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About cruisnblue48

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  • Birthday 03/02/1956

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1955 RJ35
    1958 RJ58
    1959 RJ59
    1961 551 Suburban
    1961 551 Suburban (hot rod project)
    1962 502
    1962 552
    1967 857
    1972 Commando 800 puller
    1977 C-120 8-speed puller
    1990 520-H
    1995 314-8
  • favoritemodel
    my dad's 1962 502

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  • Location
    York, PA
  • Occupation
    Material Handler
  • Interests
    Oval dirt track race cars, Pulling garden tractors, Wheel Horse tractors.

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  1. Here are a few more pics from a few days ago the last week of September...I recently put a first coat of Rust-o-leum metallic speck red paint on the sheet metal parts. These pictures do not do justice to metallic red paint. The sparkle in the red is pretty cool in the sunlight. I also mounted the Predator motor. This hot rod tractor build is still a work in progress, but now that I am finally back on it, I like where this is going.
  2. Just curious at this point... Have any Redsquare members ever tried or actually created a Wheel Horse adult pedal tractor? I have an idea how to do one. Just wondered if it's been done before.
  3. A couple years ago, I bought a new 6hp Predator engine at Harbor Freight. It's still in the box unopened. But since then, I had the framed stretched about 4". And now that I'm in the roller/assembly stage, I think there is plenty of space for a larger/higher hp engine. Still thinking about that 🤔
  4. I previously had another thread going when I started my hot rod project. But here now is an updated thread. I pulled what was left of a 1961 model 551 Wheel Horse out of a wooded lot about five years ago, May 2012... Craigslist find about 30 miles from my home... Since then, I been working off and on rebuilding this tractor into a hot rod project. This past year, I completely disassembled the transaxle and replaced all internal bearings and seals. Anyway, this is where I am now... The frame and transaxle are now painted metallic black. The frame was "stretched" about 4". Custom items mounted so far include a go-kart racing steering wheel, quarter midget front wheels/tires, and aluminum rear wheel spacers for mounting Cragar rear wheels. Just yesterday, I temporarily bolted on the seat, fenders and hood to check for fit and clearance before those items get a final coat of metallic red paint... So, this project is now on the front burner and I am hoping to get more done to it in the coming weeks. Stay tuned...
  5. Who will make the big show?

    I am expecting to be there again, Thursday through Saturday.
  6. RJ35s

    I don't know how I missed this thread from last year, but if y'all will allow me, I would like to add another RJ-35 to the mix. Here's my '55 RJ-35 that I bought from Fireman about three years ago. She still shows up at some of the tractor shows in south central PA.
  7. Steam-O-Rama wash out

    With the rain forecast Wednesday through Saturday, I figured it was going to be a wash out so I kept my horses in the barn. Missed this show two years in a row now. Gotta be better weather next year... hopefully.
  8. Rustling from New York to VA MAYBE !!!

    Well now, seems I was in the middle of this rustle rampage between VA and NY (York, PA). I'm going to have check out my sheds in the morning and take a roll call of all my horses. I've rustled some of mine out of MD and MA into PA, so I not only have to keep an eye out for the "authorities" but also those out of PA state rustlers.
  9. Hey RedHorse54, I'm the guy looking for an RJ-59 frame and hood stand. Were you the one who had one on CList last week? I inquired about it and was told it was sold. If you are going to have one available shortly, yes I am interested. I picked up an RJ-59 tractor less motor for practically free at a local tractor show last month. The frame and hood stand was altered beyond repair apparently so someone could install a larger engine. The good thing about that was the hood was not cut up. Everything else on this tractor is in excellent condition which is why I think I can restore this RJ-59 at minimal cost. 

     

    Thanks,

    Dave T. from York, PA 

  10. What other old iron addictions do you guys have?

    I have an addiction for dirt track racing. This is my other ride... an early 1960's era vintage dirt track race car...
  11. Menges Mills show July 15-17

    Well, I started loading up my trailer at about 4:00 pm Sunday at the end of the show. Practically gave up on the RJ because I didn't see him today. So, then he shows up and asks if I'm still interested and I said depends on what it looks like. He said it looked a lot like my early RJ-58 that I had there at the show but without an engine and that it was basically a parts tractor although he would have liked to fix it up but didn't have the time. So he was letting it go or was going to scrap it. So I went to look at it and immediately liked what I saw for $50. He asked if I had room on my trailer for it and I said one way or another, it was going to fit on there with my other four. I scored big time! Looked like it was always kept dry indoors, no rust anywhere, transaxle worked as it should, and best of all lots of good, straight, clean parts... nearly perfect hood, fenders, tool box, seat, steering wheel, and the frame was in really good shape. I figured there was at least $400 worth of quick sale parts if I want to part it out. I did notice a date code cast on top of the transaxle housing... C13-9 tells me it was cast March 13, 1959 if I'm correct about that. Probably built as an RJ-59 sometime after that date. So, here is the late arrival at this show that I scored for $50... came with a clean gas tank as well. The hood is set up on a piece of steel channel riser apparently for a larger engine... good news is the hood is perfect and not cut up or rusted. You see, this is what happens when all you other RedSquare dudes fail to show up at a tractor show in my neighborhood, ha! There's more goodies for me. Yup, I scored a good one today... Very much a restorable project.
  12. Menges Mills show July 15-17

    I have a 2006 Dakota SLT quad cab with a 4.7L Magnum V-8. Bought it new 10 years ago and have almost 90,000 miles on it. Probably the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
  13. Menges Mills show July 15-17

    So, I'm riding my dad's restored 1962 Wheel Horse tractor in the tractor parade at the Menges Mills show on Saturday. I take my time getting in line, well so that just gives me more seat time joining the parade near the back of the long line. While making our way slowly up to the parade announcer's interview, there are not one, but TWO John Deere garden tractors in the parade ahead of me that stall and just shut down. As the parade line passes around them, I resist the urge to say out loud, "Hey, you shoulda got a Wheel Horse, of course". I just didn't want to come across as being a tractor racist or anything like that, you know, just because red tractors ARE way more better than green tractors. But hey, I guess green tractors matter, eh.
  14. Menges Mills show July 15-17

    Well now Ed, that's ok with me, I guess... Since I just had someone at the show on Saturday offer me what he said was an RJ-58 without an engine for $50. I think I have a shot at this one just because you and Eric and Bob Maynard are NOT here at this show, ha! btw, one can never have too many keys I suppose
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