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  1. I received an email from the seller, he found the dash decal and is mailing to me. Wheel Horse Owners are the nicest group of people. I joked ....if he wanted the $25 he took off for the lost decal.
  2. I really must stop the Craigslist wheel Horse Alerts I have set up. As I have stayed with the 400 series all these years as I visited the Big Show I often wondered where such clean and great condition 520 are found. A recent craigslist local alert and I found the 1996 Anniversary 520H posted. Only 1 pic was shown but I knew what it was. The recent inherited owner placed it with his local SCAG Dealer to sell against the price of a new SCAG zero turn. Posted at $850 I offerd $725. No choice after it was accepted....100 mile trip to pick up. The tractor had sat unused but the fuel was emptied prior. Hours show 1000 hours but based on the condition and appearance its very hard to believe. Tires look original and the paint is just perfect...even on the deck. The onan sounds fine, idles smooth and runs up to max rpm .....the deck engaged is smooth and quiet. All the dash lights function. The hydro ran well but the column motion lever at the max up foward was not right ....almost reaching straight up vertical. the forward speed was not as fast as it should be but I ran really steep hills all over the property and the speed never faded. I have a 416H with the column motion lever to compare and will take a look at the linkages and such. They washed the tractor at the shop but the original dash decal was lost so they dropped the price to $700. Of course I know the decals are available. Here are a few quick pics.
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    Electrical Trouble in the Snow

    I had my 416H out as well clearing the snow. 10 minutes in I turned on the lights, lasted only a few minutes then went out. I flicked the switch a few times and the small switch handle just broke off. Points to the problem easy enough. Never had this type of switch break like that but it was a neglected machine from the PO.
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    Which models have the Eaton 1100?

    417A, 418A, 418C.
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    New carb Or Kit ?

    I purchased a knock off for my kohler twin. Extremely satisfied with it. I did have to adapt the choke lever but otherwise a perfect fit.
  6. Just finishing off the thread....finally dug out the 42" deck and got it back together. That pulley looks nice in there. The deck wheels bushings were egged out and the shaft worn oval. Lathe made a bolt and two wheel bushings from some hex stock. The old grease was rock solid inside the wheel so I cleaned it and the zerk was able to flow grease. Looking forward to see how the deck operate with that heavy solid pulley. I will clean it up and paint the deck over the winter.
  7. Any Bluetooth device. Our “smart tv” was not bluetooth enabled but there are cheap adapters on ebay and amazon to just plug into the earphone jack of the tv. Also did not mention that our cordless house phone is also Bluetooth enabled so i sync to the tv and house phone and the call would come thru.
  8. I received these as a gift. I always used the cheapest wired buds i could find. Sony MDR 1000x cordless headphone with noise reduction. Bluetooth enabled and they connect easily to both my ipad and my cheap Tracfone cell phone. I have never tried noise reduction headphones before so i was / am schocked at their performance , comfort on my fat head and great battery life. Normally i bring my ipad to the garage when working so now tv radio and all my personal music is at hand when woking on the old horses. They also sync to my cell so i can take a phone call while wearing them. If you get a chance try a pair next time ....I will never go back to the cranked up tunes in the garage. Using my blutoothed cell phone with them I can protect my ears while working in the yard and not miss a call now. Kids are always calling for a pickup and such. Owned them 6 months now and wanted to mention it how a device actually helped woth the Horse hobby. Anyone else use NR headphones or buds ? i
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    pto clutch

    Luv to see a pic of the remote zerk to the steering bushing.
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    Cleaning shop surprise!!!

    I loved my Powerglide in my Malibu / Chevelle. My first car and very durable. I rebuilt one of the early smog motors 307s and was sad to let it go for a new truck. Hard to remember but the first to second shift WOT was at like 55 or 60. Great luck with that early fuelie 327......now to find a project car.
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    cast iron 16 horse Briggs

    I have an MTD 990 with the Briggs 16 hp single.
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    Kwikway Loader Belt Size

    Finished up the loader belt today. The 1/2 wide 29" inch belts are a perfect fit to align to the first set of adjustment holes on the bracket. Using the upper set of holes with the 29 " belt gives clearance to the PTO hoop as the pic shows. I settled on the Dayco AX27 belt. The 4L290 fit perfect as well. As installed and tensioned the pump has a full slot to adjust tension when needed. Thoughts and comments welcome.
  13. Using firefox on my ipad and i really like this night mode ....works well on Redsquare. Give it a try if your a late night WH fan.
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    417-8 Suddenly No Spark

    Just remembered that my 417-8 really likes full battery voltage for that initial run after sitting. Initial starter cranking to prime the fuel line just kills an older battery. I swapped out a new battery from my 418A to the 417-8 and it made a huge difference. I never repace the coil just the condenser and points so it could be needed. Mostly I leave the tiller on the 417-8 for spring use.