After a long battle with mostly me.....I know better.....Tractor is running great.
Governor is working finally...A must for Jr...still leaks but gaskets show up wed or so and me bride can pick them up as the dealer is 1/2 block down the street from Her work. Good news..dealer is moving back to town right back next to Deere where they left 15 or so yrs ago.
Hooked up the beat to death Brush Hog......squirted in a bottlle of lucas 140 wt to watch it dump on the deck.....hmmm
Installed grease fitting and filled it with the cornhead grease.....Headed down the Hill...touch spooky but ok in 1st.
Proceeded to knock down the weeds in lower field. It did better than expected. 3 point leaks down and position control needs attention. Gear box talks to you....it is what it is. It works. Governor needs a touch of adjustment but you can't kill this tractor..at idle , mowing ,up hill on brakes it is probly @ 300 rpm or less..won't die.
I think its almost Jr proof.
The wiring fiasco is next..along with cleaning the "never cleaned" oil bath Air Can.
Exhaust is exhausted.....full replacement is on list.
Probly would like a set of plugs and I've been dumping Kroil on them as they are in a dished area.
I'm near 1000.oo. ( $ 1039.oo) total investment..with new over run clutch ,new hydro oil ( 5 gal) ,bunch of odd ball fittings I fubared ,grease fittings and corn lube for mower deck, still haven't added gas , lots of Me and less jr. hours.... OH YEA., The New Kubota BRUSH BUMPER thing , it was 80 bux but $ well spent to save the grill/Radiater...I'm pleased its all working...I'll be SO happy to get back on my JD 955...Its gonna feel like a Cadilac. Although with the large tires this 8n has a good ride...no PS..ughh.
I do enjoy this old stuff....No brains No BS.....Its not maintenance free though.
Consensus is...10 hours run time will cost a couple hours of gettin dirty. Its satisfying and keeps me mind working.
More shenanigans are in order...probly sooner than later.