Weekend Freedom Machines banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Has anyone replaced the spring tab that retains the grille on a 318/322? The tab broke off my grille and I wondered what anyone else has done to keep the hood on the tractor. Thanks!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Tmac,

This is the spring clip -- when they fit really tight, you can take a small rod or a Phillips driver and reach in to that hole and pry down slightly to release it...mostly it is just a friction fit.

View attachment 284598

Chuck
Thanks for the pic, chuck! That is the clip that is missing on my grill. Any thoughts on replacing that clip?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,790 Posts
I think in the past, I have used one from a otherwise mostly junk grill to replace a broken or missing clip on a otherwise good grill. The clips are riveted on. I might have replaced the rivets with small bolts, and then ground the head of the bolt flatter for clearance. The 317 grills use the same tab.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I think in the past, I have used one from a otherwise mostly junk grill to replace a broken or missing clip on a otherwise good grill. The clips are riveted on. I might have replaced the rivets with small bolts, and then ground the head of the bolt flatter for clearance. The 317 grills use the same tab.
If 317 is same tab, that means the 200 series and other closed frame tractor grills are options?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,790 Posts
The early 200 series grills are different. I think they use an extension spring that holds them in. But the later ones do use the same tab. The grill itself is different though. 300 and 312 don't use that latch either.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
389 Posts
M85415 - Latch - $33 - ouch!
 
  • Wow
Reactions: Mike48321
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top