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Started on my 701 tonight

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Professor1990

Started tearing down the 701 this evening. My goal is to have her up and running in time for the 4th of July parade here in out little town. One question I do have is with the engine, been strongly considering a Predator swap as this little tractor is only going to be used for show and parades. Has anyone ever done this swap on a round hood. Curious as if the engine will clear the hood. Looking at the pictures it almost looks as though the air breather and carb stick out too far for the hood to clear them. Will post more pics as I get farther along.

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953 nut

Check out this thread, may help you.

 

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grine_22

Can't wait to see how it comes along. 

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Professor1990

Got some more done tonight. Removed the battery box so I can move the new engine back a bit to clear the hood. Also got the front axle removed after about three hours of fighting and cussing with it. The bolt was frozen solid inside the axle. Tried countless amounts of penetrating oil as well as little heat but with no luck. It ended up snapping off just inside the axle. Had to end up drilling it out, not the route I wanted to take but had no other choice.

 

 

Oh and a side note...those bars for the footrests REALLY hurt when you've got the frame in a vise and catch your arm on them as you walk by.

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953 nut
9 hours ago, Professor1990 said:

.those bars for the footrests REALLY hurt when you've got the frame in a vise and catch your arm on them as you walk by.

Sound like we need to equip you for the task just like OSHA did the cowboy!

Image result for cowboy after OSHA

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Professor1990

:lol: Sad part is I did it not once but twice. Walked by it to get a wrench and hit the right arm just above the elbow. Finally got that to quit hurting, grabbed the wrench and as I walked by I caught the left arm in the same spot on the same bar. I won't repeat what I said but you can imagine it wasn't very nice

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AMC RULES

:confusion-shrug: Bet it sounded similar to this...

 

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Professor1990

Maybe just a little like that 

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Professor1990

Fixed the holes somebody in the past had drilled in the hood stand this morning. Also got the front tires dismounted from the rims, trying to decide what tires I want to go back with. And would like opinions on the seat I picked up for it yesterday. Yes I know not correct but I think it will add a nice touch to the tractor. Our local steel supplier sells these repro seats for $13.

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Mikey the Monkey

Did I you ever finish this professor?

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pullstart

I can tell you on my 502, the predator interfered with the hood in a few places.  I ran without a hood until I got another Kohler up and running.

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Jim Demery

I have a 633 Wheel Horse with the predator motor. Everything, including the fuel tank fits right under the factory hood with no problems at all. 

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6 minutes ago, Jim Demery said:

I have a 633 Wheel Horse with the predator motor. Everything, including the fuel tank fits right under the factory hood with no problems at all. 

20170730_152822.jpg.4ec4319121b4cd33e3dfb0f85c347d66.jpgI have a 633 Wheel Horse with the predator motor. Everything, including the fuel tank fits right under the factory hood with no problems at all. 

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I'm new on the Square, so bare with me. This my 701. Recently repainted for our local tractor shows. 

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Professor1990

Been a while since I've got to do any work to this tractor, life sometimes gets in the way of things...did a little trading for an engine the other day...think I'm gonna mount it on here since this one is just gonna be a cruiser

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ebinmaine

What's the engine?

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pullstart

I think that’s a Briggs Eric.

 

what do you have planned for the front end?  I vote gasser lift.

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ebinmaine
2 minutes ago, pullstart said:

 

what do you have planned for the front end?  I vote gasser lift.

You got me curious too.

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pullstart

I think that’s a Briggs Eric.

 

what do you have planned for the front end?  I vote gasser lift.     ——-this part automatically duplicated?

 

by the way @Professor1990, I like your seat!

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Professor1990

The engine is just a little 3.75 HP Briggs off of an old gas powered air compressor. As far as the front end I'm really not sure yet, don't want to do anything to wild and crazy with it, I've always wanted to do a tricycle front, this one may be the one that gets it. 

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Got the engine mounted tonight...first time I have ever hired a welder to do something for me...20 bucks was well worth not having to load it up and take it to work with me.

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Professor1990

Needs a little tune-up, engine hasn't ran in a while

 

 

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Made a little more progress on the tractor over the weekend, got the axle put back in and the temporary front tires on it so I can roll it around the shop, these won't be on here permanently but for $6 each from the shop I work at it was money well spent to get it off the jackstands and mobile again. Hope to try and get a belt on it this weekend.

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Professor1990

Decided to add some custom touches to this one, one of which was flipping the front spindles to lower the front end. Got it all done a few nights ago but didn't take into consideration the change in geometry in the steering, all of a sudden it would turn almost 90 deg to the left, but cut the wheel all the way to the right and it was going straight. Spent two hours trying to engineer an adjustable tie rod for it, then it hit me, all I had to do was get the wheels straight, center the fan gear, and drill a new hole in the center link for the tie rod to attach to, as the factory hole was too far to the left. Works like a charm now. 20190217_200625.jpg.461ff06548b4fe2d6a7b95f3a93f8267.jpg20190217_223248.jpg.bf1e62b8bfa418235dd7bc55edbb5d5b.jpg20190217_223253.jpg.bdf7bc37dd4f5854645efcbf2bd3ea65.jpg20190217_223306.jpg.a1fd809fa123fb0db7e6a1f9434a2b78.jpg20190217_230708.jpg.16bc30bdc0fd376d55424b074f42f3a0.jpg20190217_230727.jpg.4a945fe6806fd15f97456a63e7633f1b.jpg20190220_185513.jpg.876dc2077abff9120b520ba7d6b18ea4.jpg20190220_185526.jpg.fad60414ed9084e32288962ab3bfe684.jpg20190220_185544.jpg.d5d0422ebac9692ccde944145ac15a1c.jpg20190220_185557.jpg.1aa0ae4c8d187ba96f97ae8f96bc0409.jpg20190220_185619.jpg.68eeba32d2be2d953ba0308711c4bbef.jpg20190220_201817.jpg.91155327ad54cca18091726cf6677985.jpg

 

 

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ebinmaine

Looking great Bryce!!!

 

Let me know what size hubs you need.

If I have something usable I'll give you a smokin deal.

 

If you're taking votes on the tires I like the top one with less tread.

 

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AMC RULES

:text-yeahthat: Those Kenda's are hot!

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