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An adventure awaits today..............

A epic ride awaits a machine today after a DR appointment. I found a machine on CL but over a hour away. Dad thought it was worth contacting them and we got it . Best thing about using phone while hanging with dad in garage. Will leave you all in suspense.....................
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Very tired so no computer tonight. I will say it had some electrical hacking that praise God I was able to slowly figure out today. Hackers bypassed electric pto with toggle. I was able to return everything to stock and finally found real issue! Was a bad relay, no grounds for pto or safety. Engine is unique for us as well. Never owned one like it. Gave us issues with fuel pump failure. Now to leave you angry over no pictures or video..........


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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!


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That's the first Vanguard I've seen on a Husq. It's also been sometime since I saw a Poulan Wild Thing chainsaw. We had a real bad ice storm in Texas winter of 96-97 and our neighbor ran to wal-mart to take care of the falling trees in his yard.

Looks like the Husq is going to turn out to be a good mower!
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Cool stuff! Eleven and half hours was a long way! Sounds like you guys got a lot of stuff. You dad must really like this one if he wants to keep it! I like the "Wild" lettering script on the chainsaw.

The engine looks familiar! Have one our generator. Haven't had any issues other than the float sticking momentarily after turning the gas on if it hasn't been ran for many months at a time but always clears up.

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Lol Austen it was a hour and a half away is all!
Thanks for info on float, it did same. Might be normal!?


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Lol Austen it was a hour and a half away is all!
lol, I read it as 11 1/2. I was going to say, that was quite the road trip!

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Thanks for info on float, it did same. Might be normal!?
Yeah, maybe. I watch the oil level pretty closely on it and it doesn't seem to find its way into the crankcase when it happens.
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It went out of overflow tube while running on us.


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Eric...If this is your first own of Vanguard V twin....Keep it !...If ya must flip....swap in a Intek vtwin for resale....IMO
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Those Vanguards are sweet engines. Talk about a step up from the usual Intek fare!
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