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  1. 7 points
    My main reason for joining up here is due to the recently acquired Wheel Horse RJ, however for the past 27 years I have been collecting John Deere's. My collection consists mostly of the round fender 110's and 112's, but I do have a couple of flat fender 120's, 140's, and a 110. My biggest goal has finally been accomplished back in 2009, and that was completing the entire round fender collection, meaning I now have all 5 years and all 11 models made throughout the 5 years that these round fender have been produced. I also have numerous attachments and accessories for these old machines as well as all of the tire types, sizes and brands made from 1963 through 1967. They take up a lot of room when it comes to storing them all, but somehow I'm always finding a way to squeeze in another one. I don't have pictures of the entire collection yet, and they aren't all restored yet either, but I recently started unloading the garage so that I could update the collection for insurance reasons, so here are some pictures of what I have out currently: 1963 110 1964 110 1965 110 1966 110 1966 110H 1966 112 1966 112H 1967 110 1967 110H 1967 112 1967 112H Second 1963 110 Second 1965 110 Second 1966 110 Third 1966 110 Second 1967 110 1967 60 1969 60: 1971 70: 1973 70 1974 70 1970 120 1970 140H3 1973 110
  2. 5 points
    My 3 520H's, a 520HC, a 210-5, and a 111-6 were very dusty so they all got a wash. They will dry in the sun then get put away for a while as my lawn is quite dry and not growing much right now.
  3. 5 points
    I just read last night that one of my favorite authors had passed away recently, and I had to sigh. I first read Gene's stuff back in the early 1980's when he was writing for the Rodale Press, mostly articles and essays about homesteading, gardening and practical skills for living in the country. It was all fascinating reading for me as a small-town guy in his late twenties who'd never been exposed to any of this information, and it came in enormously handy as my wife and I figured out how to keep our old stone house on an overgrown acre up and running. Later, I started reading his complete books, starting with The Contrary Farmer, based on his experiences on the family farm in Ohio. It was humorous and philosophical, and full of practical wisdom for coping with whatever life and nature throw at you. I still pick up his books and read them cover to cover every once in a while, especially on my trips down to our place in Virginia. I'll miss you Gene, but I will put a copy of your latest book on my Christmas wish list this year.
  4. 5 points
    Just get her a shed of her own for her Gilson that she can decorate, plant flowers around ect. and she'll forget about how many tractors you have.
  5. 4 points
    42" RD for $300, and it's NOS, no less.
  6. 4 points
    8-6-1993 The Fugitive movie is released starring Harrison Ford as the man on the run. The Fugitive is a 1993 American action thriller film based on the 1960s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. It was directed by Andrew Davis and stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. After being wrongfully convicted for the murder of his wife, Dr. Richard Kimble (Ford) escapes from custody and sets out to prove his innocence while pursued by a team of U.S. Marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard (Jones). The Fugitive premiered in the United States on August 6, 1993, and was a major critical and commercial success. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture; Jones won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It was followed by a 1998 sequel, U.S. Marshals, in which Jones reprised his role as Gerard. Filming locations for the motion picture included Cherokee, North Carolina; Tennessee; Chicago; and Dillsboro, North Carolina. Although almost half of the film is set in rural Illinois, a large portion of the principal filming was actually shot in Jackson County, North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains. The scene involving Kimble's prison transport bus and a freight train wreck was filmed along the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad just outside Dillsboro, North Carolina. Riders on the excursion railroad can still see the wreckage on the way out of the Dillsboro depot. The train crash cost $1 million to film. The train used during the filming was real, and was done in a single take. Scenes in the hospital after Kimble initially escapes were filmed at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, North Carolina. Cheoah Dam in Deals Gap was the location of the scene where Kimble jumps from the dam. The rest of the film was shot in Chicago, Illinois, including some of the dam scenes, which were filmed in the remains of the Chicago freight tunnels. The character Sykes lived in the historic Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. Harrison Ford used the pay phone in the Pullman Pub, at which point he climbs a ladder and runs down the roofline of the historic row houses. During the St. Patrick's Day Parade chase scene, Mayor Richard M. Daley and Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris are briefly shown as participants.
