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    Default More progress on my 135 rebuild

    Things are moving along and with another few hours or so I can turn the key and hope for the best. Today was nut and bolt day as I got distributor in, starter, generator, manifold, carb and other misc parts. Its just was not possible to torque manifold bolts down and that bothers me as I know the potential for problems later. If someone knows the secret, please tell. All I have left is to mount the tank (needs painting), fuel line, radiator and hoses and battery. Front end also.

    I previously mentioned taking the clutch and getting it redone completely. As I stepped on the pedal I could feel the first clutch grab but ran out of travel for the second to engage. I have read the thread on clutch and noted the shop manual. I am hoping I can get it adjusted without much problem.

    I also noticed just how dried and old the wiring system is on this model. I have also found its not an easy harness to buy at all. I hope it works enough to get me started and I can work on it later.

    Lastly, I am hoping I got all my connections right on starter, generator etc. Electric I my weakest know-how. Pretty sure I got distributor correct. Any advice welcome.

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    Default Re: More progress on my 135 rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by Forester Massey View Post
    Things are moving along and with another few hours or so I can turn the key and hope for the best. Today was nut and bolt day as I got distributor in, starter, generator, manifold, carb and other misc parts. Its just was not possible to torque manifold bolts down and that bothers me as I know the potential for problems later. If someone knows the secret, please tell. All I have left is to mount the tank (needs painting), fuel line, radiator and hoses and battery. Front end also.

    I previously mentioned taking the clutch and getting it redone completely. As I stepped on the pedal I could feel the first clutch grab but ran out of travel for the second to engage. I have read the thread on clutch and noted the shop manual. I am hoping I can get it adjusted without much problem.

    I also noticed just how dried and old the wiring system is on this model. I have also found its not an easy harness to buy at all. I hope it works enough to get me started and I can work on it later.

    Lastly, I am hoping I got all my connections right on starter, generator etc. Electric I my weakest know-how. Pretty sure I got distributor correct. Any advice welcome.
    Did you follow the wiring diagram from the OP manual?
    Murph ------------

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    Default Re: More progress on my 135 rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    Did you follow the wiring diagram from the OP manual?
    No, I did not. went on memory. I will need to look at it. Is the op manual same as shop manual?

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    No pictures???.

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    Default Re: More progress on my 135 rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by Forester Massey View Post
    No, I did not. went on memory. I will need to look at it. Is the op manual same as shop manual?
    No. There's actually a wiring diagram on it
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    Default Re: More progress on my 135 rebuild

    I found the diagram in the shop manual. Forgive me but I don't know what OP means. Are you saying their is a diagram on the tractor? The tractor is in my friends barn and its not well lit. I will get some pics when I get the front end on and out in the sun.

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    Default Re: More progress on my 135 rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by Forester Massey View Post
    I found the diagram in the shop manual. Forgive me but I don't know what OP means. Are you saying their is a diagram on the tractor? The tractor is in my friends barn and its not well lit. I will get some pics when I get the front end on and out in the sun.
    OP= Operators manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244

    OP= Operators manual.
    I thought it was "original poster" or sometimes referred to as the "operator". Is there a manual that comes with this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forester Massey
    Things are moving along and with another few hours or so I can turn the key and hope for the best. Today was nut and bolt day as I got distributor in, starter, generator, manifold, carb and other misc parts. Its just was not possible to torque manifold bolts down and that bothers me as I know the potential for problems later. If someone knows the secret, please tell. All I have left is to mount the tank (needs painting), fuel line, radiator and hoses and battery. Front end also.

    I previously mentioned taking the clutch and getting it redone completely. As I stepped on the pedal I could feel the first clutch grab but ran out of travel for the second to engage. I have read the thread on clutch and noted the shop manual. I am hoping I can get it adjusted without much problem.

    I also noticed just how dried and old the wiring system is on this model. I have also found its not an easy harness to buy at all. I hope it works enough to get me started and I can work on it later.

    Lastly, I am hoping I got all my connections right on starter, generator etc. Electric I my weakest know-how. Pretty sure I got distributor correct. Any advice welcome.
    Which bolts are you referring to on the manifold? Top ones or end?

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    Super Star Member murphy1244's Avatar
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    Default Re: More progress on my 135 rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by The kid View Post
    I thought it was "original poster" or sometimes referred to as the "operator". Is there a manual that comes with this forum?
    Sometimes I think there should be.
    Murph ------------

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