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Yup, Coyote and now Road Runner.  Maybe that Briggs will let it live up to its name:text-lol:.  No idea what model this is.  The serial number is rubbed off the plate, decals telling are missing, and the 10hp Kohler seems to be a replacement.  Think I'll just label it a C165 since it will be running the 16hp vanguard.  Went down and tore off the tin work and engine.  Kind of naked now.  Emory is pooped!

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Look at that left spindle - bet someone took a mighty rough ride to do that!

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Very Cool!

 

Love the Black Hoods!

 

If the 10 HP is original then it's a C-105 just like mine! Great machines!

 

Enjoy the build and keep us hooked with lots of pics as you go!

 

Lucky Boy...Lucky Dad!

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6 hours ago, dells68 said:

No idea what model this is.

It will be whatever Emory wants it to be!     Cool project.

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:greetings-clapyellow: Can't wait to see Emory riding it at the big 00707_6geLQlMrhzm_600x450.jpg.09a0c3d7d8abc0c6dfa1b538f48c04a2.jpg show. 

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That's a Christmas gift he will never forget.     :thumbs2:

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That Road Runner keeps moving right along.  :greetings-clapyellow:

 

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Worked a little while tonight.  I welded up both seat pan mount ears and the holes in the steering tower.  Please ignore my bird turd welds!  I also rigged up my preliminary idea for getting the brake and clutch on one pedal.  I also tried to keep the park brake by putting nuts on both sides of that rod on the brake band.  It seems that I'll have to leave the spring off of the parking brake pawl for it to move freely.  At least it seems to work.  Guess I'll know more when I hook up the Briggs!

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Just chiming in to follow Dells and say:handgestures-thumbupright:!

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Is that even the same hood? If so it looks way better than it did. This is going to be one heck of a Christmas present!

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2 hours ago, 19richie66 said:

Is that even the same hood? If so it looks way better than it did. This is going to be one heck of a Christmas present!

Yup, same hood - just without the rust and peeling paint.  It's got a few dents I'll need to work out, but overall pretty nice.  I hope it's as good of a present as I hope.  Emory has been begging for a "big" tractor and now has decided he wants me to fix up an old CG8 so he can have one that looks like a big tractor.  I think he'll be happy when he finds out "my" tractor is really his!

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Awesome present, and to have him help the whole time!

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Looking great...and I can't think of a better Christmas present. Emory is going to be so excited Christmas morning when he finds out this is actually his tractor :handgestures-thumbupright:

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:text-coolphotos:    Emory is one lucky boy!   :text-bravo: Now the only question is how are you going to top this in the future?          :ychain:

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:text-yeahthat: Imagine his face on Christmas day. 

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Emory is going to freak out on Christmas 55F0AAD1-4CD4-469A-B1CD-988FFB9DDC3D.gif.06f99d4c796a1aa63914f9011abeded4.gif ... this is awesome what you’re doing letting him help and him not having a clue . Truly building unforgettable memories.

 

Dells are interested in adopting me ? :lol:

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Holy cow Dells you makin a silk purse out of a sows ear! :handgestures-thumbupright:

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