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Discussion Starter · #21 ·
Almost ready to run. Got oil and hydro fluid in the tractor, I got the hydraulic lines all tightened up and a temporary steering box in. Just need to find my solenoid and get the fuel tank in.

I do still need a real -30000 steering box.
 

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Got my wiring harness finished.

Tried to get the tractor running, but to no avail.

Used a spark tester and found I had no spark. Swapped points because the contacts corroded away, swapped coils because the old one was dead.


After that, I did have spark across the points, albeit very sloppy and orange, and turns out my points set themselves to .032. Adjusted them and now the spark is nice and strong, and jumps across the points and not outward.


I put the coil wire to a separate switch and put direct power to the coil, and after realizing I forgot to put the points wire on, and after putting the wire on, I have good spark now.


Put gas in the tractor and after turning the tractor over a bit I have a tiny line of fuel across the cylinder. Guessing carb issue, but it could also be something that has to do with it being a K321 carb, so I'll sort that out.


Gotta fix the axle seal and get fluid in the transmission before getting this tractor running.


Ironic, really. The 140 we got running with a motor, is now sitting without one, the 140 that had a motor and didn't run still doesn't run, and the 140 that had no motor when we got it is almost ready to run.
 

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Fenders off, old seat swapped, adjustable seat parts lubed. I was tired of the old seat swallowing bolts and tools into the upholstery.
 

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What do you guys think? Should I pull the trigger on this? Matches Larry's patina perfectly.
 

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So excited! Got my axle seal in. Also found out why the brakes on my 210 didn't work, lol. On the left is the old brake disc, right is a new one. Notice something...missing?
Pulled the brakes off, and found out that the bolt for the brake adjustment was falling out, which is why my brakes don't work. Checked out patio 140 and the rotor is so worn that, even when the nuts are on the bolt shoulder, the pads don't touch when the brakes are locked. Now I should have turning brakes, but the pedals are locked together.
Any tricks for separating them?

Surprised when I pulled the axle apart and found there were two seals, previous owner literally just put a second seal in front of the first one when the old one started leaking. Only problem is that they put the the new seal in backward. When it started leaking, they covered literally everything in orange RTV and called it a day. It still leaked, so they just gave up.
Also found my keyway has a small chunk out of it from when they tried knocking the key out with a hammer. It's also missing the felt washer on the outside dirt shield.

I ATF on the outside and rubber part of the seal, put it in rubber side in, and lightly tapped it in. Did I do it right?

So excited, Larry, who's been sitting for over 2 decades is finally going to run, just need to drill out the screws in the brand new Carter 26 carb I have, and get it on the K241!
 

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Nice progress. I see how wallowed out the axle hole is in the old part for the 210.
 

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Nice progress. I see how wallowed out the axle hole is in the old part for the 210.
Yup. It's bad. The key was in a million pieces and the removal of the brake band caused the drum to fall right off.

Should be able to order the parts today, a pan gasket, carb screws, tire tube, and whatever else the 140 needs.
 

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Took the air cleaner off, and of course, the carb decided to start pouring out fuel. Ended up getting it off, but not before making a mess. Tried to take the muffler elbow off, it's been soaking for almost a month and it had heat, but it broke off with the slightest force. Ended up chiselling it out of the block.
Got the motor back out. Checked inside the motor, and it turns out I definitely have stuck rings. There's a ton of compression leaking into the crankcase. Hopefully there's enough to get it to run.
Took the shrouds off to clean them out. A nice shower of rust poured from the flywheel shroud. Also, there was a huge mouse nest packed into the space behind the coil shroud. Pulled that out, and ended up going home for the day.'
Ended up taking the tire off the back and setting the tractor down on a block with some paper towels on it. Now to test if my axle seal is still leaking.
 

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Just ordered almost 200$ worth of parts.
Complete gasket set for my K321 junker to be put back together and to seal up my Magnum 14, oil pan gaskets for my K241 and my brother's CC 1250, 2 head gaskets for my M18, a breather cover gasket for my brother's 1250, a tire tube to mount my other ag tire, and batteries for my headlamp.


Also found out what dealers my 317 and 140 came from, Neuhauses, over 4 hours away...
 

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Just ordered almost 200$ worth of parts.
Complete gasket set for my K321 junker to be put back together and to seal up my Magnum 14, oil pan gaskets for my K241 and my brother's CC 1250, 2 head gaskets for my M18, a breather cover gasket for my brother's 1250, a tire tube to mount my other ag tire, and batteries for my headlamp.


Also found out what dealers my 317 and 140 came from, Neuhauses, over 4 hours away...
Where did you order your k321 parts from, I'm going to need some as well.
 

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Where did you order your k321 parts from, I'm going to need some as well.
Isavetractors. They sell full rebuild kits, but I just bought a gasket set. They also sell Briggs and onan parts.
 

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Got my carb rebuilt. Took my mini vice-grips and a 3-48 tap and cleaned my throttle shaft threads, then drilled and tapped the choke shaft. Everything went swimmingly, except for a crooked choke shaft hole, but that doesn't worry me. I might, however, take the screws back out and put threadlocker on them to prevent the motor from ingesting the screws.


After that, decided to mount my other ag tire. After marking the rim, fighting the tire on, getting the bottom bead on and the tube in, then getting the top bead back on, I found out that a staple somehow ended up in the box the tube shipped in, and stabbed a hole in the tube. Had to fight the tire BACK off, and pulled the tube so my pap can patch it.
 

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Motor back together and sat in the frame. Gotta get it bolted down and all the control stuff hooked up, then oil, fuel, and transmission fluid and we'll be set to run...


Used our new torque wrench to torque the oil pan bolts down, it was amazing actually feeling a "click click!", unlike our other torque wrench which is over 90+ foot pounds off (set it to 10 ft/lbs, it sets to over 100).
 

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Larry is ready.


Engine bolted in, muffler pipe cut and muffler on, air cleaner on, electrical reworked, cables hooked up, oil and ATF in, and driveshaft bolted up. Also hooked up my headlight (yes, headlight, as in one)


Now to pull the battery tray and fix the loose steering box and throw my ag tire together and put the set on before I run him.
 

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good luck getting running,

Need to put a black out on the missing headlight then it could be Larry the Pirate 140 ARRRRRR!!!!!!
I'm just leaving the hole. It's a scar to serve as a reminder of his past and personality.
 

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Discussion Starter · #38 ·
This...makes me feel so uncomfortable.
Set it on to get it off the floor, created a monster... Weird thing is it almost fits.

Also our shed is a mess, ans we need to get the 455 to the basement for the power steering line replacement.
 

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Discussion Starter · #40 ·
so now 1 eyed larry is going to masked ball?

need to pin it on the back part and then make it so it pop's up on the front so that ol 1 eye can peak out now and again.

also I count 7 lawn tractors and 1 atv in the 2nd pic am I missing any?
316, 318, Kawasaki Bayou, 455, Normal 140 H3, Cub 1250, Patio 140 H3, 317, 330, 140 H1.
 
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