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  1. 12Horse Paladin

    Installing a 48" plow

    Tagging this, for future reference. I am sooooo slow with alla this; just now found....helps explain a lot! (I admit freely to doing so much better with pictures to use as reference....)
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    Dozer/Snow Blade Help

    gwest_ca-(File Mod) .....thank you for those files
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    Dozer/Snow Blade Help

    Those are there; this is the only pic I have currently of it all, and when the blades were taken off so it all fit in my Jeep Cherokee, took out a different pin on each...the set you don't see is hanging attached to one of the blades...
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    Dozer/Snow Blade Help

    Yes....I saw that added bit when I bought it, but forgot to mention it, here. Didn't know if it was a factory weld, or not. I s'pose that would decrease it's value some, or then couldn't be used on a short frame...? Maybe it could be removed if needed...I don't know. I am such a newb to all of this; taking some chances, and learning as I go. Wouldn't be the 1st time I got into a hobby and went about it/collecting things, backwards. lol. Thanks for bring that up!
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    Dozer/Snow Blade Help

    Hello everyone It's been awhile; with me and forums it gets like that. But the Fever is still with me....what with books/hubcaps/signs/etc.....I've always got something on the "List", that I just need to have, someday This week, though....well I knew I wanted a blade, someday, FOR SURE....so now I have 2, lol. I picked up the lot you see in one of the pics for $150. Hope I did well; talked him down $50 because I was pretty sure it wasn't all there for either. The kicker is, found on CL....I missed a new in the box cab for $125 by one day....shoulda just went, but thought I'd need help loading it all....sigh. Anyways...I'm having trouble finding out if one, or both, will work, and what parts I will be needing. I know about the rear attatchment bracket; don't see it on either. I also know one is the older "A" frame; the other newer, but the different lengths throw me, too. The newer frame with the tag is 66 1/2" OAL; the older frame has no markings I find, and is 62". Both blades are the same @ 15 1/2" high and 42" long...does this make them dozer or snow blades? I think they'd work fine for either. All the horses I'd use them on are 12Horse (of course, lol)....either a '92 312-8 or older C series (pre BlackHoods). To be honest, I doubt the shorter frame will work on anything I have currently, but for the price, I was happy to snag'em both....always good to have a useable excuse for another Horse on hand! FWIW, I have tried searching in the downloads section for info, but have trouble navigating that part of the site. I'd like to restore these to original; stickers and all, so any leads to info would be appreciated, besides any personal experience/info you may have to share.
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    Christmas Surprise

    I am not the kind of guy that can look at a test panel/area and tell if the paint is going to come out the way I like, which can be daunting when trying to paint something. I thought I would like those colors, but wasn't 100% sure, when I saw them on your 1st pic of the colors you were using... That black looks FANTASTIC. And I sure like your idea with the seat pan, etc....when you shoot that red, I can "see" it, now...gonna be EXCELLENT!
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    Late fall cleanup

    I've got a 312-8 and would love a 1054....so, love the pics!
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    Christmas Surprise

    Been watching & following this thread since before I was even a member...this is so cool on so many levels; beyond even your build skills, Sir (which I think are outstanding)... I know it's been said many times, but it's the truth...Emory is one lucky young man. It'll be a Christmas he---or you, never forgets! And not just because of this cool build. It's no secret to my Dad that these Blackhoods jump out at me, and that caught my interest, for sure...but it's more than that, this one As a side note....this forum was the 1st place I was introduced to "stacks" on a lawnmower/garden tractor. My Dad, as well as I...well, I guess I just didn't/don't get it, on a using machine, though I s'pose there is a reason. But yours is the 1st machine I've seen with one that really speaks to me; shoot, I LIKE it, A lot! Emory made a great call, on that one...in fact, I'd probably do the same, someday, on one, if it came out lookin' that good; just like it belongs on there... Thanks for sharing this very special project.
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    Show us your signs

