you for all of your help! Sorry for the slow response, between switching to a new phone and loosing my hot-spot and getting ready to move across country things are a tad crazy...
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Forum: Gravely   06-02-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Looking for 3 blade cradles...

Sheldon, now that I have done the conversion to your design, all I have to say is HOLY CRAP!!!
After I got everything installed I went to try it out, this set-up definitely takes more HP than using...
Forum: Gravely   06-02-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By mcsquish
Re: Looking for 3 blade cradles...

Thanks Rick, I almost went this route because I was getting tired of waiting for the new cradles to show up.
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