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Link to original video: https://youtu.be/OrlP1i0S9sg

Problem was I missed a major jet hiding behind what I though was only the bowl drain. Got the crud out of that and it starts quickly, runs pretty smoothly.

So now I can spend money on little stuff like tires, battery and seat.




Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
 
Posts: 12544 | Location: Downeast Maine | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Another awesome project, and some great progress! Sounds like you have a good runner there.
 
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Runs Like a Top! Cool


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Posts: 3872 | Location: New Hampshire | Registered: October 29, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Sweet!!!
 
Posts: 11471 | Location: Colorful Colorado | Registered: June 18, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I bought a seat and a battery yesterday and installed them today.

Battery sits on the right axle housing between the 3 point casting and the fender. TIGHT fit. The original battery bracket was rust flakes and acid powder, so I build a new one. Had to sort of design it on the fly and I'm still not completely happy with it, but it'll do for now. The fender on that side needs to be tweeked too, it's pushed in towards the seat and binding on the side of the battery and the lever for the 3 point hitch.

Fabbed up a new mount and mounted a Tractor Supply generic seat Sits a little high but actually works out for me with my long legs.

With all that done I aired up the bad tire on the front, fired it up and drove around the place a little. Clutch works (tho I haven't really loaded it to see if it slips) brakes work well enough for now. Pedals are pretty stiff, probably a lubrication issue. Expect they'll loosen up some with use.

3x2 Transmission works in all gears and ranges. 3 point hitch goes up and down and stops where you set the lever like it's supposed to. No strange noises, no indications of overheating, no smoke out of the exhaust or indications that it's burning any significant amount of oil.

Little surprised that the rings and clutch weren't stuck after it sat out in the weather for at least 4 years.

Steering is REALLY stiff. Need to jack the weight off the front tires and see if it's in the steering box or linkages or just the Nature of the Beast.

All in all, a decent little tractor. After I get a few more kinks worked out of it, I'll hook it to the plow that came with it and see if it has any balls.




Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
 
Posts: 12544 | Location: Downeast Maine | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Glad to see you got this up and running without sinking a ton of money into it.



Yeah, well sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
 
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Looking good, I’ve been around tractors my entire life and that’s the first Satoh I’ve seen.
 
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Man, I wish I was your neighbor!

Good job.


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Posts: 4593 | Location: SML & OBX | Registered: February 19, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Took the front wheels over and had the tires peeled off them.

One word: EEEEeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Solid enough to reuse but need LOTS of love. Starting with an extended soak in the Electrolysis Bath. Like probably 2-3 days worth.

Have a needle scaler on order. Once I get down to clean metal I'll paint the inside with some sort of epoxy paint/filler. (Suggestions welcome on that one.)

New tires and tubes awaiting clean rims. Steering still stiff with front end jacked up and wheels off. Kingpins are stiff, but so is the wheel/shaft/box with the drag link unhooked. Probably lack of or dried up lube.

Don't think I'll try taking the steering box apart, but kingpins will come out to be cleaned up and re-lubed along with the wheel bearings.




Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
 
Posts: 12544 | Location: Downeast Maine | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Very cool, remember grease is your friend!



 
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