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  1. Looking for plow blade and snow blower for C-160 8 speed

    That's a bit far for me to travel for a plow blade. I'm in Ohio. Thanks for sharing though.
  2. k341 carburetor and governor

    Thanks, I checked the carburetor and it is that one. It seems the same as a chainsaw except I think a chainsaw might be easier because you can tune it by ear based on "4 cycling". Since it's my first time I'll take note of what the settings are now and compare with the settings in the manual.
  3. k341 carburetor and governor

    Today I cleaned the gas tank and replaced the fuel lines and filter. I have to get a carburetor kit then I'll clean and adjust the carburetor and governor and also check the valve to tappet clearance. If all goes well I guess I'll move onto the ignition system. I forgot to look at the carburetor so I just ordered the most likely kit. My neighbor stopped by and said he thought the engine sounded good. The low idle rpm is about 1,040 and the high idle is just under 3,500 rpm. It was mostly 3,440 but sometimes fluctuated up to 3,520. In the manual it shows a "main fuel needle", "idle speed screw", and "idle fuel needle" in the picture of the carburetor. In the instructions for adjusting the carburetor it uses the terms "low idle fuel adjusting needle", "high idle fuel needle" and "idle speed adjusting screw". I guess you have to know a little about carburetors and terms because I can't tell which screw is which between the instructions and the picture.
  4. k341 carburetor and governor

    I briefly started and ran the tractor today and it started first attempt, it usually takes at least two tries but often more. The surging was way less and pretty much goes away after it's a little warm. Maybe it just needs to be used. I did put some Seafoam in the gas tank yesterday. It throttles up a little faster but if I go too fast it will want to stall or backfire. I'm planning to go through and clean things up and make adjustments according to the K341 manual. Is that the best approach or are those things generally done as needed? Reading through the manual it seems like fairly easy adjustments, I've just never done it before. I'd hate to mess up a good engine from lack of maintenance although it didn't sound bad today and I only fooled with the governor yesterday and put Seafoam in the tank. I already bought fuel line and a filter so I'll do that + clean the tank. I'll also try choking it while driving as mentioned earlier to see if it clears things up more.
  5. k341 carburetor and governor

    Hello, my new to me C-160 seems to surge a little when idling at half and full throttle. It also bogs if I go from low idle to full throttle quickly. I moved the governor back and forth with my hand then started it and right after it would go from low to high normally, then later it had trouble again. The surging also seemed to be less when I messed with the governor and the spring but doesn't go away. I plan to clean and maybe rebuild the carburetor and adjust everything. I've never done this on a tractor before. What rebuild kit do I need for the carburetor and is there anything else I should consider doing or get. I have a K series pdf manual that explains the maintenance so I'd like to go through and do everything. I just don't want to mess anything up because it seems to be in decent running condition aside from maybe cleaning up and making adjustments. I've changed the oil and transmission fluid and am moving on to the fuel system. Any help and suggestions are much appreciated.
  6. I ended up backing out of the sale for the plow. My check engine light on my car recently came on and I really didn't want to risk breaking down again. I don't think it's serious though, I unhooked the battery to reset it and the light went off and hasn't come back on yet. Before that I took it to the auto parts store to have them check it out but the port didn't work where they plug the gadget in. They said I must have a blown fuse. I got another offer for a plow blade and snow blower for $150 and I'd rather take that offer. He said the blade has the bracket also. I just have to get my truck repaired first. I have a question about the parking brake on the C-160. I replaced the brake lining and it works great but I can't seem to adjust it so the parking brake will engage. If I back the nut off so it will lock in then the brake doesn't grab well enough. Anyone know a solution?
  7. Okay, thanks. Any idea about how long the frame is? I just measured my car and it appears as though the frame would have to be 7' or more to make it hard to fit. Thanks for the help.
  8. Does anyone know if that plow could fit in a Kia Sole? Last time I took my truck out of town it broke down three hours from home. He said the blade is 4' wide. Do they come apart fairly easy?
  9. Thanks for the help everyone. I'm trying to set up a time to get it. I'm in the process of changing my transmission fluid. In the future I'll do it in warmer weather. It took too long to drain and I didn't have time to refill it this morning. I did fill it with diesel and go through the gears and then let it sit about a half hour. Started putting gear oil in and that was slow going also. I hope the engine oil is a little quicker.
  10. Are the axle bracket and blade angle lever easy to find?
  11. Looking for plow blade and snow blower for C-160 8 speed. Have stuff for trade or will buy if price is low. Not for looks, just want usable stuff.
  12. I'm looking for a plow blade and snow blower for a C-160 wheel Horse. I have for trade a 6.1 hp Stihl 045 super chainsaw (pictured). I also have a 6" cast iron Craftsman thickness planer, bee keeping equipment, wine making equipment, lumber or I'll buy but I don't have a lot of money. The chainsaw runs good and has a new piston, oil seals, ignition and other new stuff. The planer is belt driven and comes with a motor. It could use some maintenance but does work. The bee keeping stuff has been packed away for a while but there are hives I made, some unused, honey extractor and other stuff but I forget. The wine making stuff is equipment to make 6 gallons of beer or wine.
  13. Hello, I'm looking for a plow blade and snow blower to fit a C-160 or 1973 8hp no name. How can I tell if they will fit my tractors when I see pictures of them? I see a blade not too far from me on craigslist but the seller doesn't know if it will fit either. Here are the pictures. It looks like I would need other parts if it could fit but this is $60 and an hour drive. Anyone know if it would fit and is worth the time and money? I'm in South East Ohio.
  14. Help getting more power from 8hp engine (k181)

    Is the fuel line 1/4" id?
  15. Help getting more power from 8hp engine (k181)

    Should I have it in in/lbs of ft/lbs?