This weekend, I did a few repairs in my continuing saga to get this cub mechanically in good shape.
1. Since there was a really old rear tire that didn't hold air, I ordered a new one from tucker tire. I've heard good things about them from the board. I decided to get one with a rim on it, because the one on it was pretty well dinged up, and it didn't cost much more. They shipped it quickly, but when it got here it was quite scratched and rusty. I was a little disapointed with that. Then when I went to put it on, the centers would not fit inside the rim. I had to use an angle grinder to remove about 1/4" of metal from each of the 4 areas the center bolts onto. I also had to get new longer bolts with washers, because the bolt holes are empty, unlike the originals that have a place for the bolt head to rest in the middle. Now that it is on and working, I really like it. But I was cussing a little when I found out that what should have been a 15 minute job would take me half the day. Just a heads up for others that may get rims from tucker. Expect alterations.
2. After I got the tire on, and did a little drive test, it was havning trouble with keeping power up. I couldn't even start in 3rd gear, or run the mower without a stall. So I took a look at the governor shaft and saw a good bit of play there, so I did the aluminum foil fix. It took all the play out there. I was able to get her going in 3rd gear now. I could start the mower, but It didn't cut with the deck all the way down. So i looked some more, and noticed that there is a bit of play in the cup part that is hooked to the governor spring. Also the spring seemed like it wasn't holding tight all the time. I will replace the spring. Is there supposed to be any free movement of the little cup that holds the rockshaft? The part that connects to the gov spring. If not, will the spring most likely be the culprit, or are there other common areas that need to be addressed there?
3. OK, last one. I had smoke blowing out of the oil filler tube. I read that this meant that the breather tube was likely cloged. So I took that tube and all the connections off. They were plugged, so I cleaned them in parts cleaner, and the tube as well. then I blew them out, and air was passing freely. I also poked into the holes they screw into, and it was free of obstrucitons. When I replaced the tube, there continued to be smoke blowing out of the oil filler tube. What else could be causing this? I checked the radiator, and there was no bubble, and the radiator level is unchanged. The smoke is slightly whitish, but its hard to tell.
Sorry this is so long, just saved up all my weekend questions. Thanks for any help, guys.
Last edited by ChickenWing on Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:17 am, edited 1 time in total.