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  1. 8 points
    Happy Birthday @dells68, we are all glad you were born!
  2. 5 points
    Working on my horses or on the farm is my relaxation. I can forget about any other worries!
  3. 5 points
    Made it through the workday. Picking up Japanese for supper. Then on to the shop to work on my 857. Man this high life is killing me.
  4. 5 points
    If you do not have a press you can try a method i have resorted to a couple times. You have to remove the dash housing and steering column as a unit.. Free up the shaft collar under the dash. Clean the steering shaft and slide the collar and dash down the shaft out of the way. Clamp it horizontally in a vice put a 2x4 under the steering wheel hub to support it and it will make driving out the roll pin easier (drill a hole in the 2X4 to accommodate the pin as it comes out). After the roll pin is out stand the unit vertically in a vice with the gear end sitting against the vice. Climb up on a step stool use an appropriate size socket (impact type is best if you have one). Then use a BFH to drive the wheel down the shaft on to the part you have cleaned up. Then clean up the end you just uncovered and it should slide off easily.
  5. 5 points
    Happy Birthday Dell , @stevasaurus sure is a shame these kids are complaining about be in there 40's isn't it. Age is only as old as you feel. My left side feels 50 today , the right side isn't sending me any messages.
  6. 5 points
    The last one I removed I soaked it in pb blaster for about 3-4 weeks. Then the roll pin removed pretty easily with a roll pin punch. I then used a bearing separator/puller to get the steering wheel off. The key I have found is to put pressure on the wheel with the puller and then give it a few decent whacks with a hammer, then tighten up again. Also remember, patience lol Good Luck! Mike
  7. 5 points
    I think you will find that the little 8 HP Tecumseh will be more than adequate for the machine and anything you want to throw at it. I put mine through her paces more than a few times, as long as I could get traction, moving anything wasn't a problem. Mine had a 2" ball on the back, and regularly was used to drag my trailers in and out of my backyard as it was easier to do with the tractor than the pickup, also moved several non running tractors around the place with it. This was on cleanup duty after last years ice storm...the little V8 and my C125 both got worked pretty hard for a few weeks after that ordeal
  8. 5 points
    Yes, you can use another crankshaft. The engines are the same except for the gear teeth on the PTO end of the crank.
  9. 5 points
    Ericj, Where's the $1.00 a cup coffee in Red Lion, I might drive there for a cup some morning. Not much around for less than 2 bucks. Gary
  10. 5 points
    Thanks guys! Another year older and deeper in debt. Seems like I've heard that in a song before. Was talking with @ACman the other day. Seems he, @stevebo, and I are all right there together. What happens to time? I was a young guy running around in my 52 Ford yesterday and now it's 29 years later! Even worse, it just seems like yesterday that I was pulling Poppy around in a tub cart behind his Wheel Horse, but I was only about 5!!
  11. 5 points
    @roadapples @WNYPCRepair Quote from the Red Square classifieds. We can’t do anything for a failed EBay or Craigslist transaction but if it’s happening here we can. “You may report a failed transaction to the moderator administration team which will be evaluated for repeat offenders. Any effort to deliberately deceive or defraud members will result in expulsion from the forum.”
  12. 4 points
    They only made 417 for two years 85/86 I really don't think the "year" has any relevance to the value.
  13. 4 points
    I have found that once the shaft and tower are out as Paul suggested you clamp it in a vice upside down, take a torch and heat the shaft an inch or more from the steering wheel hub until it is red hot, the heat will migrate down into the hub without harming the steering wheel. Apply paraffin wax or candle wax to the shaft and it will migrate down into the joint. After the shaft has cooled do as Paul said and drive it down first. Don't do this until it has cooled because the heat has expanded the shaft until it cools.
  14. 4 points
    .... I’d wait until @Aldon figures out what he’s going to sell and put that hard earned money into something you know is going to be a good tractor.
  15. 4 points
    1973 must’ve been a good year for the finer things in life but .... My body feels 90 , people say I look 35 , and my mind is stuck at 16 . Getting old sucks !
  16. 4 points
    Yeah. I don't think I'm going to paint this one until next winter. Never know though. I put the b80 paint job on hold for a few months because of weather, and this project. My honey has been working on a sanding and refinishing of an antique oak table that was badly damaged. It's coming out absolutely amazing. Couple nights ago she says to me - maybe I could paint your tractor? Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy.
