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  1. 7 points
    This is my first post on the forum. I am about to do my first lawn tractor build. My dad picked up this ltitle Wheel Horse for my kids around 6 years ago, he never done anything with it. A little over 2 years ago he died. It has been setting there by his barn reminding me of him and his purpose for having it. Today I picked it up and brought it home to my workshop and started disassembly on it.
  2. 4 points
    Prairieland Heritage Museum in Jacksonville, Illinois will have a Swap Meet and Sale on March 11, 2017. The Wheel Horse items of the lat Earl "Tuffy" McEvers of White Hall, Illinois wil be sold at this Swap Meet and Sale. Earl attended the 2013 Prairieland Show that hosted the Wheel Horse as the tractor of the year. EARL'S SMALL SCALE Road Grader on You Tube: He was famous for his smaller scale road grader made from a Wheel Horse hydro transmission that used a 1 /1/2 Horse International Harvester water cooled farm motor.
  3. 4 points
    I use sealed on my show horses so that I don't have grease on my wheels. I use open on my workers so they can be well greased to keep water and dirt out. It's all about personal preferences.
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    Kids are a blessing and boy do they grow up fast. I'm happy for all of you gentleman and certainly see the pride you have in your grandchildren. As a side note, my supervisors daughter was good enough to get a full ride at a good university for softball. I hope that can be the case for you as well.
  5. 4 points
    FEL is that not a front mount crane ? eric j
  6. 3 points
    Well the weather was perfect and the show was busy. I got to take some pictures but for the most part I spent the first part of the morning buying the gt14 and then the other half trying to figure out how I was going to load/unload it when I did het it. Walking along there were some neat things here and there. Just some of what we saw is here. Some red, some yellow and yes, some green. And then there is that gold,green and blue thing I bought. Had a good time. And my treasure
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    I think it's risky no matter what you use or how you do it.
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    2017 "Power from the Past" Show Flyer . Held in Winamac, Indiana -this is always a good show. I have been attending for seven years!
  9. 3 points
    Okay...I have a friend who is a honcho at a local power tool rental shop and he called me this morning to offer me this hydraulic hose crimper. It's an oldie for sure (he says it was there when he started 28 years ago). Anyway, I'm not about to pass up a freebie such as this, so here 'tis. It's a bench mount, but unfortunately I don't have room on either bench at the moment. There might not be much of a cost saving factor here because of my cost for hose and fittings, but I have to check it out.
  10. 3 points
    Before you order new parts from a dealer.....think about whether a used part would work. We have a great list of vendors in our classified section that offer used parts. I bet one of them could have set you up with the correct length choke cable for much less than $63. Mike.........
  11. 3 points
    Thanks Doc. I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet. I have no clue how it runs. I'll get the model when I get up there next week. My Wheel Horses will keep it in line.
  12. 2 points
    Many of you know about our move back to our home state of Indiana. Well, the closing date has been set for March 10th. I just found out yesterday that the seller is going to leave these two items. There's a lot to mow and I actually thing the seller is trying to do me a favor. She doesn't know that I have real tractors The Agri-Fab will probably get some red paint and I'll just use the trailer to haul the grandkids around. I can see that the mower has an 18.5 hp Kohler Magnum twin and a 46" deck. Does anybody know the model? On my trip up to close I've got a cargo trailer reserved and I'll be bringing my Wheel Horses up. The plan is to leave them up there along with my truck and fly back here. We will then have a semi trailer sitting in the drive to haul everything else. Once we close on this place my wife and I will come back up in her car. When I unload my tractors I'll be sure to keep them as far away as possible from this thing.
  13. 2 points
    Picked up another RJ-58 today that a guy had in his yard. Not as good as my last find but not too bad for $175. No original engine but it had the pulleys from it, belt guard, muffler guard and serial sticker. Hood has a couple small dents but in decent shape otherwise, no holes. Front rims are not rotted and the fuel tank is in good shape too. Check it out. I'm cleaning it up. Ill get a few more pics up soon.
