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  1. 13 points
    Scottie is exhausted but we started therapy and we are making plans to go home (date yet to be set). But first we need to make sure his GI tract is working properly and he eats. They started his oral pain medication regime today and we will see how that goes. He still has his lovely grin and attitude...boy did I miss that!
  2. 11 points
    Here is an original advertisement i show off when i show off my restored rj58!
  3. 11 points
    I got bored after doing the 520-8. 1968 model 72. Got it from the original owner family.
  4. 10 points
    Just spoke to our Buddy. He's in great spirits. Still working. Hasn't started the shots yet. Had to get his diabetes down to normal. Dr just told him he's ready. They told him he won't feel the shots. One per month for a year. Prognosis is good. He's anxious to get started. Said to tell everyone hey and sorry he hasn't been around. Already making plans for next summer shows...
  5. 8 points
    i will get a photo of the other side tonight. here is more photos of my tractor also
  6. 7 points
    Eric: We don't call them grinders in Pittsburgh. They're hoagies. I have also heard them called Po Boys and submarine sandwiches, depending where you live. If it's a Japanese model, I think those are shrimp rolls. The Chinese ones are definitely egg rolls. Cheers! Dave
  7. 7 points
    Here is the one that is restored a before and after. this one has the same concept of the tiller steering but instead of the post moving it is fixed and there is aircraft cable running down the tube running to a gear box.
  8. 7 points
    My prayers sent ... First time on internet in two weeks and checking in with my family to find this. I was saddened sickened and heartbroken as the my emotions took over looking at the pictures. Lowell and Joette I’m so glad to see Scottie is doing better and is a fighter. Never give up ! Guardian angels do exist
  9. 6 points
    I could have kept this topic busy for the last several months, but here's the last two days of "done's". Didn't get a handle w/ the new/old dozer blade, so I made this one. Plus, the grip matches the lift handle. And made a new front Reese. I gotta take the blade off before I can use the reese. '76 B-60
  10. 6 points
    I know a “guy” with a mad set of framing skills that would love to frame you up a purpose built horse barn when you are ready Jim just say the word and I’ll get to
  11. 5 points
  12. 5 points
    HOWARD! We miss you buddy!
  13. 5 points
    Craigslist. And grab some other tools while your there, a guy selling a bench grinder is sure to have some other stuff too. You never know what you need, until you see it.
  14. 5 points
    Finished the belt guard, hood and headlights today. I didn't take before pics of the hood, cause I already sanded a spot. But that can be seen in first pics posted. But here are some pics for everyone. I'm liking the way it came out. Next I got to pull engine and do some welding on the frame were the previous owner drilled holes to mount engine And got to weld a cracked off tab on the hoodstand.
  15. 5 points
    Love my GT14s great piece of kit and the rear three points have downforce too! One of mine has a modified D series three point, the other is a copy I made
  16. 5 points
    I got the new 1056 running better. This little Horse is a little tired, but a coil and condenser transplant got it running. And the battery was hooked up backwards on the poles. No wonder it was not running! Today, I got it running without needing starting fluid. The choke had been frozen and by using Deep Creep on the cable after stripping off the plastic cover, it finally freed it up. It starts very easily now. Not bad for a $107.00 purchase. There was so much plastic baler twine woven around the blade towers that i had to burn it with a torch and pick out the pieces Next is some work on the tie rod ends that were replaced with bolts drilled through [acting as ball of the ball joint] and flipped over. Just wallowing about loosely and it steers to the right, but not so much to the left. So in repairing the front end, i am borrowing tie rods from the Raider. I even had to borrow a spindle because the tie rod arm was all wallowed out on the right one. The other spindle had a bent tie rod arm so a session with a ball pein hammer got it close to the other side. Assembly is tomorrow morning. BTW, the bolts they put in the tie rod ends probably would have broken off on any sideways slope--so it is a safety issue as well
  17. 5 points
    @WHX21 I punched a clock once broke my knuckles. We appreciate you working so hard so we get our social security checks each month. We would like a bigger raise . When you drive down to make your donation please makes sure it is not between 1 and 3 pm. Don't want my daily nap interrupted .
  18. 5 points
    The GT-14 was the top of the line at the time. It uses the Sundstrand transaxle, but it is the hydrogear rather than the later piston to piston. If the trans is in good operating condition you have nothing to fear, they are tough as nails as long as they have been maintained and not excessively abused. Mine has a FEL, wheel weights, liquid filled tires and a home made weight box, it is unstoppable! The hydraulic lift has good down pressure.