    I love this sign! But then, I love the looks of those Blackhoods! I don't have any of this stuff...yet. But, I've always been into the whole "sign"; anything "paper" bit....it's as much a part of the history as the tractors; any given item. I don't have a big garage; not even the room for a stable yet, but this I can and do, get. Been into "boomsticks" for a long time, Rugers in particular....it amazes people to find out that the box some of those older pieces came in can be worth almost as much as the contents, sometimes more, for example. Thanks, all of you, for sharing these cool photos...keeps the juices flowing for this hobby, now, too, for this newbie.
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    brake pedal fix, help/info wanted, please

    Thanks all, for the info. Gives me a place to reference, and start.
  11. Hello all, was wondering if anyone could help me out with info or advice on how to go about fixing my brake pedal on my '92 312-8. I don't know if it's just a pin/part that needs replacing, or there is more to it than that...I have hand tools, but am not really mechanically inclined---learning this stuff as I go. Pics/instructions to follow, would be appreciated. My machine is parked/put up for the winter, 'bout 120miles from here; going about lots of this backwards, I know, but I'm trying to build my store of knowledge, for now, Thanks for any and all help. Here is a pic for reference. Dad told me it is a common problem; we just didn't get to it lasttime I was back home, where it is stored currently (after going over fluids, cleaning, etc). I just like things to be "right"...he laughed when I found a replacement NOS hr meter for the pictured empty hole (now since installed),,,to him THAT was an uneeded "bell" (as in, ...whistle). If the mods need to move this post, no problem; I looked around, didn't see a "specific" place that fit better to post my question.
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    Where are your winter Horses??

    I am currently a country boy who currently resides in the city due to some unforeseen events that came my way these last few yrs, so a Horse for winter would be overkill (though, as it sets, I have a snowthrower-in-waiting for my 312-8...long story, lol). For now, I have a rusty-but-trusty Airens snowblower that is good-to-go, in wait. That machine may be as old as me---but that 8hp Tecumseh starts on the 1st pull, every time...my neighbor has a new, shiny, hulking---cantankerous running---fuel injected Ariens...and is envious of me, lol. Someday soon, if plans workout, i'll have the real-estate for a herd and such. Until then, my WH hobby is "miniature" scale, compared to others....but I'm having a blast, looking/learning/watching projects
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    New puller 320-Plus

    I LIKE! I'm new to all this tractor/pulling bit...may I ask, can you give any info/specs/details? I know it would be a long ways off, if ever...but I'm seriously thinking someday I may need to try n get into this "puller" thing
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    Which horse is your favorite

    I won't claim a favorite, cause it's like was said above; maybe it's whichever I am after/want, currently. I have a short list of favoriteS though, that I'd like to own: GT-14 and any BlackHood (think these ARE a favorite, styling-wise); 953, and the C-160. You could add any D series...but...with all I've read/heard of them....I dunno if I'd ever actually want to OWN one, though I love the idea/looks of them. I think it'd be beyond me to maintain, but who knows. My Dad, more or less, believes there is nothing that can't be done with the standard Kohler 12hp tractor...and anything that needs more than that, well, they don't have "wheel Horse" decals on them; aren't any garden tractor. He owns an IH 2000 that he restored, with FEL and 3-point, for those types of chores. He may be right...Lord knows I've seen him do things with those 10 and 12hp WH's that I wouldn't have thought possible.... But where is the fun in only 1 tractor, I ask you? Side note: I do currently have only 1, my '92 312-8 that he recently gave me---it'll be the last tractor i'll ever sell, if that says anything definite
  15. I am not a Ford man, m'self---though I did own a 4x4 '79 F150 for a short time and long ago, now, back when I worked in the woods---but I like all that old iron, and that is nice to look @, too. I hope it treats you well. Actually...I can kinda see a wood floor in that bed, and Wheel Horse Red---ie, IH Red---on that sheetmetal, Yeah, I DO like. This...coming from a dyed-in-the-wool Chevy (70-72 especially!) guy. lol.