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Started tearing down the 701 this evening. My goal is to have her up and running in time for the 4th of July parade here in out little town. One question I do have is with the engine, been strongly considering a Predator swap as this little tractor is only going to be used for show and parades. Has anyone ever done this swap on a round hood. Curious as if the engine will clear the hood. Looking at the pictures it almost looks as though the air breather and carb stick out too far for the hood to clear them. Will post more pics as I get farther along.

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Check out this thread, may help you.

 

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Can't wait to see how it comes along. 

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Got some more done tonight. Removed the battery box so I can move the new engine back a bit to clear the hood. Also got the front axle removed after about three hours of fighting and cussing with it. The bolt was frozen solid inside the axle. Tried countless amounts of penetrating oil as well as little heat but with no luck. It ended up snapping off just inside the axle. Had to end up drilling it out, not the route I wanted to take but had no other choice.

 

 

Oh and a side note...those bars for the footrests REALLY hurt when you've got the frame in a vise and catch your arm on them as you walk by.

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9 hours ago, Professor1990 said:

.those bars for the footrests REALLY hurt when you've got the frame in a vise and catch your arm on them as you walk by.

Sound like we need to equip you for the task just like OSHA did the cowboy!

Image result for cowboy after OSHA

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:lol: Sad part is I did it not once but twice. Walked by it to get a wrench and hit the right arm just above the elbow. Finally got that to quit hurting, grabbed the wrench and as I walked by I caught the left arm in the same spot on the same bar. I won't repeat what I said but you can imagine it wasn't very nice

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:confusion-shrug: Bet it sounded similar to this...

 

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Fixed the holes somebody in the past had drilled in the hood stand this morning. Also got the front tires dismounted from the rims, trying to decide what tires I want to go back with. And would like opinions on the seat I picked up for it yesterday. Yes I know not correct but I think it will add a nice touch to the tractor. Our local steel supplier sells these repro seats for $13.

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I can tell you on my 502, the predator interfered with the hood in a few places.  I ran without a hood until I got another Kohler up and running.

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I have a 633 Wheel Horse with the predator motor. Everything, including the fuel tank fits right under the factory hood with no problems at all. 

20170730_152822.jpg.4ec4319121b4cd33e3dfb0f85c347d66.jpgI have a 633 Wheel Horse with the predator motor. Everything, including the fuel tank fits right under the factory hood with no problems at all. 

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6 minutes ago, Jim Demery said:

I have a 633 Wheel Horse with the predator motor. Everything, including the fuel tank fits right under the factory hood with no problems at all. 

20170730_152822.jpg.4ec4319121b4cd33e3dfb0f85c347d66.jpgI have a 633 Wheel Horse with the predator motor. Everything, including the fuel tank fits right under the factory hood with no problems at all. 

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I'm new on the Square, so bare with me. This my 701. Recently repainted for our local tractor shows. 

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