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PostSubject: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeWed Oct 29, 2014 10:38 pm

Hey guys, i have been watching some videos on off-road lawn tractors for a while now, and recently came across a deal that was too good to pass up ( think so at least). Found a Craftsman GT 6000 for $100. Went to pick it up and was a little disappointed that the original 20hp Kohler twin was replaced with a 12.5hp B&S and a rickety looking fuel tank was mounted up front. At least they used a Briggs lol. Tried for 15 minutes to get it started but i knew what was wrong with it. It had water in the carb bowl and a stuck float So i offered her $25 for it and she took it.  The deck is in fair shape, no seized spindles or anything, so i figure i can sell that for parts money. Haven't done anything to it yet but replace the battery and put a push button starter on it, but i have lots of ideas.



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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeThu Oct 30, 2014 7:04 am

Welcome welcome welcome! 25 bucks is a great deal got a 6k, lots if moddable things there to do to make it your own. Very heavy duty axle, throw as big of tires you want on it.

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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeThu Oct 30, 2014 12:58 pm

nice looking mower
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeThu Oct 30, 2014 3:32 pm

Good looking mower! Ive been trying to find a GT for a while. Everyone wants too much for them around here. But i did score my LTV for $50 so I can't really complain! I'm new too but these guys have been nothing but helpful. This site is a fantastic place for guys like us!
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeThu Oct 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Welcome, ya can't go wrong with that mower Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeWed Apr 08, 2015 12:04 am

Well i finally found an 18HP Briggs opposed twin to replace that little 12.5 the 6k had in it. Picked it up for 100 bucks, figured i wouldnt find one any cheaper than that. Only bad part is i have absolutely no idea how to wire this thing up. The guy left all the wiring attached to the engine so it has what looks like 300 feet of wiring. Im sure most of it went to the other mower it was in, but most of that will be useless to me. All i need as far as wiring is for the battery to charge, headlights, and for it to run of course. Local small engine shop said it would cost $100 to wire it up. I dont really wanna drop 200 bucks into this thing seeing as it is just a romper. If anyone could help me figure out how to wire this thing up and save me 100 bucks, that would be awesome.










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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeWed Apr 08, 2015 5:45 am

Don't pay anyone a 100 bucks to rewire your mower look on Youtube you'll find a ton of how to vids do some homework ask questions here.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeWed Apr 08, 2015 11:28 am

Im definitely not going to pay them 100 dollars for them to just wire it up. Ive been looking online for videos and diagrams. I'm going to see if i cant get it going this weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeSun May 03, 2015 3:05 am

Have you got it wired up yet. What part of TN you from, just curious. If you don't have it wired up yet hit me up since I have a opposed twin 19.5.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeMon May 04, 2015 2:12 pm

yeah i finally got it wired up and running fine. only problem now is im trying to figure out the choke. the throttle assembly i got with it had the choke and throttle cables both on the throttle lever. im trying to figure out how to rig up a gas pedal but its not working out. if i open the choke all the way at low idle, it dies, if it closes at higher idles it sputters and dies. i know its all about the fuel/air ratio. so i assume since it has no spring on the choke valve you have to operate the throttle and choke in sync?
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeMon May 04, 2015 5:50 pm

@Hossman wrote:
yeah i finally got it wired up and running fine. only problem now is im trying to figure out the choke. the throttle assembly i got with it had the choke and throttle cables both on the throttle lever. im trying to figure out how to rig up a gas pedal but its not working out. if i open the choke all the way at low idle, it dies, if it closes at higher idles it sputters and dies. i know its all about the fuel/air ratio. so i assume since it has no spring on the choke valve you have to operate the throttle and choke in sync?
I would go through the governor and rip off the connections between the choke and the throttle butterfly (I think, from what you've said, that'll fix your problem) then run a separate choke.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeMon May 04, 2015 11:41 pm

@craftsmancole wrote:
@Hossman wrote:
yeah i finally got it wired up and running fine. only problem now is im trying to figure out the choke. the throttle assembly i got with it had the choke and throttle cables both on the throttle lever. im trying to figure out how to rig up a gas pedal but its not working out. if i open the choke all the way at low idle, it dies, if it closes at higher idles it sputters and dies. i know its all about the fuel/air ratio. so i assume since it has no spring on the choke valve you have to operate the throttle and choke in sync?
I would go through the governor and rip off the connections between the choke and the throttle butterfly (I think, from what you've said, that'll fix your problem) then run a separate choke.


Well there isnt any connections between the choke and throttle. It has seperate cables to the throttle and choke, they just both connected to the throttle lever that was with the engine. I was thinking of making some type of auto choke with a spring on the choke to keep enough tension on it to close it when its not running, and when it turns over it will suck the valve open to get as much air as it needs. pretty sure that wouldnt work though.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeSat May 09, 2015 2:02 am

I say you have water in the carb. Or a bad fuel line.
Mine did that till I cleaned that out. Here recently I had that problem again and cleaned it out but no time later it did it again. So then I drained my gas tank, separated the water from the gas, cleaned the carb again, and 10 min later it did it again. I replaced the gas line and filter and it quit having problems. It has been 2 months now, so far so good.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeSat May 09, 2015 11:02 am

Welcome, looks like a nice machine to mess with. Same rear rims as the old sears.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeSat May 09, 2015 8:43 pm

Yeah im just going to take the carb apart and clean it and rebuild the fuel pump and replace the fuel lines and fuel filter. Trying to scratch enough money together to buy myself a small welder so i can start having some fun. Thought about if i should lock the rear end or leave it open. Im just going to leave it open since my welding isnt that great, and these transaxles are hard to find. Thanks for all the help guys.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeThu Jun 04, 2015 2:26 am

Get a JobSmart 125 welder from tractor supply for $150. What I have and I hear it does better than the basically similar Hobart for the money.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy from Tennessee saying hey.   New guy from Tennessee saying hey. Icon_minitimeThu Jun 04, 2015 5:45 pm

I just got a pay increase (from 14.92 to 16.92) and back to 40+ hours at work so i will have myself a welder soon. Im just trying to figure out what transaxle is in this thing. It looks like a Peerless 633a38, but i dunno. It has a sticker on the left side of it, but all the writing is gone off it. Most of the similar looking transaxles dont have the vavle at the top of the case. Looks like some sort of pressure relief valve? I really want a locked axle just to have that confidence when i take it off road, but from what ive seen its pretty complicated on these things. On a different note, i finally got the carb rebuilt and this thing runs like a champ. I love the lope this engine has at idle.
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