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  1. 13 points
    I'm not getting any younger and everything I work on gets heavier.... picked this up the other week for £30 ($33) and with some recycling of an old bike rack brought back from the US that was built like a tank. I've got this A handy crane with a 4ft boom that swings inside the workshop (the axle is for my 3rd 4x4 I'm designing)
  2. 12 points
    Well it is starting to take shape carb is being rebuilt have a nelson bid on e-bay. This will be a plow tractor only. The engine looks good inside no score marks. But there was a bunch crap built up around the carb block in side as usual. All cleaned up now should be a good runner. Looking at getting a seat for it. The original was trash. I am going to change out the front tires Enjoy the picks.
  3. 8 points
    Just picked up three more horses and a pair of Ag tires for $300 today! Could someone please help me identify them?
  4. 5 points
    10-13-1953 World’s first traveling art museum opens in Virginia The world’s first art museum on wheels—an “inspiration for the nation,” says a representative from the Smithsonian–opens today in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It was called the Artmobile. At the dedication ceremony, the state’s governor declared that the project “initiates something new in the cultural and spiritual life of the Commonwealth which has never been done before anywhere.” It took the staff of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts almost five years to get the Artmobile up and running. The Virginia Federation of Women’s Clubs paid its operating expenses, about $11,000 per year, while Richmond department store Miller & Rhodes paid for the Artmobile itself: a $20,000, 34-foot-long air-conditioned trailer with museum-quality lighting and walls that hinged out to create a lean-to-esque exhibition space around the vehicle. The trailer was pulled around the state behind an enormous blue truck; at the wheel was William Gaines, the retired registrar of the Virginia Museum. Visitors entered the Artmobile in small groups and were free to look at the art on display for as long as they liked. (Admission was free for schoolchildren and members of local women’s clubs; everyone else paid 25 cents to get in.) Meanwhile, a 15-minute mini-lecture explaining the significance of the works in the exhibition looped in the background. The lecture was very informal and was usually narrated by a local radio personality, so most visitors felt right at home. For its first tour through the state, the Artmobile carried sixteen paintings by 15th- and 16th-century Dutch and Flemish “Little Masters”: Bosch, Brueghel, Cuyp, Jordaens, van Rhysdael and Terborsch. The museum had borrowed the paintings, worth about $500,000, from the collection of Walter P. Chrysler Jr. (Chrysler, an art collector and theater producer whose father founded the Chrysler Corporation, had an estate near Warrenton, Virginia.) In all, the Little Masters traveled 20,000 miles in their first 53 weeks on the road and had 60,000 visitors, mostly students who had never been to the brick-and-mortar museum in Richmond. The Artmobile was so successful that other states began to plan similar projects. By 1965, there were four Artmobiles in Virginia and a handful of others in places like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Today, there are dozens of Artmobile-inspired museums on wheels in cities and towns across the United States and around the world.
  5. 4 points
    I couldnt pass this tractor up as it's an unrestored machine in amazing condition. Runs perfectly, cuts perfectly, and looks very sharp. Paint flakes here and there but for being 50 years old it's really in great shape. All original, one owner (Until I purchased it last month), garage kept, and meticulously maintained. I was told that this machine was only used once or twice a year for most of it's life, it shows. WH 1257 42 Inch Deck Kohler K301S
  6. 4 points
    I'll tell ya what Glenn, you have sure been on a roll lately... That looks like a real nice find. I grew up cutting a lot of neighbors lawns on a new B-80 way back in the day. It had a side discharge deck on it as well. That tractor was such a pleasure too hear run thru the Nelson muffler. I loved it when the governor kicked in when it hit the tall grass. The tractor belonged to my friends Dad, he let us use it as much as we wanted and we sure did, cutting many neighbors lawns in the 10-15 buck range. His only rule was that we don't abuse it and that we clean it after each use. I remember him saying that if we didn't clean it after each use we could no longer use it and if we abused it or were caught being reckless his exact words were he'd kick our a$$e$. I knew he would have and I knew my Dad would have been just fine with that! My friend didn't like to cut grass much so he sat and watched which was just fine by me.. I got 5 bucks for each lawn I cut with it, I was the happiest kid in town. I would have done it for free just to ride that tractor! I know his Dad still has the tractor, he owned his own auto repair shop back then and the tractor was always garaged and serviced.. Great memories for me on a B-80...