  14. 2 points
    UUUHHHMMM...Front right tire, 5th tread pattern from the bottom on the inside - I see some dust on the tire...
  15. 2 points
    Send a PM to @Shynon...I've watched him remove paint off of original decals with good success.. Just can't remember what he used..
  16. 2 points
    Are you going to repaint the hood? If so remove the decals with however you are going to prep the hood and put new ones on. If not @stevasaurus knows a way to do it.
  17. 2 points
    Is it just overspray, or actually painted over. If it is overspray I would start with something like WD-40 or Seafoam Creep.
  18. 2 points
    Millions of New and Used Onan parts available. Intakes are the same on the P216, P218 & P220 engines. Same carb on the 16HP & 18HP. 20HP carb only the jets are different.
  19. 2 points
    Richie: I was down there at the Flywheelers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday is vendors setup day but they sell a lot of stuff. I was there selling stuff with Rodeny Burger of Roachdale, Indiana. I saw Terry Wolfe and his display from Greenville , Ohio, another Red Square member. I took some pics too and will add here. I had a great time an except for Wednesday's rain the wether was great! They needed the rain down there though -it was awful dry and quite a few grass fires. Saw a Wheel Horse for sale that had an Anderson, Indiana dealers decal on it!
  20. 2 points
    Thank you Sarge will take that tip under advisement and thank you Denny, I find it takes less work by paying attention to the little stuff when building then to get it assembled and say "why the #@€& didn't I think of that when I had it apart and easy to do?!?!
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  22. 2 points
    finally got around to cleaning the nos one up
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  24. 2 points
    I got 4 of the horses in the barn.
  25. 1 point
    has extension comes w/ wheel weights & chains
  26. 1 point
    First want to say, not a newbie to this site. Have lurked here for many years, so I wanted to give all you extremely knowledgeable and helpful users first chance to purchase and take care of the red baron, hopefully restoring her. She served us so well!! Extremely hard for me to part with my B-80 but life's changing, and I need to get rid of things. So here's the info. on it: Model # 1-0140-9, has 8 hp Kohler engine, 4 speed, garage kept, never used for snow, just grass cutting & hauling small wagon, hosed off after each mowing, yearly oil changes, trans. oil checked annually, and have tendency to overgrease. Snap ring needs to be replaced (may as well replace both while it's torn apart) and she's good to go. Paint job wouldn't hurt either. Purchased this used from a neighbor around '76/'77. Manual shows 1975 but internet research with actual model no. resulted in it being a '74 model. Assuming salesperson had only the '75 manual on hand and since not much changed from one year to another, handed this one out. Includes the following Manuals/Brochures: 1. Original Parts List & Instructions for 36" mower deck 2. Original Kohler Engine Owner's Manual 3. Original Kohler Engine Sales & Service Directory 4. Original 1975 B Series Owners Manual 5. Original Sales Catalog (44 pages) 6. Original Accessory Catalog (34 pages) 7. Original 1976 Series Brochure (6 pages) - compares all the series Downloaded Information: 1. 1974 Transmission Parts Lists/Diagrams (10 pages, some dup.) 2. 1975 Parts Manual (21 pages) Extra Parts: 1. Extra set(3) of used blades 2. New - 3 mower deck spindle bearings 3. New - 3 spindle cups (1 barely used) 4. New - 1 Hub with woodruff key (1 new wheel hub installed on mower in Fall, 2016) 5. Old fuel pump kit (original) - to be rebuilt? 6. Extra mower deck belt (new) 7. Broken wheel hub (original), if you want it 8. Old Tierods May also stumble upon some other things. Other photos available upon request PM me and I'll respond as soon as I can. Prefer local pickup but willing to work with your prearranged shipper.
  27. 1 point
    Has anyone ever had to remove paint that was sprayed over decals? I have some ideas but would like to hear yours. Both hood decals and frame decal have been sprayed over.
  28. 1 point
    Picked up # 99 420-lse brand new never started . Also the other one I have is 50 has 145 hours . Nos one is on left hand side .