  7. 4 points
    The pulleys are not press-=fit, but they do rust to the shaft after years and years. I have a 1" slot cut into the end of my workbench just for this purpose. Don't hammer onto the end of the threaded shaft...you'll ruin it. Leave the bigass nut on, them hammer the nut... until the pulleys break loose.
  8. 4 points
    I was just going to tell @KC9KAS sorta kinda the same thing . After seeing his I mean her Gilson , I find myself looking at acouple Monkey Wards that have popped up . Both all original in very good shape . Thankfully I'm strapped into my chair , so the wife can't kick me in the ! Also I think she would , so it's a good deterrent .
  9. 3 points
    Well, yes sort of. "Solder" is not all the same and the "lead free" is certainly not "lead" filler but still, "Yes!", sort of. Yeah, even lead free will work fine with filling pits but you might want to start off with acid core leaded solder. Though I've heard such terrible things about lead, the mercury I played with as a kid, the asbestos I breathed in autobody and brake repair and all the hydrocarbon solvents I breathed and washed my hands in for years. If I suddenly don't reply to any more posts you'll perhaps understand... It's curious folks like you that make me and I'm sure many others right here, want to share what we have learned through the decades so our "technology" won't die. Oh I so wish I could have a time machine and go back to the old blacksmiths, pattern makers, sand casters and machinists! I fear that SO much has been lost or at least tossed to the wayside and will be lost... Hey, grab some acid flux and some kind of solder, drill some 1/8" holes in some sheet metal and fill them up with solder! You'll be tickled! Then try some 3/8" holes and become humble again! <grin>!
  10. 3 points
    Wife wanted things fixed around here. Always said "I need you to do this." I bought her a whole bunch of tools at Lowes and now she doesn't bother me anymore.
  11. 3 points
    Hey, Thanks guys . . . . Having "Birthdays" is so much better than the alternative, and I hope to keep postponing my "wake" for a lot more years . . .
  12. 3 points
    Thanks Richard. He goes in at 5:00 Monday morning for surgery. I'll post something as soon as I can. Please continue to keep him in your prayers!
  13. 3 points
    I stopped in at my favorite local hardware/a little of everything store Paul B Zimmermans. They are the only store who had the out end axle bearings torrington b-1616 and the seals skf 9815. I did not check all the bearings on the list for the three and four speed transmissions. I do need the splined shaft bearing on the case. m-10121 and the bearing inside the input shaft b-108. They can order me those however I may just get them online. and they have enamel ag paint in rattle cans, quarts and gallons in IH red. I stopped in at the local Napa and they could get me most of them but the b-108 bearing he gave me a price of $69 and gave me a size of 2 3/4" that is the only thing the catalog would show (make sure you check if you go to napa they are quoting the correct bearing (why I ended up at Paul Bs). While your there you can stop in just down the street at Agway and order a new trans gasket and shift boot. I think the shift boot was 6 or 7 bucks and the gasket was 5 ish. So if your having trouble in the Ephrata Pa area finding someone to get you the correct stuff, try the parts dept at Paul B's .
  14. 3 points
    Can't tell you much about the horse, but it is an 8 pinion differential with 1 1/8" axles.
  15. 3 points
    With 2 little boys and 3 hours a day commuting, I don't get as much wheel horse time as I would like anymore. I did pick up a harbor freight D/A polisher with some pads and compound. And I got a few quality hours with my new polisher and my faded horse. Getting Started: Now we're talking: There is definitely some decent scratches in the hood that will need some touch up, but the paint is in fantastic shape under a bit of fade. No rust at all. This will likely just be a worker for me, but still want go show her a little love!
  16. 3 points
    Dells, I am sorry to hear about the setback in your father's health. I pray that the infection can be eliminated and he will be restored to good health promptly.