  19. 4 points
    This was my late dad Craig Bottjer. Unfortunately he took his life in september of 2016 I miss him everyday. He was the garden tractor and 2 cylinder john deere guy around our area. I am so glad to have dads friends a real good group of folks. Dad knew just about anything you wanted to know about wheelhorses, deeres,cubs you name it. I ended up with lots of dads knowledge and love for these old machines. I now work on this stuff when i am not working and do repairs for others and share my knowledge. I also kept alot of my dads equipment.
  20. 4 points
    I would not go cheap , you get what you pay for. I using my Dad's , he died in 1991. Bet he got it sometime in the 60's. Go do you favorite estate , yard, garage sale , auction.
  21. 4 points
  22. 4 points
    me to! it is a double sided ad i have it in a 2 sided picture frame. it is so amazing to me how much inflation has went up since then. this was a long time restore. im just glad my late dad was alive to see it complete. he was very proud of it! my wife was the biggest push to get it done. it is original accept for the varidable height someone mounted and the recoil starter.
  23. 4 points
    Can you frame one up a bit south of you...., say, Missouri? I can always use another building for stuff, horses, Cubs, attachments & implements, etc.....
  24. 4 points
    Yours Might not be pretty but at least you have a whole tractor.😂 Welcome!
  25. 3 points
    Thanks Apples Tell it is Christmas time.......Howards ok .......Lowell's boy is ok .....Squonk is not....lolollol
  26. 3 points
    To quote a scarecrow Tom... "If I only had a brain lathe" Thanks alot now I got the wizard of Oz stuck in my head!
  27. 3 points
    EB was just curious about grinders on CL, not to many, good ones, used at that price. I do have a low dollar Harboo Freight one. It works okay but ain't got no ass. Did see this one on CL, interesting. looks like a guy welded a motor to beam.$35 bucks, 2018 money.
  28. 3 points
    This one maybe will be next.
  29. 3 points
    You are correct, my other GT14 has the independent version. Basically there is another tab on the left close to where the lower arm goes that the cylinder connects to.
  30. 3 points
    First picture is load of 5 Speedex model B tractors Pic 2 and 3 is of Speedex FG high boys and couple Speedex M14 Pic 4 is all original Speedex FG lowboy Pic 5 is 2 Hiller Yardhands
  31. 3 points
    Here is an interesting fact. 25.5oz of gold could have purchased you a brand new Ford Model T in 1913. 25.5oz of gold will give you $31,700 & some change today, enough money to purchase a brand new car.
  32. 3 points
    Probably get them going, but not restored. I have a military theme in mind
  33. 3 points
    I own and built the bottom Rear axle attachment and I can assure you that is NOT light duty I have used this set-up for years lifting connecting an aerator (it weighs at least 100lbs with added 100lbs of lead weights) and a lifting platform on which I lifted hundreds of pounds of material with NO issues, the two inch receiver makes a multitude of attachment easy to hook on to, additionally I pulled heavy loads and remove medium size tree stumps hooking directly to the cross bar and lifting and pulling with the hydro and Tractor again NO issue(s).
  34. 3 points
    Sorry to hear that you lost your dad. I cannot imagine...... And my heart breaks for anyone who gets to the point of that being a viable option. It's great that you can carry on your dad's knowledge and helpfulness.
  35. 3 points
    That is the correct bracket for the dependent style that uses the draw bar over transmission tunnel. Basically it shares the cylinder that lifts the deck or blade implements. The independent set up is slightly different I believe. That allows a separate second cylinder that allows independent use.
  36. 3 points
    Yesterday I had a chance to replace the 6200RS bearing in the drive belt idler pulley. I ground the heads off of the old rivets with a 2" cutoff wheel then drove them out with a punch and I set the new rivets with the 2 pound hammer.
  37. 3 points
    Lol... Yes - Corona Light aka "Work Beers". Took some time off from this project due to tweaking my lower back then had an infected abscessed tooth... Ugg. I got some stuff done on Sunday though, inc. pulley alignment and steering components fab'd and installed. Steering was a bit tricky and will probably be modified yet again. Prob. start working on clutch next. Was planning to fab my own but saw a fancy one online and impulse bought it. I am not sorry :).
