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I apologize for allready having starting a topic without providing an introduction, and also for the grammar mistakes....hihi

 

Im Henry from the northern part of the Netherlands, last april i had an operation on my knee and decided it was time to update the old MTD (12pk briggs stratton).

That thing runs like new again, and had a fantastic time working on it...

With that said...it had some room for improvement (being kind here) it seems a bit tiny ..and it is just.... well...not quite it...

So the search went how to improve, do thing "better"...At that time i saw for the first time a wheel horse, never seen one before...fell in love at first sight.

 

After spending a lot of time on the forum (GREAT SOURCE !!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH)

And with a bit of luck, I came across an 316-8 in to what i believe very good shape for its age.

It seems a bit hard to get hold on Wheel Horse here...

 

First ill just spend some time "looking" then the "first" maintenance and "verifications" ....and have a bit of fun....

After that it will probably end up at the working place and give it some detailed attention :-)

 

Thanks all ! 

Kind regards from our place !

Henry

 

 

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Nice looking start to the Wheel Horse addiction.  :text-welcomeconfetti:to :rs:

 

glad to have you on board!

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            :rolleyes: Is that your weight box on the rear? 

 

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Thanks !!!

 

Regarding the weight box... yes.. just to be safe..im not sure what im up against hihi.

 

The previous owner told me it was "original" though i doubt it ? Searching pictures on the net I couldn't find one (yet)  

There is a belt which goes all the way forward..to power it.

 

Attached a few more pictures..

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Hello and Welcome Henry. I'm sure there will be a fellow Countryman of yours along later to welcome you (Koen). 

Good looking machines you have there. That Box on the rear look's like a Grass Sweeper/collector.

Enjoy!.

Regards 

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Hi !

 

Im near the city of Opende .. if put a spot on the member map. 

If you visualise the map of Holland and put a spot in the center of north part .. it will be pritty much spot on.. :-).

 

Kind regards,

 

H.

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Thanks for the warm welcome !

 

Well, after a while ... the onan engine sounds like it is..low on fuel.... probarbly carbon buildt up or dirt in system (?)

 

So...decided to do a total "cleaning"... and refresh what can be done.

 

The positive news !!!:

The onan dealer here says he has about 99 percent of all parts for it :-)))

 

Im now on holliday... but would rather work on it !!! Hihi..

 

Owh.. and i got one of these for 2nd project :-)

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:WRS:      That is a major improvement over the MTD! Your vacuum is similar to the one in this manual, take a look and enjoy your :wh:.

 

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hartelijk welkom Henry:flags-netherlands:

 

good to have another dutch guy around, the horse looks familiar, was it on marktplaats?

 

Koen

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Hi Koen !

 

It was on 2dehands.be belongend to a"Bart" about 15min...30min across the border (breda). Seemed a nice guy...

 

In the mean time if seen a 520 for sale at "jcc" which was gone asap. (Marktpltz)

There's also a 416 near luik.

But the owner seems to have some comunicating  problems.

(Maybe one of those fake guys)

 

O well... first need to get this one sorted. Im allready excited those Onan parts are availible...

 

Owh...and there seemed to be a Dutch Wheel Horse club...? I signed up for it..

 

Tnx for response !

 

Kind regards, H !

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there is somekind of dutch wh club, cant find alot about it tho. that 520 was gone within a couple hours

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Hi koen..

Havnt had a responce of that club yet.. and it doesnt look to be really acttive..

anyway..do happen to know what price it was up for ?...(that 520?)

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35 minutes ago, henryhpsd said:

Hi koen..

Havnt had a responce of that club yet.. and it doesnt look to be really acttive..

anyway..do happen to know what price it was up for ?...(that 520?)

 

no idea i think it was somewhere around the 16/17 hunderd mark, which would make sense why it was gone so quick

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Almost there.. dont think i know stuff.. this is the first time im doing something like this.. its "soaking" this evening.. thanks to the forum im feeling like i can hihi...hope to give it a nice brush tomorrow ..

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