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Interesting right hand tire orientation.
I personally dont see how you can get better traction the way the inside tire is as far as direction of the tread goes. It seems to go inward in whatever you are in and the other way ( opposite of the way they are normally used) seems to push muck out of the way while still digging. But thats just how I see it or how it looks to me but Im sure I'll hear all the " they've been using them the other way for years and years '' and all that lol.
Luckily theres 4 of them so I cant go wrong either way.
 

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As usual everything I do turns out to be a big cluster, so today I decided to try /start reassembling the beast and after searching for bolts for about an hr. I managed to get intake manf. on so then I went to exhaust manf. and the same bolts didnt wanna fit to well so after some of the stuff Ive been thru I dare not even try to force them ( yes I cleaned out threads , always do that).
So I then went to my spare stuff and low n behold I have a cpl attached to the manf./old/spare carb. So Im soaking them for awhile while I mow a bit in some of the PB Blaster.
And Im documenting everything I do here so heres some pics of todays snail-work lol.
And that mini-torch is the best thing to heat something like a bolt head without hurting anything else like gaskets & seals Ive found.
 

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Well I was mistaken about that. When my 7/16 socket didnt fit on the bolt heads I then realized the bolts I was after were the ones going into the carb and not the manifold ( parts list says they are the same size bolts) so I was gonna use them on the exhaust side, oh well par for the course.
Luckily I found the right ones Im 99% sure and they are soaking overnight before I clean them up or introduce them to my T&D set.
I cant count the times Iv'e been glad I got the parts tractor, its saved me many times.
 

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Hello Gerrard its your buddy Gerrard again.
Just wanted to show you how these dont even look like the same two bolts after going over them w/a Dremmel tool wire type wheel on low and some PB rust penetrant. Just painted the heads to protect them and they worked pretty well. Glad I found them.
Finding the stuff I took off it is 80% of my probs.
 

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Just have to say starting out here i've just been busy this year with work tractors and tractor clubs. Which leads me to not be on here or post alot since I can't just upload 30 pics in 3 seconds since I have to select them all manually.
DSC00476.JPG Bought, got running and suited up a 67 424 with 40 inch commercial deck out front. Was the fellows grandpas tractor. And sent him a vid of it working and was flat out in disbelief that I got it going good .

DSC00344.JPG been flat busy with my local fair this pic

DSC00582.JPG My local tractor club display for there show next 2 pics

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DSC00639.JPG Buying more stuff. $50 haul here

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DSC00661.JPG This next load came from a fella on facebook and was his dads and grandpa's and he has no interest in them. Lots of stuff!

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DSC00667.JPG 74 commercial 12, sprayer, decks, snow blade

DSC00672.JPG 67 430 trans and motor newer frame. 3/4 of a 432 and lots of parts

DSC00685.JPG Traded dual blade spacer for buzz saw missing input drive

DSC00719.JPG Constructed gravely overflow storage with help of auction buy of metal roofing :D

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DSC00748.JPG Then were into fixing 67 430 that I bought know trans issues. Blown high low planetary. First in person for me.

DSC00773.JPG Changed planetary still no high side. Took back off and found shear keyway and almost wrecked crank. think with a new style one piece gear it will be good enough to work fine

DSC00777.JPG One more local show

DSC00781.JPG Setup of local tractor club again

DSC00655.JPG Broke up ground setting the 2 bottom plows on my 9n ford

DSC00656.JPG Used 82 and her rear tiller to break it up and smooth it out alot

DSC00696.JPG Then the 49 L and power barrel hauled the rocks away. Just a few!

DSC00785.JPG And tryed out the 74 commercial 12 tonight and rotary plow. Only issue is forward clutch slipping from missing washer and spring on shiftier linkage.


Hopefully will try and keep updated more and have lots of vids and pics to make threads on all this stuff. But have not had time to do so. If anybody wants to see or hear about something let me know.

Will be going to the point plesant, WV swap meet here next saturday Oct 5th. If your going see you there
 

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Looks like Heaven on Earth to me.
I have learned that Pennsylvania is where the Gravely's are it seems like.
There must have been a lot of dealerships in that state when they were being made up here in West By God lol!
There was one just a mile or less from my house, and a Cushman dealership to.
 

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It doesnt hurt to have your handlebars off and hanging-up when putting in a new H-Bar kill switch.
Drop thin-light string made for tieing a Turkey's legs together when cooking with a nut tied onto it for weight then use tiny zip-ties to attach wire onto string and pull er thru. lol.
 

