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 Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody

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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody   Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 Icon_minitimeWed Nov 17, 2021 3:10 pm

really makes me wanna build my widebody but ive got too many projects as is mabey next summer Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 2731072446
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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody   Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 Icon_minitimeWed Nov 17, 2021 5:11 pm

@Murraymountain the only issue with building my old widebody is that it's a good functioning mower that mows grass well and the fact I already have 1 too many projects.

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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody   Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 02, 2021 8:02 pm

Welp, got it going finally.

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I went round and round with the clutch working properly for a while. Finally got the belt broke in. I robbed the MM's OG brakes and rebuilt them and put them on this thing. Now the clutch/brakes work pretty good. The brakes won't last long but who needs those Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 1098998679 I think I'm gonna wait a little longer for things to go wrong before I put the skid plate back on tho. Also gave this guy his first bath in two years.

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Now I am running into a new issue. It's been giving me trouble as far as staying running goes. First time it's ever gave me engine troubles. It just randomly would shut off and not start back up unless you give it the beans when it tries to stall. I gave it the beans this last time and that didn't keep it from stalling. Since then it will not start. I haven't really looked into it yet. When it stalls it sounds as if I just simply turned the key off, which would lead me to believe it is spark, but when I give it some gas down the yap it tries to fire off and sometimes does. So currently, I have some suspicions about my electric float because that is about the only thing that could cause it to stall the way that it does other than no spark. Anyway, we shall see.
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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody   Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 02, 2021 8:37 pm

Very nice! 

But remind me why Blue is Red.  Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 1f60b

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I second that motion lol

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@Nevadablue wrote:
Very nice! 

But remind me why Blue is Red.  Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 1f60b

@Rustbucket Garage wrote:
I second that motion lol

Hahaha, there's two reasons and only two for why I named it Blue. 1, because Lil' Red and Ol' Red are both taken, and 2, to trigger/confuse people lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody   Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 02, 2021 9:53 pm

Good job on all 4 answers.  Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 270c
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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody   Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 02, 2021 10:02 pm

I love the job you've done with it! Took me a while but I read through the build and build off threads just now,  great work! 

Double check your valve lash in regards to the stalling,  worst case scenario you've ruled it out, I'd also check the pulse line for the fuel pump.


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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody   Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 02, 2021 11:31 pm

You mentioned the fuel solenoid?  I'd check that.  Also, if you think spark.  I would recheck the plug wire from your mouse nesting...  But definitely that fuel solenoid,

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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody   Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2021 2:31 pm

@Brianator wrote:
I love the job you've done with it! Took me a while but I read through the build and build off threads just now,  great work! 

Double check your valve lash in regards to the stalling,  worst case scenario you've ruled it out, I'd also check the pulse line for the fuel pump.

Thank you! If I could only have 1 tractor it would be this one. I'm very sentimental about stuff like this  Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 1f602

The valve lash could probably use an adjustment now that it has an hour or two of run time since being apart. But you got it with the fuel pump... that was it. I unhooked it from the carb and just went back to a gravity feed just to see what happened and it ran perfect. I'm thinking that leak in the pulse tube is my issue...


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You mentioned the fuel solenoid?  I'd check that.  Also, if you think spark.  I would recheck the plug wire from your mouse nesting...  But definitely that fuel solenoid,

I checked the wire after I pulled it and it was fine. It already had prior mouse damage from about 4 years ago that I took care of then. I thought the mouse did something to it to make it die when it would heat up but I'm glad that's ruled out.

Anyway, I guess I'll throw another list up.

-Belt guards (not sure on this one)
-Fix snorkel
-Bluetooth Speaker
-Fix winch
-Finish brakes
-Get 20 inch V-tread rear tires (Later mod)
-Build a heavy duty trailer hitch (Later mod)

-Fix steering wheel popping off

Unfortunately, the Christmas parade rules have changed since I joined the forum and now, instead of a having to be 16 to be a driver, you now must be 18. So I was not able to take this to the parade Sad . 2023 it is.

Anyway, a few pics from yesterday. We got wheelie happy lol.

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Anyway, it's coming along!

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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody   Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 Icon_minitimeFri Jan 07, 2022 12:49 am

Okay, time for an update

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The things still left on the list are fix the winch, fix the snorkel, but first and foremost, FIX THE STEERING WHEEL FIX THE STEERING WHEEL FIX THE STEERING WHEEL!!! I’ve parked it for now until I get that fixed as that ‘little issue’ resulted in an accident this weekend. I was headed up a hill with some speed and hit some bumps which was just enough to pop it off. Of course the only logical thing to do when going up a hill at speed is to hold onto the steering wheel 100% as that is pretty much your only anchor point. So when that popped off, I fell to the side and off at speed (the floor was covered in mud and oil and I also didn’t have any traction on the floorboards or balance so I just fell) and hit the ground almost head first. Luckily I was able to roll out of it and made it out with nothing more than a bruise and small cut. The most damage that was done was to my pride and some really bad scares as my mom and some really close friends watched it happen.

Anyway, still got a little more to do as well like exhaust and fixing the fuel pump and the amount of oil being spit out of the pvc. I honestly would be stupid I let those go.

Some pics of the oil that I didn’t know it was spitting everywhere… anything and everything wet looking is oil soaked:

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So I definitely need to sort that out. Now that I think about it, it always used to soak the air filter in oil when it was stock, so it may just be that it needs a rebuild. That being said, I may just go ahead and pop a catch can on because there’s probably no good way to fix it other than the imminent rebuild.

Anyway, some good news from the weekend, it did get really muddy! Sucked some down the carb for sure but eh, we’ll just pretend we didn’t know that. I’m gonna stop driving this till I know I can take better care of the motor lol. It’s served me well.

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PostSubject: Re: Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody   Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody - Page 5 Icon_minitimeFri Jan 07, 2022 1:12 am

Wow that does look pretty oil soaked, at least all that stuff is well protected now!  Lol. What you thinking, blowby past the piston rings or a bad gasket?
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