  17. 3 points
    I had owned a Wheel Horse for years, then one day I had the addiction. I had it really bad for several years. I woke up thinking about Wheel Horses, I thought about Wheel Horses all day no matter what I was doing, I surfed CL looking for Wheel Horses when I was in meetings. I read about Wheel Horses at home and tried to learn everything I could about them. I finally got it under control over a period of time and now enjoy it more than ever. I met some good people along the way too.
  18. 2 points
    Hi All This is my first Wheel Horse project and I will welcome your input as I go thru the process. My intention is to bring back to almost new condition Here are some of the disassembly photos
  19. 2 points
    As many of you know , this hobby can be real addicting . Heck I can't even ride or work on them . It's hard to own just one , as I was warned by my fellow horseoholics . Now my barn is filling up with tractors (running and projects) and parts . Even though I don't need anyone projects , I did purchase a 65 Simplicity Broadmoor for cheap (got to have at least one orange one) and hopefully an A111 that may just get turned into a power wheel chair . I can't pick them up till next weekend. This brings me to why I'm writing this post . I find myself scouring the websites every day searching for that elusive deal . Last night I was trolling through CL from Iowa to Maine and Michigan to Florida . I've come across some rare items (a Sububan with front mount sicklebar project for one) RJ's , Sububan's , round hoods , short frames , long frames , and the list goes on . Some smoking deals and others leaving me wondering what their smoking ! If I run across something I know someone is looking for , I try to let them know about it (I hope I don't offend anyone doing this) . So is this just me , or do you find yourself doing the same things ? What's your thoughts ? How do you satisfied your addiction ? Oh , the life of a WHEEL HORSE junky ! Mods feel free to move post if not in appropriate spot .
  20. 2 points
    Dad is finally getting a lite sleep, so I thought I'd post this. I finally got all of our horses tucked away in their new stall this last week. There might even be enough room for another horse or two next year at the big show. Maybe a front powered round hood or lawn ranger. Just don't tell the wife
  21. 2 points
    Almost everyone is familiar with the 7416 Escutcheon Plate found on the front of many models of the mid to late 70's horses. My 1977 B-100's have them. They are still available from Toro, and are always available at the big WHCC show. But how many of you have ever seen a 9799 found on some 1971 and 72's? This New Old Stock plate is one of those NO LONGER AVAILABLE items, and rarely are they found in this condition. Just thought you might be interested in seeing a perfect condition one.
  22. 2 points
    Here are a few shots of my progress , a few more small items and it's ready to go. Can you guess which is the before image?
  23. 2 points
    Property down the street was recently sold and this little red Wheel Horse wagon ended cup beside the shed - ask the new owner where it came from he had no idea and didn't want it..... told me to take it ...I know the guy so I told him it was somewhat of a collectors item and worth a little money ....he didn't care ....get it out of here ....take it. Was going to sell it and look for a good home for the thing , but after I got it home , really solid and not one thing wrong .....think I might just keep it . Model LTD -244 383273 Anyone know what year this was made ?
  24. 2 points
    I am a grounds keeper at a highschool and have 10 lawns in my own small side business. I'll agree with the others, for mowing I run walk behinds, specifically "T" bar 36" toro prolines. They cut and stipe fantastic and are efficient. Now, I don't mow fast, at a high speed but the maneuverability is where you save time. That being said the wheel horses give a quality cut, are certainly built to commercial standards too. I'd use mine to tow a plug araetor, spreader, grader etc without hesitation. Here are my mowers Here's my '85 working. That grass was 12" and my '06
  25. 2 points
    Next came the frame. First thing to notice is the hood support is a little bent. Not sure how to straighten it yet, but I'll come up with something. As of right now, the steering shaft doesn't line up with the shaft support tube on the frame. There is also some added weld to the top edges of the frame, so I'll grind all of them away before applying a finish coat. It took a long time to strip the old paint off of this frame, especially since I'm using a grinder with a wire wheel, but each time I removed paint and got things down to bare metal, I'd apply a coat of primer to keep the rust to a minimum. It's finally completely stripped, primed, and ready for additional primer to fill in some small rust pits. I also worked at getting the toolbox completely stripped and primed, however this had a lot of small rust pits as well, mostly where the fenders mount up, but some on the front and back sides as well. So, this will get a couple of primer coats, then sanded smooth, and re-primered before getting any finish coats applied. Since I'm new here on the site, and don't know a whole lot of you guys yet, I thought I'd ask to see how the group feels about some minor customization? Nothing huge, just painting some minor parts different colors other than the red it was supposed to be? I don't want to offend anyone here, so that is why I'm asking. For instance, the brake drum should be painted red, but I elected to paint it black. The brake rod should be red as well, but I elected to paint it silver. The steering shaft and center hub will be red as it's supposed to be, but after cleaning up the spokes of the steering wheel, I was thinking about shining up the metal and keeping them their natural metal just as an added twist. Again, not major or drastic changes, but rather some that will set the tractor off a bit and maybe make it look a little more personal. When I do my restorations, I like to change things up a bit. In most cases, I try not to use more than three color variations to any brand, however with this being a Wheel Horse, my color selections are Red, White, Black, and Silver. All of which will combine rather nicely together when all is said and done.
