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    Some pictures of my 1985 414-8..fully restored. Carb, Motor and Transmission fully torn down and rebuilt with all OEM parts.. All new OEM belts, PTO rebuilt with new OEM bearings and clutch. Frame and body parts and wheels sand blasted and powder coated. Hub Caps re- chromed New tires. Electrical harness repaired where needed. 48" Mower deck is brand new... Total cost for parts including deck..$4500.00 132 hours of exciting and rewarding labor... Good for another 40 years...(That's if i use it !)
  3. 9 points
    My Ford 9N broke down late in the night hauling logs. Towed it back to my garage the next morning with my 856. Let's see if this works...
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    I made these stud adapters to make changing rear tires on my garden tractors a bit easier. Just take a couple of fine thread 7/16 bolts (7/16-28 UNF, I believe) and cut off the heads. Screw them into the hubs finger tight until they're snug and it makes aligning and mounting rear tires a lot easier.
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    9-20-1960 Mickey Thompson tries again to become the fastest driver in history On this day in 1960, California hot rodder Mickey Thompson takes another shot at the world land-speed record. A few weeks earlier, Thompson had become the first American to travel faster than 400 mph on land when he’d piloted his Challenger I (a car that he designed and built himself) across Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats at 406.6 mph. This drive had made Thompson the fastest man on wheels, but not officially: In order to win a place in the land-speed record books, racers must make a return pass within the hour, and Thompson’s car broke down in the middle of his second run, necessitating a follow-up attempt. At the time, the world land-speed record was 394 mph, set at Bonneville in 1947 by the British driver John Cobb. On his first run across the flats (403.135 mph), Cobb became the first man to go faster than 400 mph. (His second run only reached 388.019 mph; the record speed was an average of the two.) To set a world speed record, drivers must make two passes over the same measured mile, one out and one back (to account for wind assistance), and beat the previous average by at least 1 percent. After Thompson’s first pass across the Utah flats on September 9, he refueled the 7,000-pound, 2,000 horsepower Challenger and pushed off for the return trip. As the car gathered speed, however, something went wrong. For years, Thompson told people that something was the driveline: It had snapped, he said, forcing him to stop accelerating and coast back across the desert. In fact, one of the car’s four supercharged engines blew when Thompson shifted into high gear. (“When you’re sponsored by an engine company and you blow an engine,” one expert on the Challenger I explained, “you don’t say that you blew a Pontiac engine. You say that you broke a driveline.”) On September 20, Thompson tried again. This time, he only managed to coax the Challenger up to about 378 mph on his first run and 368 mph on his second. But it hardly mattered: The Challenger’s speedy trips across the desert won worldwide fame for the car and its driver, and by the time Thompson retired in 1962, he had set more than 100 speed records.
  7. 6 points
    I copied this the other day for future reference. Maybe it will help.
  8. 6 points
    Um hello , C-120 with a plow and 417-8 with a blower . You know you want it anyway !
  9. 6 points
    I'll be up 5 stories all week and I'll have my bino-coculars! If I spot any rustling around my parts I'm droppin the hammer!
  10. 5 points
    Well i picked up my first 1967 L-157 lawn ranger. it's in very good shape best of all it's all original all the way down to the little h60 Tecumseh engine that starts right up at the click of the key or pull of the rope. I love riding on this tractor it's fun to drive and my grandson can't wait for the lift lever to be put on it.the only thing is his legs are not long enought so i will put wood blocks on the peddles to help him reach the clutch and brake. I already changed the oil and plan to change the trans fluid one day this week. I always change fluids on all the horses i buy. It came with a nice not rusty deck but I haven't cleaned the deck yet most of what you see on it is grease and oil. BUT in all the excitement at the action i didn't see that it had no lift lever. So now i need to find a lift lever for it. I will go to want ads and post there for one . Does anyone know which lift levers will work other then the 1966.1967 lawn ranger? I also have a L-156 but wouldn't you know it has no lift lever either. I know there a pain trying to get on and moving them but really ... Anyways i also got a 1982 c105 the black hood a couple weeks ago. had to replace the key switch and i think it has to have a carb rebuild or replacement. it will start but it is burning rich .I can smell gas from the exhaust and i tryed to adjust but it won't help .
