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Paul Boy

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About Paul Boy

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  • Birthday 11/27/1944

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    Wheel Horse 551
    Wheel Horse B80 Wheel Horse C161
    Wheel Horse C 111
    Wheel Horse 212-8
    Wheel Horse Lawn Ranger
    Wheel Horse Charger 10
    A couple other Wheel Horses and 10 of those green ones
  • favoritemodel
    Charger 10 automatic

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  • Location
    Penacook New Hampshire
  • Occupation
    Retired carpenter - builder
  • Interests
    working on tractor projects with the wife

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  1. Paul Boy

    snowblower STR 324

    Good pictures, thanks. I think I see my problem. Will try again tomorrow if the rain holds off.
  2. Paul Boy

    snowblower STR 324

    Its possible that I am missing a part. I just cannot seem to make this blower operate. I have another blower on my C161 so I am kind of going by that one.
  3. Paul Boy

    snowblower STR 324

    Would anyone have a diagram handy?
  4. I have tried to route a new chain on my snowblower. As far as I can tell its an STR 324 and goes on a 67 lawn ranger. Its 32 inches wide and appears to be all intact. Just cannot get that chain on. Any suggestions?
  5. Paul Boy

    Engine Replacement for 1960 - 1961 Wheel Horse

    We've made a bit of progress with the 551 this week. In the process of fabricating the lower portion of the hood. I think that there is a good chance that the original engine may be usable but the wife thinks we should use a replacement engine for now. I looked into the Preaditor 212cc 6.5 HP model. Would that be a sufficient replacement for this horse? Would there be much modification needed to make this engine work? I hope to be able to utilize the original gas tank with the new engine. Does anyone think this would be a feasible move to make.
  6. Paul Boy

    What model am I?

    Have only these two photos that I took a couple of days ago.
  7. Paul Boy

    What model am I?

    We've made some progress on our little find. A couple of questions. Are those footrests correct for a 1961 551? This has an ignition switch that is attached on the right hand side of the hood, would that have been a feature on a 1961 551? The original engine is now freed up and turning very smooth. There is no brand name on the engine but there is a metal plate with some numbers on it attached. I will try to photograph it tomorrow and maybe someone can tell me something about it. It looks good and hope to get to try it over the weekend. The body is now in full primer and looking forward to working on it again this weekend. To answer the question about the gauge that appeared to be upside down. Its an add on amp meter and the housing was cracked and broken off and it was just sitting there.
  8. Thanks for all the suggestions. Gonna sleep on it and work on it again tomorrow. I'll keep you all posted.
  9. I need some advice. Worked all afternoon and was unsuccessful at removing the steering wheel from a 1961 Wheel Horse tractor. How is the wheel attached to the steering column? There appear to be two holes where I suspect that the wheel is secured, but I cannot find a way to loosen any type of a fastener. Has anyone had a problem with this? I have a wheel puller attached but that wheel is really on there. How do I get this off?
  10. Paul Boy

    Engine Replacement for 1960 - 1961 Wheel Horse

    Appreciate all of your help. I think what we have here is a cut up bunch of parts from different models. Not sure how it will work out but will be something to keep us busy until spring. Have several others that I want to work on but New England winters are just too cold to work outside without heat.
  11. Paul Boy

    Engine Replacement for 1960 - 1961 Wheel Horse

    At the moment just getting it going would make my wife very happy. Its not ever going to be original but we will keep looking for parts to make it as original as possible. I know the engine that came with the parts is toast so getting her running would be a plus.
  12. Paul Boy

    Engine Replacement for 1960 - 1961 Wheel Horse

    What info do I need to know before beginning a search for an engine for this project?
  13. We recently acquired a very old Wheel Horse tractor, its quite roached and rusted and may have part from other Wheel Horse models. The tractor itself was kept inside a shed but the engine is another story. I am almost positive that we will have to do an engine replacement. The guy we got it from said that the original engine is a 3 HP engine and it is one that is placed under the operators legs and not forward under the hood. My question is what would you suggest as a possible replacement engine? I will appreciate any advice you can give me.
  14. Paul Boy

    What model am I?

    Its been stored inside of a shed for 25 - 30 years. I have some parts from another similar model. Took a chance on it and we'll see what happens. Thanks for the input.
  15. Paul Boy

    What model am I?

    Picked this little gem up this morning. Can anyone tell me what model this might be? No other identifying marks on it but WHEEL HORSE.