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Bill D

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    312-8, 317-8, GT1642
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    Poughkeepsie, NY
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    Wheel Horse Tractors, Willys Pickups, Trains

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  1. Seat Support Repair

    Hi, I have a cracked seat support on my tractor. Does anyone have pictures of how they have repaired or beefed up this area? I did see a thread regarding repairs but I am trying to figure out how to beef up this area without causing problems for myself when reinstalling the belt gard and other covers. Thanks. Bill
  2. 417A Won't move??

    Use 10w-30 or 10w-40. The drain plug in on the bottom of the transmission near the hitch. Take the hitch off to make it easier to find.
  3. 416-8 Skeeter Fogger

    I might offer 300 and see if he bites. There is another guy around here who snaps up most any Onan powered Wheel Horse, especially hydros. I don't have time to work on the ones I have now, and I can't justify bringing home another one right now. Even if I make it back up there by Friday it will most likely be sold. Bill
  4. 416-8 Skeeter Fogger

    I forgot to smell the oil for gas when I was there. There was oil running out of the air cleaner housing and the air cleaner was soaked with oil. Oil is being pushed out thru the breather, but why? If there is gas in the oil the fuel pump could be the source, but how much damage was done is the question. If I have time this week I may go up to the dealer and see if it is still there. Like I said I don't really need it, but these things are addictive. That being said I am trying not to make an impulse purchase. If I do I might have to have a tee shirt made that says "My wife said she would leave me if I brought home another Wheel Horse... Man I'm ging to miss her". Anyone here got a shirt like that? Bill
  5. 416-8 Skeeter Fogger

    The machine was a trade in and is being sold as is. It is in good shape otherwise but isn't something I really need. I thought about using the motor for parts for my other Onan if needed. These things are addictive. Bill
  6. 416-8 Skeeter Fogger

    My local dealer has a 416-8 for sale with 927 on the clock. It seems to run well and has good power, but smokes badly. The engine is overfilled with oil and that seems to be the most likely culprit. It has a good 48 inch deck. He is asking $400. To buy or not? I would check the compression before I bought it. I am out of room and would likely have to part out my 416H if the motor is bad. Since I prefer 8 speeds it doesn't matter much to me if the hydro goes. Anyone interested in a good hydro roller for $200? I would appreciate any advice on what else could be wrong with the engine besides being overfilled with oil. Thanks. Bill
  7. K181

    K181 off B80 with blown connecting rod. Good for parts only. Motor is partially disassembled head and carb are missing and bore is rusted from sitting outside. Decent tins and flywheel. I removed and am keeping stator. One inch crank. PM with questions.
  8. I enjoy listening to my local Christian radio station here in Poughkeepsie, The Bridge 106.9 FM. I always have it one while working in the garage. Bill
  9. A friend of mine picked up his first Wheel Horse. It is a 1998 312-8, Model 73428, S/N 8900145. It has about 650 hours and came with a 37 inch deck and bagger. It will need some minor work, including replacemnt of the front axle. I have couple of questions about this model as it is different from my 80's vintage machines. First what length belt does the deck take? Second are there any known problems with the Kohler Command engine that I should be aware of? Is the drive belt the same as other machines with the K and Magnum engines? The gas spring for the clutch was shot so we went back to tho old style clutch spring. Anything else specific to this model and year that I should be aware of as I help him fix it up? Thanks.
  10. Onan P216 Horsepower

    The Onan on my tractor has about 627 hours and doesn't smoke, or make any unusual noises.
  11. Onan P216 Horsepower

    Hi, I was reading another thread where someone stated that P220 was underrated and actually produced 28 HP on the dyno. Is the same true of the P216? Also, I may be trading this engine for a rebuilt K341. Which one do you guys prefer? Thanks.
  12. 13 Fin K321S?

    Hi, I have a K321S, Spec # 60424, S/N 14169017. I was counting the cooling fins on the rear of the engine and noticed that it has 13 fins. I read somewhere that 13 fin blocks were more sought after thatn 12 fin blocks. If so, why? Also is it possible to have a 13 fin K321, or did someone possibly change the cover in the past? Also is it possble to tell is this engine has balance gears from the numbers? I have read that some engines did not have them. Thanks
  13. Hi, I have and Onan P216G on my 416H. The Engine Model # is P216G-I/10976C, The S/N is J893614597 and the Part # is 1175901. Can anyone tell me what type of Fly Ball Spacer the Govenor came with? I am guessing it is plastic, but was wondering if it had the tab on it or not? Is it possible to tell from the engine numbers? Can a new flyball spacer with the tab be installed? Thanks for your help. Bill
  14. Hi, I am looking for a copy of the installation instructions for the 8-3900 foot pedal kit. There was one on Ebay awhile back and I was able to read the part number on the install manual. It is 810338R2. I anyone has one please let me know. I haven't had any luck selling the tractor. I would like to use the pictures in the manual to fabricate my own version. Thanks. Bill
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