  11. 5 points
    When Joseph Oppenheim invented the manure spreader he never knew that anyone would be able to spread as much BS as you do Dennis! Dennis; I am old but not that old!
  12. 5 points
    This video is probably well known at RS. But, just wondering if these guys are members here. If not, it's still cool. I love seeing garden tractors doing what they were designed to do, work. And any video that shows a gt plowing a field or garden, well that's just a bonus for me.
  13. 5 points
    Found a little time to play around this morning. Maybe some Black and White?
  14. 4 points
    A Wheel Horse trailer came up for sale in Iowa. It appears to be from when they made snow mobiles. I was just wondering if this was considered rare or desirable. It seems to have a tilting mechanism, and it looks like it would be a convenient way to transport a Wheel Horse.
  15. 4 points
    there are only 3 on the Rectifier as one is piggy backed on the same connector
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    Road trips are always fun, especially when the event is shared with a good buddy... I'm the Gatekeeper for Connecticut in the event any guys are looking to sneak over the NY-CT. line BUT, Guys such as 857 horse and Roadapples are always more than welcome in these parts. Most others will have to pay a Penalty Fee to be determined...
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    Some progress was made this weekend. The front axle is tacked together to see what it will look like... I think there will be a bit of a challenge to get the tie-rod geometry to work properly on this build. I may have to re-configure the way the two axles mount to each other... It looks like the front axle will be moved back an inch from where I have it located now. As it sits, I wont be able to use my 48" deck on it, which bums me out, so I may be shooting for a 42" deck instead. Here are some pictures of today's progress. Enjoy. Oh, as it sits, if I maintain the current course of assembly, I'm going to need to raise the rear end by 5.5 inches to maintain a level profile. This build is going to make this tractor sit up higher than the C195 I just sold!
  18. 3 points
    A cross between a Johnny Bucket and a loader http://www.grit.com/tools/machinery/tractors/mini-front-end-loader-zm0z16sozreg.aspx
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    Regal Red from Rustoleum if I needed to spray small parts and the transmission. High Gloss- high heat enamel for the engine ....but 95% of the machine was powder coated after sandblasting. We just matched up the paint that was underneath the hood and rear fender area because those areas were never exposed to direct sunlight. It was tedious and a little more expensive, but well worth it
  20. 3 points
    well finally got this 1976 C 120 bought for 300 bucks as is. pick it up latter this week. turned the 10 hrse over by hand and it does have great compression yet . has firestone ags on rear and a tiller lift bracket on back. also has 48 inch deck that is in great condition solid no holes. this machine is complete no parts missing. plan is to get it running and use it this fall then tear it down this winter and do a complete restore. the lens on the front headlight is broke anyone on here make reproductions? the headlight bucket fine just lens is broke. also what wheel color does the C series have from factory white or almond? was at my local wheel horse dealer asking about this tractor and the gentleman says he knew the original owner of this tractor and remembers when he bought it new from him. also he told me he may still have all the service records for it. it was dealer serviced by him every year. he also remembers he did a complete engine overhaul in the late eighties on this tractor. just amazing how this old guy in his late seventies remembers all this and this specific tractor.
  21. 3 points
    I' ve known a few manure spreaders that launched a few " Bombs" !
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    Since I managed to partially collapse my blast cabinet and smash the viewing window, I made some (hopefully) improvements while making the repair. I would like to say I thought up the improvements myself, but as I searched for blast cabinet modifications I found tons of ideas. I incorporated some of them now, and will do others as time goes by. 1st, I had to remove the gloves and the plastic thimbles through the cabinet to get the top piece back in place. I turned them around when I reinstalled everything so the gloves can be replaced from the outside...easier! I also drilled the bolt holes a little larger for the viewing window glass casing. I installed 1/4" bolts from the inside out and installed a jam nut. I also had to enlarge he holes in the plastic casing and allow for the thickness of the jam nuts. I then installed the glass casing using 1/4" wingnuts...Here again, I will be able to remove and replace the glass (& protective sheeting on the glass) much easier in the future. Some time ago I upgraded the HF blast gun with a better one. I know everyone loves pictures, so here 'ya go!
