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#1 OFFLINE   BadDad

 
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:28 PM

Hello Donnie here. As some of you know I had my frame stolen in front of my garage. I had all the parts ready to go back together and the frame was gone. I was at a loss as to what to do next. So I made a post on Red Square asking for someone to sell me a frame. I had three people answer my post. Wheel-Mule, m151a1 & SpecialWheelHorse. I want to thank all three of you for answering my post. A real BIG THANK YOU to SpecialWheelHorse, for selling me the 800 Special. Also want to thank the people behind Red Square without them none of this would have happened. I am putting up some pictures & will post more as the build goes along.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:00 PM

Whats it getting for a power-plant? Was it a Tecumseh or a Kohler when it was built?
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

They had 8hp briggs with a starter gen. and they came with a elect. clutch, probably because of the briggs engine and the side load with a manual one, I've had a few of these 800's, That one looks to have the orig. seat in good shape, another thing that I've never seen on another WH model is the light block off plate, on these tractors they had a black border, and the horse logo is a bit diff. than the rest. that looks to be a very good stating point.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

Looks like a nice tractor to start with,can't wait to see the progress,Jake
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:44 PM

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:14 PM

Those are nice tractors. Had a friend start out on one of those pulling. He had only one problem. Tt
he gear shift would get stuck in two gears. I'm not sure the trans model but I believe its a peerless trans. Upright though. A very nice start none the less.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:28 PM

BadDad, Would you mind posting a pic of the id tag? Just want to see if it
says Briggs and Stratton or Wheel Horse. I have one that has Briggs on it.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

I will be checking this every day. Great Pictures. Can't wait to see moms old tractor come alive again.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:36 PM

oI550 Here is the id tag.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

Here are some pictures of the engine that I have for the tractor. One picture shows the frame where the engine mounts has two rubber mounts. The engine I have has a flat plate to mount the engine to the frame. The book I have shows the left side has two rubber mounts & the right side has two spacers. So I think the ones on my frame are the wrong ones. What do you all think? Also as you can see I will be looking for a starter generator.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hey Donnie: Since that had a Kohler in it there is no telling what changes were made to the mounts
if any. Wish I had a spare SG I;d ship it down in a minute. Jim

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:12 AM

Well I got a starter generator. It is going back together slow. I need to locate a gas tank & build a wiring harness for it , & then it will ready to try.





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