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  1. 3 points
    Ive always liked the louvered heat shields that the 520s and other models had. Stainless or black. My 3-12 didn't come with one so I've been looking for one. Found this stainless 520 shield. I'm going to have to tack some studs with spacers on the nelson muffler but that's no problem. It's a little long, but once it's polished and centered I think it will look cool
  2. 3 points
    I've had mixed results on HF guns - had been using one of the $15ish HVLP's with great results, so when it went wonky I just went and got another, and another, and another .... no joy with them. So, in desperation and needing a gun, and HF to far away, I ran to Home depot and got one of their HVLP guns (for $60!) and finishing up that job with it working nicely. So, its like a lot of stuff from HF - some of it is really good and some not so. So, what Sarge sez is true, the name brand stuff IS hard to beat, but with me I just cant justify spending the $ for the occasional use I need for the expensive stuff.
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    Im pretty strong with electrical stuff. My wife has a Mini Cooper! The owner is out of town til Sunday when I pick it up. We shook on it over beers. Looks like I could fab up that lever. I have some valve springs from a couple car heads that might work or I'll find something at Ace or Lowes.
  4. 3 points
    I like your thinking, but if your anything like me your "empty" floor space will fill up with good deals!
  5. 3 points
    My thoughts on this are carbon buildup coming loose before it exits. I have seen carbon buildup chew away the top of the piston. Also a butterfly screw imprint on the piston and head. 91 octane non ethanol
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    To answer your original question...I use SeaFoam and 87 octane gas...I think it has 10% ethanol. I swear by SeaFoam...that stuff is great on a pizza. I use it in the gas I keep for the horses...I will put a can in the tank of my truck or the wife's car if I think it is not running quite right. Wife's car is a 2002...my truck is a 2014. I have not just torn apart an engine to see what it looks like...the 1st one broke the paddle on the end of the piston rod...the 2nd one was just smoking a lot when I bought it (knowing that I was going to get into that one). I think that the SeaFoam does what it says it will do. It takes care of moisture in the gas, it is a stabilizer, and it is a cleaner in carbs (in the horses) and in the jets of automatic injection (in my vehicles). I have had 2 year old gas that still smells like gas and starts right up. Is this stuff eating away at my piston?? I really do not know. I do know that I have not drained out any bad gas in 10 years. The Chicago area does not have any gas without ethanol in it for a 100 mile radius. Ramble, ramble, ramble...sorry Paul...one of those days. Bottom line...I do not think you had anything metallic in there causing those marks.
  8. 3 points
    I wasn't interested in the A-90 tractor so a friend bought it and some of the wheels for $20. I bought everything else.
  9. 2 points
    I thought this might be a good topic to interject the search information to the question of where to find ethanol free fuel. I know its been listed before.....I may have given the link, but can't find the post now. Search for locations by state: https://www.pure-gas.org/
  10. 2 points
    Wheel Horse issued service bulletin #55 addressing this. Using the lighter weight lubricant would help the problem of the transmission locking up due to a suction effect on the shifter rails. Then they modified the rails to pretty much eliminate the problem. It took them a while to think about going back to the heavier lube. The weight really isn't all that critical but I've used 80w90 for decades with no problems.
  11. 2 points
    Some of the early manuals call for 40W non-detergent motor oil but a later service bulletin calls for 80-90 gear oil. Lots of posts on hear on the subject, some use synthetic and others use regular gear lube, you decide. When draining the old oil you will find the plug near the back of the transmission, it requires a 1/4" allen wrench. Jack the front of the tractor up to allow the contents of the front of the trams. to drain (there is a hump in the bottom which will prevent complete emptying.). If what you drain out looks milky or bad in any way you will want to flush it with diesel oil, lots of threads on here about that. Best place to fill is the shifter hole, just back off on the dog point screw and pull the shifter.
  12. 2 points
    This is an old lift that I got from a friend. Keep surfing craigslist for something similar. This lift is really nice because I can use it as a work platform or lift.
  13. 2 points
    Horse thieves have been known to be shot in some states! Better be quick and cover your tracks!
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    I found it very interesting! Headlight Unit and lense were in a real bad state, thought I may have to scrap the Buckets as the Bulb Holders were badly rusted. I managed to clean them up and had enough metal there to petrify them with Kurust. Again , covered in several previous posts, the improvement of light reflection of these 'Buckets' has been achieved by using Self Adhesive Chromed Mylar and Polished Aviation Grade Aluminium (U.S readers please delete the last ' i ' to read Aluminum) Speed Tape. As I'm using LED SMD Low Temp Bulbs, I've blocked off the upper and lower vents, giving more reflective surface, but still allowing some venting - here's an idea of the difference .........and the finished article- (note the addition of the red grommets ...can you guess where they are from?).
  16. 2 points
    Looks pretty cool. I was hoping you were gonna relocate the fuel tank, looks much better now. I'm not a Wisconsin expert but I can help you in naming this new tractor... "Shake-n-Break"
  17. 2 points
    Chances are the sockets are badly corroded and the springs are rusted, if you need to replace or repair them here is a good source. http://www.wiringproducts.com/lighting-sockets-and-harnesses
  18. 2 points
    Thank you, Richard! My cable must be broken; I will have to quick investigation. BTW, here's my last tractor that I restored, but sold.
  19. 1 point
    Supposedly it's 1956 Eshelman garden tractor . I've never seen one or heard of them .
  20. 1 point
    I have a small problem with my garage being a little too full of tractors every fall. This year my plan is to build a rack big enough to store 4 tractors on the floor with room for 4 more overhead. If anyone on Redsquare has anything like that already in service, pictures would be greatly appreciated.
  21. 1 point
    Found it https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ECHLS6227 http://www.autozone.com/electrical-and-lighting/back-up-light-mini-bulb/zevo-led-back-up-light-mini-bulb/770356_0_1556?fromString=&make=&model=&year= I found it https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/tail-brake-turn/filter/Base_Type,1156,1,40:
  22. 1 point
    Happy Happy Lane From all your friends
  23. 1 point
    The only things in life people regret are the things they didn't do. You should've went for the ride! The bike will need some upgraded bearings for the steering which should be done. AND, parts are being gathered for a second build but getting the time to build it could be a problem.
  24. 1 point
    Wish that auction was closer. That gear drive deck in front of the tractor looks like it could be a 36"
  25. 1 point
    It would be tough to find a better guy than Denny Clarke.
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