  38. 2 points
    So I have two 520's Since I don't name my tractors I just call them 520 #2 & #3. 520 # 1 is in good health. Not so much for 2 & 3! #2 is a 1996 73501 Overall decent shape except for the Onan. Starts and runs but smokes and has a nasty smelling exhaust. Fouls out new plugs and dirties fresh oil in an hour if it doesn't burn it all first. Bad rings I suspect. 9 pin connector has been taken out completely but not the worse job of splicing back together. All gauges work as should except for hour meter I suspect which says 454 if you can believe it. Transmission is good yet but it and the whole tractor needs a bath. It has the older stick on style floor board and a different steering wheel from #3. I probably overpaid for this tractor but more than made up for it on #3. Came with in decent shape SS tall chute blower. Its primary duty was to get left at the cabin for snow removal duty. #3 is a 1996 73502 Has good PPG20 motor, Starts and run with a little smoke & surging but goes away when warmed up. I suspect the coil has been replaced as it is not mounted down in the motor but up on top with a relocation bracket. The bad is the left rear axle and hub need replacing. Hub was loose and wallowed and then proceeded to chew on the axle. I have it temp. repaired with a song and a prayer just to get it to limp around the yard. None of the gauges work, tie rod ends are loose and axle spindle end are wallowed out bad. 2400 hrs on a non working meter. This tractor has the newer style buttoned on floor boards & a real ungly seat! This tractor I actually made $75 after I sold the deck and a blade that came with it so a FREE tractor. We like free! My plan is to cannibalize one to make the other one sound and my thought was to take the motor off 3 and drop it in 2. The carcass would be then parted out. It was suggested to put a 16 HP Kohler thumper in it or a 22 hp Predator in the donor tractor. The problem with that is it would take more to $$ to do that then what it is worth. Now I'm on the fence about which one to cannibalize? May be do a transmission swap instead?
  39. 2 points
    Hi i just wanted to say hi and show my tractor off she is not very pretty atm but i will make transfer her into a nice machine
  40. 2 points
    growing up in the Bronx in NYC , I thought I was in fat city ,with 25 cents, candy stores on every corner . soda fountain coke, 5 cents, 5 cent bag of chips, 5 cent candy bar and 10 cents worth of penny candy, all for 25 cents. I regularly scrounged up deposit bottles , 2 cents to keep things going. knackmans drug store, coldest ice slush sodas, guaranteed instant headache on a hot summer day. that was one of the last " coca cola drug stores in the city ", with sit up fountain and marble every ware. marble floor with the coca cola girl in the marble work , you don't forget. used to pump home heating oil for 12 cents, people were in a panic , because it was going up a penny! we all have stories , glad to be around to tell my grandkids, they love it, I do too. my first car was a 37 gram page , standard sedan, cost me 25 bucks . learned to drive in it, scary stuff , pete
  41. 2 points
    Fantastic reports, we will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.
  42. 2 points
    I am sad to hear of your loss and the circumstances. I am happy however that you are here with us preserving and honoring what was important to him. His memory and influence on you will never go away so in a way he is always there. Although his love for those machines is only part of the legacy he left you it is pretty important and great of you to continue it. I always tell my children that when I am gone, please respect those things which were dear to me and if they do not want them don't let them rot away and place them with someone who will value and appreciate them. Good to have you here.
  43. 2 points
    I saw the thread of your gt14 restoration recently. It's a really sweet tractor you have there. The predator is a nice added touch. I don't think the 14hp would like the 60" deck much. I have a c-161 I just recently put the predator in. I am considering doing a front axle swap so I can run a 60" on it. Maybe some day. Thing is a beast with the snowblower though. Oh yeah, BTW. We are neighbors. 👋
  44. 2 points
    Great looking RJ. That $384.50 would be $3,353.24 now. Your money back then was worth something. It's hard to find things that are totally made in the USA now.
  45. 2 points
    Well, I know whybwe haven’t had any snow, from the looks of it @1995 520H+96+97 is hoarding it all 😂😂
  46. 2 points
    Have to get your self one of those instant garages like me Terry.. winter set in too fast to get anything permanent for me! Update got both motors pulled and draining oil now. This would be an easy swap if not having to deal with the nine pins.
  47. 2 points
    Exactly what I was thinkin Lee...might account for the 24k on the clock as well. Thanks Denny... Pretty sure that's what to do. Fact of the matter is spent some quality time in shop tonight with both. My problem as always is to make two out of two....see post 5. Loosened up the motor in 2 and hands covered in grime. Loosened up 3 and hands clean enough to pick my nose. # 3 did have the luxury of a bath first but still amazes me how clean the motor is, on both sides. I already got 953nut haranging me for parts should I parts one out but I owe him big time so he gets a little latitude! Best to do what Chris suggested but once the tractor goes back to the cabin for duty it won't see much love. Lack of facilities if you know what I mean and Cindy's Prius that we use for getting up ther and back for mileage purposes ain't exactly suited for hauling.
  48. 2 points
    Your welcome. We do want your boy to get better for sure Joetteski, but we also want yer hubby back on the parts mill to keep us in stuff! I can joke more now knowing he is on the mend and hopefully out of the woods. Cindy sends hello, love and wishes....
  49. 2 points
    I had a 16 HP K series rebuilt WITHOUT the balance gears...never looked back!
  50. 2 points
    Welcome looks great we all have some patina here’s 1 I just picked up
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