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How to replace the axle tube seals on an Allis-...

Apr 21, 2017 03:24 PM | VintageIronCollector in Tech Tips / How To

Everyone that has ever owned one of these tractors know how common of a problem it is for the seals around the axle tube to weep some oil or just flat out leak oil. Recently, on my Allis Big Ten I decided to tackle the job myself after some helpful information from some friends. Here's how to do it:



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Washer for under a mower deck

Mar 26, 2017 07:03 PM | GTTinkerer in Tech Tips / How To

Relatively inexpensive shop built under the mower deck washer.



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Poor Man's Guide to Recovering a Soft Side...

Dec 12, 2015 09:14 PM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To

How to do a semi-permanent recover of a soft side door for under $20.



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Simple homemade spinner

Dec 06, 2015 08:01 PM | Bmerf in Tech Tips / How To

One very inexpensive custom "hillbilly" crank spinner. Overall length is ~3 1/2".



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Quick and Easy Backer for Punching Gaskets, etc.

May 09, 2015 11:33 PM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To

Like most GT owners, I make a lot of my own gaskets and have done so for over 40 years.

An ongoing frustration is finding a suitable material for the backing plate that allows a clean cut.

Steel obviously will ruin your punches. Brass is pricey and getting hard to come by... wood varies in density and doesn't give a clean cut...

Well, I found a quick and easy way to punch holes in gaskets, leather, etc. using an item almost everyone has in their tool box--- a dead blow hammer.

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How To Repair A Plastic Shifter Knob

Apr 10, 2015 07:32 PM | 29 Chev in Tech Tips / How To

Got a broken shifter knob - give it a new life



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How To Repair Worn Splines In A Bolens Tube Fra...

Feb 09, 2015 08:05 PM | 29 Chev in Tech Tips / How To

 Bolens 1050 PTO Yoke Repair Feb 9 2015.pdf 2.16MB 415 downloads Have a wobble or shake in your Bolens Tube Frame PTO yoke due to worn splines? Read this article and find out a way to repair the yoke splines and make it like new again. Att...

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Taking care of your Delco Remy Starter Generators

Jan 30, 2015 01:45 PM | Bolens 1000 in Tech Tips / How To

Over the years many garden tractor manufactures used these Delco Remy starter generators & Regulators so I figured I would do a little write up on taking care of your Regulator and Starter to prolong its life and keep your machine running trouble f...

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Work Light Upgrade

Dec 14, 2014 12:55 PM | Savageman in Tech Tips / How To

Having trouble with your old Halogen Work Light??? I purchased a double Halogen work light a few years ago and have replaced the expensive bulbs too often. Last week one of the units fried itself, due to excessive heat and rendered it useless. This i...

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Sears Suburban Rearend Removal; Brake and Belt...

Aug 30, 2014 06:12 AM | TAHOE in Tech Tips / How To

This is a detailed tutorial on the removal of a Sears Suburban rear end/transaxle including brake band and main drive belt replacement. This tutorial is to give a step by step instructional on the removal of a Sears Suburban rear-end/transaxle, brake...

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