  7. 4 points
    Got around to sharpening blades, greasing spindles and installing the chute fabbed from baseboard molding. Just in time to store it until spring. but it it looks like it will at least block some if not all the clippings from collecting on the hydro.
  8. 3 points
    As Richard says you could get the block magnafluxed.That is the best way to make sure that the damage hasn't let unnoticed cracks cause a problem.If that service isn't available to you, try a dye penetrant test.While not as good magaflux it can detect cracks.Again if little money is at stake and you know the risks button her up and see what happens.These old Kohlers are some of the toughest air cooled engines ever built.JMHO,JAinVA
  9. 3 points
    It is a fantastic tractor Glenn. I added an electric fuel pump and new tires. Its like a new tractor now. I hate to run it with the low hours. Thanks, Kurt I resemble that remark Glenn, Even with that said, I am adding rear ballast weights to counter balance my two stage. 75# wheel weights and my fat a$$ weren't enough when I had to back up the hill with the blower raised. Kurt
  10. 3 points
    At least someone's havin a good day!!! Foot rests are later model but solid seat pan on the 'burb a plus ... I would have tripped over myself getting to those ags... looks to be Carlisle tru powers
  11. 3 points
    1st-- Model # comes up as a Commando 8 2nd one looks like my 654 but not sure 3rd one is a 1960 400/550 Real nice score today!
  12. 3 points
    A little teaser shot, original owner, 342 hours on the clock, 42 inch deck. Glenn
  13. 2 points
    Ok, so I must be cracking up. The old saying is you can't take it with you ( $ ). Anyway, while checking craigslist, and yes its dangerous, I came across this original 1 owner, garage kept from new B 80. So I write him on it. He shoots back some pics, tells me he guesses about 10 hours a year use. Last year he goes through the motor, that started with him doing a decarbon on it. Says it runs like a top. Then rattles off it comes with a plow, chains, rear attachment bracket and all the original manuals to. We all know I am a sucker for all the provenance, fancy word for books. So I say to me, you know I wouldn't mind a B 80. Why Not? He's asking 400 bucks for all, I offer 350, he says deal. And that's it, now I own a B 80. All I have to do it get it. Haha Enjoy the pics, point out the flaws, don't stab me to deep. Glenn Oh, can anyone tell me why some pics are Sideways? It puts a damper on the post.
  14. 2 points
    Knock the sharp edge off of that hone it or bore it and use it. My K301 is similar to that and has been in service since 1985. It could be sleeved as mentioned above.
  15. 2 points
    I've successfully rebuilt blocks in much worse shape than yours. Sleeving the cylinder is another option if necessary.
  16. 2 points
    Looking again, it appears someone was starting to build a hot rod outta that 400. Lengthened the frame, changed the steering wheel and cut the original foot peg bar. Maybe to fit a huge instant nut roasting engine in there, or maybe he was 6'6" or more and wanted to comfortably ride a suburban. What is that piece on the side of the frame?
  17. 2 points
    If it is not in need of being bared I would think it is going to be OK. You may want to have it magnafluxed to be sure there are no cracks.
  18. 2 points
    If that damage is below the piston skirt bottom at bottom dead center and there are no radiating cracks from the damage you should be good to go.The piston doesn't travel all the way to the bottom of the bore anyway.If you won't have to put a lot of money into I say go for it,JMHO,JAinVA
  19. 2 points
    You didn't win because you were in the wrong spellin bee; you should have ben in the ebonics bee!
  20. 2 points
    This is the new style cab. I have been told it is a much roomier cab interior wise than the older style cab.
  21. 2 points
    Aldon: Smart idea to tuck the ends of the rubber on the ends, I like it.
  22. 2 points
    Nice score on the Kohler sign! An Onan sign? I think I can find one....:)
  23. 2 points
    I would go around to local car mechanics shops and ask who they use/recommend for engine machining, I would also go ask your local auto parts stores if they know of any engine machine shops in the area, if there are multiple places in your area don't be afraid to get quotes, don't go with the cheapest or the most expensive either. I have a great machine shop I use here in MN, but I have to travel 30 miles one way to get there. A great machinist will help you out, and some are worth driving to
  24. 2 points
    What 608KEB said that has work well for me in the past.
