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About squonk

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    Over 10,000 intelligent posts chock full of whitty banter!
  • Birthday 02/27/1959

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    64 604,704 70 GT-14 69 Electro-12 68 Commando 8 84 GT1100 90 210-H 76 C-160 84 314-A Raider 14" 1973 12 8 spd "Ezra" 59 RJ 855 856 312-8 314-8 414-8 RJ 59 90 520H 67 1267 90 520H 61 701
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    C Series

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    Waterloo N.Y.
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    HVAC Service Engineer Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

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  1. brrrrrrrrrrrr

    It's the "Curse of the Evil Purple Empire"
  2. brrrrrrrrrrrr

    -13 this AM on the Sienna thrmometer. Ran out to get the cable luber for the 520. Got home and wanted to clean up the driveway and sidewalk. C-160 went 10 ft. and died. Electric fuel pump quit. Went and got a pump and finished up and almost got run over by a state plow. Now I got carb problems on the 160 as well. Maybe if I buy 5 more tractors I'll be able to plow once with out an incident.
  3. Went to Napa and grabbed one. This one pumps. Got the 160 running and finished up the driveway clean up but it's not right. I think there's some carbunkles in the carb. It sat pretty much since the show 2 years ago. Carb's been apart a few times already and it looks like it's going under the knife again. I need 1/4 choke to run it at full throttle. Then no choke at half. I use non ethanol in it but storing it with fuel in the bowl may have been an issue. I hate working with gas in the winter!
  4. Electric. It's been about 4 years. I noticed it was getting quieter. Started cleaning up the driveway and the tractor died mid push. Had to drag it into the garage. Fuel barely dribbles out of the line at the carb. Flows good down by the pump from gravity.
  5. Fuel pump died on the 160 FUN FUN FUN!
  6. 314-H snapping drive belts

    Being a hydro, I doubt there's a lot of shock load on the belt.
  7. 314-H snapping drive belts

    Try tweaking the arm the idler attaches to so the belt does not hit the lip. How about any bushings that idler arm may have? if it's wobbling any that lip will cut the edge of the belt.
  8. 520H Throttle cable freezing

    Things must melt around your house quite often then!
  9. Winter Storm Hunter

    I'm thinking Super Buffet in Rochester followed by a trip to Harbor Freight for some free entertainment tomorrow. Gonna hit a couple of bike shops looking for a cable luber. Can get one from Amazon but I'd rather but local.
  10. @857 horse is alive and well. I get a text once in a while from him. Takes me a week to dechipher what's going down there but I figure he lives too close to @elcamino/wheelhorse Must be a local thing.
  11. 314-H snapping drive belts

    Something wearing/ cutting the belt. That 2nd pic of the belt on the hood tells it all. Belt is being shaved on the outside edge by something. You say the idler is new. Did you put the spacer behind the new pulley so it spins?
  12. Winter Storm Hunter

    The worst was Skonk. Really plowed good with the limited slip. Started oil foiling the plug so bad I had to scrape it to get it clean. Tried an anti-fouler to get by and it didn't help at all. Had to transfer the loaded tires plus the weights & chains. Being sick for 2 weeks and working late a lot didn't help either.
  13. 520H Throttle cable freezing

    Thought also about cutting some small bubble wrap and wrapping the cable and then covering the bubble wrap with a piece of split gas line or vacuum hose. It's the low spot on the cable so it makes sense that moisture has collected there.
  14. 1/4 mile driveway

    That big barn is where he parks his Commando in the kitchen!
  15. Winter Storm Hunter

    The motor in my 1267 went sour fast. I had to dig the 160 out of the shed and swap all the snow stuff over on Thursday night.