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About pacer

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  • Birthday 01/18/1940

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1975 D-160
    1975 D-180
    1979 D-200
    1979 D-200





  • favoritemodel
    The "D" family

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  • Military Member
    Air_Force
  • Location
    NW Louisiana
  • Occupation
    Retired - Delta Air Lines, bag loader

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  1. Got my first wheel horse d160

    Holy Smoke!! to get a decent looking D with PTO and 3 point (well, maybe the paint is.....) and then throw in all those implements, well you done good!
  2. D160 trans

    The gaskets are "NLA "- no longer available So youll have to make your own - unless somebody has one left in their stock - they are pretty easy to make, there was recently a quite long post on this very topic. Do you need to replace your hubs, or need to get them off the axle?
  3. Using thick paper gasket for intake?

    I havent tried making an exhaust gasket because of the material needed -- so far, with a little digging I have been able to get 'sto-bought' gaskets and so have never looked into a material that could be used in high heat situations.
  4. D160 carrier bolt failures

    It might bolt up -------------- BUT, where you gonna put the shifter/s, and then theres a slight problem with a clutch mechanism?
  5. D160 carrier bolt failures

    The bolts should be grade 8, or better yet grade 9, with locking nuts. Many of the D's got out with grade 5's in them and they just didnt hold up....I blew the whole bottom of the cases out on my D-180 when one of them failed!
  6. Like I said, I have it apart to refurb and it is (was?) undisturbed. I stripped the tin off the engine to ck for mice nests, rust, etc and found that it is undoubtedly original, and ITS tag is in very good condition showing it is from 1986. The wiring, with all the 'safety' features in it undisturbed, was not salvageable, corrosion was toooo much, so I will rip all that out and go back with the basic wiring. Only thing Ive found that has any significant wear is the front spindles, and I have found a complete axle/spindles on the bay for $35!! free ship!! - I couldnt pass that up!
  7. Have confirmed that it is a 1986 414-8 --- I now have it completely apart doing a refurb, rust/corrosion pretty bad, and have found it to be very original with little to no, changes -- except the hood which was at some point changed. With the hood change the steer wheel may also have been changed? (had a roll over??) The model tag under the seat is blank - Ive found that those type decals? are pretty much worthless, the slightest thing will erase them
  8. Welding rear ends

    That park brake thing is a disaster waiting to happen! I have 3 'big D's' and I recently went into the last of the 3 for an oil leak and while in there I cleaned all of it out - that makes all 3 of them park brake free As an added benefit I also removed all that tangle of linkage down to it and gained a MUCH smoother motion lever.
  9. Welding rear ends

    Yep, its pretty common to have a welded case - like addison I brazed my D180 some where in the mid'80s and its still going. The devil in that job is getting those %$#^* axle hubs off in order to get to the case!
  10. Front Wheel Bearings

    Get the dimensions off your bearings like maynard sez, and shop for it using the dims - Toro parts are notoriously expensive. If it is indeed the 1 3/8x3/4" then the bearing he shows is a good quality bearing
  11. Yeah, that what Ive been doing as I go along - have rebuilt the fan gear and its mount and the shaft. Have to custom make most of the sleeves/bushings as both parts will be worn - the shafts below the 3/4" and the sockets over, so thank goodness for a lathe/mill! or I would be searching for all those pieces! But the spindle is different, I dont know of any easy way to fix it....
  12. To the rescue again Garry, using that part # I found an NOS one on the bay for a good price! so will get it ordered up and all the steering will be nice and tight again! Thank you!
  13. Am rebuilding my 414-8 steering - whew was it loosey goosey! - have got everything covered except right front spindle. No doubt several other models will interchange so I was hoping somebody here could give an example/s of other models.... In case you cant read the dims -- wheel shaft is 3/4 x 4-1/4" and axle is 3/4x3-1/4" You CAN see how mangled it is!
  14. Am rebuilding my 414-8 steering - whew was it loosey goosey! - have got everything covered except right front spindle. No doubt several other models will interchange so I was hoping somebody here could give an example/s of other models.... In case you can read the dims -- wheel shaft is 3/4 x 4-1/4" and axle is 3/4x3-1/4" You CAN see how mangled it is! And yes, Im gonna put thin is wanted too, but was curious as to what other models would fit.
  15. Front wheel bearings

    Not only are these good quality - and a dang good price - by using the sealed type you can use them and not be concerned with that awful method of pumping a ton of grease in the huge cavity hoping a little bit of grease will find its way to the bearing. Being sealed should make them last a good long time...
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