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About Twohorses

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  • Birthday 05/24/1950

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1969 Raider 12 that was my first purchase from the original owner in 1984.
    1969 Raider 12. Restored no deck.
    1973 Noname 12 8 speed recently obtained and soon to be restored
    1999 312-8 That I purchased new.
  • favoritemodel
    Raider 12 1969

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    Central Virginia
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    Manager
  • Interests
    Rebuilt the Raider 12 from the ground up. The original engine seized and I rebuilt the K301. The next project is the 1970 Raider that will be used for snow thrower service.

    Love those flat head Kohler engines.

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  1. Painting wheels?

    I have been following your progress, but my first project required removal of the tires since I was not able to get a seal due to the rust. I found someone to sandblast the wheels down to bare metal. ($10 each), so now I have primed, painted, and mounted new tires. The next project (1969 Raider 12) is just a cleanup, so I bought a needle gun and will give that a go. I hope mine look as good as yours. Update... Tried one wheel with the needle gun. Did not like the result. I'll just take them to the sandblast shop. The guy said he would powder cost if I press out the bearings.
  2. Painting wheels?

    I have been following your progress, but my first project required removal of the tires since I was not able to get a seal due to the rust. I found someone to sandblast the wheels down to bare metal. ($10 each), so now I have primed, painted, and mounted new tires. The next project (1969 Raider 12) is just a cleanup, so I bought a needle gun and will give that a go. I hope mine look as good as yours.
  3. Wheels and Front End

    I just inherited a 73 no name with a 12 hp K301. My front wheels are rusty and terrible and I am looking for something new or newer. What is the best solution? I don't want to spend time and effort on sandblasting only to find out that I should have replaced them.
  4. Wheel Horse Raider 12, 1969

    Does anyone have a PDF of the manual for the 1-6241. I have two of these beauties and would like to have the manual for the 1969 raider 12.
  5. At the garlic festival in Amherst VA

  6. James and Erin enjoying the pool.

  7. A beautiful cool August morning on the black water trail. Feels like late September.

  8. 1965 to 1969 front hitch adapter

    Six years later and I just finished one. I used a local weld shop but did the rest myself. Thx for these plans.
  9. Back on the Blackwater trail. Morning walk.

  10. Tri-rib tires?

    Thanks Martin. Great looking machine!
  11. Tri-rib tires?

    Martin- I plan to use these tri-ribs on a tractor that will not be a mower, rather just for snow removal via a blade or a thrower. Is this the best solution? Bob
  12. Tri-rib tires?

    What supplier do you use for Deestone? Are these available via local suppliers? Bob
  13. Ignition problem 312-8 with CH12.5

    Doc: good point that the intake is much smaller. Not sure what to do about it other than to just keep after it and keep it clean. I have been wondering if this CH series is as good as the K or Magnums. This was my first real problem in 15 years, but it is an eye opener. Bob
  14. My 1999 312-8 had been giving me ignition problems and finally crapped out. Turns out that the magneto had gone south and a replacement did the trick. I bought this one new and it has been my go to machine even though I still have my 1969 Raider 12. My big surprise was the amount of dirt inside the fan housing. I'm just surprised that this engine survived and did not overheat. My Fall PM routine is to now include pulling all the tins and the housing to clean away the dust and dirt. (No mice or other critters that I could detect) Bob
  15. The political calls are starting already. Does someone really believe that a robocall from Pat Boone is going to help me decide who to vote for?

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