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    - 69' Raider 10
    - 68' Raider 12
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    Reading, PA
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    Permitting Manager / Director of Municipal Relations
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    Guitars, Old well built machines, fast women, faster women.

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  1. R-26 with 5.5hp Tecumseh No Spark

    Thanks Garry. I have since downloaded this manual and it's definitely provided good insight.
  2. R-26 with 5.5hp Tecumseh No Spark

    Update: As usual you guys were spot on. Dirty points was the culprit. I have to be a straight shooter and admit it took another RS Member to get in there and give them a proper cleaning before we had her sparkin away. So thanks Josh! Also, an extra shout to Howie for the additional information regarding the points and condenser. It's those little tidbits of information that add to your knowledge base and make you a more efficient and capable . Appreciate the info!! That little thing is fun to kick around on. Looking forward to getting the deck mounted. Missing the rear deck hanger. Thanks again!
  3. R-26 with 5.5hp Tecumseh No Spark

    I wish Garry. I just saw the pictures of them on a tractor forum while I was researching. I will try and reach out to the fella and ask if I can have a copy. I will certainly scan and email/upload them if I can find them. At the risk of sounding like a water-head, where would the points and condenser be on this? It's definitely not like a k181 or k301 where the points are on the lower left under the governor arm. I'm thinking the points are on the magneto under the blower cover about centerline top of the Flywheel? Not sure it would even have a condenser if it's a pull start? I'm no mechanic, feel free to set me straight if I'm talking nonsense. I love to learn.
  4. R-26 with 5.5hp Tecumseh No Spark

  5. R-26 with 5.5hp Tecumseh No Spark

    By the way, anyone know if we have these in the manual section? I'm not real technologistically inclinated. Thanks again!
  6. R-26 with 5.5hp Tecumseh No Spark

    Awesome. Thanks guys. I'll let you know how I make out.
  7. Hello All. Picked up this little feller here a couple days ago and just got around to wrenching on it last night. I cleaned up the carb, put a new plug in, new oil and fuel, and it doesn't want to fire. Checked the spark and I don't see anything. Ran fine 2 years ago the guy said and I have every reason to believe him. I guess I have two questions: 1.) What is on this, magneto? Where can I buy one to replace? 2.) I have a Trailblazer 7 with a 7hp Tecumseh pull Start. Think I can pull that magneto off and use it? (Assuming it is indeed a magneto). As always, Thanks for the help!!
  8. Before and after of the k181 Yes, I primed it.
  9. Hello all. Just wanted to share a few pics of my 69' Raider 10 at roughly 85% complete! Still debating whether or not I want to totally repaint the tins or just wet sand and hit it with clear. I'm not doing an all original resto. Just repowering with a K181 thats been torn down and cleaned, new seals and gaskets, electrical connectors, wire replacement (about 90%), gas lines, points and condenser, rebuilt carb, and primed/painted. While I had that on the bench I rewired the chasis, scraped/cleaned/painted the tank tray, dash, various other parts, new nuts/bolts as needed, new tank, rewired lights with LED bulbs, new headlight cover, and LED tail-light. Some of the custom mods: All new stickers made to OEM specs , New Ags and rims for the back, new tires / rims on the front, stack muffler (Not pictured I think), and here is the one thing I did that I couldn't be happier with....I added a red LED light mounted on the dash wired straight to the ignition switch. When that key is on the light is on. No more running my battery dead by bumping the key when I get off, or just flat out leaving it on! I highly recommend this as it's already saved my keester about 4 times and I haven't even fired the motor. LOL. Now that I'm a supporter I can fire away with the pics! Wait for my next post. I just picked up a C120 that's been sitting in a barn for 35 years. I LOVE IT! Any advice on the final steps of making the changeover from SS to Points? I'm using the Kohlers ignition switch and wiring. I'd love to replace it though. Any idea where to get a replacement? Thanks all! 🤘✌ More pics..
  10. Toro Groundsmaster 220-D

    Piece of advice: FIRST: Call the wife and ask her to put a clean blanket and pillow out for unexpected company and immediately end the call with "Crap! Cop behind me gotta go!" THEN GO HOME and pull up with a tractor as big as a small car and not remotely practical to cut 3/4 of an acre of grass!!
  11. Toro Groundsmaster 220-D

    Agreed and I absolutely plan on it. Only reason I haven't done it yet is because I'm not entirely sure how? I'm hoping it's as easy as buying some merch, I saw a nice hat and shirt I like. If that's the case I'll be a supporter by day's end! Thanks for the reply!
  12. Toro Groundsmaster 220-D

    Toro Groundsmaster 220-D with 3cyl Diesel, hydraulic deck lift, runs and cuts, needs new pto switch, and battery. Seat is crap but Original. I have no idea bit assuming high hours. Engine is newer but not recent. I'd post a picture but I don't have the ability with the space I have left and the fact that I'm driving. On my way to see it so I need quick help if able. $500 a decent buy?
  13. Need some Assistance / Advice on my K301 47147B

    *Update* Well, thanks to Garry and Nut, the Raider 12 is back up and humming again! I won't go into every detail because it would take awhile, but here are the highlights starting from when I created this thread: - Purchased points and condenser - Installed both but did nothing to the gap or timing. Did not start. - Noticed the condenser was different (Had sealed lead. Old one had lug) - Looked closer at the dash wiring, hack job. Rewired the panel with correct gauge wire and connectors. - Read replies to this thread and started on gapping and timing. - Gapped Points to.020 - cleaned and marked S & T on flywheel - metered points per pdf Nut supplied, and used Garry's advice on several other things. - The points were SO FAR out of whack it was crazy. They were Gapped around twice the required distance. - Timed the ignition which was obviously way outo as well. - Swapped plugs and reinstalled old condenser with better wiring. - Left ignition wire hang (M) and fired her up! Seems like shes missing a tad so I'm gonna adjust the Timing and carb again tomorrow. Also going to wire in, new lights, engine hour meter, Satellite radio, speakers, and 12v accessory power supply. Can't wait! Thanks again all.