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by ksanders
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I like to suport the little guy, BUT
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: I like to suport the little guy, BUT

I've knowingly bought some cheap gaskets on mowers that get minimal use and they come in clear unmarked bags. The oem ones come clearly marked as you said. I feel confident saying you were sent a generic part. That being said I've settled for off brand or bought online because I will NOT Support my ...
by ksanders
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 2609

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

That's a darn nice 782 and I would say worth the money... but i don't believe it's 1979. It's MTD built so 81 and later. Oddly has IH hubcaps and Mtd mowers shouldn't have a series 1 if I remember right. Seems like a not all original but nice restoration.
by ksanders
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 2609

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

Yes it's top dollar for sure and you can find them for less but if you really want one the 782 is as good as it gets for using ih built garden tractors. I mow 2 acres weekly with my restored one and it gets after it and doesn't take too long. For that $1800 though I'd expect very nice original paint...
by ksanders
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Never had this happen
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Never had this happen

Thanks for all the information. I'm confident it's the field coil. It's probably swelling a bit like you said when hot. I took it off and looked and could move it to where it ran and never smoked but did stop charging after 30 minutes. I'm just going to find an electric shop and have it rebuilt. I'v...
by ksanders
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Never had this happen
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Never had this happen

I think when this was rebuilt I was in middle school and it cost $142 which was a lot of what I had period. Just to follow up I installed two new bearings and new regulator. It charged right and seemed fine but after 20 minutes of light lawn sweeping burned again. This time I caught it sooner but lo...
by ksanders
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Never had this happen
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Never had this happen

Thanks for the help! Generators are one thing I never messed with too much besides basic rebuilds because we used to have an old man that rebuilt them dirt cheap when I was big into these. Now only my 73 and 102 even have one anymore. Once you mentioned that I cleaned up my existing generator real g...
by ksanders
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Never had this happen
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Never had this happen

I got lucky and could smell this from the rear vent hole and got it all off quick enough. Ironically I recently sold my last good one to a kid on the cheap to help him so guess I get to rebuild one quick. Sadly the bearings and field coils still looked pretty new. Would this be a short in the armatu...
by ksanders
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Never had this happen
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Never had this happen

I decided to change it up and pull the old 73 out to cut grass today so I welded the deck and did a bunch of reworking on it and got it hooked up. About 30 minutes in I start hearing a whine that had to be generator. I finished the pass I was on and already started to smell something so got to a spo...
by ksanders
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1961 CCO serial # list
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: 1961 CCO serial # list

I still have serial number 950 chilling in the barn if you want to add it to the list
by ksanders
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Snow Blade Lift Height 1650
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: Snow Blade Lift Height 1650

This isn't your issue since it used to be right but on a side note a narrow frame lift rod is a little different and if you had the wrong one that would cause the height issue. Secondly I agree on a sheared pin somewhere. It isn't terrible if it's lined up and you can beat it out. If not they can be...
by ksanders
Sun May 24, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Breather line into the air cleaner
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Breather line into the air cleaner

I'm not sure I fully understand but like the Quietline? They are closed and get their air from the flywheel housing. If so, just acquiring a few parts will get you what you want.
by ksanders
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: IH rock rake dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: IH rock rake dimensions

Funny you mention that, there is a 3D printer there...

It seems like from the old registry days there was some kind of generic grommet that would fit the steering column
by ksanders
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: IH rock rake dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: IH rock rake dimensions

I'm still 50/50 on building this. The cost, mainly the tines, is going to be a bit unreasonable. I did get it all modeled up though.
by ksanders
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Cub cadet RTZ 50 problem
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Cub cadet RTZ 50 problem

First off welcome! Secondly I don't own one or know how they work (30 years newer than my newest ones) but based on what you're saying I'd assume a linkage is broke on the pedal and not activating the hydro (assuming hydro) so the pedal is doing nothing and the hydro is freely going to the forward p...
by ksanders
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: IH rock rake dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: IH rock rake dimensions

Thanks to the generous members that got me some dimensions and detailed pictures. I have a good idea of it all now. Doesn't look terribly difficult, albeit time consuming. Right now I'm sourcing metal and tines and cheapest I'm at is going to cost over $500 just in material for all this. I'm looking...
by ksanders
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: IH rock rake dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

IH rock rake dimensions

Does anyone have a rock rake they could get dimensions on? For instance, the length and what size steel of the cross bar and whether or not the part that goes to the frame is the same as the blade. I have a blade and could use a rake around the house but haven't found one in several years. I have a ...
by ksanders
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Noggin scratcher
Replies: 8
Views: 2185

Re: Noggin scratcher

I've seen a few come out and have some here I think. Aren't they slightly tapered and just pressed in if I remember right? I do remember tapping a few out from the bottom side in the past. Years of heating and cooling with a cast block and steel tube that expand and contract at different rates while...
by ksanders
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Need help identifying carb on 782
Replies: 10
Views: 2077

Re: Need help identifying carb on 782

I never knew about the 16hp kit being different like that.