  25. 2 points
    Good score there Glenn. That's a sweet little horse. Tell you what though. It's much too nice to continue living up North. I'll gladly volunteer to keep it at my house and you can come down here and mow with it anytime. You can even come here and ride it around in the Winter. Just think how happy that little Kohler 8 will be living where it can have straight 30 weight year round LOL
  26. 2 points
    I have a 76 and I use it all the time. It is a great garden tractor. I pull a 12" brinley plow. Also a tandem 3point brinley disc (2 single gangs welded together). Also, I rake my lawn grass hay with it too because it can go relatively fast for raking. I pull a small "hay" wagon with it too. The only issues I have had? Fuel pump went out so I replaced it with an electric pump. Also, the governor mount kept coming loose. A little lock tight on the threads cured that. The only thing I would like to have on it? Heim joints on the 2 lift arms on the three point. Otherwise? it is a great tractor. Engine Parts? I get them from NAPA. Tom, Nice plowing video. Not trying to be critical. But, you plowed it backwards. You should have started on the right and moved left. Your right rear wheel should have been in the furrow. It would have rolled the sod over and filled the furrows. Pat
  27. 2 points
    Nothing personal Dick, but if the missing bolt fits..... This is my own two scents and the pinions and concussion I have formed after reeding these posts and inhailin too much Kohler exhaust for two many jears. Maybe that's why I lost the spellin bee.
  28. 2 points
    Hay!!!!! Watch it there Ed; I resemble that remark.
  29. 2 points
    Yes, it was, very low hours to. Kurt NEPA is the proud owner now, a great guy. I remember when he came out, he wasnt used to Matts foot pedal kit I put on it. I told Kurt drive around all you want. Well anyway, it went to a good home with a good guy, it's getting cared for. But now, it's time for my replacement. Always missed that 520 hydro. Glenn
  30. 2 points
    I have a tractor supply one with the drop down side gate on it. It works well.
  31. 2 points
    If you are interested in one, look for a later model which have revised transmissions which are less prone to breaking (you can tell it's a later model by having the 4 hydraulic connections on the front, and the shifter comes from front of the rear fender NOT straight up through trans tunnel cover next to all the other levers ). I read someone describe the 1976 model as having "self-destructing" transaxles. I've had decent luck with mine, I would honestly say that I wouldn't DEPEND on the tractor. Mine always starts, drives, and performs wonderfully, but I wouldn't want to use it every day doing hard work, It's an impressive and cool machine, but finding parts and hoping that it doesn't have any issues sometimes worry me, but don't get me wrong, it is a sweet machine. Here's some videos I've taken of it.
  32. 1 point
    Found some old pics of my dad's tractors. Thought I would share a few. I think this one is possiblly a 704 or 854. He seems to remember owning a '64 model of some kind. Dad sold new Chevrolets and Buicks at the local dealer. That's a new '65 Impala in the drive and my mom's '62 Nova in the garage. This pic would be 1964-65. Oh, and that's me in the dump cart.
  33. 1 point
    With the new job teaching machine shop soon to be underway, I think it is time to begin a project that I've wanted to do since I read through meadowfield's C4 project. Well, here is what I'll be working on, a C165 4x4. Here are a few pictures to start with and many, many more to come! The main difference between Mark's machine and mine will be the addition of a right angle gear box and utilizing the parking brake on this axle. I hate to swap out the swept axle on this machine but I've always wanted to make this build. On the bright side, I'll probably have the only gear-reduction steering model tractor with four-wheel-drive in existence! If all goes well, I have a second axle I could use on a hydro version of this project! First step after removing the axle from the donor tractor was a bit of machining. The input pulley was splined so I machined it and it's hub down to 1" and milled a 1/4" keyway into it (pic to come soon) to allow for a proper keyed bore pulley to be installed and change up the gear ratio should it ever need to be done.
  34. 1 point
    Last year this K241 threw a rod. And as it went it damaged the bore. I later heard that some lower damage can be tolerated when rebuilding. So is this still a usable block or is it only fit to be a boat anchor?
