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Handy Don
56 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

 

I had the thought when I posted the subject to compile what everybody says into a common list and then edit it into my first post.

I'll likely do that tomorrow morning.

 

If anybody would like to suggest or add your own set of SEARCH WORDS that would also be appreciated.

Since you'll be doing the work, I'll suggest some groupings (tip 'o the hat to @Pullstart):

Generally, the list applies to runners or "plan on making it run" -- parts buys are a different list

 

1. Before money changes hands (i.e. things that might make you regret the purchase)

2. Before trying to start it (i.e. things that can make a bad thing worse)

3. Once it runs or shows signs of life (i.e. things that make it run right and last)

4. Cosmetics

 

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Pullstart
32 minutes ago, Handy Don said:

Once it runs or shows signs of life


put a kid on it and teach them something.

 

 

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AHS

Newest one to the herd, the sad but true 414-8. I’d like to share with you some of the er…bonehead moves that the previous owner did….

#1 Change all parts over to factory parts!! Um.. it doesn’t look like that tie rod is “factory”!! 🤔

#2 Change engine oil. 
#3 Change tranny fluid AND shifting boot!!

#4 Adjust the carb (if need be) (the 414 was running too lean.)

#5 Grease all zerks and oil tie rod ends. 
#6 (According to the throttle on the choke mechanism AND the shortened governor spring) #1 again and again!!

#7 Check all brakes/clutch and adjust as necessary.

#8 Replace fuel lines with new shut off.

#9 Check the PTO

#10 If the tractor has a mowing deck… pull all grass out of that, sharpen blades. Once winter hits; oil the underneath of it. 
#11 Tune up (spark plug, coil, points)

#12 Just general inspection. 
Ya know that a 414-8 is a strong worker!! 😎💪 I pushed it onto the trailer at the previous owners house, just because the carb was so lean it would hardly run! Now it runs strong! I am so glad RS exists! I don’t think I would have nearly the Wheelhorses that I do now!! (Or would I?😂

#13 Sign into RS and ask lots of questions… even if they sound dumb to you!😀

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Handy Don

Anyone care to lead off with a "new to me" mower deck topic (frankly, I don't have enough experience in this area)?

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ebinmaine
1 hour ago, Handy Don said:

Anyone care to lead off with a "new to me" mower deck topic (frankly, I don't have enough experience in this area)?

 

I'd add/modify to that statement by saying ANY implement...

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ebinmaine
2 hours ago, Handy Don said:

Since you'll be doing the work, I'll suggest some groupings (tip 'o the hat to @Pullstart):

Generally, the list applies to runners or "plan on making it run"

I like this idea. 

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peter lena

@AHS pick up a few 3/8 " male stud heim joints , and  a 4 ft length of 3/8 x 24 steel thread rod , and make your own steering rods !  have them on my 3 horses , been lawn testing them now for years without a failure . also have on  every pto lever end  , no failures , pete

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Retierd Wrencher

1. Clean every thing. This will help you see what needs to be fixed. Then go from there. Been doing this since day one.

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ebinmaine
4 minutes ago, Retierd Wrencher said:

1. Clean every thing. This will help you see what needs to be fixed. Then go from there. Been doing this since day one.

Absolutely agreed. 

@JCM Jim would appreciate you there too. 

 

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AHS

@ebinmaine @JCM This 414-8 takes the cake! I am blown away and shocked! From the hacked up air cleaner to the tie rods to the governor linkage…. Although it ran, barely. Someone did it good, I will give em that!!

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ebinmaine
6 minutes ago, AHS said:

@ebinmaine @JCM This 414-8 takes the cake! I am blown away and shocked! From the hacked up air cleaner to the tie rods to the governor linkage…. Although it ran, barely. Someone did it good, I will give em that!!

Glad to see it's in good hands!

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ebinmaine

I've added the list to the first post. 

Please feel free to read down through and give suggestions. 

 

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ebinmaine

Trina spent a few minutes creating 2 different documents which contain Check Lists. 

 

One of those should be printable by anyone wanting a hard copy for shop use.  

 

 

 

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Snoopy11

Hey, Eric, I think the only thing that you might have missed, I couldn't find it in the manual... is emptying out the old fuel...?

 

Don

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ebinmaine
9 minutes ago, Snoopy11 said:

Hey, Eric, I think the only thing that you might have missed, I couldn't find it in the manual... is emptying out the old fuel...?

 

Don

Valid point. 

I do that but hadn't thought to add it. 

I did include remove and clean out tank and replace all fuel lines so the old fuel would be removed by default. 

 

If anything else comes to mind please share it.  

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Snoopy11

Well, the only other thing that comes to mind is maybe replacing the front wheel bearings? I mean, if you are full on restoring this thing... that might be something to check/replace. :confusion-confused:

 

That is apart from having bushings, which might need to be replaced with new bushings or bearings... :banana-rock:

 

Don

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ebinmaine
On 11/10/2021 at 7:17 AM, ebinmaine said:

Remove, clean, grease and reinstall front wheel bearings or switch to sealed bearings. 

@Snoopy11

 

Wheel bearings is there Sir. 

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Snoopy11
2 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

@Snoopy11

 

Wheel bearings is there Sir. 

AHA! I found it...

 

 :text-blondmoment:

 

Don

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Handy Don
12 minutes ago, Snoopy11 said:

 :text-blondmoment:

Uh oh. Skating on thin ice there!

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rjg854

That was on my computer, but I can on my phone ;)

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ebinmaine
32 minutes ago, rjg854 said:

Because I don't prescribe to Word I can't view the documents 

 

28 minutes ago, rjg854 said:

That was on my computer, but I can on my phone ;)

 

 

When I get a few minutes I'll edit the list so it's spaced better.

That and physical boxes is what's on the above attachments.

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rjg854

Has nothing to do with spacing, I don't have WORD on my 🖥️ so it blocks me viewing it. I have it on my phone and that's more useful anyway. :text-thankyoublue:

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Handy Don
2 hours ago, rjg854 said:

Has nothing to do with spacing, I don't have WORD on my 🖥️ so it blocks me viewing it. I have it on my phone and that's more useful anyway. :text-thankyoublue:

One of the documents was a pdf which should open in most browsers

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