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 on: May 03, 2016, 12:08:57 AM 
Started by outbackrider - Last post by Blake Malkamaki
He said it was rebuilt in 1973 and never run. As long as the cylinders aren't rusty or the rings stuck it should be like new. That is if they did a reputable job.

 on: May 02, 2016, 10:12:33 AM 
Started by outbackrider - Last post by Robert Barbour
With the engine out of the tractor it is a lot easier to pull the pistons and check things out.  Once it is in the tractor and you find an issue it will be a lot more work to fix!!

 on: May 01, 2016, 08:03:02 PM 
Started by da-choppa - Last post by Robert Barbour
The reverser is a good little unit.  It is the reverse gear in the OC 4 transmission that is poor.   The reverse idler gear has a brass bushing that runs on about a 3/4" shaft. That bushing wears quite quickly.  On the OC 3 & Hg the idler gears is a double gear on two needle bearings. Much better!!

 on: April 30, 2016, 07:54:30 PM 
Started by 1541 - Last post by 1541
The HG started good, ran good, no smoke.  I actually missed seeing it sell. However, I asked the guys standing next to it afterwards and they said it brought $1,600.


 on: April 30, 2016, 08:30:59 AM 
Started by hotratz - Last post by Demaris
Huge thanks. This is great. I will do this later in 2009. At the same time, what do you think of this starter set-up. Would you agree that the original starter is not up to the job? I am a new OC-3 with Ware 3-WI owner. ... educt.html

I am having trouble starting it in this cold weather. I tried a 12volt jump-start. I won't do that again, although it worked! And two 6v batteries won't do it either. Frustrating when you have 4 feet of snow to clear!

Did you unhook the 6 volt battery before jumping with 12 volt?  I've jumped my HG with 12 volts for years in the winter and it has always worked great.  Even when below zero F it spins very fast.  I rebuilt the 6 volt generator in my machine 20 years ago and since it works fine, I hate to replace it with an alternator.  Since my HG usually only gets used in the summer, it is usually NOT an issue.  But when I DO have to use it in the cold - I unhook the 6 volt battery and unhook the generator and then stick a 12 volt battery in it.  I am debating now what to do. I just bought some new remote property in the Michigan UP and am going to take my HG up there and leave it there - maybe forever.  There is no electricity other then some solar I will be putting in.  So now I am debating putting a new 6 volt battery in my HG, or converting to 12 volt with an alternator. I've got piles of small alternators that will fit right in (from Geo Trackers). Nice thing about 12 volt is I've always got a few extra 12 volt batteries around. Not the case anymore with 6 volt. But as I said, the original 6 volt generator works fine.  Just a situation of poor cold starting which may not be an issue anymore. I also suspect I could improve it with an new push-button starter switch.  The one on it now was for a 12 volt system and gets hot when used with 6 volts, so I know there is a substantial voltage-drop across it.

 on: April 27, 2016, 07:35:17 PM 
Started by 1541 - Last post by 1541
Taking place in Glenford, Ohio about an hour SE of Columbus.  I have no association with it other than I plan on attending and possibly buying a sandwich and piece of pie.


 on: April 27, 2016, 05:25:55 PM 
Started by da-choppa - Last post by Lowspeedlife
And still no pictures!?! LOL.

 on: April 27, 2016, 02:32:15 PM 
Started by outbackrider - Last post by outbackrider
Interesting to hear the two different perspectives.

Sounds like you all would recommend assembly lube, which,
I didn't give much thought to...I was thinking more of a good
oiling, etc. 

 on: April 27, 2016, 09:49:30 AM 
Started by loganov - Last post by tknierim
That is very interesting, never seen anything like them.  Undercarriage sure looks right though.

 on: April 27, 2016, 05:40:52 AM 
Started by Demaris - Last post by Jack in NB
I've used both the original XH1113 and an FM J4B off an AC B on OC 3's over the years. I had to rotate the mag drive gear a couple of teeth to line up with the FM impulse dogs.

I have a handful of Wico XH carcasses here, acquired over the past 50 years. All need coils, points, rotor, cap etc - they've been robbed to keep my remaining OC 3 running!

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