I haven't been to my dealer in who knows how many years. When you can get someone that knows what these mowers were, you'll still pay 3 times the cost.
by ksanders
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Need help identifying carb on 782
Replies: 10
Views: 2077

Re: Need help identifying carb on 782

The adjusters on it look like a Carter. The adjustable Walbro has the main jet down by the bowl facing downward. Don't know if they consider that a Kohler but doesn't look like a Walbro.
by ksanders
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: 63 Travelall
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

Re: 63 Travelall

My wife and I recently bought a 73 Travelall. I got it all running and driving nicely. She even drives it some. This fall we'll get some other nagging issues lined out and paint it factory green again but we drive it. There's nothing quite like it anymore. You never see them, few people know what it...
by ksanders
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: IH Registry Days and Members
Replies: 40
Views: 10233

Re: IH Registry Days and Members

I barely had a driver's license when I got on the registry. Got into the hobby pretty serious, had many Cubs over the years, restored or repainted over 20 I believe, and still check in daily but really slowed down on them. I have 7 still that are all repainted and about as repaired as they can be an...
by ksanders
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1250 Engine Trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 2495

Re: 1250 Engine Trouble

+1 on the fuel filter. I was talking more about valves sticking than the adjustment of the valves
by ksanders
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1250 Engine Trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 2495

Re: 1250 Engine Trouble

Coil can possibly do that. Usually takes a bit longer though. Poor fuel flow to carburetor? I've had more quietline than anything with sticky exhaust valves with similar symptoms. I'm guessing the shielding traps more heat and is tougher on valves?
by ksanders
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Uneven piston gap to Cylinder walls
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: Uneven piston gap to Cylinder walls

Good deal. Even worn a lot of those engines will run well. Sounds like yours was bored once already. Easy way to check front pto is try to turn it by hand with motor off and the pto lever forward. It shouldn't turn without turning the motor. Pull the lever back to disengage the pto (push against the...
by ksanders
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: m12/k301
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: m12/k301

Carbon wasn't uncommon. I think there's even a service interval on taking the head off and cleaning. Rebuild kits for a K301 are found about anywhere from cheap kits on ebay, Stens has decent aftermarket kits, or if you plan to use it a lot I recommend spending the extra money and getting OEM Kohler...
by ksanders
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: m12/k301
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: m12/k301

It's factory. All the heads were aluminum and blocks cast iron on the Kohlers except the twins maybe? I think I have some literature somewhere that says blocks went to aluminum with cast sleeves somewhere in the 80's on the series after the x82s in 1986. That info is all from memory but a cast iron ...
by ksanders
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Bought a Yellow and white 982 oddball
Replies: 13
Views: 3763

Re: Bought a Yellow and white 982 oddball

That one could have been a repaint but mtd did sell yellow and white x82 series tractors after 1981 but still made some of them red for the IH dealers to fulfill an existing contract when they bought cub cadet from IH or something like that. I've seen several yellow ones and have owned a 482 and 782...
by ksanders
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Basket pulley refurb
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: Basket pulley refurb

Thanks. I never posted a want ad. Hit a few cub parts vendors and ebay and figured it was that or have it done over the weekend before a used one was even shipped. Hindsight I guess I should have now
It's been years since I posted on Ebay. I buy a few things out of convenience but that's about it.
by ksanders
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Basket pulley refurb
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Basket pulley refurb

Just thought I'd share this. My 73 was making motor knocking sounds but ran fine for many years and sounded like coming from front pto. Got annoyed and started to tear into stuff and realized the basket pulley was flopping around. Tore it all loose and fortunately the crank was within a few thousand...
by ksanders
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Chunk of metal in the oil
Replies: 9
Views: 2619

Re: Chunk of metal in the oil

Didn't a lot of the old connecting rods have a little keeper you bend over the nuts or bolts when tight? Can't remember if it's Kohlers or other stuff I've torn into. Could be part of that and not affect the engine performance