  23. 3 points
    It's that magic time of year again!!!! First day of autumn is tomorrow and the leaves are starting to fall and the white tail deer we have so many of here in southern central Iowa are getting dumber every minute of the day...... If your a hunter, and want to put some meat away for the winter come to Iowa and leave your shot gun and slugs at home. (No rifle deer hunting allowed in Iowa, like they are on the endangered species list......) Just drive around in the country and the deer will find you and run into the side of your vehicle at full deer speed ahead. You now have a great big dent in the side of your truck and winter meat for your freezer. Gotta contact the DNR to make it legal of course and your insurance company will be grinding their teeth processing all the additional claims and the body shops always have great big smiles on their faces as you pull into their parking lot for an estimate...... DON'T VEER FOR DEER...... IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR!
  24. 3 points
    Even cheaper is this redneck fix. one clothes pin fast idle..two pins full throttle
  25. 3 points
    If you buy one from @rmaynard, he sends out instructions. Actually, you can use a few dabs of silicone caulk, lightly clamp it in a couple places and let it cure. The nice thing is you can do it again in 40 years.
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    I hope to see you also Steve. I bet since its Scott's last show he expects me to take more pictures of him
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    All looks mighty familiar! think your tires look a bit knarlier than mine! Good to see you cracking on with it
  30. 3 points
    What's all this bilge water bein spilled about stabbin the monkey? Iron Sam Flint here, in support of Monkey Paw Squonk pictured below tellin you barnacle biters to leave the Monkey alone!
  31. 3 points
    Finally the paint work is all done and decals are all installed. Seems at home with two of his brothers. Cleat
  32. 2 points
    Guys, I've known of the location of this tractor for three or four years now. Kept telling myself "one of these days I'll stop and ask about that old tractor". One day not too long ago I actually did stop but could not get anyone to answer the door. The tractor was nearly impossible to see from the street unless it was winter time as the plant growth kept it pretty well hidden. I have no idea how long it has sat outside in the postion I found it. A long time I'm sure. Anyway, I was down at the Mentone show/swapmeet (just south of Elkhart about thirty-five miles) on Friday and got to thinking about the old tractor and decided to stop again to check on it and to find out if it was for sale. An elderly lady answered the door this time and I introduced myself to her and explained why I had stopped. I asked her if she or her husband would consider selling the tractor to me and she said "my husband died about a year and a half ago so lets walk back there and you can show me what you're talking about. So we walked through her house, out through her enclosed patio, across her garden patio, and then were able to see the tractor. I said "that's the tractor I was talking about". She said "that ol thing? You can have that! I've been wanting it out of here for a long time. My daughter's been complaining about it cause she's always having to mow around it. Just come get it and get it out of here!" ............I was stunned! The next morning at the restaraunt I go to every Saturday for breakfast I was telling all the boys at the BS table that I had been given a tractor out in the south part of Elkhart that I had spotted several years ago. One of the fellows who has a few early Wheel Horses himself said "there was a guy out south a ways that had an old Wheel Horse that everybody and their brother has tried to buy but he would not sell it for love nor money. He passed away a while back. His name was Becker." I looked at the name of the lady who owned the tractor that I had written down along with her phone number. Sure enough her name was Becker. I told my buddy "That's the one!" Then the conversation lit up. He said "You got to be kidding!" I said "Hey, right place right time!" ............................Guy's this kind of thing doesn't happen to me, always the other guy! Anyway it looks to be quite complete. Has all original tires, original seat, and still had the key hanging in the ignition switch. But above all the engine is not stuck! Will be quite a challenge but a lot of fun too! Gary
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    I agree with previous comments. But, I have one question. Do you have a humidity controlled glass case big enough to keep it looking that way? I think it would look real good in my family room. Marvin
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    Hi all! Just joined the Wheel House family over the weekend and I have already learned a great deal from this excellent forum. I think I have a late 1956 or early 1957 RJ-25. It has a Briggs and Stratton model 8 engine but no serial number on the body. It has Wheel Horse embellished on the front and Pond stamped onto the drive train. I have read that there were no Briggs model 8 in 1957 and Wheel Horse was not embellished on the front until 1957. It has been restored so it is possible someone put a different engine and body together. Or could be left over parts being used in the new model year. Any thoughts from your collective wisdom appreciated! Thanks!
