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  1. Hi all, We finally have our C-81 rebuilt.! It's been a long road. Big problem: it won't start. It appears that it is not pumping fuel. My question is: do I need to prime the system in any way? Or is it that my fuel pump is dysfunctional? Or is there something else I am not thinking of? I can see at the fuel filter that gas is not being pulled through. Your help is greatly appreciated. Rustyred
  2. All helpful input. Thanks.
  3. Hi folks, I have rebuilt my 1979 C-81, and with the electrical system not working, I have been advised that the most likely issue is the solenoid being faulty. I want to replace it with a new one. According to the parts manual, the solenoid I need is part number 8658. Does anyone know what part number I need to order if getting this selenoid from Napa? Your assistance is appreciated, Rustyred
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    Pictures of cable routing for C-81 1979??

    Thanks for the information. Now I should be all set.
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    Pictures of cable routing for C-81 1979??

    Very, very helpful. Both the pictures and explanation are very clear. So thanks a lot. Is the upper belt guide supposed to hook underneath the belt? Rustyred
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    Pictures of cable routing for C-81 1979??

    thanks for the pictures! Already very helpful. Jakeshorsetuff: Thanks for your offer of more pictures. I am very interested in how to run both cables run under? or around? the engine... Or should there be brackets holding them somewhere? Then especially the throttle cable - does it have any clips or brackets hold it anywhere? Seriously - I can't really figure it out from the drawing. Any help is appreciated. Maybe a photo from each side including the whole length of the cable? The attached picture shows where we're at currently. Thanks!! Rustyred
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    Pictures of cable routing for C-81 1979??

    Does anybody have any input on this? It would be much appreciated.
  8. Thanks for the advice.
  9. TWO things. 1. Can anybody give me a picture from each side of C-81 1979 tractor that has the correct cable routing? I am realizing that the previous owner did not have it correct and I am not familiar with where those cables should run and where they should be attached. 2. The parts manual I have shows two belt guides which my tractor does not have. Do I need to have them put on? Again, a picture of them installed correctly would say a million words. It's hard to tell from the parts manual where exactly they should be.(they are circled in picture below.) Your support is very much appreciated! Rustyred 
  10. Here's a question regarding the pulleys on my 1979 C-81. As I assemble my tractor I see that the previous owner had the drive pulley located so close to the engine on the shaft - literally touching - that there is a minor groove left in the engine from the spinning drive wheel. What is the distance I should locate the pulley from the engine and then, how do I ensure that the 3 pulleys are aligned correctly? And should I use thread-locker on the two set screws? Thanks again, Rustyred
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    PTO assembly rebuild. Oil? Or grease??

    Alright. Thanks everyone.
  12. Hello again, I am in the process of putting a PTO from my c81 tractor back together. I am just pressing in the two bearings. I am wondering what to lubricate the needle bearing with when it's put back together. Do I use oil or grease? I guess it's simply standard maintenance to pull the PTO apart and lubricate the bearing once in a while as there is no hole for oil or zerk for grease... Your help is appreciated. Rustyred
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    K181S Does Flywheel positioning matter?

    Thanks folks. Much appreciated.
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    K181S Does Flywheel positioning matter?

    Oh dear - I wrote this wrong. Thanks for the patience. ( it's Thursday) I meant the wire which runs from the ignition coil to the Spark Plug!
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    K181S Does Flywheel positioning matter?

    Too true. Thanks. A friend had told me this was something I really had to pay attention to so I thought I'd throw it out there. So thanks. BTW - I am missing the wire that runs from the ignition coil to the battery. See picture below. Any idea where I can acquire one? Thanks.