  29. 1 point
    Another fine specimen saved ,,,,,,,,,We humbley thank-you,//// And welcome aboard !!!!!! Keep a few pics for us.....as progress moves along!!!! Howard 857Horse in VA
  30. 1 point
    Be careful with this as the front axels can't hold the weight that the rear can. I know this because when I was using my FEL as a crane picking up my Onan generator one of the front axels broke tipping the tractor sideways. Then the cut pieces of railroad track I had for additional ballast on top of the rear counter weight slid off. Without that additional weight on the rear,the tractor tipped forward, the generator came crashing down. I had a very short chain so the bucket hit the air cleaner snapping off the carburetor on the generator! Moral of the story is be careful of what and how you pick things up!!!! P.S I didn't have the HD spindle kit at the time.
  31. 1 point
    That's why I kept my mouth shut Terry....Steve told me what to use but CRS and didn't want Slim to screw up his decals. I think it was acetone but????
  32. 1 point
    to the Ran d. The two 1972 models you listed have different spec engines.
  33. 1 point
    That's what I was thinking Doug. I can wear sunglasses and maybe nobody will recognize me on a Craftsman.
  34. 1 point
    I prefer to have the ability to grease my bearings. The last 6 sealed mower deck bearings I installed after removing 1 side of the seal 3 of the bearings were factory greased full and the other 3 had no grease in them at all and they were NAPA bearings. It can be a crap shoot. And as Bob said above depends on your preference and with low cost sealed bearings, your luck.
  35. 1 point
    Many of us have kids and grandkids involved in wholesome activities such as sports and others. I love seeing our young ones involved in these activities so I thought I'd start a thread so us old folks could brag them up. Our granddaughter, Madison, is a freshman in high school this year. Deltona High School is one of the stronger girls softball teams in the state. Madison has been playing softball for several years now and has become very good. I figured she'd make the team but I never figured she would be the varsity starting shortstop especially as a freshman. I was at one of her games and she was outstanding at her position. She fielded the ball very well playing part in many outs and twice caught a low line drive and and got it to first before the runner could get back for a double play. I called her my little Ozzie Smith. As you can see, she's a little drink of water. When she goes to bat if the outfielders haven't seen her play they would come in closer thinking she couldn't hit it past them. Once they got to know her they learned to step back closer to the fence. The team is currently 4-0 and has outscored their opponents 29-3. Let's see more stories and pictures of the young ones you're proud of.
  36. 1 point
    Only 5 Onan's? No need for any help until ya have at least 10!
  37. 1 point
    I would caution you using pressure treated wood in this application. The chemicals (some really nasty ones) can leach out and soak into other things around it like your fabric or react with the paint and metal. Go with a good quality natural wood as lane said. It might be cost prohibitive or hard to find (check specialty lumber stores like Rockler for fancy stuff in small quantities), but I would look into teak or red cedar for and application like this if you want it to last forever.
  38. 1 point
    Lots of fun in the mud yesterday.
  39. 1 point
    Now on to the engine saga. This is the Briggs 18 opposed twin I got off eBay after some disassembly. It is just flat wore out. Cylinders are about .020 over already and a valve seat has come loose and ran like that for awhile. Governor is missing half the teeth and the timing pin was sheared off. There was a strange spring holding the throttle on the carb in place. I am willing to bet it ran in the condition it's in. Can't kill a Briggs! This is the block I'm rebuilding. Tins, carb, and oil pan are off the junk engine. This one sat for a few years so it had a lot more rust than the junk one. Much more to come!
  40. 1 point
    Well guys I started on the 1054 the body seams to be in really good shape. I got the new front tire on, it came with 1 new tire and rim but I have to pull it back off. As I was trying to mount the tire I used silicone spray and it messed up the paint that I sprayed on the rim. I made a new seat and backrest for it. I had to buy a industrial sewing machine but they came out really good. I wanted to make it red like @Martin did, I really like what he did to his. Mine won't come close to his but it will be a lot nicer then what it looks now. @Lane Ranger made his like the original white/black . The seat needs the wood wedge cut from a 2/4 and the padding added but its ready for mouning after I clean and paint the seat frame. All the sewing is done.
