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This wants to be a Allis Chalmers tractor, but why?


Looks like a Wheel Horse RJ58 painted orange, I scraped the paint and there is no red under it. Maybe he blasted it off, but he used a brush to repaint it.

It has some p.o. mods, I know these did not come with electric starters. Not sure if it is a 6 or 12 volt starter, as I see no label on it.
You pull up on the short handle to tighten the belt then it hits a switch to engage the starter. There is no charging system.

Looks like a home made blade also.

 

It turns over by hand, gas tank is clean, so it should take much to get the ol' Kohler running.

 

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Chris G    483

I'd say it's a suburban that has suffered  some crazy mods and altering of sorts. With some mix and match parts also.

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953 nut    15,105

Poor little Suburban;   anyone doing this should be locked up and the keys thrown away!

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ACman    4,145

Cough :hide: ....

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KC9KAS    3,541
1 hour ago, ACman said:

Cough :hide: ....

@ACman surely you didn't do this did you? :ychain:

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stevasaurus    10,196

Every once in a while, someone posts pictures of a horse (usually a suburban) that has the yellow paint with no red underneath.  The thought is that certain municipalities ordered them from South Bend with the yellow paint...special order.  There are actually quite a few of them out there.  I think they usually show up in Indiana though.  Doing a search on this site should show a few results.  :handgestures-thumbupright:

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oldredrider    1,169

I've got a 550 I stole in NY...That's right, I crossed your line (hahahaha) that has yellow rear wheels. Don't think there is any other color under the yellow.

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WHX12    7,526
On ‎9‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 0:25 PM, 953 nut said:

locked up and the keys thrown away!

Lets not be too hard on the PO.... we do this to our horses to this this day and call them "customs" or "rat rods"... yah you fellas know who I'm talkin 'bout! :lol:

 

Gotta admit orange paint aside are some interesting mods!

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953 nut    15,105
3 minutes ago, WHX12 said:

Lets not be too hard on the PO

The color is no big deal, the starter is sorta kool, cutting the hood off to be able to service the engine is all too common, but that trap door in the hood is a crime!    :ph34r:

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WHX12    7,526

Agreed Dick....cutting a round hood is taboo for me anyway... nice to hear/see you cut with it Sommoner. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Molon_Labe    717

Gotta give the PO credit, he did everything possible to make it into something it wasn't. The starter setup is pretty ingenious though!

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On 9/11/2017 at 2:29 PM, oldredrider said:

I've got a 550 I stole in NY...That's right, I crossed your line (hahahaha) that has yellow rear wheels. Don't think there is any other color under the yellow.

The wheels are white, just dirty.

I go NJ,NY, PA, and  CT to steal from other members areas.

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WHX12    7,526
4 hours ago, the sommoner said:

I go NJ,NY, PA, and  CT to steal from other members areas.

Just remember what comes around goes around! :ph34r::lol:

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17 hours ago, WHX12 said:

Just remember what comes around goes around! :ph34r::lol:

 

 

I know.

 

When I picked this up there was a stack of manuals I got also and found the original brochure and parts manual. It is a 401.

So yesterday I noticed the head gasket was blown, so I planed the head, new gasket, re torqued after a few heat to cold cycles and now the engine runs a lot better, the governor issue went away. Pics cause it did happen.

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pacer    744

I like it!! That rube gold berg starter is the bomb!!

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