  35. 1 point
    Well I have it torn apart for now like you see it. I started picking some of the dirt off. Not sure if that is all from an oil leak, or just many years of decomposed clippings turned to dirt. that's what is feels like. There is a little cotton in there though too. I'm waiting for parts to rebuild my 1500 psi pressure washer and will be removing most of this crap when I get that together this weekend. I may just pull the engine all of the way off, remove the electrical, shrouds and delicate's, cover holes and give her a good bath. Then I'll be able to see if there's a leak. Blade Switch (PTO switch) ha ha.. Still learning the names, I am... hmmm. I did look through the wiring diagram of the 1990-1991 520H this afternoon as well as the charging system circuit and checked out a couple of videos about testing the Stator and Rectifier. Though the videos for the rectifier where either with the engine running or for rectifiers with 5 terminals. The stator does produce voltage when passing through a MF. It has continuity between the wires. BUT, it also has continuity from each wire to the metal that the windings are on. I'm guessing this is my issue and that iit may fried the Rectifier. Reason being is that with my (albeit noobie) testing of it, if I use Diode mode on my DMM and place the black lead on the middle terminal and touch the red one to the terminal closest to the Ignition coil, I get a tone (continuity?) both ways (blk lead to middle terminal or red lead to middle terminal). And if I keep the blk lead on the middle terminal and touch the one to the right with the red lead, I get no continuity both ways... I haven't fully looked through the electrical manual yet for my year other than the schematics and circuits. So maybe I'll find a proper rectifier test in there... I'm still not sure about the battery being bad either. Going to check with the previous owner and see how old it is. Might be able to get it replaced at the same place as the other being the same one. The Headlights to have a bad switch that I can wiggle to get to come on. So that will be replaced. This thing definitely needs some TLC. But I think that she will be really nice one back up to tip top and I can take of her. Then maybe I'll be able to pull apart my 88' Scag 52" walk behind and give some attention to the slight knock coming from the Kaw 14hp 420v... I'll report back hopefully by the weekend or post responses... Thanks so far! You guys are great!
  36. 1 point
    Your setup seems to add as much weight as mine. I added a hitch and 100 lbs of barbell weights. I'm hoping that is enough. 150lbs of wheel weights, 100+ lbs of barbells and my 250+ should be enough. At least I hope so. We'll see. I hope you are right about climbing a tree Jeff.
  37. 1 point
    Sense it's all new it may need to break in sum before it works smoothly. You may try dry graphite lube
  38. 1 point
    Mike, I pretty much filled it when I rebuilt it, but I do have a leak somewhere on the back of the pump...so for the last few years some keeps coming out. It is a very slow leak, and I was ready to go after it (when the 857 died). I did add some a few months ago...so, I would guess about 1/2 full. I'll get out the 702 this weekend and run it for a while and check the heat I might get from the pump.
  39. 1 point
    Well I hope it works out. After seeing you are an electrical engineer, I have no doubt you'll make it work. I would love efi but not in the cards. What are looking to get out of the one you're removing?
  40. 1 point
    That winch will be very handy...especially with that swinging boom! Nice addition!
  41. 1 point
    Nice. I will look into that. Not sure about my suburban area but I will hunt some down. Thanks!
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Are you saying you replaced those weird bushing type things with actual bearings?
  44. 1 point
    I own both single and dual stage blowers. Singles move snow faster. If you're out there during or right after storm single is way to go. In my case they're used at a vacation house and driveway is plowed. Have several areas to clear. Snow is usually setup and hard. Two stage eats right through it. If if you find a two stage expect to have rebuild it. Source some after market bearings for left and right auger support. Good luck!
  45. 1 point
    my 95 I sold , dopey me. lol Glenn
  46. 1 point
    Well I'm gonna say it, by the looks of the photo, FREE would not even be a good deal. Regarding the LAWN tractor Series , I bought an A110 new in 75 and ran it for around 12 years no issues. It was garage kept and maintained all the way. I only sold it to step up to a 310-8 in 87. The 212 is a nice machine as well, but me, my opinion, I wouldn't spend $100 on the one in the photo. just my take
  47. 1 point
    The Caravan? Well the van is silver! Why do you ask? Oh!............ you mean the tractor! The color of the tractor is "FREE"! That's one color you can't pass up!
  48. 1 point
    Here is how it works. This should be very similar to what you are looking at. There is a tube from the bottom of the blower that has what is called a "flag" that goes in the end of the tube and hooks into the lift mechanism on your horse. The flag. Blurred picture, but I think you can see what is going on. You can see the lift tube hooked up in this picture. This blower also has a guide pulley that attaches to the frame. You blower may have this pulley as part of the blower itself. Depends on how new it is. Follow the belt to see this.
  49. 1 point
    Don't depend on the dash voltmeter, it might not be correct. Some digital meters don't play well with these simple systems, so try another meter, preferably an analog type, and see if they read the same. It's not likely that the high voltage is blowing fuses, but you should be burning out bulbs. There are regulators on eBay for various prices, I don't know if the price determines quality.
  50. 1 point
    This is one that Mike Chase (Squonk) found on facebook so I borrowed it for your enjoyment..
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