B.B.

New Member with a 1486 that needs a lot of TLC and now a 986, 1086, and 1586

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10 minutes ago, Matt Kirsch said:

Yup, sounds like it could easily be a wash. The 14L-16.1 tires START at $250 each for the cheapest ones.

If you do go that route, I wholeheartedly support Hey Wheel.  The 2.75 backspacing it what you want for your 15.  They might even have tires?  

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I finally bought a pressure washer for the farm, and was able to do some degreasing on the 15 and the 9 this past Saturday.   I didn't take any pics but I did get a chance to work on the 986 a little.  The dump valve needed adjustment as when in direct TA, it felt like you let the clutch out twice, which was the TA shifting immediately after letting the clutch out. I didn't notice it before I bought it, but I did after getting it home.  I read the manual a couple times, and a couple old threads here and then started wrenching!  I now have the Clutch and Dump Valve adjusted to where it doesn't do that anymore.  Lube light now goes out before the clutch starts to engage. 

 

Last week Ebay had a 15% off coupon off a single purchase, so from All States AG Parts I ordered new red seat cushions and red interior foam kit for the 15 as well as a new black floor mat.  I really would of liked to get a new Red carpet mat like they originally came with but I can't find anyone reproducing them.   The seat and matt are scheduled to be delivered today.   The headliner in that tractor looks brand new so no reason to change it.  

 

I also attempted to work on the AC on the 9.  I did not have the right fitting to attach the vacuum pump I have to pull the air /moisture out of the system.  It currently appears to not have anything in it which I know means it's probably leaking somewhere.  I am learning about the AC system and plan to get a can or two of dye charge so I can see where it's leaking.   I've always been kind of hesitant to work on AC systems but I figure on these old tractors it's not working anyway and between what I remember from being a kid working with my dad and youtube videos I'll be an expert in now time! :)

 

I also must say I enjoy this forum immensely.  I have learned so much from old threads and even new ones.  Taking what I have read on here, and then applying it has helped me learn about these tractors.  I just gotta remember as of last August I knew nothing really other than I wanted one!  A year later I now have 4 🙄  

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Hy Capacity sells the red seat cushions with the correct stich pattern. Don't know what All State's is like

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7 minutes ago, 856 Custom said:

Hy Capacity sells the red seat cushions with the correct stich pattern. Don't know what All State's is like

I seen that, I am hoping the cushions I got are at least close. If not I'll eventually put them in the 1486, and put the correct one in the 15.  The 15's seat is ripped and while functional it won't be for long if I continue to use it like that.  

 

I may be trading my buddy for that 1086 we got from you that is hard to start.   The really rough 1086 evidently runs good, but it has several gears broken in the transmission.  So our other buddy wants the 1086 I got with water in the oil to put the good motor out of the rough 1086 into.   Take 2 tractors and make one.  Then I'll just pay the price difference for the nicer 1086 and hopefully figure out why it's so hard to start.  I realize I may be in for a infame kit and head rebuild, along with fuel pump and injectors.

At least that's the plan they keep telling me.  :)   

 

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Ya that guy i got that ugly southern belle from said he ram rodded the thing in gear when the clutch wouldn't disengage before he lost the clutch period. O my. That's about all that tractor is good for, parts. That hard starter needs a engine kit. I sure didn't need to be putting a kit in a tractor i don't need, let alone trying to get my money back out of it by trying to sell it after. I'd do what your thinking, knock the southern belle in the head for the engine and put it in the one with electrolysis.

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One more thing Brian. That southern belle has a new MCV pump. Guy who had it pulled the whole MCV and took it to Hull Bros and he told me anyway they rebuilt the MCV and put a new pump on because he lost his steering etc. Right after he got it back on his clutch went south. So keep that pump if you part it.

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33 minutes ago, 856 Custom said:

One more thing Brian. That southern belle has a new MCV pump. Guy who had it pulled the whole MCV and took it to Hull Bros and he told me anyway they rebuilt the MCV and put a new pump on because he lost his steering etc. Right after he got it back on his clutch went south. So keep that pump if you part it.

Good to know I'll pass that along.  

 

What was that tractor you helped us load with?  seemed like it had duals on it.  I had so much on my mind and was focused on loading I didn't even pay attention to what it was! 🙄 :) 

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4 hours ago, B.B. said:

Good to know I'll pass that along.  

 

What was that tractor you helped us load with?  seemed like it had duals on it.  I had so much on my mind and was focused on loading I didn't even pay attention to what it was! 🙄 :) 

One of my better buys, a 8940. It was a lease return Violet implement at the time put a bid on and won the bid. It came from the Urbana area. Had 903 hours on it back in the fall of 2001. Has about 3500 on it now. All I've ever did to it has been routine maintenance and new injectors and valve adjustment when the book says. Haven't ever added freon to it, and she blow's nice and cool yet. Lol!

 

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13 hours ago, 856 Custom said:

One of my better buys, a 8940. It was a lease return Violet implement at the time put a bid on and won the bid. It came from the Urbana area. Had 903 hours on it back in the fall of 2001. Has about 3500 on it now. All I've ever did to it has been routine maintenance and new injectors and valve adjustment when the book says. Haven't ever added freon to it, and she blow's nice and cool yet. Lol!

 

I thought it was a magnum but wasn't sure, as I was distracted.    No more hours than you've put on it in 17 years it should last you forever! :)

 

Maybe one of these day's I'll buy a Magnum.  It would be nice to have a front wheel assist one with a loader.  A Maxxum would most likely be a better size for me though.  

 

My new seat came in yesterday and it evidently is not from High Capacity as it doesn't have the correct stitching.  It will hopefully work though! The floor mat did however come from Hy-Cap and we'll see where the foam kit comes from as it just shipped yesterday. 

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Run these old 86 series l've been driving for about 40 years, not the same one's, to keep the hours off it. Why, i don't know. I sure like driving it a heck of a lot better than any 86 for sure!

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