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  1. 13 points
    I got these 2 Horses to pose for a couple of pics a while back. I had borrowed my brother's pressure washer and moved these future projects off of the back porch to wash it. If I'd a had more time they would have gotten a bath also.
  2. 9 points
    ALWAYS one to follow rules, here is a pic of my 414-8. I picked it up at a tag sale for 150 bucks and gave it a decent worker refurb. I'll have to find a before pic. I've had 416's with Kohler 16's on them and I really don't notice a big difference in power. I think the 414's are one of the best trouble free workers out there...
  3. 8 points
    This is the last piece that goes on this tractor. I just have to VHT2000 to it to complete. I am thinking either silver or black I also have cast iron not sure about that. I kinda like the way it came out real quiet now. I mean it is just a worker .No trailer queen here. OOHH my new heater I also have a 2 burner heats my space very well. Sorry about the sore neck picks tried to fix no go old camera.
  4. 8 points
    OK guys, we share all our love and pics for the RJ's, the Suburban"s, the 701's, the 953's, the C160's, the 520's, and occasionally a Blackhood........ But what about the 414's? It's like they don't even exist! Am I the only Red Square member who has a 414 in the barn? LOL Tell me it ain't so, and show us your 414 Tonight the 414-8 is getting an oil change. I have no idea how many hours are on this one because they do not have hour meters. What was up with that?!
  5. 8 points
    Finally got this picked up.
  6. 8 points
    I know.....I know.....................you said. 414........but this is as close as i can get... lololollo
  7. 7 points
    The original gas tank on the Allis Chalmers BIG TEN is in sad shape. Many pin holes and it had already been coated inside sometime in it's lifetime. So I found some stainless steel plate from an old job and after a little bit of TIG welding I have a replacement till an original replacement tank can be found.
  8. 5 points
    I have a 1970 Raider 10, with the Tecumseh engine, that I just couldn't make run right, it would only run good at about half throttle or less. I put a new carb on it, and it made no difference. At the same time, the battery wasn't charging and the starter was very slow to turn. The starter finally gave up, stopped turning and sparked and smoked a little. I got a new starter and charging coil from AZ tractors and installed both. Now I have a new tractor. It's amazing how smooth this old techy runs now. I guess the purpose of this post is to say that if your old techy ain't runnin' just right, it may not be the troublesome techy carb, you may want to look closely at the coil.
  9. 5 points
    Well I finally had some time to get the generator mounted. One of the POs had modified it to fit an earlier tractor so I I took it apart and mounted it on the plate in the factory slots. They also modified the undercarriage but that actually made it sit higher off the ground on the 161 and 314 so that was a good thing. A new belt and it was ready to go. It works really well but I was surprised how much it dragged down the engine on the 314 when engaging the PTO. The 161 didn't even notice it was there. The 314 is so much quieter and more efficient though I'll still probably use it on that tractor if the need arises.
  10. 5 points
  11. 5 points
    Great Horses, love Kohler engines. Here's a 416-8 sittin' with a 414-8 Magnum Kohler.
  12. 5 points
    I was working late Glenn, but now I'm just kicking back listening to some music. Need a little rest so I can get up tomorrow and go trade another eight hours of my life for money.
  13. 4 points
    Don't have a 414 yet but here is my 416-6 the day I picked it up and how it looks now. It's an 1987 and sat for 27 years outside covered up.
  14. 4 points
    10-27-1904 New York City subway opens At 2:35 on the afternoon of October 27, 1904, New York City Mayor George McClellan takes the controls on the inaugural run of the city’s innovative new rapid transit system: the subway. While London boasts the world’s oldest underground train network (opened in 1863) and Boston built the first subway in the United States in 1897, the New York City subway soon became the largest American system. The first line, operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), traveled 9.1 miles through 28 stations. Running from City Hall in lower Manhattan to Grand Central Terminal in midtown, and then heading west along 42nd Street to Times Square, the line finished by zipping north, all the way to 145th Street and Broadway in Harlem. On opening day, Mayor McClellan so enjoyed his stint as engineer that he stayed at the controls all the way from City Hall to 103rd Street. At 7 p.m. that evening, the subway opened to the general public, and more than 100,000 people paid a nickel each to take their first ride under Manhattan. IRT service expanded to the Bronx in 1905, to Brooklyn in 1908 and to Queens in 1915. Since 1968, the subway has been controlled by the Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA). The system now has 26 lines and 468 stations in operation; the longest line, the 8th Avenue “A” Express train, stretches more than 32 miles, from the northern tip of Manhattan to the far southeast corner of Queens. Every day, some 4.5 million passengers take the subway in New York. With the exception of the PATH train connecting New York with New Jersey and some parts of Chicago’s elevated train system, New York’s subway is the only rapid transit system in the world that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No matter how crowded or dirty, the subway is one New York City institution few New Yorkers—or tourists—could do without
  15. 3 points
    No internet over the weekend had lot of free time so I tried my hand at building a sleeve hitch for my c-120. I still got more to do on it before I'm finished.
