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  1. Mastiffman

    Onan P Series Governor Ball Replacement Procedure.

    Excellent! Good to hear. yeah the red loc-tite should do the trick for the metal spacer. and WOW, snap that sucker right in half, huh? My old one would only start slipping after 25-30 minutes of mid summer mowing/ use. It was still intact. But the inside bore was blackened from spinning. yeah the steel ones are floating around. You just have to watch for them and make the move when you see them. The good thing is that the engine doesn't have to be pulled from the tractor to do the job. Pop all the stuff off right there, switch out the spacers and bang it all back together with a torque wrench and off you go. Really glad that someone is getting use out of this write up.
  2. Mastiffman

    Onan P Series Governor Ball Replacement Procedure.

    My pleasure. Sorry for the mix up. I don't think that it would affect the gasket to the point of not sealing. They only compress to a certain point and it's probably only couple of thousands. worse case scenario I believe that you could use a good hi temp gasket seal/ maker along with the gasket if you catch a leak. Or get a new gasket. I wouldn't worry to much about it at this point. I think that is a great idea! I'm positive that there would be interest. Maybe not a super high demand but deff a small nich. No, it's the spacer that starts to slip on the shaft and that's typically only after the engine heats up enough to allow the spacer to swell a bit and start spinning. I don't know if it would to hit the cam with some rougher grit emery clothe, clean up the spacer with some very fine if needed and then use some extremely high strength and ultra high temp resistant thread locker and let that sit for a couple of days or more to harden before use. Or do the same and use a thin coat of JB weld to do it... Which might be better as it can withstand constant temps of 500*F and a max of 600* for short periods. JB Weld "Extreme heat" can withstand 2400*F.
  3. Mastiffman

    Onan P Series Governor Ball Replacement Procedure.

    You are correct! I did torque them properly and actually typed that in wrong... Thanks for clarifying that. It's appreciated. Andrew C.
  4. Mastiffman

    Onan P-Series Ignition Module Replacement [Photos]

    The key on my tractor was simply a long key with no tab at the end. The spark trigger ring should sit on the crank in a manner in which it will be locked to the correct timing by the flywheel key. There is only one key. If your ring sits too far back then pull it off and see if it is damaged on the inside bore in which maybe it's sitting back against the timing gear cover to much and not locking onto the key. If it looks like its centered properly over the spark trigger sensor module, then check to see if there is damage done to the key way on the inside of the ring. If not then maybe, just maybe the key was replaced from a previous owner because of shear and the replacement key was a bit too short and has moved. I would think that it was one of those three things. Hope this helps.
  5. Thanks. I actually was able to order some of the bushings from a local bearing distributor as well as got some from McMaster's and installed them. After install, they were a tiny bit tight afterwards so took a round file to the inside as well as a 3/8" round stock piece with some emery cloth wrapped around it. The center bolt bushings were nice and snug. Thanks for the help as always fellas.
  6. I may have a purchase of a part from someone in Ona, WV. 25545 and was curious if anyone is heading to Southeastern Michigan anytime this week or next from that direction? It's a 4x4 front axle off a tractor that is about 3ft long and weighs about 150-175lbs. Also looking for cheapest method of shipping. Thanks! Andrew
  7. Okay. Thanks. I may have found some on McMaster-Carr. Well see how they fit both applications. Thanks Fellas! Much Appreciated!
  8. Thanks! Unfortunately I don't have a lathe and would like to find premade bronze sleeve bushings or possibly tubing that I can cut to length. I'm looking for 13/16" OD / 5/8" ID with roughly a 3/32" wall. So the ID is a smidgen flexible on that size.
  9. Good Morning Fellas. I have another project but figured that you all would be the best source for this kind of thing... I'm looking for a place to order brass bushing materials that I could order to specified size and cut to varied lengths depending on the application. These would need to be standard sleeve bushings, non-flange style. Although if they had those I might find a use for those as well. Thanks! Andrew
  10. Mastiffman

    1993 WH Red Paint

    I used rustoleum "linen" and that looks like a pretty good rendering of an antique white. I put it on my 90' 520h rims.
  11. Mastiffman

    1993 WH Red Paint

    You can get Rustoleum Regal Red in 1 gallon 2 Part Epoxy as well. 1 Gallon of Color and 1 Gallon of hardener to mix and spray at will. I really like the Regal Red. When you uncover certain parts that have not had any exposure to sun it looks dead on to me.
  12. Mastiffman

    Deck finish

    If you are trying match faded or paint with patina on it, that's going to be hard...
  13. Mastiffman

    3pt to sleeve hitch adapter

    That is still up in the air. I was thinking that if the 520 eaton 1100/rear end combo can handle a FEL and the weight that it can carry, along with everything else that it does, that it should be able to do the job. Especially if I can piggy back some front drive off of the brake drum and send that to a choice front end.. If and when I can find one for the right price. There will have to be some thought out fabrication but that's the fun of it. I do have my eye on a couple of others. I'll have to see whats available at the time and for how much. The whole point is to not spend anywhere near $6,000 on this thing when all is said and done. Whatever I do, I'll be going with easily accessible parts so that hopefully it wouldn't a one of kind modification that can be done. As long as someone wants to put in the time and work building it. I"m not in any terrible rush on completing it. But I would like to get it completed by next spring. IF all goes well. But, I think that we all know that it rarely does. I initially starting looking into getting a D-series to do this but I already have a second 520 that isn't being used and is a perfect candidate for the project with it's current condition. I have Diesel, 4x4, power steering, hydraulic rear lift cylinder, FEL (quick remove) and the ability to use the 60" deck and rear mold plow still all in mind. Will be a challenge but fun. All with keeping the basic Sheet metal look of the 520h as well. it will just be a bit stretched out and potentially a couple inches wider with 26" x 12" - 12" tires in the rear with plenty of clearance and the same for the front end. I'm pretty excited to get it started.
  14. Mastiffman

    3pt to sleeve hitch adapter

    Well that's what I have planned. So I may add this to the mix. I'm planning on more of a BX series Kubota structure and strength style frame as I have a different engine that I'm going to be putting into it. So a beefier frame will be better all around. Thinking of using 3/8" to 7/16" flat stock and plate for the rear. So a similar style to the current 38" in the connection to the transaxle but it will need a much different engineering combo to adapt the new engine. So I'm thinking that while I'm at it, I may as well introduce some upgrades. When All is said and done the build will be much less than even an older sub compact tractor like the Kubota L series.
  15. Mastiffman

    3pt to sleeve hitch adapter

    Well maybe a frame revamp might do the trick...