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About smoreau

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  • Birthday 02/24/1974

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    Kohler powered!!

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    Frankenmuth MI
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    wh tractors , and building , fabing , welding things

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  1. I have some that will only start with full throttle and some that will only start at 1/2 to full throttle when cold. Noticed that each tractor has its own way it likes to start. Just its qwerks
  2. With the tractor off the ground on jack stands or the wheels off you can put a socket on a clutched drill ( not a impact!!!!!) and turn the pulley to charge the pump and test its operation. Once it is charged you can move the pump pulley by hand and get a reaction out of it. Put the drill in reverse for the correct direction.
  3. Done a lot of them, not fun at all. Did you get a EOM one or aftermarket. Found the EOM ones are cheaper then the aftermarket ones. Also found bad coils that test good for these to drive you nuts also. I do feel your pain on the crank sensor though.
  4. I quit watching when Earnhart passed. Now i only watch the datona 500. I went to both races in Mi for over 20 years and it got so crowded it got to be no fun anymore. Now its died to the point when I started to go in the early 80s I think they need to bring back the Winston Cup rules and name.
  5. Almost bought one last year and decided on the acreage rake instead. Now I might make one this summer after the new horse barn is built. I have been told that they take a long time to decay and that they are harmful to the grass. Not sure if its all true or not but i have noticed that the leaves are hard and stiff just like the wood. Been trying to grow grass in a new 1acer section of front yard last year that was thick woods and now i have 3 oak trees that I never had to pick up before in the fall
  6. Don't be giving away all the secrets. Been doing that for years. In the back yard only though.
  7. I have a 42" deck with a blower and it does ok. The lower you run the deck the better the pickup on leaves. Small maple leaves you have to go slow and you will be fine. I'm not a fan of grinding up too many oak leaves in the lawn luckily most of the maple leaves have fallen when the oaks fall. I leaf blow the oak leaves but its only 3 trees. So far I have had it for 7 years and its been nice to have for leaf pickup. I would like a larger set of bags as they fill up fast. This year i tried a acreage rake on the oak leaves. Was not that happy how it Doug into the grass that late in the year. But it did the beast dethatch job I have ever seen or used.
  8. Sorry Steve but not a clue on that. It was several years back and I wasn't picky on parts as every time it failed i was limtied on time and just needed parts. 2 of the trannys were from friends and the others were bought from salvage yards and used tractor parts guys from my area. If it looked close I took it apart and used what I needed. I do have today they are a greasy mess inside and I added a 1/2 quart of 80-90 to the last 2 repares and they did last longer, but they only have fabric seals and they leak every were but lasted twice as long
  9. Looks like that the engine on that C160 is a replacement kohler engine being gray. Nice score on that tractor!
  10. They do work and lots of guys say they fit just fine and have no issues with them. May be a easy fix. For you
  11. Steve, a lot of the internal parts of these transaxles do fit others as this was the stile i had in my mini ambulance before I went to a hydro unit. The first year i had that tyranny out several times replacing broken gears every weekend during the spook train. I was using used parts from craftsman to JD and many differint mtd's peerless Tran's axles are not meant for anything otherthen cutting grass. They hold up fine for that and will last a long timefor that, but add a heavy trailer oral blower and lots of weight twill give you issues. But like said earlier I was able to rob different parts from different brands of tractors to keep it going for that Halloween. Not all the parts worked, but most of them did fit. I also noticed that WH used the same design and most are the same bolt pattern or have the provisions to fit other tractors. Peerless made lots of these and im sure they didn't compeetly redisgn then for each brand they were building them for.
  12. Very cool use of horse shoes! I've had a job to make handles for kitchen cabinets a wile back out of horse shoes and that was neet, but yours is much more creative and I like it a lot. Thank you for sharing.
  13. All the tin bolts are 1/4-20 and you can use a #7 drill bit and then re-tap there-I also use a 7/32 drill but it is larger but more common. Drilling out broken bolts is very common for me and I do it morn then most. Most of mine at work are stainless 8-18 or 316 stainless and they can be fun to drill. Colbolt drills make all the difference here and if you doing this for the first time, take your time and go slow drilling and you will do fine. When tapping do not try and tap it all at once or you could brake the tap off and then you have a real problem. Turn it in tell it starts to get tight and then backmitmout and clean off the shavings. Use a good cutting oil and you should be fine. The bolts are just a grade 5 on the tins and and will drill fine with a sharp high-speed drill. Use a little oil when drilling. It will help. Also make sure your tap isn't worn out, this can cause the tap to jam and brake. Just make a plan and take your time and it will work out just fine.
  14. Both engines were bought with them blown up. I have never blown one up. I rebuilt them with a new used block from ebay.
  15. I added my spacer below the seat stand which raised the fuel tank. This does cause a mod being made to the front tank mount also, but easy to take the cap off. The tires and rims look great!! I want some now!