  26. 2 points
    Nice. I must caution you to not let the red and green ones get to close together. Might wind up with hybrids. Marvin
  27. 2 points
    Thanks for the compliments guys. As far as riding me goes, I was expecting to get some flack over here, but so far you guys are really taking it easy on me. Thanks!! I've been on and off here the past couple of days, updating my RJ restoration post, and posting pictures here for you to see my other toys. I haven't checked out all of the posts and threads yet, but from what I've seen so far, I really like what I see and think you all are Great! Very nice group of people here and very supportive to each other. Whenever the "Big Show" comes back this way, I'm planning on attending just so I can shake hands with a few of you and get to know you all better. Keep up the great work here fellas!!!
  28. 2 points
    My wife has tried to fix a few things when I dragged my feet, so she grabs my tools and has at it. After that experience, NOW, I fix it quick as I can. Why? Much simpler job then fixing what she tried to fix. Lol, I think you guys know what I mean. Glenn
  29. 2 points
    @usaf71 My wife & I are on a road trip this weekend and just went through Warsaw this morning!
  30. 2 points
    Hate to say it but you should have bought that one for $250. I've learned here on RS that having an extra 16oz of oil above the full mark takes care of the hill problem.
  31. 2 points
    Ok ,got the kids on the charger10 so here we go . I to felt like you , probably a little out of place . See grandpa and dad sold AC , so I , know how you feel . You won't find a nicer bunch , than right here on . So welcome ! We may give you a little smack talk , about those green and yellow things , but it's all in good fun . I'll even give you a pass just because I spied a AC ( heck I don't even own one ) . I will also warn you , this may not be your be your only horse . These seem to multiply , so don't be surprised if another one shows up . I also have to admit that I to like the round fender 110's . My cousin inherited his grandpas 63 all original 110 and it's a beauty . You have one heck of an collection . Keep use posted , and there's no stupid questions . We also like lots of !!!
  32. 2 points
    Nice collection....love that crusty loader tractor! Mike.....
  33. 2 points
    Nice set of Tractors !! My favorite is the 1966 112 with the front mounted air compressor..
  34. 2 points
    I've always liked the looks of the little 110's, but never pulled the trigger when I had the opportunity to buy one. Great looking collection!
  35. 2 points
    That's quite the collection of JD's you've got there. And I'm impressed with your work on them, bringing them back to their glory. I'll be looking forward to what you do with the
  36. 2 points
    I have a "sacrificial" nut that I screw on after removing the original. That way, if you happen to beat the crap out of that nut, you have the good one left to put back on. And remember to leave the nut loose by a couple turns so you have room for movement when you are hammering it.
