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Some of you may remember this little guy that showed up in my driveway one day

a couple of years ago while I was at work. Since he was missin several parts and not

even sure if he ran or moved under his own power. I decided to just put him out back for now

until I was really bored or something. Well i decided in the fall to take a look at him. He did come

with a motor and it seems to run ok ...no smoke or strange noises so that's a good thing. Next up was the

tranny...It seemed to work as it should so i thought "what the $#@" since these tractors aren't just layin

around here ..at any price ! As it turns out the sheet metal is in BAAAD shape , only pieces that aren't

dented ,cracked or broken completely are the running boards. Also the trans was not so good inside,

i think the previous owner's thought it was a syncromesh LOL. He is also missin a number of small parts

which some of i have already acquired from others,including at least 2 members here and there will be

more im sure LOL.So the process of fixin all the years of abuse and neglect has begun (i must be nuts).

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Can't wait to see the progress! I like that model of tractor.

Can't wait to see the progress! I like that model of tractor.

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Sure doesn't look like a tractor in a pile of parts....does it??  Sure will be nice when completed!!

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nice start on the tractor kato,i hear ya on not many around our parts,i havnt seen a 100 dollar tractor in years,only high priced over worked tractors

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Made SOME progress this week, After discovering the trans was in need of some attention.

so i put in all new seals and bearings and of course I had to track down a cluster gear and both sliding gears.

it was also missing both shift levers and the input pulley,(not sure why the previous owner removed then lost those)

Thanks to Shuboxlover for those. Got a bunch more small parts on their way from Daveoman this week also.

This poor tractor has been raped and pillaged something  awful. LOL

So as of now the tranny is in one piece again and bolted to the cleaned up frame.

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a little slow but More progress.  its been so bloody cold here -32c(-25f) this morn, its hard to get the garage warm enough

to paint with my little propane heater lol. Got the engine cleaned up and repainted . didn't need to tear

it completely apart cause it ran good so just the tins etc ,removed flywheel and cyl head for bead blasting.

A.few other small pieces done and installed. First coat on the rims and running boards painted cause they

were in good shape and didn't need any fixin.

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LOL startin to look like somethin ...a ways to go yet though!

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Looks a little top heavy for just one stand on the front. :no:   Keep up the good work.  :handgestures-thumbup:

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That's what I thought at first but its quite stable (so far) lol

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Is that the correct belt set up? I have my belt on my electro under that silver pulley, should it be above ? Haha that would explain the belt slop

Sorry just realized this May be a different set up entirely, since it's an 8 speed. But still, should my belt be ontop?

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Yup, belt goes over the idler pulley. I don't see how it could even work with it underneath. :scratchead:  :) 

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I believe 8 speed and hydros are different. 8 speed uses a grooved idler as the clutch, while the hydros use a flat idler just for spring tension.

Austin, I think your electro is hydro, correct? Hydro should go under the tension idler.

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Little more progress.

my before pics were blurry so none to show but heres some of the progress.

the dash tower had one tab that bolts to the frame gone completely

and the other one just about broke clean off. The belt guard was missing the tab

where it bolts to the motor as well as the bottom belt guide tab,and both were dented up good,

Their not perfect but their a hundred times better than they were lol.

Got my box of goodies from daveoman (thank you sir).Im still not sure if im goin to be able to save

some of the other parts but we'll see.The decals are on their way from Terry of course.

I still need some more small NEW parts ,but they will get ordered soon . Hopefully it will be ready to go before the snow melts.

The way the weathers been here that shouldn't be a problem .LOL

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Well I made some more progress in the last couple of weeks. The fender pan was badly

cracked under where the seat mounts and the mount bracket was almost broke clean off

but after a lot of finessing its usable again. Not so pretty under the seat but it will be covered. lol

The hood was UUUUUUGLY, spent over 30 hours fixin it. :tools-wrench:  :tools-wrench:  :tools-wrench:

There is still three very small dents in the seam at the front I couldn't get out. looks like someone was usin it for a battering ram. :ranting:

If I was closer to the parts supply I would have trashed it in a heartbeat, at least it was only my time

and not a lot of money. Had to put front tires off my 70 raider on for now cause its getting heavy enough 

that it was startin to get tippy on that single front jack stand :scared-eek:

Im gonna have to get my tires on order soon and get the front rims bead blasted and painted.

Next job I think is to make a wiring harness since he original one was non-existent.

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Well its finally done (almost) lol.Ive been so busy with new job etc that it had to take a back
seat for a while . The only thing I haven't done is a stack... which is coming ,so heres some pics.

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Sweet!!  Wish my raider 10 looked that good.....seeing that it isn't even running, I may do a complete teardown and restoration of it as well.

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Wow !! Very nice restoration.Thanks for sharing.   :)

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That is a little beauty, and my favorite hood style.

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