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Gravely1964
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Time I get back into posting threads on hauls and fixes of this year.
Small back story for quite some time I had been quietly hunting an early 424 with starter generator. Every time I found one, it always seemed to slip threw the cracks one way or another until I ran across this stuff for sale on FB market place in june or so.

First post will be pics from camera I was useing at the time then onto the next camera ect and I'll post the vids too since there all about wrapped up or are under the project bay roof now. Looking at it now maybe few posts........

DSC00583.JPG Me and Big Red hooked up to the 18ft going on a rescue mission

DSC00585.JPG Took my 83 8163-B to pull and push these on the trailer. So glad I did as it was about a 2 hour ordeal to load everything.

DSC00586.JPG left front 67 424, to right 69 432 54 L plus some decks

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DSC00589.JPG 424

DSC00590.JPG 432

DSC00591.JPG And 54 L All things I could use for 325 or some I gave granted locked steering missing or unhooked linkage

DSC00592.JPG Decks rusty rider deck gear box free spins and missing spindle. Commercial deck locked up everything sitting outside for years

DSC00599.JPG 424 even has the belt guard

DSC00601.JPG 54 L

DSC00608.JPG Everything unloaded

DSC00628.JPG First in the shop was what I really wanted the 424

DSC00631.JPG While looking it over realized every thing was unhooked cause the trans was pulled to rob the pto parts for the 432 years ago. Supposedly this had been sitting about as long as I've been alive

DSC00637.JPG So I set to work unbolting the trans

DSC00641.JPG And replaceing the missing parts outa my part horad

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DSC00658.JPG With everything put back together and better tires put on. Linkage hooked up. I manged to find a coil clen points ect and got it to run on carb cleaner.

All I got time for tonight. Pick up tomorrow night on this as rusty gold returns to service
 

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Gravely1964
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Decided to keep going tonight

DSC00674.JPG so freed up the high low clutch linkage and adjusted. Cleaned carb ect there.

DSC00687.JPG Took it out for its first maiden voyage in many years. Sent a vid of it running and driveing to the po. Which this stuff was his grand pap's. He was impressed to the say the least

DSC00690.JPG Hanging with the newer boys for a bit . My 8199 kt and 16G

DSC00694.JPG Then started into the wireing, adding head lights. New key switch, starter solenoid

DSC00696.JPG Love it when a plan comeing together

DSC00709.JPG First time dealing with a starter generator setup. Once you understand it it really simple. Think theres 2 parts to me figuring the chargeing system out

DSC00701.JPG Hey looking better

DSC00753.JPG Bought a missing shift plate off of ebay


DSC00774.JPG Before welding seat pan

DSC00775.JPG After welding

DSC00800.JPG After some pressure washing the old gal cleaned up pretty good!

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DSC00801.JPG As with me any out going project helps with the next getting in. Ready to put her to work pulling the 432 in
 

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Gravely1964
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Steve, I gotta hand it to you, you set the pace for number of projects, and the energy with which you go after them! I've done a few things, but you're just all over it!

I stand in awe of the master :)
 

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That's a lot of rescuing of Gravelys! Nice job getting the 424 running so quickly. Gotta love the old iron, can sit for years and with some effort will come back to life pretty quick!
 

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Thanks guys alot what makes its fast for me is being able to look though my stash of parts and for the most part come out with what I need. Been collecting parts for a 424 for awhile.

And for the record I was working on this during rain days while I was working on my 91 f150.
DSC00219.JPG Before

DSC00217.JPG Why I pulled the bed off

DSC00873.JPG Bed after countless hours of welding and grinding. Then bed coating it.

DSC00038.JPG This a very summed up version. But painted frame, welded exghaust back together, new hitch exghaust tips, slightly used super swampers for it, shocks, rear brake shoes, new headlights. But turned out alright. Still need to change a ball joint in it. Wind shield needs resealed, rear cab mount cross member needs changed. got it back together before running outa money for the year.


And fixing the 817 chargeing system in there to. Actually found it had no stator or regulator. For another post.