  37. 2 points
    Next will be stripping the gas tank, the fenders, and the seat pan. After being stripped, they were coated with two coats of primer. When the primer was cured, I started applying finish coats to the gas tank and fenders. Here is one fender and the gas tank after the first coat of finish: Then wet sanded with 320 grit: After a second coat of finish is applied: And now after being wet sanded with 1500 grit sandpaper, and another coat of finish applied: And the gas tank so far: Oh, here is the seat pan after being stripped and primed:
  38. 2 points
    I started working on the steering shaft/column. It has numerous cracks throughout the steering wheel, so I filled them with JB Weld, then I will sand and file down all of the areas in a couple of days. The shaft also had quite a bit of small rust pits, so I applied numerous coats of primer (letting dry between coats), as this is my way of filling in these little voids, as I don't use Bondo anymore than I have to. Once the primer is completely cured, I will sand down the entire shaft so that all of the pits are filled and smooth and un-noticeable once the finish coats are applied.
  39. 2 points
    The thing i would look for as far as the KT-17 would be if it has the series 2. The series 1 had issues with hills. I had a c-175 with the series 2 kohler. It was a pretty nice tractor.
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  41. 2 points
    This tractor is amazing
  42. 2 points
    That was one of my favorite movies at that time...Thanks Richard. P.S. , for a split second I thought that was a picture of @Shynon at the Pioneer Power swap meet..
  43. 2 points
    A couple more parts first coated with finish: I started wire wheeling the front rims next, and have them stripped, primed, and first coated with finish: Since the front tires were original Wheel Horse marked tires, I wanted to do what I could to save them and reuse them on this tractor. After spending a few hours cleaning them up with a scrub brush, a tooth brush, and some Comet cleaner, I think they turned out pretty well. The one front tire however, has some broken cords showing, so I think a replacement tire will be in order when found.
  44. 2 points
    Wheel-N-It I am with you. As you get older I think you get to be a picky, You I did that done that seen it all ready doing it. So It is a settling thing. you say do I really needed it. For me it would have to be special, some thing that is original shape. Unmolested. I have torn down to many of them. To me it gets old after awhile. I do not post all that I buy because I flip a lot of them. Just my
  45. 2 points
    Filling a pit is different than what the gent from Eastwood is doing. He's working with an old and heavy gauge rounded fender that basically is too strong to badly warp from the heat and is using lead as a filler instead of polyester autobody filler, or as many use the brand name, "Bondo". Today's vehicles with thinner gauge flat panels are VERY difficult to fill and smooth with lead, and there's really no need to. But rust pits can be filled easily with solder to form a strong and waterproof fix that can still use autobody filler to finish smoothing. At least the lead will prevent moisture from penetrating into the filler. Of course a non-porous filler like Alum-a-Lead or perhaps even JB-Weld and others could also be used where strength is less of a concern. I just wanted those without the tools or experience of brazing or welding to know that there are times when a first class repair can be made with a simple propane torch and plumbers solder.
  46. 2 points
    Yes , it always pays to have a partner in crime . Me and the cuz share the stable , and we definitely feed each other's purchases .
  47. 2 points
    ACMan, I'm with ya...I find myself scouring all the usual places for deals -- and I find them often but I just don't have the space. I need a barn! My wife will come by my chair in the evening and if I have my iPad on me, she'll say, what are you looking at, tractors? She's aware of my addiction. I actually turned my brother-in-law on to Wheel Horses...When I see something that might work for him, I'll let him know. When he goes to get one, I'll go with him. It'll help me and him -- I get the 'fix' of buying another tractor without buying another tractor and he'll get the little bit of experience I have with them. It's a win-win! Lol
  48. 2 points
    ACman I fit your description of a "Horseoholic". . And to tell you the truth I'm not looking for the cure either.
  49. 2 points
    Not to change the subject.........But,, I wanna know more about that ratchet,,,,Looks like that is a" back in the day " find... Good luck with the hitch,,,,Done that !!!!! Its your turn,,,,lolololo pb blaster twice a day for a week then mine ,,,,,well did slid out,,,,,but did need a little convincing......... Howard 857 Horse in VA
  50. 1 point
    Thank you very much for all the very informative replies folks, but I called the guy just now, and he has sold the tractor. Kinda moot at this point. I reckon I'll just keep looking........ Any members here in Indiana who has a decent C-175? Rather sold myself on getting one now.
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