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by BearKiller
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: K301 and K301A Pistons/Rods Interchangeable ???
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: K301 and K301A Pistons/Rods Interchangeable ???

mortten wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:27 am
All the A means is a special oil pan.
Thanks
by BearKiller
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: K301 and K301A Pistons/Rods Interchangeable ???
Replies: 2
Views: 315

K301 and K301A Pistons/Rods Interchangeable ???

Thirteen months to the day after getting my engine back together due to the stupid dipper falling off and snapping the connecting rod, it has happened again. I have found a complete piston/rod/rings assembly and have searched in vain for this answer = are K301 and K301A pistons/rods interchangeable ...
by BearKiller
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: High-boss vs Low-boss Cylinder Head ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: High-boss vs Low-boss Cylinder Head ???

The 3 studs that are “extra”, are they along the flywheel side of the block? If so it’s posable that your engine was replaced with a short block or new engine for a narrow frame. Is your engine black from the factory? Often times the engines sold as replacement would fit many models if the changes ...
by BearKiller
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: High-boss vs Low-boss Cylinder Head ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: High-boss vs Low-boss Cylinder Head ???

I found this: http://gardentractorpullingtips.com/cylhead.htm >>>Amended: According to what I have read thus far, my 1-1/2" bolts are correct for the head that I think I have, 4th Generation. My spark-plug is directly over the exhaust valve. The High-boss head is earlier and the Low-boss is supposed...
by BearKiller
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: High-boss vs Low-boss Cylinder Head ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

High-boss vs Low-boss Cylinder Head ???

Head-gasket blew and melted a channel in my head. Now I find that there are two variants, High-boss and Low-boss, the difference being in the thickness of the head-bolt "boss" and length of head-bolts. I am told that other than that, they will interchange. My head-bolts are 1-1/2" long with a mere 3...
by BearKiller
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Improved Air Cleaner
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Improved Air Cleaner

I just found this: https://www.partstree.com/models/129-2050220u-cub-cadet-garden-tractor/air-cleaner-extension-0/ I have seen a few homemade versions of this, but did not know that an OEM version was ever available. With a bit of brazing or welding, the snorkel would be easy to fabricate. The rear ...
by BearKiller
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Starter or Relay or Something Else ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Starter or Relay or Something Else ???

I already checked on the rebuild shop route; this guy can work miracles on starters and alternators and has done so on a few occasions for me; he is the only rebuild shop anywhere around here that actually fixes whatever you take to him, unlike all the others; whether it be starter/alternators,radia...
by BearKiller
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Starter or Relay or Something Else ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Starter or Relay or Something Else ???

Clean all wiring connections I disassembled and cleaned all connections and checked the integrity of the cables = still no go. I removed the belt and found that Goliath himself could not turn the starter by hand. I did manage to barely turn it with a big Crescent wrench. I am now rethinking things ...
by BearKiller
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Starter or Relay or Something Else ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Starter or Relay or Something Else ???

My 129 was starting easily right up until it choked out in some tall grass and did not have the wherewithal to crank itself with the old worn out battery. For several weeks, I had been having to jump-start it due to the old battery being about shot. When it died in the tall grass and we had to push ...
by BearKiller
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Breather line into the air cleaner
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Breather line into the air cleaner

I am not sure just what you have envisioned, but your question brought to mind the breather modification on a Cub Cadet that I have often seen at the antique tractor shows; it is a modification that I intend to implement on mine. It is rather simple, but quite effective. He brazed a length of tubing...
by BearKiller
Wed May 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: What Size Battery ???
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: What Size Battery ???

Yes garden tractor batteries are U1 size... and there is also an L or an R for left or right positive... Thanks; U1 L must be correct for the 129 and factory cables. If you got one that lasted 10 plus years, that's the one I'd buy again !!! The battery is the one that was in the mower when we bough...
by BearKiller
Fri May 15, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: What Size Battery ???
Replies: 3
Views: 829

What Size Battery ???

The more-than-ten-year-old battery in my Cub Cadet 129 is finally on it's last legs; I have to jump-start it; and, if it dies while mowing, I have to jump-start it again. It has no life at all. I searched for this and came up more bewildered than I already was. What "size" battery fits my Cub Cadet ...
by BearKiller
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Last Year/Model for Genuine I-H Cub Cadet ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Last Year/Model for Genuine I-H Cub Cadet ???

Thanks to you guys, that alleviates some of my confusion. Mergers, take-overs, and buy-outs are seldom a good thing. When you drive up I-65 in Louisville, you can't even with any certainty point to a spot and say "There is where the big I-H factory used to be." When I was a kid, years and years ago,...
by BearKiller
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Last Year/Model for Genuine I-H Cub Cadet ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Last Year/Model for Genuine I-H Cub Cadet ???

