Welcome aboard. Nice project, can't wait to see its progress. That's a pretty sweet set up you built, very handy!
Hi ckjakline, Thanks for your comment and for getting in touch. The JD rotissery brackets took a while to design & build but are indeed handy and make it easy to acess any side. The JD 110 service manual I have had pictures of a service stand made by a company called Owatonna. Couldn't get much detail on the mounting brackets from the photos so I had to design my own. They're probably overkill design wise but I wanted to make them good & strong, better safe than sorry, hurt, or worse. My restoration is now well underway, a lot of cleaning, dis assembly, rust removal, parts inspection to see what needs to be rebuilt before painting. I'm taking lots of photos for assembly reference since this is my first tjme doing a 110 & have a lot to learn to be able to do things right. I'll post more photos as I go along. Thanks much.Welcome aboard. Your garden tractor rotisserie is an awesome idea. That would come in extremely handy.
Yeah, its amazing what can be hiding under your engine shrouds. I only drove this 110 around my yard a couple of times before starting my restoration noting how low it was on compression. I'm just glad that the rest of the engine is in as good a shape as it is. I guess I was lucky too, to find a 110 still as close to original as this one is. Thanks and have a good weekend.Yeah that was a grungy engine!
Yeah that was a grungy engine!
Yeah, the lack of cooling certainly took its toll on the exhaust valve. I'm lucky things weren't worse but amazingly most other parts are fortunately in good shape. My rebuild kit arrived and I'll be doing a careful and thorough rebuild. I have a John Deere factory 110 service manual and have downloaded the Kohler K181 factory service manual that they so graciously offer as a free download, both great info as well as all of the info Brian Miller has on his gardentractorpullingtips.com website. He offers exhaust valve rotator components which are a good idea to install as well. I'll be keeping busy with my engine rebuild for a while and look forward to this part of the restoration. Thanks and have a good weekend.hot spots, lack of air flow to air cooled engine.................
devastating results. Easy fix thanks for sharing hope project is progressing