Here was the haul vid

Triple a 83 helping out tractors that came not to far from where she was bought
 

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Gravely1964
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DSC00807.JPG My oldest rider and newest rider

DSC00803.JPG Got 69 pulled up to the shop

DSC00804.JPG Used yanny and pushed her in

DSC00812.JPG while it was fairly complete except the pointless coil setup, and again starter solenoid

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DSC00821.JPG Added points coil key switch ect, getting it to run. Smoked knocked and carried on :(

DSC00839.JPG So did my steering trick for this style steering grinding it down and adding washer

DSC00848.JPG Took it outside tryed out the trans all good there, but it smoked bad. Set it aside for later. So glad I stopped running it. Pick up later on motor issues

DSC00850.JPG The 2 both running again

DSC00857.JPG I had built this tent shammy deal while working thse

DSC00867.JPG 424 went and enjoyed some shows

DSC00751.JPG Next up ding ding

Playlist for the 432. I currently have 2 motors tore apart for this. Getting back to it here shortly
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlAWpnEB3riKRbj6m52xWudtOyDdsTtSu
 

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Gravely1964
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DSC00071.JPG Moveing the 54L with clamp on bucket forks for yanny

DSC00075.JPG Right in the front the project bay

DSC00083.JPG Step one tires so I can roll it around

DSC00089.JPG Thats different

DSC00093.JPG The sc2450 yanmar bead breaker

DSC00102.JPG New to it tires looked great now

DSC00117.JPG Motor issues, stuck valve cleaned the points.

DSC00120.JPG I tryed and tryed get the plug out the head. with no luck. Only 2 in all my years that rusty. Had another to go on

DSC00128.JPG Took her outside got it running with a raceing fuel cell

DSC00139.JPG Its a holy sunday tank lol

DSC00141.JPG Had good oil pressure

DSC00146.JPG Used it some, possible valve leaking or points needed cleaned again. But ran it around some and tryed it out

DSC00149.JPG Before putting her to bed needing an tank exhaust manifold and some more tlc

Play list of getting her going
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlAWpnEB3riKGirN13B-IQVEOlRwHDTyO

Back on the 424 in the next post
 

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DSC00109.JPG First real work of the 424 was back dragging gravel with a walk behind blade. And some heavy gradeing I needed to do with it

DSC00433.JPG At the mow in aquired the parts needed to complete the front drive setup for it :D

DSC00449.JPG I had got the 40 inch commercial deck from the haul turning. Granted I should replace some noisey bearings. High risk high reward though. Rolled the dice with it

DSC00452.JPG at this point the deck was on but, 13 vs 15 spilne drive shafts and universals reared there head.

DSC00454.JPG So basically had the 13 spilne bushings. Think I knocked the 15 spline bushings outa the 432 axle. Here is both and there drive shafts

DSC00456.JPG 13/16th socket and extension made good removal tools

DSC00469.JPG officially setup and mowing :fest30:

DSC00476.JPG Last but not least belt covers also from mow in rounded it off. :dancingpa A set up I've been hunting for years!

At some point I should put new rings in the motor. Light smoke on start up or hard load change, but runs decent :D Oh and tires front and rear. Story of my life lol.

The 432 is not of happy of ending which Im still sorting threw. Will post cracked bits from that later
 

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DSC00930.JPG So got some metal roofing from the local auction real cheap and threw up the shed for extra storage. 6 riders

DSC01073.JPG Pushed in the project bay with 818-T and lift hitch

DSC01095.JPG Got the motor off. Honestly swapped on a I thought better motor that didn't smoke till I installed it. Another saga from another haul of tractors for another tale.

DSC01107.JPG So glad it held together cracked piston from oringal motor :eek:mg:

DSC01109.JPG Thats right both sides

DSC01110.JPG My only thought is it shows signs of a rod breaking in its life and perhaps original piston reused.

DSC01111.JPG 10 under rod and std bore

DSC01112.JPG If you look close you can see the rod break spot on the bottom of the cylinder.

So more parts im tore about takeing the the crank and rod outa the other motor since no rod knock and put in this block. Other is 30 over already and smokeing pretty good. I'll make mind up when I order the parts
 
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