  41. 1 point
    The only other one that I've seen that has never been started belongs to @buckrancher.
  42. 1 point
    We are starting small. Eventually we may work up to one of those.
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    Do we have a video of the rescue??? And if not...why not? Jim
  45. 1 point
    Our grand daughter Mackenzie is a real book worm and a Disneyholic. She is 12 and is a seventh grader enrolled in a Magnet School with a concentration in Medical and Computer Sciences. She has already gone far beyond my limited ability to help with her homework. I may need to sell some of my herd in a few years to help with collage tuition.
  46. 1 point
    4 mower decks for C series. I have too many and need to pass them on.
  47. 1 point
    The raffle tractor at the big show this year was a unique machine, I know I watched the progress pictures of Eldon working on the tractor. so many people came together to make this build possible, including Ken donating a really nice 16hp onan that was installed Wednesday before the show... the ticket container was packed to the point that they were pushing it down to fit more tickets. One person said that they bought $350 worth of tickets, I know of another who bought $170 in tickets. I myself bought $40 (my usual each year.) then about 10 minutes before the office closed I decided to use my last $10 to purchase a few more tickets. 2:00 on Saturday rolled around and everyone sat in anticipation of the raffle tractor winning ticket would be picked. I waited through the raffles until someone needed a trash bag which I happened to have, I handed the nice lady the bag, and found that I was the one who won the last raffle prize so I got the honor of picking the winning ticket...I did not want to because then there was no guarantee I would win I faced the crowd and pulled the winning ticket, not even looking at it because I knew there was no chance that I would win. Wild Bill then scanned the room, looking at my husband Jim and I thought no way he won!! but then he looked back at me with a smile on his face and that look in his eyes. Then he turned the ticket over to show the name on the back, (one of the tickets I bought right before the office closed)...my name NO WAY NO WAY I screamed with delight, my hands started shaking and I could not stop smiling or making what I can only describe as happy squeaks (Wild Bill made sure that everyone heard me by placing the microphone hooked to the PA system in my direction. The funny thing is that by my noises eveyone knew who won...lol needless to say I am still in awe and honored to have the custom, it will be at every show I make it to, and I love riding it around, and I think Jim likes it just as much. We stuffed a raider Jim bought along with my 401 in the back of the truck to make room for that tractor.
  48. 1 point
    Aldon here are some pics of my Gt 14 hood hinges and latch, let me know if you need anything else.
  49. 1 point
    I apologize to Trouty and Jim. I am usually not very sensitive about things, but for some reason, I was a few nights ago...sorry. Maybe I should have explained better what I was showing in the pictures. I was sitting around trying to figure out what it would take to get this muffler off with the tools that I had. I have an assortment of pipe wrenches, strap wrenches, etc...but everything was just a little too small. The nipple was solid, and I did not really want to get into cutting it off and beating it in with a chisel to get it out. I looked in the end of the new muffler and saw that only about 3/8 to 1/2" of threads were involved. This had to come off if I could find a way to grab it. I saw a piece of bicycle chain hanging on an "S" hook and I thought if I could go around twice and grab it with a pry bar I might get the muffler to loosen. It worked great. I know to turn the new one on hand tight, and I staged the pictures to show what I did on the new muffler. You may not have seen the chain on the old muffler...same color. Anyway, I am sorry Trouty,. Here are the pictures...the dent in the muffler happened on the way home...the marks that look like scratches are oil from the chain...the picture is set up to take the muffler off. I take a lot of kidding on this site, and I like that, I give it out also...sometimes it may seem like crossing the line. I felt like that the other day...please, if I ever cross the line...send me a PM...I did not mean to. Again to Trouty and JimD...sorry.
  50. 1 point
    the kohler manual says: new: as in off the shelf never ran in a motor used: as from a running engine new: 260 in.lbs used: 200 in.lbs DO NOT overtorque----loosen---and retorque the hex nuts on posi-lock connecting rods cap screw style connecting rods: 285 in.lbs over torque 20%, loosen below torque value and retorque to final torque value Brian
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