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tunahead72 last won the day on December 5 2011

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  1. Wheel horse / Toro

    That's the way I remember it. It's probably in the book.
  2. A rude awakening.

    Thank you Jim, saved a lazy guy a lot of trouble here! That's how my father-in-law refers to his wife, except I'm sure he doesn't know there's an abbreviation for it. I have no idea how he's gotten away with it for 60+ years.
  3. The time has come.

    Jim, I kept waiting for the punch line, but I guess there isn't one. Good luck man, it sounds like you're in good hands, we'll be thinking of you.
  4. Head gasket install tips

    Like, how much?
  5. Changing Mower Blades

    Good point. The only time I was not able to get a set of blades off (because they hadn't been removed in something like 8 years), I brought the deck to my auto repair guy and had him use his air impact gun. Piece of cake, took all of about 30 seconds.
  6. Help... my shift lever pulled out.

    Agreed, and it would be even more excellent if @rmaynard could find his original photos and repost them here.
  7. Changing Mower Blades

    I ended up buying one of the genuine Wheel Horse wrenches from a fellow RedSquare member. It was used, and if I remember correctly, it was about $25 plus shipping. It works pretty well, except that some of my spindle "nuts" are worn to the point that it just doesn't get a good grip (the wrench itself might also be a bit worn). If I use the wrench on those, the "nuts" just start rounding off. 18" long sounds about right for the length of the wrench, but I'll have to check later today. I've gone back to the "block of wood wedged between the blade" method for the most part. It works well, but you have to be careful about the blade trying to "climb" the block of wood as you loosen or tighten the bolt. Use anti-seize on the threaded part of the spindle when you reassemble, and torque the bolt to the lower end of the torque value range (80 ft.-lbs.?), I've never had a blade come loose. -------- EDIT -- There's a really good discussion here:
  8. Looks like it needs grease!

    If your center spindle grease fitting is worn off, you'll find some other ideas here:
  9. Old topic,,,,what i discovered

    Deal, but you show me yours first.
  10. Old topic,,,,what i discovered

    Dang, Howard... I keep looking for the photos you need to post here, but I can't seem to find them. Do you know where they are?
  11. Charging system

    Good point. 12.3 volts isn't especially strong, it's only about 60% charged if you believe some of the literature from the battery manufacturers.
  12. I forgot to mention earlier... Just by coincidence, I got an email this afternoon from Honda Powersports. They've just posted a new video on their website on the history of the Gold Wing. It's part of their "Beyond" video series and definitely looks interesting, but I haven't been able to load and watch it for some reason (slow internet probably), so I won't post a link here. Their website is powersports.honda.com. And Mike, thanks so much for that "poop standing up" image, I hope I can get that out of my brain before I have dinner tonight!
  13. Well, you certainly faked me out with that photo. I thought that was the bike you got for $300, which would have been the steal of the century. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this one, which of course means you need to start posting photos, right?
  14. How to remove a mower deck

    @Delhiski and @Zeke98 ... Assuming we're talking about tractors with the Attach-a-Matic hitch system, you don't need to remove the mule drive cover or the mower drive belt to remove the deck. Just loosening the belt will give it enough slack to allow you to remove the belt from the pulley on the deck itself. Absolutely no tools necessary. Check out the first post in this thread again.