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This is off a 1960 Suburban that is getting a new electric start engine. It runs and idles very nice. After sitting for a couple weeks in cold weather it will puff smoke on start up and clears within seconds. It never did it when it was warm. I can deliver within a reasonable distance for gas money. Does not include pulley. The tin shroud has two mounting holes that are worn through and either the pull start or cup is not original because there are spacers on the pull cover. If more info or pics are needed please ask.
What Wheel Horse is this?
I'm new to this site, so hopefully I'm posting this in the right spot. My father past away late last year and left with us, among other things, his favorite Wheel Horse tractor. It stopped working about a decade ago and has been sitting in the shed ever since, but it was always his dream to get it running again. I don't really know much about tractors, but I have to say that it would be really neat to get it working again. As you can see from the photos, it would need a lot of work. My dad wanted to have it as a functioning tractor, so before he passed away he bought a newer engine to mount in it in order to get it working with the hopes of rebuilding the old engine eventually. There's a guy who works on old tractors that we know who said he could install the newer motor (not the one in the picture) and get it functioning with the deck for about $400. He said he could also rebuild the old engine eventually, but finding parts, etc., would take a bit of time.
I looked all over the tractor itself, but couldn't find a model or serial number. Judging from the serial number on the engine and doing a Google search, it looks like it could be a 1961 Wheel Horse (maybe??).
Here are my main questions:
Is this a hopeless project or could this be worth restoring? If it is worth it, should I be getting it sandblasted and repainted first? Does sandblasting and repainting drastically increase/decrease the value (I'm not planning on selling it, but if I were to restore it, it would be nice to do it correctly--just in case one were to sell it eventually)?
Wheel Horse 312-8 stalling out with snow blower
Hi Folks, I just bought a used Wheelhorse 312-8 with a snowblower. It runs great while the blower is not engaged. When I engage the blower and sitting still, its fine. It works with a few misses going slightly up hill. When I go downhill or slightly down hill, it stalls out. What's up with that? Its so odd.