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ebinmaine last won the day on April 29

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About ebinmaine

  • Rank
    Not quite on-center
  • Birthday 12/10/1970

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1974 B80-4, 1974 C160-8
  • favoritemodel
    1974 B80

Profile Information

  • Location
    Hiram Maine
  • Occupation
    Truck driver & Crane operator
  • Interests
    My Wonderful girl. Hiking. Being outdoors. Old trucks, tractors, cars etc... Anything shiny gets my attention.

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  1. 8hp 4 speed not charging battery

    Call your local auto parts store and see if they can do it. Also, Do a search here on Redsquare to see how to test the output of the stator. We can't stress enough how important it is to be sure ALL wires, cables, etc have clean ends. And... Once you've established that the stator is working... Remove and clean the mounts for the rectifier. It can Only be tested with engine running and Only if the ground is clean.
  2. Mobile sandbox

    That would explain it. Along with many Many Many Many Other things
  3. Mobile sandbox

    Screwiest part about that is now my honey and I do yard and acreage chores... For fun. Must have tried for two decades to get out of doing anything at all and now I can't wait to get home and Tinker with stuff around the yard. What is this crazy world coming to?
  4. Wheel horse 8hp 4 speed

    @Dakota Quite a tractor there you've got for $100. Great find! I have a 1974 b80 that is basically the same thing that you have there. In regard to your rectifier question. Yes, you do need to fix that! In its original Factory state, the rectifier, or voltage regulator, is what changed the voltage coming out of that engine from over 30 volts ac down to approximately 13 or 15 volts DC. It's possible that someone has changed in an engine that will output the correct voltage but... It is most likely that your engine is putting out far too many volts for that battery to be absorbing safely.
  5. It's quite likely a bad connection. But if it is a bad part, you need to do these steps to properly diagnose it anyway so if this works, great. If not it still isn't wasted time... Just a step in the process. Here's my post from another thread a few days ago: Sounds like a bad connection which in your case is an easy fix because there are not very many wires on the whole tractor. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the negative battery cable and clean the terminals. Remove the positive battery cable and clean the terminals. Remove and clean the connectors and cable ends of the starter and solenoid. Remove the starter and solenoid and clean where they each mount to there respective places. Also, locate where the engine feeds the voltage regulator and clean there as well. Reassemble and try to fire it up. Keep us posted and we'll go from there.
  6. What have you done to your Wheel Horse today?

    Oooooooooo...... How about a link (or pm me) to purchase?
  7. C120 hard starting issue

    I fear you are correct
  8. What have you done to your Wheel Horse today?

    Maybe so but those are Awesome
  9. C120 hard starting issue

    I have a 2014 Kia which is still in engine warranty and strictly forbids E15. Hopefully other manufacturers will Lobby against that.
  10. C120 hard starting issue

    I'm going to give a second vote along with @pfrederi on the carburetor cleaning.
  11. Question about our log splitter engine.

    I did check the bowl bolt/Jerry and I think my issue may be up in the casting. Hence.... I'll order a replacement carb.
  12. Mobile sandbox

    I like that you're thinking outside the box. See what I did there... Sorry. Too easy. Somebody had to say it.
  13. Mobile sandbox

    That's fantastic! Even if he is missing out on the 💩.
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