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by Klapatta
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

Hi Joe, We had about three to four inches. This was real high moisture content stuff and the humidity at the time was 99%. We never lost power but many around us did. Many trees and limbs went down.This section of the grid has had many improvements done on in just the more recent years, this due to ...
by Klapatta
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

So everything about this particular storm is pointing to a power outage with the way all the limbs are bent down.
Thought I'd get these shots posted up before it does.
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by Klapatta
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

I have drifted off topic. Sorry. Surely I can't be serious :lol: Mike is correct. The Bosch blue is nowadays made exclusively in Brazil where they happen to know everything there is to know about beetles. DSCN9279.JPG Brazil has a long established reputation as an industrial powerhouse, there is lit...
by Klapatta
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

Thanks Tom. Their check is in the mail and that's that. We don't control mother nature. A follow up on my engine cut out issue. I'm 100% confident it was ignition being the culprit. After changing out the coil and condenser with known good used parts she has been running like a well oiled clock once...
by Klapatta
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

Happy new Year to all! Let's hope for better days ahead unlike that three ring circus called 2020. :| We had about two inches of wet snow overnight that was far more manageable for a little Cub Cadet and I spent about 45 minutes clearing out. DSCN9271.JPG The new gravel in the big drive has not sett...
by Klapatta
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

Big jobs require big boy toys.
There goes my stimulus check :cry:
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Have been advised the 8" culvert upstream is inadequate for what it is supposed to do.
by Klapatta
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

Joe, thank you. I will keep that under consideration for sure. MMO is great stuff when I remember to mix it in. :| I run only non ethanol gasoline. There was a substantial amount of junk in the sediment bowl which I cleaned out. Actually, I don't think it was ever cleaned since the engine rebuild wa...
by Klapatta
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

This is what happens when 2 inches of rain meets 2 feet of rapidly melting snow in 24 hours. DSCN9254.JPG A culvert about 400 feet up from this shot jammed up with snow and leaves. That was the primary failure. To top it all off the 102 is acting up badly. I cleaned the gasoline screen and tried adj...
by Klapatta
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

We went from this
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to this in one week.
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Man is that water moving. Temp is 49 degrees. Drive way is holding together than expected.
But there's 6 more hours of rain in front of us. And all that snow melt too-
by Klapatta
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Cadet 71
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Cadet 71

Napa has them, ask for 9878.
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by Klapatta
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

Actually Joe, I just got done :D Sipping on some hot chocolate right now. We had 25 here. There was no snow on the ground prior to this one. Go ten miles west and they had 31, another ten west they had 42 so this was just a dusting :lol: For the last four years there was not much need for the throwe...
by Klapatta
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153376

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

Normally I run out of room mid February. The problem is that I am running out of room today.
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by Klapatta
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Official Weather Thread!
Replies: 704
Views: 409345

Re: The Official Weather Thread!

it's 9:30 in the Morning. Snowing 2 inches an hour.
These are SUV's
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The Cub is staged near the house but I can't see it anymore.
by Klapatta
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Official Weather Thread!
Replies: 704
Views: 409345

Re: The Official Weather Thread!

Three inches of unplowed powder with a glazing of ice underneath on the Interstate heading home at Midnight. Could not hardly see a thing, got a little too close to a guard rail, corrected and started getting a bit sideways, but was able to straighten out and come to a stop at a 45 angle. Calling fo...
by Klapatta
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Cadet 71
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Cadet 71

You may find this helpful. Sorry about the crappy image quality, it's a monitor photo. DSCN9193.JPG My thinking is firstly you need to verify what you have there. The ID tag could possibly be from another engine, I have my doubts but verify all the same. Engine stroke can be measured with a yardstic...
by Klapatta
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Cadet 71
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Cadet 71

Well, a complete rebuild kit would be the smart choice I think but firstly you have to be positive about what you have there. A K161 or a K181? Check to be sure that 161 is not really a 181. That is a very easy mistake to make when reading the tag. Second, we need someone far better versed with thes...
by Klapatta
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Cadet 71
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Cadet 71

I know very little about these small bore engines but from what I understand there is a difference in the piston pop up heights between the 2 7/8" and 2 15/16" bore engines. The correct beam length connecting rod must be used if I recall correctly. So base your parts research accordingly when replac...
by Klapatta
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

Thanks to everyone for their help. Off the bench and into the wagon it goes.
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Eighty bucks over budget and two weeks overdue, what else was I supposed to expect. I'll do the change out next April.
And that's that :beer:
by Klapatta
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

Why it sure does not don't it? Funny I never thought of that at the time. ;) The studs now clear the gas tank by a good amount so Doug was right about the 1/4" dimension, thanks for that tip. At eight bucks apiece I had to take a leap of faith with that one. :lol: The top tin still has some waves to...
by Klapatta
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

Have turned away from the idea of altering the gas tank bracket. It's not that big of a deal anyway. However I have modified the cracked muffler support shield.
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by Klapatta
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

Waiting on the repainted shroud to harden up, in the meantime I'm looking into this muffler support shield. These things seem to be very prone to cracking and good ones can be difficult to find. New replacements are expensive. I can't justify that. DSCN9160.JPG I have Tig welded these up in the past...
by Klapatta
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

The upper heat shield was far more warped than I had ever realized. It fit like a glove on the 126 but when I took it off the thing went haywire on me. I'm assuming that the thousands of burn and freeze cycles had something to do with that. Our plant manager who restores vintage military vehicles ga...
by Klapatta
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

The interference issue is more like a quarter inch than one eighth. DSCN9151.JPG Looking at the old engine this Morning it's plain to see those studs stand up quite a bit less. Both are fitted with heads that measure .8 thick at the spot face. I would not have suspected that new in the bag parts cou...
by Klapatta
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

The heat shield was a minor adjustment but your right about the studs. They are about 1/8" too tall and the gas tank is resting on them. I checked that before thinking it was probably all right but there can't be any rubbing there so they do need to get trimmed down a bit. DSCN9142.JPG DSCN9144.JPG ...
by Klapatta
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

BooBoopDeDoop :D
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by Klapatta
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

I don't think that they ran the die cast style cover for more than a couple of years or so. From what I have seen over the years they can be most commonly spotted on the 1x6,7 series. Knowing the history of the machine I'm certain that is the factory engine. All he ever did was run it till the wheel...
by Klapatta
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

I'm not sure how the factory machined these heads and it really don't matter any how. For what I need to do there has to be two parallel surfaces for me to clamp on to and that is what this is about. DSCN9110.JPG The muffler side is always fairly straight and I did that one first having to take off ...
by Klapatta
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

The old engine is actually still in pretty decent shape. There's a good size ridge at the top of the bore but I've seen worse. I slapped it all back together to keep this one a runner and sealed up for Winter storage. DSCN9099.JPG The head is still in need of work, a glass beading and face skim cut ...
by Klapatta
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

Thank you Lewis very much for providing the images, the manual is of the same era and your reasoning is sound. I pulled the head off the old engine today to get the top tin. The head is of the open chamber low tower style. I whipped up a set of spacer risers for just in case. DSCN9098.JPG The brown ...
by Klapatta
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 126 repower
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: 126 repower

I have had lingering questions about my TC-113 manual for a very long time and Joe you just answered them all 8-) Even for the 122 which Doug mentions head bolts instead of the five studs are called out and that's obviously wrong. This is not a high priority project for me and I'm fine with the keep...