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The Gman

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About The Gman

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  • tractors
    1987 312-8 (upgraded to a 417), the beast
    1989 520, project
    1971 A800 Ranger
    1970 Electro 12
    1982 SK486
    1976 C120, 61-12KS01
    1971 800 special, 1-0150-6, 785181
    1964 Lawn Ranger, sn 15247
    1972 Massey 12
    1989 212-H, 3212Be01, 46508, sn9024
    1974 C160, 1-0380-9 sn65651
    1988 212-6, 3212K602, 34091
    1988 257H
    1978 c-161, 81-16B8
    1990 520H
    1982 SK486
    1980/83, C-175
    1987 418-8

    Coming soon
    1960 400 Suburban

    Bigger toys
    1962 Massey 35 deluxe
    1975 Massey 1085
    1973 Massey 135
    400 series case loader

    And a car
    1927 model T tudor
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    Ontario, Canada
  • Occupation
    Manufacturing engineer, retired
  • Interests
    Golf, camping, anything small engine, woodworking,

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  1. The Gman

    Kohler K fin count

    Check this out. https://youtu.be/Y3HTuGuM_2o
  2. The Gman

    Think it will work?

    Used to use Pam (non stick spray) on my walking blower. Worked great. Two cans lasted me the season for that wet stuff.
  3. The Gman

    Nothing to lose, what would you offer?

    Looks repainted? Just sold one of my sk486's for $450 and a bottle of tequila. Bought it for $200, put $250 into it. Swapped the deck for a 4' plow. It went to a family member. Still gotta get the decals
  4. Looks tough, mean, and ready to kick some..... Great look
  5. The Gman

    Thinking about it.

    I passed on it. He wouldnt go less than $600 for the horse. Add another $700 for good deep cycle batteries and I'm at $1,300. Just couldn't pull the trigger for that much right now.
  6. The Gman

    D-160 HELP!!!!!

    Glad you got there in time to make it right!!!!
  7. The Gman

    418 long in the tooth to start

    Thanks for the input guys..... gave me some ideas to check out and thought of a few more things to look at. Will let you know. More seat time is always at the top.
  8. The Gman

    418 long in the tooth to start

    Starting to scratch my head on this one. Getting my 418 serviced and ready for snow duty for my daughter to use at the farm but after sitting for three days at a time it takes a good 10 to 15 sec. of cranking to start with full choke. It's still 18 - 20C up in my neck of the woods so I can just imagine at 10 - 15 below in Jan. All the others in the herd are starting to giggle at it. Bought it in late spring this year and ran it through its paces back then no problems. Sat in the horse house for three months. Cold start took about 10 sec. first time out but started like a champ each time after that. Seems to be after a two or three day sit it takes too much crank time to start. Here's what I've done to date: - Change the fuel filter. - Checked the output of the pump, good flow, squirts at me when I thumb it off to check pressure. - Placed a napkin under the fuel bowel to see if there is a leak. Nope.... clean after a day. - checked choke plate for full closure. Hard too see but looks good. - Checked the carb to intake, intake to cylinder bolts. All tight. Even put a little vacuum grease around the gasket areas just in case. When i take the air filter/housing off and palm (hand) the the intake it springs to life. No 15 sec. wait. It's a walboro fix jet cab from the looks of it. Noticed yesterday that when its running and i pull the choke on. It only makes a 5 - 10% dip in engine performance. If I need to pull the carb I will but looking for some ideas of what to look for. Air leaking by the throttle or choke shaft? Choke plate??????? Gas siphon back out of the carb thru the pump? I'm starting to wear a quarter sized bare spot on my head.
  9. The Gman

    K181 will crank but not fire

    Have you dribbled a little gas straight into the carb throttle body and/or into the cylinder to check that it will cough and sputter for a few seconds? If not gas then starter fluid?
  10. The Gman

    518-H runs then stalls

    Is that model ignition coil or solid state.
  11. The Gman

    Show transport

    The grey rimed ags give it a great look. What size are the fronts?
  12. The Gman

    Thinking about it.

    Thanks for the info. Daryl. Like most on the site the electric model seems a bit like hens teeth to find. Being north of the border (Ontario Canada) can't imagine setting eyes on another one. I think a weight box off the rear would help with the steering problem. I'd be looking at around $110 ish or more cdn. for each good marine grade deep cycle battery. So taxed out I'm at $752.00 just to get it moving. If it doesn't move or the charging system is not working then ouch. I am still in interested it but need to make sure all the motors work and the charging system Is solid. I'm presuming the're brushed motors and nothing too exotic to replace the brushes. https://rbwheelhorsestables.yolasite.com is the only other place I've seen one. This guy's place is truly unbelievable. Walk aways, Ride aways even a dozer...... and more. I think at sometime he has had at least one of every model there was. A retired auto body guy he took them to better than new. I will probably go see the E141 again with 3 car batteries in tow. Until then, thanks again. Gary
  13. The Gman

    Rebuild or go new

    This spring I found a guy who turned a hobby into a good small business. All my engine stuff now comes from from him. It's all $$CDN$$ but gives you a fair reference as to what some $$ values may run (cheaper for you I expect). I just did a complete rebuild on a K341, my cost for all the parts I needed and machine work was $220.00. Food for thought??????? Hi Gary will be growing inventory, if anything your after let me know and I can see what I can do. pricing (note pistons come in std + .010 +.020 +.030 +.040) connecting rods std -.010 -.020 kohler rebuild kit including piston (rings, wrist pin, clips) complete gasket set, connecting rod - $160 individual pricing air filter with pre filter 14.50 carburetor $60 k301 piston $59.16 K321 piston $65.73 K341 piston $78.88 k241 piston waiting on shipment k241 connecting rod $$46 K301 connecting rod $46 K341 connecting rod $52.58 K241 - K341 complete gasket set $65.73 exhaust valve $26.50 intake valve $20 coil $46 points $19.71 spark plug champion cj8 $6.56 carburetor connector (90 elbow on carburetor to fuel line, metal) $10.50 head gasket individual $13.14 governor arm ball joint arm that connects to carburetor ball $13.14 fuel filter (two units) $9.20 gas line (pricing at time of sale) valve guides (not in stock, finding source) kohler crank bearings (price to be determined when stock arrives) ***************** Machining service pricing ************************* if purchased rebuild kit bore and hone $60 valve job $50 a valve ( includes grind face and stem, cutting valve seat) if purchasing new valve a discount on the job is applied if pressed in dip stick tube needs removal $10 blocks should be bare when delivered
  14. The Gman

    Wheel horse 310-8

    Be sure to go to the search icon, then select all content then select files and enter in 310-8 and search. More there than you could imagine. Your engine, switch, wiring diagram and more.......
  15. The Gman

    Wheel horse 310-8

    The test button, sometimes a little spring toggle switch just checks that all the bulbs in the test panel work. If it's there..... the oil sensor should be on the passenger side...... (haha haha like it's a car or something). Near the engine base pointing towards the rear. That's were it is on the 12's. If is does in fact disable the engine startup I expect it would be interlocked into the kill wire providing a short to ground. I'd have to look at my 12. It's up at the farm helping out a Massey 12 until I get around to rebuilding it's hh120.