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Horse Play

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About Horse Play

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  • tractors
    RJ58 and 857
  • favoritemodel
    Round hoods

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    Central KY

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  1. Horse Play

    RJ58 Rattle Can Special

    My friend did some great work on the hood. He filled in seven "extra" holes and fixed a few cracks. I then used a DA with 40 grit and a wire brush on the lettering - I need to find something not too aggressive to clean up the rest.
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    Talk to me about the 856 model...

    I love my 857. I mow with it every week in the summer and push snow in the winter. The K181 runs amazing and does not lose a drop of oil.
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    Suburban with Factory Replacement Hood

    So what are the differences that make this a replacement hood - the 62' style front grille? Also, someone retrofitted a later style rear discharge deck?
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    Ever See an RJ Deck Like This?

    Thanks, guys. I guess I will scrap the shell and keep the rest of the parts.
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    Plow On

    2014 GT with the 5.0 and six speed manual. Track Pack and Recaro seats are the only options. 3,200 miles and never in the rain.
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    Plow On

    Must be the Grabber Blue; it was my wife's only input when I ordered the car.
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    Plow On

    I'm ready!
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    RJ58 Rattle Can Special

    Here's some pics of the mower deck that came with the tractor. Ever see a deck shell like this?
  9. Here is the deck that came with my RJ58. Has anyone seen a deck shell shaped and enclosed like this before?
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    RJ Lift Arm Torsion Spring

    Yes! Looks correct to me; do you have one for sale by chance?
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    RJ Lift Arm Torsion Spring

    I had the original spring at first, but I put it in some vinegar with a few other parts... a few days later there were only two small pieces left.
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    RJ Lift Arm Torsion Spring

    I am in need of the torsion spring for the lift arm. I have searched hardware stores and tried some through McMaster-Carr with no luck. If anyone can help me out, please let me know. Thanks!
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    Front blade mounting on Commando 8

    On my 1967 blade, I cannot use bolts on the center lift arm. Mine has round stock welded on to use hairpins, just like what is shown in the manual above.
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    RJ58 Rattle Can Special

    Here is where I currently am with the project. We had our first child three months ago, so the project has really slowed down. So over the summer I did a lot of painting so the paint could harden really well before assembly. - Parts sandblasted - Quick run over everything with a DA with 80 grit. - Cleaned and degreased - Sprayed with etching primer. - Scuffed with a grey 3M scuff pad - Cleaned and degreased - Two light coats of red followed by a third, heavier coat
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    RJ58 Rattle Can Special

    A sorta local forum member helped me out with this K91. I bought it without knowing if it ran or not. I dumped in fresh oil and gas - she fired up on five pulls and runs great. Transmission reassembled with new bearing and seals.