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Ed729

Hi all, 

 

Working on a restoration on my 312-8. It’s been in my family since new but has been outside for a few years and needs some work. I’m hoping to get things fixed and use it for yard work and getting firewood out of the woods. I’m sure I will have questions as I go.

 

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Ed729

Some pictures of where I’m at in the process. 43C7DB80-4A01-4697-B9A0-35A9F6C0AA70.jpeg.7d893db90b568054c96cebf88b7483f9.jpeg1AC5EAF7-039F-4B1C-9047-ED205D67C38E.jpeg.1279a16c90f11bc8dec0726cfb5c76c0.jpeg

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SylvanLakeWH

:text-welcomeconfetti:

 

You're in the right place!

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rjg854

:WRS: Ed, all the help you need is here, ask away. That's a good model :wh: as you probably already know.

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Ed Kennell

:text-welcomeconfetti: to the :rs:  Ed.         Looks like you're on your way to restoring a great tractor.       

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Daddy Don

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8ntruck

Welcome to the forum.

 

Whatever issue you run across on your tractor, chances are pretty good that somebody here has seen the problem and fixed it.

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Maxwell-8
6 hours ago, Ed729 said:

needs some work. I’m hoping to get things fixed

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Looks like you are already deep in to the Restoration progress!  Looks great!

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953 nut
10 hours ago, Ed729 said:

312-8. It’s been in my family since new

:WRS:

Always like to see a one family :wh: being shown some love.    Hope you took lots of pictures as you disassembled the 312 so you know how it goes back together.   If not we are here to help, ask any questions you might have and keep us updated as you go along.

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WHX??

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oliver2-44

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jay bee

:text-welcomewave: to :rs:

Looks like you jumped right in the deep end!!!

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gwgdog66

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Ed729
Posted (edited)

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Edited by Ed729
Moved to restoration topic.

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Volant1006

Welcome, great tractor.  Love to see an old horse get new shoes!

 

#NoHomeDepotTractors

 

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AmishMenno

I'm new to this forum. I bought a nice 312-8 fall of 2020 and am very happy with it. I used it to haul chainsaw and bring wood out of the woods last fall.

I installed the deck today and decided to mow grass. I like the way it cuts and will be using it more.

I have a question: Does anyone know if a stainless steel exhaust pipe is available to connect to end of muffler so I can have an upright stack.?

Maybe two feet or so?  I would just be for looks.

Oh, I need a replacement shock to hold seat up while filling the gas tank. Do you all advise to use leaded gas or unleaded in my Kohler engine?

Thank You,

 

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WHX??
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:WRS: Amish.... fine lookin steed ther and a worthy workin tractor. You'll haul alot of wood with her you treat her right. 

On the stack I have never done one with that type of muffler but be wary of what you wish for as stack exhausts and low hanging branches as working in the woods do not play well. 

Hopefully others will be along to offer advise and welcome. 

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oliver2-44

We recommend you use ethanol free regular gas. 

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AmishMenno

I put my mower deck on this week, as I was mowing the mower clutch would stop and the belt to the mower stop?

When I engage the clutch lever the mower would begin running again.

What do you think is the problem.

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953 nut

You may just need to turn the PTO adjustment trunnion a bit to let the PTO lever go further over center.

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Ed Kennell

:text-yeahthat:    , But you should pull the pulley bell off and make sure the clutch plate and liner are OK.

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AmishMenno
13 hours ago, 953 nut said:

You may just need to turn the PTO adjustment trunnion a bit to let the PTO lever go further over center.

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AmishMenno

Thanks, I will check that. But? The mower ran full RPM the last time I had installed it and I did not make any adjustments.

I just removed it and reinstalled it.

Does the tension on the belt have any effect? I have tried tighter and looser but did not seem to make difference?

It seems if the PTO is engaged the pulley should run the belts at proper speeds.

 

Another dumb question I guess but what is the main function of the little adjustment for the tall lever letting the deck up and down? 

The grass height is set entirely by the lever on the deck. Right?

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AmishMenno
12 hours ago, Ed Kennell said:

:text-yeahthat:    , But you should pull the pulley bell off and make sure the clutch plate and liner are OK.

 

Thank you for suggestion. I don't know how to pull it off but will see if I can check that before mowing again.

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Ed Kennell
24 minutes ago, AmishMenno said:

I don't know how to pull it of

Remove the pin that fastens the hoop to the end of the bell and swing the hoop to the rear.

Loosen the mule drive and then remove the deck belt from the bell.

Remove the brake pad bracket...two bolts.

The bell will slide right off

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