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Newbie with a GT 14....and lots of questions

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SylvanLakeWH
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You're in the right place! Lot's of good folks with plenty of knowledge! The GT 14 experienced folks will be along shortly - no doubt!

 

Oh, and get some Regal Red paint please... :ychain: :D

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Sailman

Thanks SylvanLake WH. Will plan on that Regal Red......if I have any $$ left from getting this thing working....:)

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pullstart

@Sailman :text-welcomeconfetti:

 

I kinda like the Dukes tribute, though I love me some Regal Red too!  Nice rig with that 3 point!

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Sailman

Thanks Pullstart. Just got to get everything working right.

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Ed Kennell

I don't have any GT's, but ignoring the General Lee paint, she looks in great shape.     What problems are you looking to address?

 

Oh, :text-welcomeconfetti: to the :rs:  Captain.

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953 nut

:WRS:

I don't think the GT-14 is suitable for jumping over a police car like the General Lee.           :text-lol:

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Sailman

Dont think I will be jumping over anything for a while...:(

 

Having an issue with the Transmission Ed. asking for advice over on the transmissions forum and the prognosis is not good. Think the rebuild option is outside my wheel house....

 

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Tractorhead
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 :text-welcomewave:  to :rs:

 

oh, i thaught you’re maybe a Duke brother.. 😎

don‘t try too much on one step, the General Lee design has a big advance, it is not green :music-rockon:

so deal with it, until your trannytroubles are fixed.

 

btw, a Wheel Horse mostly ain‘t stay‘s allone, they tend to become a Herd.

 

 

 

Here are a lot of fantastic knowledged surrounding in this Forum, so why you hesitate? 

Because of cost or because of doing ?

 

if you be able to fix and diesel engine, you be able to fix your tranny.

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Sailman

Ah but you see I don't rebuild diesels...just try to keep them running, fuel systems, water pumps, starters..etc. Internals give me the heebejeeebeees....!:bow-blue:

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Tractorhead

You be here on the best Wheel Horse Knowledgebase on the Planet,

I see in your „General Lee“ a good base to start,

and it seems as i thaught, you keep engines running by changing or reworking parts,

so in princip that is not much difference except the advance, 

you can do the most work in a warm basement.

 

Your Horse deserved it to be reworked, I’m sure you did it yourself.

If you ain‘t able, you get here support in each Way.

 

Here are some well experienced Fellas, you can ask for how to, 

the rest i see as a simply „just doing it“ so don‘t hesitate. 

If parts are really required, you find here spare.

 

However you decide

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Sailman

Going to get the tire / wheel issue fixed, add new drive belt and see what I got to work with.

 

Will be asking lots of questions here I am sure.

Appreciate the knowledge base and experts on this site! 

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jay bee

:text-welcomewave: to :rs:

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Dan.gerous

Hello from a fellow seafarer!

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Stormin
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:WRS: :UK:

 

I don't suppose Daisy came with it?

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Rob R

I owned a lot of Tractors in my 73 yrs ….. there just isn't any Tractor quite like it Wheel Horse or other brand. Many of the features on this 50yr old machine are still admired today. It was the Cadillac of the Wheel Horse line in it's day and most people who owned one live to regret the day they let it go..... just saying...….

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Sailman

Thanks to all for the welcome and encouragement. Waiting to get my rear wheel sand blasted, welded and painted. Put a new tire on and see what I got to work with. Amazing the seat is in great shape. Just pulled it off the pan and the plastic was still under it....

Looking forward to the test drive soon. Will let folks know what she does.....

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Aldon

Welcome to the GT14 club:greetings-clappingyellow:

 

I love mine.

 

Lots of good info. 

 

If after searching the available threads you cant find what you need, PM me.

 

Im not on as much as I used to be but I have some experience with this model.

 

Aldon

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19richie66

Yep, welcome to the club. Love these things. Your definitely in the right place. Good luck with it.

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Sailman

Thank you folks for the welcome! Should have the wheel fixed, new tire mounted and give her a good test drive this week. Keeping my fingers crossed that all will be working. The forward most head bolt was missing so cleaned the threads with a tap today and fitted a new 3/8 bolt. Engine ran fine without the bolt....I have updates over on the transmission forum for the transmission leak / repair. Will be asking a few questions here I am sure!!

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Sailman

Whoo Hoo the GT 14 runs great! Plenty of pull and smooth operating transmission. Brings back old memories....

Only issue is idler pulley on main belt seems to be hitting on the rear fender. Makes a racket with belt guard on. I measured the spool and it is 1 inch from rim to rim. Seems too big. Belt is 5/8 and does not look like pulley can be moved any closer. Is this the wrong size pulley? Any ideas?

Thanks!

(posted over in transmission issue forum but wanted to share with all...)

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Cvans

Congratulations on a successful repair. :thumbs:

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SylvanLakeWH

:text-yeahthat:  :thumbs:

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19richie66

Idler pulley may be hitting on the inner belt guard because the pivot is worn out or the spring is not putting enough tension on the rod to hold it into the belt

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Sailman

Is the 1 inch idler pulley correct? Its actually hitting on the fender. Have pulled fender out as far as possible and the idler pulley arm is in as tight to the tractor as it can be. Looks like the pulley is too wide. What is the width on other GT 14 idler pully? GT 14 owners?

I do want to replace the spring to put better tension on the pulley. Any suggestion where to purchase the spring?

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