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Tgtack last won the day on July 6 2017

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About Tgtack

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 06/14/1960

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1276, (2) 857, 854, 1968 Raider 10
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  • Location
    Port Clinton Ohio
  • Occupation
    Nuclear Instructor in Technical Skills Training
  • Interests
    God, family, guns, target shooting, reloading, tinkering with old stuff, my Wheel Horse tractors.

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  1. Tgtack

    Side shot Sunday!

    I'll just leave this here for Side shot Sunday!
  2. Nothing on the B80 yet, this fall after building is up. Rat Horse was far less work and wanted it ready for rest of shows this year.
  3. Thought I would share the latest work on the 551 Rat Horse. I picked this up from @dells68 at the PA show in June. It is a Rat Rod based on a 1961 model 551. It is powered with a 6.5 hp Predator engine. When I picked it up it was in a clear coat over rust. Pulled it apart and sandblasted it and repainted in flat black with blasted cast iron sheet metal. Repaired the head stand and restored it to it's original upright orientation which allowed the hood and fuel tank to mount in their original positions. Shortened the steering shaft to mount a three spoke deep dish lawn ranger steering wheel (hub bored to 3/4" dia), and shortened the shift lever. Fabricated a heat shield to cover the top of the engine and direct the hot air from the blower housing away from your right leg, and installed the Predator performance intake and carb jet. This past weekend it was pin striped by Rudy (out of Sandusky) at the New London Ohio FARM show. Am contemplating installing a flipped front axle to drop the front, and may drop the trans mount to lower the whole tractor, and replacing the black wheelie bar rollers with a new pair of red hub WH deck wheels. This fall will get a custom fabricated polished stainless steel exhaust pipe and muffler and a set of retro headlights. Looks a lot different from when it came home in June!
  4. @gwest_ca @Aldon, I think you might be able to use the frame section found on the later model short wheelbase tractors, just flipped. It would need to be trimmed a bit at the top. Look at the picture I posted of mine, it will give you an idea of the size and orientation.
  5. Working in the garage fixing the issues on my 654. Friday afternoon at the big show, the steering fan gear broke where it was pinned to the shaft. Installing the replacement steering shaft today. The replacement pinned gear/shaft was tight, but I had my friend weld the gear to the shaft with nickel rod like the 65 and up shafts. Also patching the fuel tank that had a hold punched in it from a weld that was not ground off at the factory, and a small section of seam that was not soldered very well and was seeping fuel.
  6. @Aldon I have been told that this is a factory modification to the frame to prevent cracking of the transaxle frame mount. This is on my 551. Even if not factory, a good solution to your problem.
  7. Tgtack

    Hydro locked up

    Okay so now I feel like an idiot. While trying to figure out how to get the thing off the trailer, I started playing with the brake lever thinking about the comments Sarge said. While rocking it, I noticed that it looked like the tires were moving. So I figured what the heck, let me open the diverter valve. Low and behold, it rolled. After I got it on flat ground I decided to check the fluid, and while I had added some at the show as it does have a leak, fluid just touched the bottom of the stick, added fluid to the full level, started it up, and it runs like a champ! So now I have to figure out how to replace the leaking seals, control valve and an axle seal.
  8. Ok, I missed 10 people at the show and I am sure there are others. So, if the following people will PM me their name and address, I will mail you my card in a stiff manilla envelope and ask that you mail me your card in the same envelope in return. So if you are game, PM me your info! @Sparky @turnnleft @pfrederi @travlindave ✓JPWH ✓Roadapples @fast88pu @Rob R ✓Giddyap ✓Spinjim
  9. Tgtack

    Hydro locked up

    I have a little issue with the idler pulley/brake handle linkage where the arm connected to the diff is worn. If not pushed down fully (yes the 66 model was push down, not pull up), sometimes belt will jump off. Only happened 3 times in almost 2 years. The frame was replaced with a non cracked frame when I went through the unit, and frame has the factory stiffner plates on it, so no cracked frame.
  10. Have a 1276 and the sundstrand hydro rear differential locked up today. Pump is spinning from the drive belt, but rear axles will not move forward or reverse. If lift the rear up tires will rotate in opposite direction. Thoughts as to what might have gone south? Was creeping forward loading on trailer, belt jumped off drive pulley and pump pulley, and wouldn't move after putting belt back on.
  11. Tgtack

    Weather forecast for 17307

    Rain, rain, and more rain!
  12. Tgtack


    If you are at the show and you are looking for the TGTACK card, I am up the first road to the left under the pine trees. Look for the restored 1276. There are 10 people who need my card! Sparky Turnnleft Pfrederi TravlinDave JPWH Roadapples Fast88pu Rob R Giddyap Spinjim
  13. I know am probably low on the price, but is what I have in it. But am firm at that price.
  14. Okay, I have decided I am selling my model 401. In original patina, K91 runs good, smokes a little on start up. Tranny was rebuilt by Larry from Packrat Fabrications right before I got it last year, and I have only put a couple hours on it. New original OEM Kohler recoil starter, reproduction exhaust heat shield. I put a pair of mid 60's foot rests on the foot pegs. I just have too much trouble with the clutch on it and my weak left leg from MS as I can't tilt my foot up. Great round hood, loaded on the trailer, pick up at show. $425 Text me at 419-573-2122
  15. Aldon I need those footrests, cut me a deal.