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Couldnt do much today w/the Gravely but put the carb on and then got the H-Bar kill switch in, the ypo of it anyway. Looks like I gotta get another grommet tho, had to take it off awhile back because I put another coat of paint on them where they got scratched all to heck just sitting around.
I already took everything apart long ago so may as well get it all painted and cleaned up now considering it'll be my only chance.
Thats what I got it for to clean-up best I can and give it to my son thinking it'll last him for some yrs. to come.
That rusted button had to be replaced, pretty bad.

Again sorry about the upside down sideways stuff but it aint nothing Im doin.
 

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It certainly will look nice when finished, Gerrard!
Thanks Greg,I hope so. Hey I was talking to an old buddy of mine about an hr. ago and he has a Gravely he bought,but he was tellin me about a guy out in Salt Rock off of McComas Rd. or somewhere and he said the guy has prolly 50 old Gravelys, ever hear of him?
 

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I got some more done in the last cpl days working on it a hr or two at a time, half of any time spent on putting it back together goes to finding the stuff that is everywhere and then 1/4 of time toward figuring out thru my pics and watching videos from Ensonova who has the camera close and STILL unlike most on you tube and the actual wrenching takes no time at all exept for the hard-to-reach stuff like the nuts that go on the inside of the square w/1/2 circle cut-outs in the middle of handlebars going into fan shroud.
Wheew long sentence, glad I am typing. 20191023_161131_HDR.jpg

20191023_162701_HDR.jpg The pic of the dolly cut in half is how I got the Gravely off of it, I just took a sawzall and cut it in two pieces, had no other way by myself.
I didnt attach H-Bar on right side because I figured I may need to put the shift-levers on first or as Im doing it and it w
as getting dark. But any advancement is advancement I figure. Beats it just sitting there. The mowing season is over here anyway.
 

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Hey Gerrard, Today I worked on Gravely and got sum stuff done but everything I did seemed to have to be done at least three times because I never did it before. The little quirks like " put this on first or you'll never get that on" so I had to find out the hard way and thank God for the parts tractor and people on here as well, but Im still in the mud and will be until I get it done.
Of course I scratched and chipped the heck out of some nice new paint but Im not gonna worry about that and I'll have to adjust the operator shift levers especially the short one because it just dont feel right and almost had to force it forward.
Had the handles on them curving inward so had to take carter or cotter (whatever) keys off after just putting them in the other day and switch them so they point outwards and everything went like that but I managed to get most of it right.
Made a gasket or flat washer for air cleaner, I bottomed-out the long rod that goes in the center of air cleaner and it was actually to short and was flat with top of canister so I backed it out and barley got the wing nut on it, but what the heck I made some progress.
 

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The seasons are changing - Don't forget to lube those splines!

Try to hit the splines on the #1 and #2 (fwd and rev) shafts once a year. It will help prevent the teeth in the clutch hubs from wallowing out.



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It's not a bad idea to also lubricate the cross-rod on Pro-G's and any other sliding/moving pars that makeup the directional control at the same time.

Make sure when you re-assemble and adjust the clearance of the clutches that you don't go too tight - it can damage things if you do.
 

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Gerrard,

Oops, missed your question!

I do not know anyone specifically out that way, but there are Gravely folks all over so it wouldn't surprise me.
 

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Gerrard,

Oops, missed your question!

I do not know anyone specifically out that way, but there are Gravely folks all over so it wouldn't surprise me.
No prob Bud, like you said there are a lot of em around here Im finding out. And as soon as you hear about one guy then another one comes along.
I just hope when the older dudes pass-on their kids dont just let em wrot of junk them for weight.
We are prolly gonna be the last gen of real Gravely lovers.
99% of youngsters have no idea what they are unless they are from a rural area, and the rest of them have barley even mowed grass at all much less brush and stuff.

I think Im gonna bug out till spring unless I get something new like the sulky I came across the other day. I think people are tired of hearing me.
When you see a page full of post and your'e name is the last one that commented on 75% of them people are tired of hearing you lol.
Take care
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Changed the oil in the 816 and comm12. Put the 38" blower on the 816. Put chains on both of them.

Supposed to snow for two day starting tomorrow. Still have to get out the C8 with the plow blade. Might stick another 210 on another C8 just to be sure I'm ready :)
 

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Might stick another 210 on another C8 just to be sure I'm ready :)
OVERKILL

Its what's for breakfast!

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Plowed snow with the '50 L yesterday. First time used in a couple of years. Running good although hard starting. Flame thrower went away when I set the carb richer. Carb work can wait until spring or I get the '71 C8 running as backup.
 
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