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  1. 1975 wheel horse hydrostatic 14 horse

    Check the white writing on the left floorboard in first and third photo
  2. Cab LED Lights

    Thanks. This is what I was looking for.
  3. Does anyone have a specific make and model of LED pod or light bar that they would recommend based on first hand experience? This would be for a snow cab. I'm not looking for Rigid ($$$) quality, maybe $30-$50 price range.
  4. PTO Clutch Pressure

    Is there a procedure for setting the proper spring force on the PTO clutch? I'm interested in both a 520H and a C161, if the difference in mechanism drives a different procedure.
  5. Thanks Here's a link to the manual on another site: http://www.wfmfiles.com/download/Tecumseh-Peerless_Motion_Drive_System_-_Transmissions_&_Differentials(691218).pdf
  6. Thanks Kurt, Do you have a link to the manual? I've only found the parts list.
  7. How much gear oil does the right angle gear box in a two stage blower take? (79361 blower / peerless 1000-014 gearbox). Is this a' turn it up on end and fill to the top' deal, or 'leave horizontal and fill to drain plug deal?' (maybe 5/16" depth). Manuals are silent on this, or I have reading comprehension challenges. http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/file/4093-gearbox-snowthrower-peerless-1000-014-iplpdf/ http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/file/2563-snowthrower-44in-1996-1998-2-stage-79361-om-ipl-snpdf/
  8. There is a 520H transaxle for sale in north west Connecticut crag's list.
  9. Loaded tires

    I fit 12 gallons between front and rear.
  10. Loaded tires

    I've got a new to me C-161 (hydrostatic). It has rear cast iron wheel weights that I estimate to be around 150 lbs combined based on external dimensions. Primary use will be snow clearing, pushing a 54" plow. Is there any reason I should not also load the tires? It currently has ag tires. I don't plan to add chains until I see how it does without. I'm also working on a 520h w/ two stage blower for deep stuff. So the 161 would be more for light snow or slushy cleanup.
  11. Using thick paper gasket for intake?

  12. 520h

    It is a '96. I pulled off the tire with the gash. It turns out there was a tube in there and it was repairable. This was good as the tube I had purchased was a 13" misplaced in a 16x6.5-8 box. Tires are due for replacement, but they are back on and good enough for now. It has an emissions carb, with an accelerator pump. My sense is that it was not getting fuel on the idle circuit. The accel pump was giving a healthy shot of fuel when the governor eased up (tried to stall w/ no fuel from idle circuit). The engine would then rev up, running on the accel shot until the governor closed the butterfly and the cycle would repeat. I ran some sea foam through it and idle improved considerably, but after a while a hint of the hunting at idle returned. It really does need to be torn down and cleaned. It's not clear to me whether the idle feed restrictor is just covered with a welch plug or something more difficult to remove/replace. I'm also not sure if I need a rebuild kit on hand, or if the gaskets will survive disassemble for reuse. So, sea foam for the short term. Changed the oil and the transmission fluid. Needed an easy-out to remove the hydro plug. There was ATF in there, so I'll need to change again to flush.
  13. 520h

    Whx12, Both front tires are pretty well weather checked, and the leaker has a big gash in the side wall. But tube may serve as a stop gap. If I was to buy new tires, what is recommended assuming primarily winter duty with heavy blower. Pricey tri-rib, 5-rib, Carlisle snow tires or generic turf tires.
  14. 520h

    Searcher - I bought it yesterday AM. I figured the attachments were worth more than the asking price, if there was a major issue with the tractor. But I'm not finding any major issue, just some neglect. Need to buy some front tires, clean carb, change fluids. See where I am from there.
  15. 520h

    Seller was asking $800 for 520h w/ 44" blower, basically unused plow, f/r wheel weights, chains, aux fuel tank, 9/17 battery, and cab (minus one door). 600 hrs and change. Compression 127/125 psi. The bad: One tire doesn't hold air for more than 2 min. Doesn't run on idle circuit (bounces off governor). Some wire-nuts on the electronics (someone's been in there). Has been exposed to elements.. has sat unused for years. Hydro was low. Spins the tires after filling. Need to print off the manuals. Fwd is not fully engaging hydro cam. I'm guessing I need to lengthen the tie rod between motion control arm and brake pivot.