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    We have spark, I repeat, we have spark!

    Only took setting the points multiple times, cleaning the contacts, re-insulating the wires, gapping the coil, and blowing out a spark plug to fix it.

    I knew the plug was for a motor with a slightly cooler spark, but it literally burned the contact off the plug.
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    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    So since that last update I've been doing some work on the little tractor. I tipped the tractor up on its back and filled the transmission with gear oil through the drain plug. I put my jackshaft and belt tensioner back in.
    Of course I go to run it and it was leaking a bit of compression past the intake valve, so I pulled the head and cleaned it. There were literal chunks of carbon in the cylinder, but hey, at least the bore is remarkably clean!
    I put it back together AND... No compression at all now. The intake valve seat is completely destroyed. Guess I need to lap the valves...
    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    So I stuck the burns in the back of the shed for now, it's on hold because I really don't want to do the valves. Might just buy a new 8 horse and swap the clean parts over to the other engine. I am also going to add a kohler carb to replace the updraft one.
    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    Mudrig,
    Glad to see your workbench! It looks just like mine. Made me feel at home. good luck with the engine rebuild.
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    1963, 64, 65, 66, 67 - 110's; 1967 & 1969 112's; 1970 140 h-3; 1973 140 h-3; 1986 330;

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    I just realized I am ordering valve lapping tools... Might just try to fix the original 8 hp before I jump into buying another motor, just gotta find where all the parts went...
    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    Here is the tractor as of now. I'm stripping it down to the bare frame to prime the whole tractor, which'll give me a good base to get the mechanical stuff sorted out.
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    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    Did some rearranging in our shed, which took up all weekend. We got our Deere 455 in the heated basement to get the power steering seals replaced, which has been a job we've been putting off since August when the seals went out.


    I still had some time left on Sunday, so I did some work on the Burns. I got some 80 grit sandpaper and cleaned up the steering wheel and steering shaft, uncovered a lot of original paint from the middle of the shaft to the steering wheel, and I found only a tiny bit of white left on the steering wheel. I also cleaned up the lower rack and pinion bracket with a wire brush on the drill, it had a ton of thick, crusty grease on it, and in the grease zerks, which plugged them up.


    On another note, I found a craftsman snowblade that we still have from the LT1000 that I sold, I'm gonna modify it to fit the Burns to replace the original rotted blade.
    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    Did some cleanup on the Burns frame, got the plow test fit. It's gonna need some holes redrilled, and I need to figure out how to lift it.


    I also finally got the mushroomed spindle out. Ended up sticking a grinding wheel in the drill and using it to precision grind the mushroomed part off... After struggling for 2 hours with a file, of course.
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    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    Set the blade up again... Had to ditch the side brackets because they got in the way of the tie rods and front axle. In the place it's getting mounted, I get about 7.5" of lift max and it sticks out about 19". Now to figure out how to bolt it up without interfering with the axle channel and how to lift it with the stock lift handle
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    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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