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by DaveKamp
Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:03 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Ham and CB chatter
Replies: 33
Views: 14430

Re: Ham and CB chatter

Nice fleet, Ken!

Somewhere... I have an HA-6...

But recently, it's been an RTL-SDR BLOG V3
by DaveKamp
Sun Nov 05, 2023 10:47 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Ham and CB chatter
Replies: 33
Views: 14430

Re: Ham and CB chatter

I realize the purist/restoration desire, and there's some operational aspects of the thermionic rectifier tube that come into play with hollow-state stages.  The efficiency of the silicon diode pushes your rail voltage up higher, reduces interior temperature, and makes the supply current 'stiffer' u...
by DaveKamp
Sun Nov 05, 2023 9:25 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Ham and CB chatter
Replies: 33
Views: 14430

Re: Ham and CB chatter

I was listening to the Hawkeye Football game yesterday on my Hammarlund HQ-140X... Dang, it's amazing how crappy modern whiz-bang radios sound compared to this old beastie...

But... I did pick up an FT-1000MP Mk5 a while back, and it sounds pretty good...

Next up... an SDR... for the office...
by DaveKamp
Thu Jul 20, 2023 10:55 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Mower deck baffle
Replies: 14
Views: 4537

Re: Mower deck baffle

I agree... a man without the creativity and discipline to make tools is merely food for other links in the food chain... But a man who HAS such creativity and discipline, will build a fire and make a shelter, then find materials to make the tools needed to make tools to recover capacity to build pro...
by DaveKamp
Sun Jun 25, 2023 9:48 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Pulse Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Re: Pulse Pump

Hi Paul! I'm not an expert on them, but I really haven't found any of the replacements to be inferior to others... I think most follow Mikuni's design... I've put new pumps on my ZTR's Kohler 25, put one on a Toro running a 23hp Kawi horizontal, and one on an Onan... had no particular failures of no...
by DaveKamp
Fri Jun 16, 2023 6:48 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Hello, newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: Hello, newbie here

I'm thinkin' that, 'round about 3rd wk of January, Big Mike will need a reason to be in Fort Pierce... :beer:
by DaveKamp
Fri Jun 16, 2023 6:45 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Mower deck baffle
Replies: 14
Views: 4537

Re: Mower deck baffle

Dang... It's Friday...  Here we go: Actually, Tom- since mine goes from being stored for a while, to used lots, then stored for a while, I take it a couple steps further.  First, I send the fresh plasma to a centrifuge, spin out absoultely everything but plasma, then I repackage it into units, herme...
by DaveKamp
Tue Jun 13, 2023 9:20 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Mower deck baffle
Replies: 14
Views: 4537

Re: Mower deck baffle

Ken, if you know the dimensions of the baffles, I got a plasma cutter and LOTS of plasma on the shelf... ;)
by DaveKamp
Tue Jun 13, 2023 9:19 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Hello, newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: Hello, newbie here

Hi Dale!

So, they SHOULD have model numbers on them... on the hoods... do they still have hoods? If so, post the model numbers, that'll tell us what 'ya got.

I'm in Iowa, so not within reach of me right now... but I have friends in low (lattitude) places... :beer:
by DaveKamp
Sun Jun 11, 2023 9:45 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1970 model 147 now leaks Hy-Tran oil since changing it.
Replies: 17
Views: 4219

Re: 1970 model 147 now leaks Hy-Tran oil since changing it.

Welcome to the group. Paul! You're safe using the word 'Gentlemen' around us, but if any Ladies are offended, they'll just hafta throw a pair of slip-joint pliers at you... fortunately, they rattle when they fly, so duck, and keep the pretty paint on the hood covered with a beach-towel. As for the R...
by DaveKamp
Tue May 23, 2023 9:56 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Dave... That's because it HAS BEEN TAKING ME FOREVER!!!!  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:roll:
by DaveKamp
Sun May 07, 2023 11:47 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

So the knee is doing much better, and today I was able to get some cool forward motion- I got the long-reach lifting boom on the forklift, reached WAY INTO the workshop, and hooked on to the transaxle, and carefully withdrew it from the shop to the driveway... 20230507_122059.jpg 20230507_122109.jpg...
by DaveKamp
Sun May 07, 2023 8:56 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Cub 149 clutch on a Cub 147
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Cub 149 clutch on a Cub 147

Hi Charlie! I don't know the immediate answer, but wanted to let you know that your post IS seen, and perhaps if I jump in, others will too. It's been a LONG time since I futzd with either clutch, IIRC there are slight differences, but I don't think anything really significant.  IF you're getting cl...
by DaveKamp
Sun Apr 23, 2023 10:18 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

No significant progress to report at the moment, aside from moving a few things around to get ready to mate the newly-beastial rearend assembly into Mutt's chassis.  I'll have to do a little fab work to the frame to make the new axle tubes' upper bolt locations mate well to the frame- the width is s...
by DaveKamp
Sun Apr 23, 2023 9:51 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Scored at last local auction!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: Scored at last local auction!!

