Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Awesome find!

If that is original paint, dont restore it! It looks great!

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome find!

If that is original paint, dont restore it! It looks great!

I have been thinking the same thing, I'm on the fence. She has a great look as is. Would be a great candidate to restore, but it is original paint so I'm going to need to think it over 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nice original looking :wh: ...      :greetings-clapyellow:
ditto on the clean up, and no restoration.  
 
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is nice! It would be a hard call to make on restoring it. Maybe just a good cleaning paint the wheels almond white and get everything working like its supposed to and you will have a nice horse that ur not afraid of getting dirty     

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Youll never get the original paint back.

Im holding on to it on my 854 and theres much less left than on yours. If you want one to restore, ill trade you! Also a great candidate for a restore, just a little less factory paint left... ;)

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jiminy! that a CLEAN one!! Nice!!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:WRS:Nice find, I too will vote to leave original, you will  only find it that way once.
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man!  You guys are NOT getting a picture of my "Woods Find"  654!  Not until I have an "After" to go along with it!  What a nice find!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I'm going to take the cleanup rout for now, I'm in the middle of a few other restoration projects, so this little guy will need to wait anyhow, makes me just as happy looking at her with fresh paint as I am looking at her just like this. I could spend hours just admiring how cool these old WH tractors look. Stood in the shop for about an hour a few night back with one of my car guy friends , just drinking a beer and looking at it saying "man they don't make stuff this cool anymore"... think it even has the original spark plug wire and Delco internal resistor coil. .. new tires and a nice new paint job on the rims and maybe a satcover is all I think I want to do this fall along with rewiring it and a new key switch. 

Edited by spitfire1
  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A food washin' and she'll look sweet....nice find indeed

Food=Good according to my dummy smartphone!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

welcome to RedSquare!  It looks like you've got a nice machine there for sure. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:WRS:

Nice find, I too will vote to leave original, you will  only find it that way once.

Now how did I know you would say that..... I suppose you would want to boil it in lindseed oil too!:ychain:

Edited by WHX5
add
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20150912_181533.thumb.jpg.4e47c0cf9ec7b120150912_182023.thumb.jpg.ca734123d75f3d20150912_181447.thumb.jpg.53a52b3963413c

Got the old horse clean this week. New key switch , carb rebuilt , completely took the tractor apart and gunked down the whole thing then gave all the small parts a bath in the parts washer, made a new electrical harness, put on a new drive belt and air cleaner. and finished it all off with a new plug, oil , wirer, and setting the timing. Went for a spin around the neighborhood today,  lost count of all the smiles and waves I got as I passed by . 

 

Edited by spitfire1
  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That last pic I was confused by the MSD decal on your tool box!  Race Horse?  :) nice job cleaning her up, I'm sure it's well deserved to get some of those smiles and waves!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tractor looks great...first pict is waaay cool.  :handgestures-thumbsup:
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's sweet! I had a beautiful 854 with the backrest and HL-5 lights. It was my parade tractor. What's up with the clutch/brake pedal. It's hooked up that way.:)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's sweet! I had a beautiful 854 with the backrest and HL-5 lights. It was my parade tractor. What's up with the clutch/brake pedal. It's hooked up that way.:)

 

Sounds like it was a nice 854 you had, This one came with the clutch/brake upside down like that when I found it  .. I was going to flip it over, but the brake rod is so seized up at the adjuster nut its never going to move  and the rod has seen better days, I figured it was better to leave well enough alone till I can find or make a new brake rod. It works nice and I was able to set the barking brake with the adjuster on the brake shoe. 

That last pic I was confused by the MSD decal on your tool box!  Race Horse?  :) nice job cleaning her up, I'm sure it's well deserved to get some of those smiles and waves!

I do run leaded race fuel in it ...does that count for race horse status ? :-) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it sure do!  It's funny, I help on an ARCA/CRA team occasionally and we're required to purchase 10 gallons of fuel every week from the track.  we go through about 6 gallons most weeks in the car, so the generators, quad, grill if we had one... it all runs on high octane petro.  just to burn it up.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By tntatro
      Hello, I recently acquired a wheel horse model # 1-0120 8 with an 8 hp motor (k181). I believe it's a 1973 and has 3 forward and 1 reverse It appears old and neglected but it does start and run. I tried mowing some thick grass with it and it bogged down then blew the head gasket (gasket was already blown but then patched with gasket maker). The blades are pretty dull but I thought it should do better. My John Deere L100 would mow through that with less effort.

      My question is, should this mower be able to handle thick grass or am I expecting too much?
      Also, what can I do to make it more powerful? I have areas that are kept mowed but other areas that are neglected and only mowed enough to keep brush from growing. I've looked into pull behind brush cutting mowers but they cost too much.
       
      I've never worked on a tractor, only rebuilding chainsaws, but I think I can handle working on it.
       
      I've considered:
      1. Carburetor adjustments - Probably easy but I've never tuned one on a mower
      2. Rebuilding the engine - Have looked at $85 after market kits on eBay
      3. Putting on a larger engine - Have no idea what would bolt on directly
       
      Basically, I just would like to have a mower that can handle neglected areas without taking too much of a beating. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.
       
       
    • By cabin4me
      I have a 79 C-111 that I pulled a running 11hp briggs and stratton engine from and also a front push blade.  I am looking to sale both.  Push blade 200 Engine 100
      I also have the original mowing deck for this mower.  I am looking for a WH pull behind tiller attachment, maybe trade?
    • By Sparky-(Admin)
        The model 854 has been on my wanted lost for a long time! Whenever one comes up for sale it’s either a zillion miles away, beat beyond reasonable repair or overpriced (in my opinion anyway). 
        So when @stevebo calls to say he has a nice 854 for sale AND he is giving me first refusal how could I say no! I have dropped over $7500 on a couple home projects in the last 30 days so my slush funds were hurting, but Steve gave me a week to make my decision. 
        Of course I bought it and my wife and I rode out to Steves today for it. This one has had a couple previous Connecticut owners (we love to buy and sell among ourselves 😁) Pics of course....
       








    • By dhr5050
      I am looking for an engine that will easily swap into my C100 that is not the K241AS. Any suggestions?
    • By JHorseman
      Hey all, 
      i recently picked up a Raider 8 and and Charger 12 to add to my small but growing collection. Both need restored including paint and I have never had much painting experience when it comes to auto paint. Can someone give me some helpful tips on prep , like if i need to strip it to bare metal or not and what colors to use? As well as how to mix the paint with hardener and clear coat. 
      Thank you in advance! 


×