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ryanmfairbank

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About ryanmfairbank

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  • Birthday 01/09/1978

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1977 B-80 (my first and only Wheel Horse...for now!)
  • favoritemodel
    1977 B-80

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  • Location
    Roulette, PA
  • Occupation
    stay-at-home Dad ... homeschooler

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  1. exhaust stack

    As a new Wheel Horse owner, I have seen many photos of tractors with modified exhausts...I love the look of the vertical exhaust stacks, and I'm interested to hear from people who have made this mod, and what info and tips they can provide...
  2. Light kit for '77 B-80

    Thank you both! I am thinking ahead to winter here in northern PA...I'm going to be in the market for both lights, and a plow later this summer...
  3. Light kit for '77 B-80

    lights were an option on my 1977 B-80 ... any ideas on where I can purchase them? either used or a new kit...
  4. Motor ready to fly with new carb!

    Yes sir...that was the problem...I didn't think that would make that much of a difference, but she is running good now! Thanks guys!!!
  5. Motor ready to fly with new carb!

    The point I'm trying to make though is that this didn't happen when I first purchased the tractor...only after I put on a new carb...
  6. Motor ready to fly with new carb!

    It may have been...I will have to move it and see...but I don't think that little of an adjustment will resolve my problem... When I'm running the motor and find a decent throttle position in first gear, the motor nearly stalls when I engage the PTO...then, when I find the appropriate throttle position with the PTO engaged and I disengage it, the motor is revving way way high!??
  7. Motor ready to fly with new carb!

    What's strange is, I didn't have this problem when I first bought this Wheel Horse a few weeks ago! Now, with this new carb, it just started happening...
  8. Motor ready to fly with new carb!

    Most likely the previous owner if that's the case... (not sure why it's posting the pic upside down! lol...it's not upside down on my cell, and it won't allow me to edit it) If this isn't a good angle, let me know...
  9. Motor ready to fly with new carb!

    After recently acquiring a '77 Wheel Horse B-80, I had to give it some TLC... Fuel Delivery: new carb, rebuilt fuel pump, new fuel lines, new in-line fuel filter, installed an in-line fuel shutoff, cleaned the inside of the fuel tank and petcock... Start Circut: new battery, new solenoid, and all new wiring... so...it starts right up, and sounds great, but my problem is with the throttle...it seems to either be purring beautifully at idle, or ready for takeoff at full throttle! lol There is no in-between...what am I missing???
  10. Motor ready to fly with new carb!

    After recently acquiring a '77 Wheel Horse B-80, I had to give it some TLC... Fuel Delivery: new carb, rebuilt fuel pump, new fuel lines, new in-line fuel filter, installed an in-line fuel shutoff, cleaned the inside of the fuel tank and petcock... Start Circut: new battery, new solenoid, and all new wiring... so...it starts right up, and sounds great, but my problem is with the throttle...it seems to either be purring beautifully at idle, or ready for takeoff at full throttle! lol There is no in-between...what am I missing???
  11. '77 B-80 start circuit problem

    went out this morning and bypassed the ammeter and she started right up! thanks for the help guys! btw Bob Maynard...I was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland...and I want to thank you for your service as well!
  12. '77 B-80 start circuit problem

    Yes, I plan to check the ammeter connections first... And thank you for the diagram...I actually downloaded that when I first purchased the tractor, and both of those safety switches have been bypassed on my start circuit...
  13. I recently acquired a 1977 B-80 Wheel Horse (K181) ... I just solved a surging issue, and now I have a start circuit problem. I have a new battery and a new solenoid, and I just rewired the entire tractor this past weekend. I know that the ignition switch is fine, and I can also crank the motor by jumping the large solenoid post to the short post, but, when I turn the key...nothing! Electronics is not my strong suit, so I would appreciate any and all suggestions...I'm going to try jumping the ammeter tomorrow to make sure that there isn't a problem there...
  14. new carb for a '77 B80 (K181)? (surging problem)

    Alright guys...sorry for the delay in my response, but here is an update on my progress......I installed the new carb, replaced the diaphragm in my fuel pump, installed all new fuel line, replaced the in-line fuel filter, installed an in-line fuel shutoff valve, replaced the air filter, and cleaned the inside of the fuel tank and petcock......so, it's running 100% better! I still need to dial the new carb in a bit, but it's running so much better than before! Now...I need to tackle a wiring issue! Anyhow...thanks for everyone's input!!!
  15. new carb for a '77 B80 (K181)? (surging problem)

    Unfortunately, the new valves will not pass the stamped edges of the cylinders... Fortunately though, the primary problem with the fuel pump is the diaphragm, which I was able to replace... I cleaned the inside of the fuel tank, and disassembled and cleaned the petcock...installed new fuel lines and fuel filter...installed an in-line fuel shutoff switch...and reinstalled the fuel pump...the new carb should be here tomorrow and I'll be up and running!
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