  17. 4 points
    No time to work on the C yesterday but I did get a couple interesting packages in the mail...... Looks like this 'll work great !! Thanks Josh !!
  18. 4 points
    U guys are just about amazing..... Last evening... I started to push the wheel horse in neutral and i actually found it to be "heavy" compared to mine. So.... from all your advice: I started to "flush" the transmission, when i removed the "bolt"...Something happend... What came out of it...I can only describe as... How a little child must feel about dessert, how she/he thinks it is....when he/she really doesnt want it. It was so thick, it actually had a little test. Last night when i got home with a sample, i put in a small wooden rod, this morning....it was still there ! After "flushing" a couple times new oil in (ill change that again) ...its much better...the owner says it never shifted that good and its easy to push hihi.. So on behalf of him .....THANK YOU ALL
  19. 3 points
    I have been bugging Charlie for years to sell me this one. I thank him for passing it along. Been doing some slight modifications and changes but the build and look is just cool. Thought I would share some photos with everyone. May name it the "Twin Killer" ... lol (inside joke)
  20. 3 points
    Still fighting with one of the hubs on Ray's tractor, this thing has been getting soaked in PB Blaster (maybe not the best but I can get all of it I want free from work ), its been heated, and I've got about all the tension I can put on it with the puller without breaking anything. And it still refuses to budge. An old mechanic friend once told me every job has 7 curse words, trick is you gotta get them in the right order and things will fall together, I've cursed this thing with about every combination of words I can come up with and it still isn't coming offIf anyone here has any tips, tricks, or suggestions I'm open to hearing them. Oh and my new shop helper Khaleesi wanted to say hi to everyone here on RedSquare
  21. 3 points
    It's held on with a roll pin, not a retaining ring. I recently had to remove one and had to let it soak for several weeks. Fortunately I wasn't in any rush but it finally broke free.
  22. 3 points
    I came across a screaming deal on a K91 year reduction engine. $40 said ran last year. I’m assuming the crankshaft on the pto side is different. Are the blocks the same ? My question is could I use a crank out of another K91 (I think I have two) . I have one engine that my exhaust port just designated making it useless. I’d be sure to check clearances (std. -.010 ) on crank and rod . My thinking is you can never have to many K91’s around especially at this price .
  23. 3 points
    My connection to Wheel Horse isn't quite to hobby level. ....yet. .... We got one tractor because of necessity. I got the other one because I really like the first one and wanted something a little stronger. I'll get there. ..sometime. Someone on here said they could definitely justify ...1 tractor per Implement. I'm going to go with that. My honey claims she's not specifically interested in tractors, although she has admitted the first vintage Rangers were - cute -. She's definitely a Hands-On type person and very much into improving things and working on stuff in general. You think I'm going to take advantage of that? Well yeah!
  24. 3 points
    Happy Birthday Dell I think I met you at last year's Big Show but I can't remember for sure. That's what you have to look forward to when you get my age. So don't worry Be happy.
  25. 3 points
    best way to get them to understand what goes into this hobby..... get them involved. Mine likes the tractors but don't know if she would want to work on them. We'll see when we get to the 417 she has claimed as the one she wants.
  26. 3 points
  27. 3 points
    You bet !! I asked her - have you ever used an auto body grinder? She seems pretty interested! We might be able to make this happen.
  28. 3 points
    That would be a super neat couple project! If you guys decide to do that together, I want to see some of her working on the sheet metal and paint.
  29. 3 points
    i think the series 1 Kohlers were long gone by the time this tractor was built. I have a 417-8 with electric lift and I like it so much I went and found an electric lift setup to put on my C-175/Mag12 8 speed. if the machine has a louvered hood, it's an electric lift. I think they only made these (417's) for 2 years, and only one year had the lift oh... and BTW. i paid $350 for it with a nice 42" deck and an almost new plow... of course it wasn't running at the time. Kept blowing a fuse when you tried to start it. the guy had put new ignition switch and solenoid on it, but didn't tighten the solenoid! couple turns of a wrench and WALLA!! it's my favorite machine... for now... lol
  30. 3 points
    That's what I was thinking wherever you go there are a lot of members all over the US who would be willing to store some horses until you find out exactly what you're doing and where you're going to end up. Might be a good idea to store some near your home now if you can find anyone close enough until you find a more permanent place and if you do decide to sell any you would have more time. If you do end up staying at home you can always bring them back if you store them nearby
  31. 3 points
  32. 3 points
    And the dog says." They get mad at me for making a mess back here and then they load a tractor in ! What's this world coming too? "
  33. 2 points
    First time I've disassembled spindles. It's a 42" SD 95-42MS01-29657. This deck appears to have 3 different spindles. The outer ones are larger diameter but have different shafts. I'm relatively sure the PO changed out some of the spindles. I've got bearings but last night I discovered I need one housing that is worn down (on the bottom blade end) so far that the snap ring groove is gone. Please see pics. The second pic is the 3 spindles disassembled. The smaller shaft spindle being the center box of parts. I'm going to post a wanted ad for a spindle housing, but my question is what info do I need to get the same one? I know there are many different spindles. I have printed out the Spindle ID Chart from the manual section and it's a little confusing. I need to take more time to study it. Thanks, Todd
  34. 2 points
    The three jaw puller is likely to end up breaking your hub. Use the other hub, five 3/8" by 5 or 6" bolts (not three like in the picture) and a 1" bolt and nut as a driver to make a puller.
  35. 2 points
    Been searching around and found this on YouTube, may try to fabricate one at work tomorrow and see how it goes
  36. 2 points
    Happy Birthday Dell, i'll keep it clean with all these Kids around like jimmy
  37. 2 points
    I have only removed 3 and the best way I have found is a hydraulic press.
  38. 2 points
    No metal ...thankfully.... I tried to put it in a pan....turned it upside down....and It remain seated ...like ketchup lol... well...almost... Now, without joking: ...there actually were a few big "bubbles"...how u say that..."behaved"...ehm... "not liquid anymore" investigated it with that wooden stick, just too make sure there wasn't metal in it. He couldn't remember if it ever was changed... It must have been in there for at least 25 years. But im happy, im not a mechanic (neither is he) but helped and improved (with forum help obvious) so...all happy !
  39. 2 points
    I’m sure you’ve done your homework trying to find upholstery but just in case I came across this place http://www.1800boattops.com/marinevinyl . The black 1” spaced pressed pleated vinyl looks like a good match to my all black original 1057 seat material . They say they offer white too but what it looks like ? As sarge puts it these seat covers look to be a labor of love to make . If you do decide to make a few to sell I’d definitely interested in a few . Would it help you out anyway if a person could supply you with the materials (with your pre-approval of course) and extra so your basically just out labor ? As far as foam have you considered stacking carpet foam as @Achto has done . You probably could come up with some free stuff if you could hookup with a carpet installer doing new subdivisions (it’s crazy what goes into the dumpsters at these job sites) . I’m just thinking out loud here .
  40. 2 points
    The 8hp Kohler is one of the most underrated engines built - they put out more torque than most would believe for such a small engine and are tough as nails. Wish I'd kept the 876 I had - nice short frame that if weighted correctly would make a great plow tractor due to being so easy to maneuver versus the long frame models. Besides, it has that elegant hood and wood grains of the period - nothing else looks like them. Sarge
  41. 2 points
    I’m glad it made it safely to you. Once you get to painting stuff, you’ll have to figure out if you will paint it red like factory or leave it black, or even paint it another accent color. Plenty of time for that though...
  42. 2 points
    I'm with Steve on this one. My way of looking at it is I love the early round hoods - on my wish list - and the RJ-35 has the rarety factor.
  43. 2 points
    For the purpose of testing you can remove the wire to the coil"+" and replace it with a jumper to the battery "+", that should get you a spark if the points are working.
  44. 2 points
    I have both the C160 hydro and a 314-8 and both are very nice condition. But I use the C160 over the 314-8. I just like it better then all my tractors. It's easier to repair and drive . But I'm glade I don't have to make your choice of just 1 because I would have to keep 2.
  45. 2 points
    Maybe being gone will be her present!
  46. 2 points
    Made some more progress tonight. Lots of metal in the gear box oil so i prep it and got her ready to split cases open. Found a small crack on the underside. Hope its a casting mark and not damage from ice freezing up inside. Time will tell.
  47. 2 points
    Here's the video from this afternoon! Adding those paddles really works! Obviously, the deeper the snow, the more consistent the "rooster tail"! Time to go work on JackRabbit...
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    Wow! Greasy tractor parts and a white car interior ! Who's kidding who....I woulda done the same.
  50. 2 points
    Nope I think that's what is wrong with me. They didn't finish the job while I was on board the mother ship.
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