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I am finally able to drive the PowerKing. :bannana:

After about 10 months of working on my little project, I finally have a running / drive-ible Power King 1614. I am attempting to upload a video for you guys to see, and if I am able to do so I'll post the link back to this thread.

A few of you may recall the story regarding this tractor...

Around 1993, the engine had thrown a rod and cracked the block. The original owner had tore the motor down on his work bench, but unfortunately he passed away prior to getting the tractor put back together. I bought it from a guy who had bought it from the widow of the deceased original owner.

I had an adventure trying to locate a motor for the tractor (mostly due to my location). I finally located a motor for it, and I have installed the motor. I located a Kohler magnum m14 with a pull starter, so I would still like to convert it over to electric start. For now, I am going to live with the pull starter (this tractor is only for show and pulling my lawn trailer).

I want to paint the tractor sometime in the next month or so. My goal is to have it ready for the local tractor show the 3rd weekend in October.
 

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Hey, that's great! It even sounds right. I heard that shift too. Shows it's a true Power King!
 

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haha,

That was me just trying to shift into 2nd. I changed all of the fluids in it over the weekend, and I was relieved that the oil look ok (better than expected).

This was also my first time ever actually driving a PowerKing.

I am going to put all of the sheet metal back on the tractor after I have a chance to paint it.
 

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I'm just funnin with ya. That's the way they shift. It just tells people you have a Power King. That engine sounds good.

Now, if you drained and filled the transmission, be sure you didn't fill it too full. 1/2 pint is all it takes. If you filled it until the oil comes out of the hole, it's too full and needs to be drained before you damage the seals.
 

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I sprayed my first color coat on the 1614 over the weekend:

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=99400

I was going to go with the Case Power Red paint, but my closest dealer is over 60 miles away. I decided to paint this project using the Valspar AC orange (it's a very close color match (looks the same to me)). The tractor is going to be stored in the shed out of the sun, so I am not too concerned about the fading potential of the Valspar paint.
 
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