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Old Blind Hawg finds Acorn


There is an expression that we use down here that goes "Every now and then, even an old blind hog will fiind an acorn" and that's the way I felt this morning.

Last week I was cleaning out the shed and when I tried to move the mower out of the way, I noticed that the Reverse gear was gone.  So like a fool, I manually drug it around until I could get it pointed in the right direction and drive it out of the shed.  Well, in the process, I threw my back out and am just now getting back to where I can try and figure out the gear problem.

This morning I get out the owners manual and as I thumb thru it, I see a paragraph that reads "how to align the neutral gear shift" so I take the manual out to the mower and proceed to pull the cotterpin and adjust the end of the linkage as per the instructions.

Piece of cake, I think, until I shifted the gears a couple of times and found that it was right back the way it was - - - reverse was neutral and neutral was first gear - - so I pull the linkage completely off (all 2 pieces) and look for possible wear where metal touches metal (nothing to speak of) and then I put it back together and readjust it again.  Whoopie, now it will roll free in neutral - - - - WRONG, after shifting the gear stick again - - I'm right back to where I was.

Then I noticed that if I pushed the linkage by hand back the thickness of a washer where the cotterpin in the front was, it would shift properly - - - so I thought maybe if I took up that 16th of an inch, it just might help.  So I found a washer that would fit and slipped it in place and "VOILA" - - - SUCCESS

So what they say is true cause this old bind hawg found him an acorn this morning in the form of a flat washer with a 1/2" hole in the center! thumbsup.gif


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Just a bit of tinkering and a stroke of luck, happens to me sometimes too,biggrin

now you will have to mow the lawn, just don't drink and drive like steve did  below.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNPxIibhcKY







                                                                                                                               



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Monday 25th of May 2009 01:30:07 AM

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Bad Rat wrote:
Just a bit of tinkering and a stroke of luck, happens to me sometimes too,biggrin

 

now you will have to mow the lawn, just don't drink and drive like steve did  below.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNPxIibhcKY                                                                                                                         



10-4 on the luck thumbsup.gif - - ya reckon ol Steve has a lil Redneck in him biggrin

 



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Mello Yello wrote:

Bad Rat wrote:
Just a bit of tinkering and a stroke of luck, happens to me sometimes too,biggrin

 

now you will have to mow the lawn, just don't drink and drive like steve did  below.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNPxIibhcKY                                                                                                                         



10-4 on the luck thumbsup.gif - - ya reckon ol Steve has a lil Redneck in him biggrin

 



Whole bunch of Redneck , and a double helping of  stupid


 



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rofl.gifSteve is quite the fella! disbelief  aww

Good fix Mello! thumbsup.gif

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