Great haul, Tim!  Hey lack of engines aren't a big problem, getting the hydraulic lifts in such great shape is the big win!
by DaveKamp
Sun Apr 09, 2023 2:11 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: New Project
Replies: 27
Views: 5440

Re: New Project

  The tug of war was good too. lol It was cute, but if the other tractor had been loaded to same weight as the battery-ballasted machine, it would have been no contest.   The Deere's available shaft horsepower was considerably higher than the electric drive's little belt, and the Peerless transmiss...
by DaveKamp
Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:52 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: K 241 running badly
Replies: 25
Views: 6821

Re: K 241 running badly

Congrats, Ken! So, EVERY one of those circumstances will have an accumulated effect on perofrmance, and I suspect you were seeing a little of all basically ALL the time, and a healthy dose of at least ONE tearing you up at crucial moments. In any case, you've stumbled upon proof of just how tolerant...
by DaveKamp
Tue Mar 14, 2023 8:56 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: New Project
Replies: 27
Views: 5440

Re: New Project

Hey Mike- Don't leave just 'cause you don't have a Cub Cadet now...  Stick around, and keep us satiated with this project.   If there's a forum for those buggers, let us know where you're posting it, but my gut says that it might be a little bit 'orphaned'... but it's yellow, so fine here in MY book...
by DaveKamp
Sat Mar 11, 2023 12:31 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: K 241 running badly
Replies: 25
Views: 6821

Re: K 241 running badly

So... the most common failure I see in K-single points... is that the SPRING sacks out. It's a tempered steel strip spring, that coil current flows THROUGH. Easiest way to ruin it, is to accidentally leave the ignition switch on after the engine stalls. Sitting with engine stopped, points closed, an...
by DaveKamp
Sun Mar 05, 2023 10:01 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Disconnect linkages, unbolt brackets and axle housing bolts, and a little tug...
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It's out!
by DaveKamp
Sun Mar 05, 2023 10:00 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Now to attend to the recipient chassis, which has been patiently waiting for all this time:
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by DaveKamp
Sun Mar 05, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

20230303_204935.jpg Here's my NEXT iteration at a 'cover'... some heavier channel iron, which will naturally provide 'wings' to which things can be secured... Place the gasket on it, get it aligned, and fill the 'holes' with black permanent marker 20230303_205011.jpg Place a washer on the holes suc...
by DaveKamp
Sun Mar 05, 2023 9:55 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

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knock out the original breather...
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Tap it for NPT barb fitting
by DaveKamp
Sun Mar 05, 2023 9:54 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

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Original back cover...
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So I decided to drill a thicker cover... spoiler alert, I didn't like this one, so I changed it...
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Making a more substantial TOP cover
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And it looks like this...
by DaveKamp
Sun Mar 05, 2023 9:51 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

A little more progress... here's some pix... 20230219_124534.jpg I got some heim joints and a piece of tubing to improve my treadle control for speed/direction... 20230219_124546.jpg Some studs in place for SOME of the rear cover installation... 20230220_142507.jpg I marked the housing around the to...
by DaveKamp
Sun Mar 05, 2023 9:44 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: K 241 running badly
Replies: 25
Views: 6821

Re: K 241 running badly

Okay, so after reading everything, I'll throw a couple of notes in... NONE of them should be considered 'my real answer', as without doing a bunch of tests, I couldn't be certain but... Tom's point about carbeurators being a 'volume' device in a 'mass' application is spot-on, as it's volume and velo...
by DaveKamp
Sun Feb 19, 2023 12:35 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

And eventually, there's gonna be some guy who says that it ain't so... that it's a photoshop-job... 20230218_201539.jpg No, that's an Auburn Limited Slip in there... you're absolutely right, it doesn't fit in through that back window... it has to be carried inside in pieces, and assembled in situ......
by DaveKamp
Sun Feb 19, 2023 12:32 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

So, the hydrostat went in nice, and while the spi-rol was a PITA, I found that a worn-out extended-length T25 Torx bit with the shank polished down (chuck it in the drill, and spin it against the belt grinder for 30 seconds) and it actually did really well... the T25 point pushed the CENTER of the s...
by DaveKamp
Fri Feb 17, 2023 8:59 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

WooHoo... a little (very little) but little progress... Got the remaining studs installed in the sides of the case. Got the hydrostat unit bolted down, pipe connected. This one (and it's case) came from a 127, so the pickup tube is the long type that wraps around the top... as a cooling concept. Aft...
by DaveKamp
Sat Dec 24, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 352
Views: 881376

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Merry Christmas, Everybody!

I got gaskets! :lol: