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  1. 16 points
    Different seat, special stack. Racing stripe hood, 6-12 Ag tires on rear
  2. 11 points
    This old GT-1600 is my absolute favorite machine! The Magnum 10 runs perfect every time and never fails me. Woke to a 5”-6” covering of the white stuff and it was on the heavy side. Shot the blade with some WD-40 to prevent snow stickage (is that even a word?) and went at it. Less than an hour (of pure fun!) and my driveway and mailbox were clear as well as a path to the oil fill. Video attempt.....from my IPhone. 3AF656D2-AC4B-489F-B4F0-BB1895509C70.MOV
  3. 8 points
  4. 6 points
    I already hooked Dan up!
  5. 5 points
    New member ...and another old-Iron guy here...with my 1st Wheel Horse tractor. I was looking for something mainly for pulling an old aluminum boat (18' starcraft) around the property. Capability to mow and haul yard waste would be a bonus. 2 weeks ago, a C85 showed-up on CL for a song. He couldn't start it for me and it didn't take me long to figure out why... This will be a running thread / rolling-restoration as I bring her back to her original, Black-Hood glory! (DISCLAIMER: I'm an engine-wrencher ...I have the tendency to leave my foot off of the project's gas when the engine starts drinking it!)
  6. 5 points
    It is not a serial number...it is a casting date. D13%1 equates to D = 4th month = April. 13 is the day. the 1 after the % = the year 1961 So your transmission case halves were cast on April 13, 1961. Note they did not use the letter "I', they skipped it...so "J" would be September
  7. 5 points
    Trans all buttoned up, new bearings bushings and seals, flipped the axles . Pretty tight but it all turns properly. Bolted up to the frame, dropped on the power. Did some more wetsanding.
  8. 5 points
    Before and after of the k181 Yes, I primed it.
  9. 4 points
    Hello all. Just wanted to share a few pics of my 69' Raider 10 at roughly 85% complete! Still debating whether or not I want to totally repaint the tins or just wet sand and hit it with clear. I'm not doing an all original resto. Just repowering with a K181 thats been torn down and cleaned, new seals and gaskets, electrical connectors, wire replacement (about 90%), gas lines, points and condenser, rebuilt carb, and primed/painted. While I had that on the bench I rewired the chasis, scraped/cleaned/painted the tank tray, dash, various other parts, new nuts/bolts as needed, new tank, rewired lights with LED bulbs, new headlight cover, and LED tail-light. Some of the custom mods: All new stickers made to OEM specs , New Ags and rims for the back, new tires / rims on the front, stack muffler (Not pictured I think), and here is the one thing I did that I couldn't be happier with....I added a red LED light mounted on the dash wired straight to the ignition switch. When that key is on the light is on. No more running my battery dead by bumping the key when I get off, or just flat out leaving it on! I highly recommend this as it's already saved my keester about 4 times and I haven't even fired the motor. LOL. Now that I'm a supporter I can fire away with the pics! Wait for my next post. I just picked up a C120 that's been sitting in a barn for 35 years. I LOVE IT! Any advice on the final steps of making the changeover from SS to Points? I'm using the Kohlers ignition switch and wiring. I'd love to replace it though. Any idea where to get a replacement? Thanks all! 🤘✌ More pics..
  10. 4 points
    I've seen that video before. He wanted to use a Renault engine but he didn't want to have to work on it every half mile!
  11. 4 points
    Would this one from Home Depot do the trick? https://www.homedepot.com/p/Raider-Fuel-Shut-Off-Valve-07-7118/203655956?cm_mmc=Shopping|THD|google|&mid=sBW7BiWnK|dc_mtid_8903tb9251
  12. 4 points
    A police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says, "I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir." The driver says, "Goodness, officer, I had it on cruise control at 60; perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating." Not looking up from her knitting the wife says: "Now don't be silly, dear -- you know that this car doesn't have cruise control" As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his wife and growls, "Can't you please keep your mouth shut for once!!?" The wife smiles demurely and says, "Well dear you should be thankful your radar detector went off when it did or your speed would have been higher. As the officer makes out the second ticket for the illegal radar detector unit, the man glowers at his wife and says through clenched teeth, "Woman, can't you keep your mouth shut?" The officer frowns and says, "And I notice that you're not wearing your seat belt, sir. That's an automatic $75 fine." The driver says, "Yeah, well, you see, officer, I had it on, but I took it off when you pulled me over so that I could get my license out of my back pocket." The wife says, "Now, dear, you know very well that you didn't have your seat belt on. You never wear your seat belt when you're driving." And as the police officer is writing out the third ticket, the driver turns to his wife and barks, "WILL YOU PLEASE SHUT UP??" The officer looks over at the woman and asks, "Does your husband always talk to you this way, Ma'am? I love this part....... "Only when he's been drinking." NOW THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HAPPY WIFE HAPPY LIFE
  13. 3 points
    I was just going through the pictures section and came across the never (I think) produced C-171. Somebody had some information on this tractor, speculation or fact I don't remember. I wonder if one was ever made and where did it go? Or was that just a C-161 with 171 decals for the brochure? I remember the first time I saw this tractor in the brochure and thinking " I don't recall ever seeing or hearing of a C-171!" It kinda looks like a Briggs in the picture but I thought someone said it was to come with a Kohler twin? I have a C-161 twin automatic so that's my reference. Also have both C-161 8 speed and automatic, so a C-171 in the collection sure would be nice! Maybe the only one ever made is sitting in someone's garage just outside South Bend? Maybe belonging to an old gentleman who worked at the factory and happened to be in the right place at the right time when they said "we're not going to produce this tractor so take this one of a kind home!" Here's the topic, run with it boys!.......
  14. 3 points
    Saw this one Craigslist. Since I know the listing will eventually disappear, I wanted to save this here for posterity for all you wild fabrication freaks. Can't quite get a handle on what it would be like to pull with 54 hp. Some one has a distinct overabundance of time, money, skill, and imagination.....
  15. 3 points
    If it has the older Cole Hersee ignition switch they are designed with very heavy contacts to handle the starter load. It's still not a bad idea to use a solenoid hidden somewhere if you want to keep the clean looks - removes that battery power out of the dash and from behind the fuel tank. Same design on my old 1277 - always disconnect the batteries on those prior to touching anything in that dash, lol....or boooom. Sarge
  16. 3 points
    Part #8023 is still available from Toro, but pricey. About $47.00. Handy Andy Tool Set brings back memories. Here's mine.
  17. 3 points
    Good deal cat!. C85 machines are awesome. That transmission is way over built for that engine. That cracked seat pan can be replaced with a later model metal one. Brian Miller sells a solid mount kit for repairing those worn out motor mounts. Welcome to Red Square!
  18. 3 points
    Diving into the K181 Onion... surprise around the 3:25 mark (dental pick in the intake should be a hint)
  19. 3 points
    Can't help you with the valve, but I bought my younger cousin a Handy Andy Tool Kit for his birthday while I was in the Navy.
  20. 3 points
  21. 2 points
    Just fyi - all caps is yelling on forums and other places - no offense. If they are simply pulling off , something is wrong. Sarge
  22. 2 points
    I joined back in may and I can't begin to tell you how much these fine folks have taught me.
  23. 2 points
    It would handle a plow. But it better have a hyd. lift or the manual handle would have to be 10 ft. long!
  24. 2 points
    Yes, I got a Handy Andy tool set for Christmas about sixty years a go....sorry I can't help with the valve either..
  25. 2 points
    So...would it handle a 42" snow blade or does it need more weight in the back? Chains?
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