I have searched this and keep coming up with overlapping information. It is my understanding that I-H sold the Cub Cadet line to MTD in 1981 and production was moved to Brownsville, Tennessee, with existing models then being phased out until the only thing Cub Cadet about them was the color. I guess...
by BearKiller
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Points and Timing ???
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Re: Points and Timing ???

DaveKamp wrote:Here's everything you never wanted to know about why your ignition system never works quite right:...
Thank you, DaveKamp; this is much appreciated --- very much appreciated.
by BearKiller
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Points and Timing ???
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Re: Points and Timing ???

The point is, a coil fires when the points are opened, so a wider gap will open the points sooner, thereby advancing the timing. :beer: Thanks for that explanation. I hope I can put the thought in my head into typed words that make sense. On considering your good explanation, the size of the eccent...
by BearKiller
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Points and Timing ???
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Points and Timing ???

At last night's tractor club meeting, we were discussing the Kohler engine's points and timing relationship and this question came up:

Which advances the timing, less points gap or more points gap ?

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.
by BearKiller
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???

Well..., I am caught between wanting to celebrate and being skeptical of anything good that comes my way. It may never hit another lick; but, I fixed a problem and it fired right up and ran like a sore-tailed tomcat. It idles smooth, throttles up smooth, and roars like a lion at full throttle. I shu...
by BearKiller
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???

As per your first post ...you had spark and it was running. Did you try ether? Or drain the carb and tank and fill with brand new from the pump gas. You said it sat for a little bit. I had a friend refill his snowblower with gas that had been sitting a while and had lot of water. He was at his wits...
by BearKiller
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???

Sorry for the delayed response; I had to wait for my packages to arrive and got busy in the meantime. I got two brand-new condensors and an analog multi-meter. The condensors arrived before the meter, so I installed one and tried to start = no difference. The meter arrived and I performed this test ...
by BearKiller
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???

I have two new condensors and an analog multi-meter on the way. A leaking 9-volt battery corrupted my analog meter, else I would have tested the old condensor. I ordered this stuff from US vendors, so maybe it will get here in a few days; once I have it in hand, I will post back with my findings. It...
by BearKiller
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???

Thanks for the suggestions. I will try to come up with a new condenser in this little mud-hole town; is a condenser just any old condenser; or, is there a specific one I need ? As for the Ether, can I just spray it close to the breather opening, or do I need remove the filter housing and spray direc...
by BearKiller
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Please Help Me diagnose a no run situation ???

Recent history: Prior to this, the engine was starting/running the best it ever has. The connecting rod broke due to the dipper being broke; a very common scenario from what I gather. It sat in the driveway for a couple months while I gathered the resources to attempt repair. I pulled the engine; in...
by BearKiller
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Anyone Know What This Is ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: Anyone Know What This Is ???

Cool. I miss those old shows. I guess I just don't make the time to go. There is one local going on now. :( That particular show is the 49th Annual Central Kentucky Antique Machinery Association Show at Paris, Kentucky last 27th July, 2019. I took some over 1800 photos that day; I am still wading t...
by BearKiller
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Anyone Know What This Is ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: Anyone Know What This Is ???

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I believe I found an answer to the mystery; it is used mainly for cracking corn and grinding cobs, but can also grind cornmeal if need be.
by BearKiller
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: 63 Travelall
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

Re: 63 Travelall

Thanks for posting those. I like old International trucks. I had a neighbor (he moved away) who came into a pile of money and started collecting Scouts; we are definitely not in I-H country around here; other than those he gathered up, I can count the Scouts that I remember around here on one hand. ...
by BearKiller
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: PTO Mounting Questions ???
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: PTO Mounting Questions ???

Well...., the mystery is solved and my PTO clutch mechanism is now tight as a gun barrel. Unlike unmolested genuine Cub Cadet clutch pulleys, which require an American 1/8" Allen, the Allen wrench size required for my set-screws is 2.5mm Communist . Both set-screws in one of the three holes required...
by BearKiller
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Anyone Know What This Is ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Anyone Know What This Is ???

I first thought maybe a corn grinder, but I have discarded that idea, although it may be correct.
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Anyone know what it is ?
by BearKiller
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: PTO Mounting Questions ???
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: PTO Mounting Questions ???

Since my initial post, I have found new information and updated that post. My first question remains === Should I be able to wiggle and flop around the pulley ? Also, watching this video brought on another question; when he is installing the clutch back onto the engine, what is he accomplishing by c...
by BearKiller
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: PTO Mounting Questions ???
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

PTO Mounting Questions ???

My engine is laying on the work bench. I noticed that I can really wiggle the PTO pulley a good bit; I can also move it for and aft about 1/16-inch. Maybe this is as it should be, but I figured maybe the three little hidden bolts may have gotten loose. I cleaned about a half-pound of dirt-dauber mud...