Ok so here is the new machine. We had a long drive which I stopped a lot, 11/2 hours easy on Thruway and back roads. Once we got there the guy is super nice. He is moving back to Washington state so given a lot of stuff away. We scored the tractor, chainsaw and two A/C window units that work fine! Chainsaw fired after some gas as it was stored dry! YEA!
Dad sounds like he gonna keep it. Got home and looked into the issues. The fellow said a flipper sold it to him and he fixed PTO by using Toggle switch.. GRR My pet peeve of hack! First thing I did was cut his hack, repair the factory wires and start from there. Using test light and multimeter until battery was removed showed wires seem intact. Dad took carb off to fix hack of solenoid nub being cut off.... His pet peeve! He found hack as float ear slightly broken. He tried to clean carb but never seen one like it nor we ever mess with a Vanguard.
We get it running and I see if I pull PTO switch the engine still runs?? After a little bit the engine died? Stupid fuel filter I installed actually cracks? Can see in video as it broke. I am a little ticked off as you can see, long day and tired I guess!
Fuel pump seem to fail so took a couple swaps to find a good one, might have another issue?
Got it out for maiden drive, moves strong!!
I am still thinking of PTO issue and pull it in again as dad farts with chainsaw. He doesn't do wiring so my deal. I went to look at relay on junk machine to see none on standard model? Got me thinking why it was needed. I had by then back probed the PTO to find power at unit! I then went positive lead on test light to look for ground and found none?! The circuit used the relay to provide ground for engagement!!!
I looked and found a relay and installed it, not fun when engine is HOT! After finally getting it one, tried to fire PTO on lift and had dad hold seat down, deck fired up at idle!! YEA PRAISE GOD!
I did not use wiring diagram on it, just God given knowledge from these years messing with them. Car wiring is whole different ball game of course, so many circuits.
Well engine either was getting hot as dad did want to mess with tin to remove mouse nest, or carb issue rears its head! Float had gotten stuck open once pumping gas out overflow. This engine sounds good and strong till end!!
Dad got saw fixed as they broke adjuster for chain. He washed it all good as well!
John Deere 180 with bagger
1997 John Deere 345
1980 Wheel Horse C-85
1967 Sears Suburban SS10
1971 Bolens 1256
1996 Craftsman GT6000
Craftsman 9HP snow blower
Honda HRB215SDA mower
Change is the normal with my tractor list!
John 3:16 Psalm 28:7 1 Corinthians 15:57
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