  16. 3 points
    ManIac, I must say, Yours is my favorite 414 so far. Makes me glad to know I've been hanging onto a swept forward axle and reduction steering setup! Jack, its about time to change your ZRED square name to Wishingfota414. I love seeing Wheel Horses with tillers! 88PU, that 416 is looking real good
  17. 3 points
    Here's my 414 with a 520 steering reduction and Ark loader.
  18. 3 points
    My C-120 with the HH120 is still my most trouble free tractor.
  19. 3 points
    Had a Raider 10 with the Tecumseh Engine as well. Best running Techy I've ever had and for some reason that I can't explain, I sold it. I still kick myself for selling it....
  20. 3 points
    There are 3 switches that control the starter circuit relay on the 1990 520-H. ignition switch 1/2 of the pto switch neutral switch Garry
  21. 3 points
    Congratulations on your retirement Glenn. Reading your RS postings let's me know this is a good time in your life. Hopefully I will join your ranks in about 2 & 1/2 years. Tankman, that's a mighty fine looking 414-8 you have! And its still earning its keep during the Winter months too Yes Sir, this one has al o t of potential. I'm the second owner of this one. It was bought and used by the original owner to mow a 1/4 acre lot on a lake front, and groom the driveway with a brinley blade. All I've done with it since bringing it here three years ago is pull a trailer and lawn sweeper around. With a good waxing it will shine like new money. Ed, I do believe the 414 was basically the same as the 312 with the exception of the 414 has two more horsepower, the eight inch front wheels, but does not have an hour meter whereas the 312 does have an hour meter. Also I think the 414 cost a little more to purchase than the 312 LOL And you are welcome for my contributions to your SS fund LOL but you better be quick cashing your checks in September 2019 because I'll be racing you to the bank then to get mine cashed first
  22. 3 points
    Howard, three 857s; that equals 2571; Howard is an over-achiever.........way beyond 414!
  23. 3 points
    Van, I knew that drill for many years. But eventually that will come to pass. Quick as the sands in that hour glass in your post. Glenn
  24. 3 points
    Does this count for being in the club, 1) have had my 1997 Anniversary model since new in 1998 left, 2) the low (236) hour 95 I bought this spring right, 3) and another 95 (550+ hr) center, with vacuum bagger not attached during photo op ? Jeff.
  25. 2 points
    I recently picked up a Mutt tractor. I was picking at it a little tonight and noticed how comfy the seat was on it. Looking it over I found that it was a Stedi Seat made by the Ohio rubber Co. I was just wondering if any one had heard of these seats? Another question I have is what can I put on the seat so that my bum does not turn black from the rubber seat? Gave it a quick once over with some Simple Green, starting to clean up nice. The rubber seat it fully suspended above the metal pan. Lets you sink in a little for some extra cushion. Looks like I should be able to take it apart so I can blast & paint the pan. Definitely want to use it on a build.
  26. 2 points
    So Mrs. Fun Engineer was out picking up a CL desk and somehow got to talking to the seller about tractors. He says he has a wh generator that he'd like to sell. Here's a few pictures she took of his setup. I realize that it has been modified and I don't know if it currently works although he said it was used recently but what do you think it's worth? I think he wants to sell both motors with the generator but I'm really only interested in the generator. So so any suggestions on what it's worth and would it be possible to locate an original mount? Thanks.
  27. 2 points
    Son of a!!!!! You are right! I thought it was metal!!!!!!! I read so many posts about having to seal tanks, I assumed my was that old! I never looked closely at it!!!!!! What am I gonna do with all this HCL?!?!?!??? Any one need to disappear a body? Oh, well...... I'll find something rusty to clean up I am sure...... Feelin' kinda dumb....
  28. 2 points
    Double check that neutral switch on the the 520 I bought this spring I went crazy tracking down an electrical problem that was mechanical, the actuator was missing top pic, new second pic,Jeff
  29. 2 points
    search for "stuck hubs" in search bar top right. Dozens of threads will come up... good luck! Good to see Michigan folks!
  30. 2 points
    My my extra parts build with HH 100 has been more reliable then the rest of my herd, it is low value for a collector but wouldn't sell for any price.
