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About ezeastside

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  • Birthday 04/21/1965

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    520 H
    417 A
    1277 w/hyd lift
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  1. Bearing Help needed

    Thank you for all the suggestions. Although the parts breakdown for the pulley says it is part # 1623, the pulley itself has 4974 stamped on it. I don't have a micrometer only a inexpensive set of calipers. I still think the bearing is as I mentioned .375 ID and 1.375 OD I have searched over the web in several places and even went to Napa and another local auto parts store with no luck. Still as suggested by rideaway I could try EB Atmus. I am hoping to keep the cast pulley for originality but I see I have the option from Wheelhorsman. I have some time yet to procure as the deck is next after the restore of the tractor is finished. Hopefully I will post a full resto soon.
  2. Bearing Help needed

    I am having trouble finding the bearing for the machine mounted deck pulley on my 1077. The parts breakdown only shows the part # of the whole pulley (1623) but its a cast pulley and the bearing pressed out easy. From what I can tell the bearing should be .375" x 1.375". I found the new replacement pulley on line for $54 ouch!! Any direction would be appreciated!! ED
  3. Tractor lift

    I have one I bought new on sale. It certainly makes life easier. It is a little narrow, but some guys have modified it for their use. I use it for everything now!!
  4. Stripped drain plug help needed

    Thanks for the direction
  5. Stripped drain plug help needed

    Thank you for all the spot on advice. I went searching for a 9/16 18 x 1/2 bolt for the easy fix but that was unobtainable locally. I was able to get my hands on a 3/8 NPT tap and stopped at the hardware store and picked up a 3/8 pipe plug. I will definitely try to get a pipe plug with the recessed square hole but at least I have something to put in for now and get this thing ready for paint. Here are the current pictures of this machine.Trying to get everything in etching primer. Final paint will be Candy Red urethane that I found in a old post from Rickv. I will do a post in restorations when I get some paint flying... if we can get some good weather.
  6. In the middle of a restoration on a 1077. The allen key of the sundstrand drain plug was rounded out and I had no choice but to drill it out. The 1/4" drain plug has an actual 9/16 - 18 thread. I have that tap and chased the threads out but now its still sloppy and the 1/4" plug will actually thread right into the transmission. I have searched high and low for a oversize or double oversize drain plug but can't find one in 9/16. I don't need to split the cases so I can't use one with the nut on the back side and would be concerned about room inside. My next thought is to go to 5/8 18 and try to repair this. Does anybody have a solution to this that would make my life easy? Thanks, ED
  7. 520

    Is the coil good? Price?
  8. Mid Mount Blade for sale

    PM sent
  9. 1277

    pm'ed yoy.
  10. Looking For Wheel Horse Hood Ornament

    AZ Tractor hooked me up. See them in the vendor section!!
  11. I Have not modified or ventilated my belt guard but I will get to this sooner or later and retest to see how close we can get the temperatures. @Cee245 you can certainly bring your machine my way and I will test it with you!!
  12. I decided to bring home the infrared camera tonight and check out CEE245's findings I did a quick therma scan with pre set settings tonight after mowing. Approx one acre with 520H and 60" deck. Take a look at the attached file Wheel Horse Temps.pdf Disregard the time and date stamp we take the batteries out of the camera and I didn't take the time to reset it. The actual date is today around 7:00 PM EST
  13. The readings you get from the the infrared guns can be skewed very easily by reflective energy hence giving you the big difference in temperatures. The key is to shoot the laser at an area that is similar to a matte black area where you wont get the reflectance. Find a spot on the front and rear and spray a dime to quarter size spot of high heat flat paint and shoot the laser in the same spot for your continued testing. I do Infrared thermal scans as part of my work in the electrical field for maintenance and problem solving. The expensive cameras use a wide range adjustment factors to accurately measure actual temperatures. Quite a science!! I will follow this thread to see where the readings end up.
  14. 520H Backfires under load

    Just a quick thought, Sadie coon mentioned it runs great until under load? Could a safety switch be making and breaking like PTO, Seat or neutral safety? This would shut it off turn it on shut it off and cause extra gas in the carb then combustion with a back fire through exhaust!! Try eliminating the safety circuit with a jumper to test,. 2 cents!!
  15. 1277 Parts