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Thank you to everyone for you kind words. I am glad that this was entertaining - and hopefully somewhat informative.

The plan today was to mow, but mother nature wanted me to spend the day in my garage.

So this post is going to be:

Post restoration day #1 - the aftermath

First about the tractor. I went to show off my working headlights, and guess what? One burned out. 1 day old tractor and already needs maintainence.

In this picture is parts that are no longer good and have been replaced. They are going in the trash - unless I get creative and make a sculpture out of them.

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These are extra parts that I acquired during the restoration that are still good. As I was looking at this I remembered I said I would ship someone the old fuel pump. Time to go back through my PM's. It is amazing how you can completely forget something. Not sure if I am going to try to sell or save.

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These are parts I think I replaced with new - 95% sure

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And these are parts I have no idea where they go.

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And finally this part came out of the "Parts I replaced" box - but I don't think I replaced it and I have no idea what it is.

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And still trying to figure out where this goes (thanks to rmaynard for the pics for the others):

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Now for the plan.

I am going to ask my wife what she needs done around the house now that I am done with the tractor. Then look like I am making plans to do those things - by collecting tools, cleaning the garage and basment, and overall just looking busy. In reality - in my mind - I am planning where, how, and what to do to the 416-8.

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Greg, in your first picture is that attachment lift handle bent or why did you replace it? I'm looking for one......

As to the decal you have circled, that's an "extra" for a hydro drive tractor. I got a set of 312 decals from Terry that had both the manual shift and hydro decals. I just put the hydro decal aside for a future project. :D

Oh...in your "mystery" parts picture, the rubber bumpers with the bolts were part of a seat assembly at some point. And the funny looking bent sheet metal nut thingy (top right in the picture next to the rubber bumper) is a speed nut used to hold on some of the sheet metal. On the 312's there are a dozen of them here and there around the dash tower, shift cover and side covers.

Great project you completed! :thumbs:

Duff :wh:

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As far as the lift arm, the button was stuck. Turns out the arm is bent. I tried to unbend but no luck. If you want it let me know. I haven't had time to get to the post office im a while, but if you want it - its yours. I found one on ebay for $25.

As far as the seat things - I keep looking to see where they go, but I have all the pieces on correctly as far as the manual states.

That other clip - I keep looking to see where it goes, but I can't find it. I guess I will wait until something falls off.

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Is that muffler any good?? I'm not sure if it would fit but I need one for a c-120. From what I can see it looks the same.

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And finally this part came out of the "Parts I replaced" box - but I don't think I replaced it and I have no idea what it is.

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That to me looks like the cup that fits on top of the lifting arm that the return spring fits into

I seen on one of your posts that the rubber gromets under your seat have already been replaced so I don't think thats were they go.

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Your persistence has been astounding. The tractor turned out very, very nice! :thumbs: I am glad that you were able to stick with it and see it through to completion. :wh:

That tractor is going to last you for a very, very long time!

It is great to see the family already starting to enjoy it in the pictures.

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Those black rubber grommets go on the bottem of the seat plate. The back 2 holes that fasten 2 the seat spring, I think they keep the plate from banging up your fender pan. hope this is clear to you :thumbs: They are called rubber bumpers

Chas

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Is that muffler any good?? I'm not sure if it would fit but I need one for a c-120. From what I can see it looks the same.

Its a different part number from the c-120, but you can give it a try. Just give me some time to get to the post office and I will send it out.

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That's a great build Greg, glad you stuck with it and got it finished :thumbs:

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And these are parts I have no idea where they go.

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The clip in the center of this picture goes under the right front oil pan (to engine block) bolt and secures the wire going to the points.

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The rubber bumpers go under the flip-up seat mount and attach with the same bolts that fasten the back of the "U" shaped springs to the plate.

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Thanks TT.

AndI thought I was done using this emoticon:

:thumbs:

It amazes me how many times I can look at something and not see what was in front of my eyes. In my defense, we got a new washing machine and it came with stops from the factory that looked very similar - I thought maybe my son tossed them in the box after he took them off.

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