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So this tale all started out ran outa welding wire in my welder. And came in the house and set down at the puter and started reading FB messages. My buddy Mark had said he was gonna post it for sale. For $250 needing work. I did not even hesitate told him don't care what it needed its sold and be there in 45 minutes. I hooked Big red up to the 18ft and headed out. 60 won't fit on my small trailer

So heres what I got

DSC00387.JPG After about 100 mile round trip


DSC00389.JPG Pretty nice looking. And runs drives and functions mainly. I'll get to those issues here

DSC00390.JPG Kt not an onan ehhh oh well

DSC00391.JPG Engine numbers

DSC00392.JPG Tractor = 83 numbers

DSC00393.JPG Hours seem high for wear im seeing

DSC00394.JPG So tractor runs and drives. 2 main complaints from 2 po's ago was motor was rebuilt and leaked oil since. Ok not a huge issue I didn't think at the time and cheap enough to not care

DSC00395.JPG Last was it doesn't charge. Also not scary for me. And new drive clutches installed but rivits loose on both. Assuming they didn't use gravely ones or done incorrectly. Reguardless easy fixes so I would think.

DSC00399.JPG So I used it abit 15 minutes maybe smelled weird, and I hadn't checked the tractor over well at all at this point. So took it back to the barn to check somethings.....

DSC00400.JPG Surprise one was the nest in the shroud. Pulled tins and blew all the stuff out and slapped on a good used voltage regulater to make it charge. Rerivited clutch lineings. At this point no sign of oil leak.

DSC00413.JPG So went and mowed for like half hour and came back checked oil. Right on add. Strange was full when I started hummmm

DSC00415.JPG Parked it for the night. Pressure washed it best I could the next night. After seeing it leaking

DSC00418.JPG After pressure washing no real sign but in this area. My electric pressure washer finally took a dump after so many year too while doing this.

DSC00421.JPG Got out the carb cleaner and sure enough cracked. Well that puts a damper on things :banghead3

DSC00423.JPG So realize its time to shoe horn it threw my shop door which is literally the same size as the deck. And get ready for an open heart operation. Searched ebay and found another bearing enclosure for a kt and a gasket for about $27. And parts will be here next weds day or thursday. So I'll take the motor off then and see what happens.

You guys are now up to speed on where im at have some vids i'll throw on here another day

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DSC00465.JPG Got the new non gravely bearing plate enclosure.


DSC00467.JPG And new gasket

DSC00471.JPG Got the motor off

DSC00477.JPG Got the cover off and realized its cracked on both sides there


DSC00483.JPG Got the new to me cover on and sanded paint off after thinking on it over night for gasket surface to seal adapter plate better

DSC00493.JPG Back on

DSC00552.JPG After some mowing and no leaks cleared for active work dutys

DSC00556.JPG Laying some 60 inch strips in the front yard



DSC00560.JPG Worked great and plus side is engine oil level is staying the same. Think thats gonna cap major repairs for this one. Turned over 1,900hrs tonight mowing the yard. On to the next haul of stuff if you guys want to see them lol

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Also - looks like you've got L's stacked like cord wood like so many of us. Sure wish I could find a use for them. If only they could be easily geared down for motor conversions.

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Vids just needed a night to sit down and copy and paste links

The buy

Working on finds parts to try and use it

Re riveting clutches

Useing it and figureing out the issues

Whats leaking? Oh is that cracked?

Takeing the motor off and takeing the bearing incloser plate off

Puting it back together

Takeing the black ? off, boy its tough

Motor back on

Mowing the front yard. Anybody who wants and idea on my yard im running second gear high range mowing

I have one or 2 more vids to edit for this but for the most part thats it. Enjoy guys
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