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Re: Deere 55 - Roundback motor in a squareback

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11-13-2012 17:31:00

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Explain the difference between HE217 and HC 217.Is one the flathead Hercules?

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11-14-2012 05:14:38

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 Re: Deere 55 - Roundback motor in a squareback in reply to DeltaRed, 11-13-2012 17:31:00  
The only difference I can see is the flat belt pulley on the bell housing. Bore,stroke, and horsepower is the same. Valve clearance adjustments are a little different.
I'm going to have to swap the bell housings and I'm not sure how big a job that is.
Any secrets on the bellhousing?

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11-14-2012 06:18:28

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 Re: Deere 55 - Roundback motor in a squareback in reply to the_bachelor, 11-14-2012 05:14:38  
Sorry,I cant help on that one.Except you you may need to use a large screwdriver to help seperate the halves of the housing.they get hung up on the dowel pins once in a wwile.

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11-14-2012 08:40:24

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 Re: Deere 55 - Roundback motor in a squareback in reply to DeltaRed, 11-14-2012 06:18:28  
Thanks for your help. I'll be a bell housing expert shortly. I just wish I would'nt have to become an expert with money still in the field

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