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Just got my FAVORITE rag in the mail today, LGAT and just thumbing thru the pages to get to coverage and I find this. Our very own @Achto's rat rod!
We hauled this thing out to the BS last June and well trained eyes in the form of Matt @grnlark Castagno spotted it as a center piece for a such a well written article. Dan says a big THANKS Matt!
This tractor is always a show must have for Dan and gets looks....alot of looks. Too many as it would seem as youngsters want to play on it and pick the moss off much as Gretzki (his wife as I call her) would have done..oh no no no... patina.
I remember one lad proclaiming at one show "daddy this tractor has grass growing on it, we need to mow it!" I think it was at Symco Dan I CRS but 'bout died laughing. Had another looking at it once and said why don't you sand...I stopped him short and threatened bodily harm.
Since Dan is considered a regular at most of the shows we attend the Rat Rod is quite well known local and he, and I the few times I have run it, often get the flip up hand signal meaning do a wheelie. Unbelievable how people just love that!
Now I had known about the Rat Fink caricatures for many years but never knew about the Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's creation of such a character that provided such a good humor to many sports & hobbies and it will be always a big part of Americana history. Thank you Matt for that tidbit of info.
Many more pics and input to follow.....
Has anyone tried adding/installing deck wheels to a WH 211-5SB? If so, is there a specific make/model that would work best on this tractor? My lawn doesn't have the most level of surfaces, so adding wheels will save me from multiple scalpings (I think).
This custom roller was my 2nd project. Unfortunately, my back won't allow me to complete it. The build is documented in the Restoration, modifications, and Customs and is titled Wheelie Horse. The tread shows the project in different configurations and this ad has it in a different and basic configuration. This configuration includes 2 and a half WH frames, trans, quick release steering wheel, Commando hood, rear engine mounting plates, seat, and pan. It has JUNK tires. FYI The trans is bolted to a sub frame. The buyer will have first choice on WH parts I am clearing out. I reserve the right to cancel this sale without notice.Cash and carry Solon Ohio
So I have been working on a 656 I picked up at the end of last year and I did my first ever motor rebuild by my self on it. However it seems that I have lots of play in the piston and some slop at TDC more then I should have. So to finish the year mowing I am thinking of doing a predator swap while I go over the engine again. I am sure several people have done this before and I have a spare mounting plat to make it work. I am wondering if anyone has any pictures of ones they have done for help along the way. I know I will need a adapter to use the factory pulley and I don't want to destroy any of the sheetmetal since it is in good shape. I will keep you posted as I go along and eventually when I get the hh60 back together correctly to re install.
I have printed off these hood ornaments and painted a few. Looked into chrome plating, however, everyone seems to want a fair amount of money to make it happen. So I have decided to just sell them fresh off the press and let the buyer determine how they want to finish them.
Plain white or "copper" color $12 plus shipping.
Painted chrome $14 plus shipping.
Painted in color $20 plus shipping.
These are about 5" long, 2" high, and 3/4" wide.