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CRF6179

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Got some assembly work done today on the Mocraft.
Still need to prep and paint the gas tank and the S/G.
Assemble the engine/components, and electrical.
Also the decals. The wife is going to recover the seat cushions.
 

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Propane1

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Bought this one 16 years ago today. Came with 50” deck, 42” snowblower, which I changed to a 42” snowthrower, 36” tiller and the snow cab.
Been a great machine. Son and I had a lot of fun with it. It has had its share of repairs thou. Might be a heavy built unit, but it’s had a lot of break downs over the years. Metal fatigue. Engine rebuild, wiring troubles. But that’s the way it goes. It’s 40 years old now. We figure it’s got about 3000 hours on it.

Noel
 

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Propane1

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So, the oil change job on the LGT 100 took a turn for the worst. I’ve never had the base oil drain plug out of this tractor. Always use a vacuum pump style of thing to suck the oil up out the dip stick hole. So with it on the, you know what, I figured this is a better way to drain oil, because it will get all the oil and dirt out. So because the plug was all rounded off from people using improper tools and the plug is a little hard to get to, I couldn’t get it out. Not being a great welder and oil on engine, I decided after looking and thinking, that welding something on the plug was out. So I figured I’d drill and tap the plug. Wanted to put in a 1/8 pipe plug, but the plug on the engine was worn away to much. Not enough material to work with. Next step was a 1/4 bolt and make a gasket. So smoothed out the bottom of the engine plug, drilled it and taped it. Flushed the engine out with a little gas a couple of times to get the fillings out, if there was any. Made two paper gaskets and a plastic one. Bolt spins on the plastic washer so it doesn't tear up the paper gaskets. Seems to work and not leaking. So it took a lot longer to do an oil change. At least now it will be much easier.
I’m sure there may have been a better way, but with my limited knowledge and tools, that’s what I did.

Noel
 

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Propane1

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I’ve never had much luck with ez outs, over the years and don’t have them here at this location any way. But a good idea to try first. Ya just never know.

Noel
 

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Got the Polaris RZR 170 under the canopy and pulled the lower A-frames out for new bushings. Found it was missing 2 metal bushings that hadn't been ordered. Found them online (called them to be sure they have them in stock), everything is on hold for the one side til those arrive. I did get the new front tires mounted. Really rather simple to do. I will grease the front end as I saw no trace of it ever being done before and this is a 2014 model!
 

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not much GT related today, or in the past few days... Been working on painting inside the house, thought I was gonna pull the tape from the ceiling in the john today, put tape on the wall side of the corners, and paint the ceiling.... I messed up last nite and went to use up the last little bit in the paint tray, should have used it up on any of the other 3 walls//// either the one with the door, or the one across from it with the window, or the wall that will be hidden by the toilet and sink base cabinet, rather than the 1 wall that has none of the above, like I did.... got a 2nd (or was it 3rd?) coat on 1/2 the wall and in the right light/// once dry, you could tell right where I left off and ran out of paint in the tray...... so I put another coat on all the walls today instead,, tomorrow will be the ceiling......
I have said for years, that I'd hire out mud/tape work on drywall, the next time I got into it// I have a neighbor that I "traded work" with, I worked on his Yukon, he laid my ceramic tile (which came out great, something I've never done) and did my mud/tape job... I ain't good at it, don't mind the rest of that sort of work besides mud/tape; (which I hate, and struggle with) seams are a whole lot more obvious/visible than they ever have been for me, now that it's painted...... they "felt" smooth when sanded and looked good under just primer..... not so much now, under paint.

I did mow before dark..... munched up the start of the fallen leaves, I'd bet I haven't yet lost 2% of them off the trees yet.... and now have a better surface for the Billy goat leaf sucker machine to do its work, once I get the call that my new bag has come in at the local small engine place...

when we were camping last week, they were falling like crazy at the campground.... a couple of other campers had brought their leaf blowers.... something I would not have thought of adding to my camping gear.... but these other campers had electric ones, I sure won't go buy one just for that, for the 1 campout a year where they "could" be an issue//// usually they aren't yet, for this particular campout.... next year I'll just bring the gas powered Stihl one........ that was 2-1/2 hours SE from here, usually we start changing color and losing leaves before they do.... I think this year will be a mass "dump all at once" around here...... the fallen leaves there, stuffed in the fire pit among the logs, made great fire starter.......

In the process of mowing, I did run 2 of my push mowers dry on gas for the season, 1 was already there, 1 to go..... I got a feeling I got at least 1 more mowing to go this year....... also once that bag for the Billy goat comes I would like to run the Power rake and run it dry too, when I can suck up all that the power rake dredges up...... usually when I power rake I like to have that done around Labor day....
this weekend will be either putting the 1/2-john back together, or painting the living room so I can put it back together.....
 

skyrydr2

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I'll show you the horrors I have been working on. . All thos because of a POS mickey mouse designed power steering pump....
This was and is such an issue that the world's supply of these gears is almost depleted.. and making it very difficult to get a set!
I know when I am done with this it will never happen again to this tractor! That pump system is going to be just a bad memory!
What bothers me the most is that it was never properly addressed! The engineers were probably so embarrassed by their stupidity that they chose simply to ignore it and blame the gears.... well my lunkhead friends it wasn't the gears' fault it was your poor choice of pump design that caused the issues!
 

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