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    It's up and going now. Starter switch crapped out about 11:30 PM. Easy fix.
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    You guys have me confused. I am a member of another forum where sarcasm can be pretty thick, and all the guys roll with it when it starts. My initial reaction was that you guys were trolling my question a little bit, but... now I wonder if everyone was perfectly sincere! Either way. This is a great forum, and I probably can't get the trailer because of distance and too many toddlers!
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    Mowing, tilling, and snow blowing are the three main areas where extra hp (and torque) will make a difference. So, a correct running 17hp will out perform a correct running 12 hp during snow blowing duties.
  41. 2 points
    Best of luck on your hunt up here in NY
  42. 2 points
    Do yeah think Dennis can crack a whip at 10 paces ??? lol and i think Craigs cartoon is packin a 6 shooter,,,,,, no place safe.. Might hafftah take up Aldons offer....if things start coming apart..
  43. 2 points
    If you Virginians need a sanctuary in NY to escape the Horse Police just give this old transplanted Virginian in upper NY a shout.
  44. 2 points
    @953 nut Carpricious! Capricious indeed! I'll have you know that this piece of grass roots legislation began around Plattsburgh NY, widely known for its contributions not only to this fine state but indeed to the nation as a whole in its very early years! Remember 1812! I’m sure you do! And I believe the more precise source of this concern was in the town of Peru, but anyway it quickly spread south and about the time that it overtook the entire state it had so concerned the Capital District that a special election was scheduled where it was almost unanimously passed, with but only one exception, and just in time to dissuade what had been a known loss of Wheel Horses to a gathering in the otherwise area of fine reputation, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where in the following months such wranglers were known to gather and peddle their wares! I do of course care about preserving this state's hard earned collection of all memorability but I also would hate to see otherwise fine citizens of other states waste not only their time, but I suppose hard-earned dollars, to corral Wheel Horses only to lose them at our borders simply to do ignorance of our well-intended laws. Ignorance is indeed no excuse but I'm simply trying to help our members as feebly as I can... I beg your understanding and indulgence! (Richard, you know I appreciate your opinions, but do you think that this was a bit too much? Just trying to help...)
  45. 2 points
    Michael...hope to see you at Scott's in a couple of weeks...excellent shots Mate. Glenn...always a pleasure Sir.
  46. 2 points
    Cut the bad spots out and sandblasted the rl-426 mowing deck. Welded in new patches and new diverter wall. Put Belzona (Metal and ceramic epoxy) on the underside of the deck. Primed and painted the outside. The Belzona was pretty expensive so I only used it on the high impact/abrasion areas. The towers and the back side of the diverter wall will be primed and painted to protect them from corrosion. Towers have new seals and bearings. I bought new belts for it and all new hardwear. Should be ready by Wednesday for her first run in the yard.
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    My three RJ's ! Roger Parmley of Greencastle, Indiana - - - Wheel Horse riding in a 4 wheel wagon!
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    I am now a member. The way you guys helped me was worth the supporting charge. A few new videos loaded too.
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    Finally some more progress on the HC. Hood and fender painted and installed. Just need decals (which I have thanks to Terry) and machine is complete. Cleat
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