  31. 2 points
    here are my 2,both are great,and both were cheap buys
  32. 2 points
    I bet you're right Jack. My '95 has the older style wheel.
  33. 2 points
    I cant be of much help but to tell you mine is a 97 with the 3 spoke wheel and no model designation on the hood. Only on the lower hood stand.
  34. 2 points
    Nice looking blackhoods.
  35. 2 points
    Wheel horse generators are pretty pricey and fairly hard to find but it sure is nice not to have another motor to maintain. I bought a 5kw at the big show from a member here for $650 with the original mount and I think I did OK. Finding a mount alone could be a trick but it would be pretty easy to fabricate one. For that 3kw I would probably offer him $300ish.
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    Did change the 414-8 seat, now a high back. TSC off the shelf. Foot rests are now anti-slip. Been using for years and works great, course skateboard grip tape. One $5 piece will cover both foot rests. I cut the tape with a paper cutter, straight cuts.. Also use the grip tape with the "micro holes" no bubbles.
  38. 2 points
    When I installed an 8hp electric start Kohler on my sons Suburban I made a custom belt guard from scratch for it. I put different pulleys on it to make it a little faster. I must have got lucky because the first time I tried it it worked perfect...
  39. 2 points
    To any members in the Chicago area, there is a add on Chicago Craigslist for 2 1958 RJ 58s for 1500. Well they are both 60 suburbans and not RJs. The seller claims one is complete and the other is missing a carb only. Also incorrect, they both are missing many parts. He knows they are not RJs and it seems he is waiting for some poor soul that isn't familiar with RJs to take advantage of. I know we are all into different years and models and I just wanted to get it out there so no one here that is not familiar with the RJ model gets taken advantage of. Hopefully this thread is ok and in the right place.
  40. 2 points
    Maybe we should have "Show Us Your 400 Series". I don't have a 414-8, but I do have a 416-8. Looks better with the new seat.
  41. 2 points
    Can't help with a 400 pic Van, but I am curious. What is different between the 300 and 400 tractors? BTW, we old geezers do for keeping our SS checks from bouncing.
  42. 2 points
    Well she is done ready for winter. Thanks to Bob aka rmaynard, Told me about the mid high seat from Northern Tool nice seat for the $$$$ found some seat springs on E->>> Now I sit above the steering wheel. Also went to Home Depot to get some safety walk tread for stairs. Fits nice on the running boards also it is reflective. So now just waiting for that W or S word. enjoy the picks.
  43. 2 points
    First time I have had the stable out for some exercise and a photo shoot.They may not be to pretty but they sure work hard. Hope this satisfies the cries for more pictures.JAinVA
  44. 2 points
    Grandson had a few out for fresh air.
  45. 2 points
    I see the correct belt guard there on the floor. Maybe getting that idler pulley spaced out a little or moving the other pulleys in to line them all up will help it work. Seems a shame not to use it on that nicely restored tractor. Could just be the pic is deceiving in the alignment of them. Belt looks loose on there too. 1/2" x 29" belt for the RJ. Some can be a real pain to get working correctly. Just ask @Ken B, we played with a Suburban belt for a while at Stevebo's M&G last Sat.
  46. 2 points
    "No good deed goes unpunished"
  47. 2 points
    Glad you are looking out for the fellow members who may not know better...I know there are several out there who could make this mistake (myself possibly included, as I'm still soaking up any information I can) who might buy these based on what the owner is stating that they are, only to be disappointed later on down the line. This is one of the many reasons I love RedSquare...members looking out for fellow members I know myself wanting an RJ but not knowing much about them would be extremely upset if I bought these, only to find they weren't what I was told they were
  48. 2 points
    As I originally stated, I'm not trying to jump on the guy for misslabeling, I was warning fellow members THAT DONT KNOW THE RJ MODEL WELL to be aware that they are suburbans in case they believe they are really rjs and respond to the add to try to purchase them. I'm trying to lookout for our fellow members that's all, I can give a rats tail about him or the add. And the guy does know they are suburbans because I asked him "how much for the suburbans" and he said to make a offer so it's not accidental mislabeling, it's ignorance.
  49. 2 points
    No Mike I have chains our drive is flat and I am only pushing it to the side and then I will blow it over to the side lot. Or if it is Icy. I need to get under the ice I have elderly people that need to have a clean driveway so that is why. Snow blower does not get down to the pavement a plow will get you close = minor shoveling.
  50. 2 points
    I realize location is everything in this conversation. Lots of difference in winter temps. between Arkansas and Maine. But for thirty years I have used #30 above 32 deg. and #5w/30 below 32 deg. Cause we do get below 0 deg. That's my. It works in my backyard.
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