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Shane Chambers

04-24-2008 19:05:36

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I inherited my grandpa"s 1960 D17 Ser#30872 after his passing. I"ve ordered a book but I got a few questions to get me started.

#1 does the hydralic system use 30 weight like my H farmall or is it new enough for regular hydralic oil.

#2 would this tractor be a series I

3# does anyone have a close up picture of the carb. The large spring was not on it, and I"m not sure how it went on.

I rebuilt carb and got it started yesterday. Overall is a very nice tractor, but its been sitting in a barn for three years, so its got some bugs to work out.

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Jack a

04-25-2008 04:27:10

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 Re: D17 question in reply to Shane Chambers, 04-24-2008 19:05:36  
I would use a good universal antifoam hydraulic oil but I think they originally use a 20w or maybe even dextron. technically there was a series I, III, and IV but yours would be considered by most as a series II because there were enough improvements over the first D17s. I'm not sure what spring you are talking about and I don't have a scanner anyhow. Make sure you synchronize the governor to the carb. The link from the carb to gov arm should be 1/32" too long when the throttle lever on the quadrant is in the wide open position and the throttle shaft on the carb is held in the wide open position. Carefully bending the gov arm is how it is adjusted. You have to support the arm when bending or you might hurt the internal parts of the gov. You can make a special tool for this or it can be done with strategically placed bars and another pair of hands.

The tool is simple though. You take a piece of 3/4" steel pipe about 4 or 5 inches long and weld a washer on each end (the washers have to be big enough to fit over the gov arm) the cut a hole in the side of the pipe about in the middle big enough for a 5/8" fine thread bolt to fit in then weld a nut over the hole. Now when you slide the pipe over the arm and then turn the bolt in it will bend the arm. You still should support the arm when turning the bolt in. My dimensions and sizes might be off but you get the gist of it.

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Shane Chambers

04-25-2008 17:59:50

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 Re: D17 question in reply to Jack a, 04-25-2008 04:27:10  
This looks like an external spring that hooks onto the rod that goes from the govenor to the carb. Grandpa had dementia (sp?) towards the end and took the carb off and never put it back on. This spring was hanging off the governor rod. I assumed it helped move the govenor arm back once it kicked in, but not for sure.

Thanks for the heads up on the hydralic oil and governor adjustment.

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