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Intro on my project 317

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Hello guys! Just wanted to introduce myself and my new project 317.

It's a 1980 model and has been repowered with a Kohler Magnum 18hp motor at some point so I guess I have avoided the headaches with the 17hp Kohler motors that they came with.

It is currently not running and there are some issues that need to be resolved to get it running.
1. Starter (I can handle)
2. Solenoid (I can handle)
3. the CV's in the drive shaft are shot (Can this be rebuilt or do I have to replace the whole shaft?)
4. PTO clutch? needs to be replaced in the mule drive (Not sure what I'm doing there but will try to get it running before I look at it)
Of course I'm gonna go ahead and replace the oil in the engine and hydrostatic drive before I get going.

I appreciate your patience while I try to muddle through this project and look forward to yall's post.

Thanks, Zack
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The service manual is available from John Deere through their JDParts website. The CD version costs about $50. It is well worth getting if you plan to keep the tractor.
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