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Rich16

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    416-8

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    Jackson,Tennessee

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  1. Rich16

    PARTS...PARTS...PARTS 30+ Years accumulated

    Hi Dave, Didn't hear back from you about the 42" mower deck shell and am still interested - let me know what you think. Happy New Year! Best, Rich
  2. Rich16

    416-8 '85 Not Charging Battery?

    Thanks Gary - I never would have figured this out. When the weather here gets a bit better - or if - I'll have to do a deeper dive than I've done so far - I tried tracing the wires from the fuseblock (in the past) but recall it leading to somewhere under the engine that didn't seem very friendly/serviceable without a lot of trouble - but I'll look again now that I have an idea what to look for. Do you have to remove the outer engine flywheel cover to get to this?
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    416-8 '85 Not Charging Battery?

    Thanks Pfrederi - I'll check but think you're correct - it's the unregulated 3 amp system - don't think the lights come on unless it's running but will also re-check. I'll find time to go out and get the engine # but it's the single cylinder K341 Kohler - there really isn't anything of note under the hood to look for (not compared to the '91 520h anyway). You've probably fixed my problem - I bet with 3 amp charging the connections are super-sensitive and probably all need cleaning though its always been stored indoors. It also doesn't get much consistent use. With the arrival of my '91 520h earlier this year I've hardly started my 416 at all - I really like the 520's hydraulics (great with psoriatic arthritis and bad joints) and smooth operation. The issues we've discussed have always been there & I can't remember when the 'replaced' voltmeter also went belly up. But my friend from the ToolCrib on this site had one I got and just have to hook it up. Rats! This explains a lot and I hate to hear there was a better system. But I can't complain - that 416-8 made me a WH fan and has been virtually indestructable - I've hit stuff that would have instantly destroyed a stamped-frame mower, used the tiller to dig up/trench and re-direct water around our house, and a dozen other things. And I'm loving the 520h.
  4. Rich16

    PARTS...PARTS...PARTS 30+ Years accumulated

    Dave - got it! Many thanks. Yes - if you have a 42" 'shell' that isn't rusted out and is in decent shape I'm very very interested - I have two I bought new but have hit too many tree stumps/etc and bent both so neither cuts level anymore - took 25 years of abuse. I can easily swap out spindles/pulleys/etc - I have two sets of everything except a level shell. If you can send me pix of the nicest one let me know - would be great to have one flat again
  5. Rich16

    416-8 '85 Not Charging Battery?

    Many thanks for the replies - everything else on it works perfectly, battery is always attached, fuses are fine (I replaced them anyway and no change), and all other circuits (seat switch, etc) fully operational. It is a voltmeter of course, sorry for the misspeak. Pfrederi - where is the regulator/regulator housing? I've looked several times but the wires just kinda disappear - don't see two white wires? Gary - appreciate the posted manuals and can read the circuit diagragms but don't see where the actual components are to test? It's always the most frustrating thing for me about anything electrical - nothing shows you (like a mechanical drawing does) where anything physically is. It's crazy but after all the problem comments I've read about the 520h's during the TORO era, mines been childs play for me to work on (so far anyway) and everything works on it as well (two knocks on wood table top The rectifier is easy - is that what the regulator is on the 416? I should preface my 520 comments 'with help from my wheelhorseforum' friends! Thanks again all - I think if I can find the regulator I'll be in business - and I'm going to replace the voltmeter since they aren't that expensive. Oh - and on a non-electrical note - any ideas about why I seem to have to remove the sparkplug and spill a bit of gas into the comb. chamber to get it started every season? You can crank until dawn to get it to fire (new fuel filter, new tank filter assbly, new fuel line) after a winter of non-use but adding just a smidge of gas and it'll start right off and keep on goin'. Maybe because I don't use it that much?
  6. Hi All and happy holidays! My 416-8 with indestructable Kohler K341 I suspect isn't charging the battery properly (though it doesn't get much use and might be the problem). When I bought it new in '85 or '86 I think the ammeter stopped working and it was dealer replaced.... and it hasn't worked in years and I've just ignored it. I'd also noticed that the battery has always needed a lot of charging each season over the years....and presumed it was due to disuse. Any thoughts as to whether the ammeter is just shot or other issues (ground, etc) and can this engine still charge the battery even when the meter doesn't register anything? I've pulled the files on this and don't really understand how to check charging components? Having worked on my 'new' '91 520h I'm now very familiar with Onan's and how their charging works (it's now working great thanx to this forum). Which led me to wondering about my 416-8 and whether it's charging properly - help?
  7. Rich16

    PARTS...PARTS...PARTS 30+ Years accumulated

    Dave - hope you got payment/address for 416 transmission dipstick/tube. Also - do you still have the 42" mower deck frame shown in one of the above pix? I need one badly as I have two complete that I got new but managed to trash both - plse let me know if you still have, Best and Merry Christmas! Rich
  8. Rich16

    PARTS...PARTS...PARTS 30+ Years accumulated

    Dave - payment sent via PayPal - thanks much! Rich
  9. Rich16

    PARTS...PARTS...PARTS 30+ Years accumulated

    Dave - put me down for the 416-8 transmission dipstick/tube - how do I get to your PayPal to pay? Kinda new to the site for doing this - best - Rich
  10. Rich16

    Hoop on PTO 520h

    Cleat - I should have paid more attention to your initial reply to my query - you already answered it saying you have to drill the hole a bit lower on the hoop. The photo demonstration is greatly appreciated though - always nice to see exactly what you have to do - otherwise I doubt I'd start drilling the hoop without seeing it!
  11. Rich16

    Hoop on PTO 520h

    Cleat - thanks much again for validating what I came across - in much more specific detail. At first blush it seemed like a 'win' - until I actually swapped the clevis and found out what you aptly demonstrate - the hole on the swing arm of the 520 was too high for the older clevis and must move a bit lower. Now I know exactly the best way to fix this without playing around - perfect and appreciate the photo demonstration!
  12. Rich16

    2 wheel horses for sale

    Oh - and what deck do you have? How many hours on each and do they run? Thanx again - Rich
  13. Rich16

    2 wheel horses for sale

    Sold yet? Might be interested as I'm close (Jackson, TN) - easy pickup - thanx - Rich
  14. Rich16

    PARTS...PARTS...PARTS 30+ Years accumulated

    Oh Dave - I also could use a nice hydraulic deck lever for a '91 Toro 520h - if it still had the writing (up/down etc) would be nice - thanks! Rich
  15. Rich16

    PARTS...PARTS...PARTS 30+ Years accumulated

    Any chance you might still have a 'non-corroded' transmission (manual) dipstick for an '85 416-8? Also - a non-pitted chrome air cleaner top for a 520h? Many thanks - Rich
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