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New to form with 154

Postby Butch(oh) » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:31 am

Hi all, nice site you guys have! I grew up with either a cub or lowboy around the farm but haven't had one around for quite some time. Always liked the 154s and finaly found one in decent shape and in my price range. It has a growling low gear but I already searched the posts here and found the reasons for that and found your recommended parts suppliers. Needs some TLC here and there but we can put some money in it considering what I paid for it. Will surely have plenty of questions as I get into it.

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Re: New to form with 154

Postby Eugene » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:44 am

Welcome.

With another post or two you can access the free downloadable manuals, top of page, under Quick Links.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: New to form with 154

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:51 am

Glad that you joined! Would love to see the image you started to upload.
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Re: New to form with 154

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:31 pm

Welcome to the Forum.
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we need to think differently."
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Re: New to form with 154

Postby Butch(oh) » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:58 am

Well lets try the picture once more since the direct link didnt work. How did I do for $500? :D
We have the missing side shields. Got a new battery installed yesterday, nobody had the #22NF so we had to adjust the opening just a bit for a larger one. The engine is tired but we have the advantage of being able to preform all the machine work in house. It wil go in the shop later in the fall and hopefully come out the door in the spring as new as we can make it.

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Re: New to form with 154

Postby Eugene » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:16 am

$500-, you did well.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: New to form with 154

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:33 am

I agree with Eugene. Well Done! The front fiberglass nose is in good shape.
Get on this website and order a free new gas cap before that old one burns down your tractor and garage.
http://www.ihgascap.com/index.aspx
The oil by the dipstick indicates some ring blow-by. As you indicated, a rebuild is soon in your future. Use one of the forum sponsors for parts when ready or order the entire kit.
http://www.agkits.com/International-60- ... d-Kit.aspx
While you are rebuilding, put in some new PTO belts. Use OEM belts for the PTO. They have to be a matched set.
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Re: New to form with 154

Postby T-Mo » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:44 am

Welcome to the forum. This is a great place and has a wealth of information and experience with the members here.

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Re: New to form with 154

Postby willys55 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:43 pm

Butch(oh) wrote:Well lets try the picture once more since the direct link didnt work. How did I do for $500? :D
We have the missing side shields. Got a new battery installed yesterday, nobody had the #22NF so we had to adjust the opening just a bit for a larger one. The engine is tired but we have the advantage of being able to preform all the machine work in house. It wil go in the shop later in the fall and hopefully come out the door in the spring as new as we can make it.

20170925_193515_resized.jpg

you did well, 500.00 was a fair price. Welcome to the forum
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Re: New to form with 154

Postby BigBill » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:10 pm

Welcome to the forum. For $500 you did great. For missing parts try hamiltonbobscubs here or on eBay.

Try soaking the dip stick breather cap in kerosene to clean the caked dried oil out of it. It’s a crankcase breather too. Then put some seafoam in the crankcase and gas tank. Run it. The rpms at idle will pick up as the seafoam lubes the valve guides, frees stuck rings, etc.

I grew up as a teenager washing oil breather caps on the 40’s/50’s/60’s cars. I was changing oil and ran the grease rack too in a local garage.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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