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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 07:35 AM

Brought this little gal into the shop yesterday. Looks like serial #19287.(I'll verify)
Hear are pics of what she is now, and the only reference pictures I've managed
to find. I have a parts manual, and user manual. It has a 4hp BS, that is missing
the recoil parts. Gotta start hunting for that stuff. I'll keep posting updates as I go.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 08:16 AM

That's a cutie! Front tires look bigger than the rear.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 08:19 AM

Very cute. Will be a nice rider when it's done.

Are you going to make a 3 point for this one?

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 08:38 AM

Very cute. Will be a nice rider when it's done.

Are you going to make a 3 point for this one?

Would also make a good loader tractor! Nice!

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:29 AM

I know where ther is a 42" snow blower that would fit it.
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Posted January 27, 2012 - 10:11 AM

Will make another nice one.
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Posted January 27, 2012 - 10:31 AM

That one's small/light enough to place on a shelf! Good looking original!

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 01:57 PM

Looks like a good project Will.Your a busy little beaver.I'll say it again you don't waste any time do you?
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Posted January 27, 2012 - 04:57 PM

Looks like a great project Will! What's the crank sticking out of the rear do?

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 05:51 PM

Looks like a great project Will! What's the crank sticking out of the rear do?


That's where you wind it up...

I think that's the mower deck hgt. Unless I miss my guess, this is built like that wildcat I rescued, you actually crank the back axel up and down to adjust height. The deck is bolted on the bottom of the frame.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Alright, since I don't know how to "reply with quote" to multiple posts, I'll do
it old school.

Kenny-yes they are bigger, and the rears are split rims, with wood spacers between
the rims. Never seen that before. Pic below.

MH81-3pt Of course.


Tractorgarden- Loader--- Nope, that would make it to big, with the 3pt on the back
and it wouldn't fit in my lunch box.

Olcowhand-I just took it off the shelf.

Caseguy/MH81- crank is deck height adjustment. It raises/lowers the engine/deck
from the main frame. Pics below.


Got it tore apart this aft.
The one thing that boggles my mind though. The blade was held on with a 7/8"
fine thread bolt. It has a 4hp motor.
On decks, 10 years later, they put on the blades, with 3/8" bolts.

I had to weld a nut to the 7/8 bolt, so I could get the impact gun on it.
Anyway, here's a bunch of pics.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:19 PM

When did they make these things?

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:38 PM

When did they make these things?



I think 1965. Gotta do a bit more research

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 11:33 AM

Thats a neast little thing. Im sure it will look great once you are done!

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Posted February 10, 2012 - 08:09 AM

Update.

Been pluggin away at this every now and then.
All parts sand blasted and primed.
80% painted. Waiting for more paint.

Had to fix a couple things. In one pic you can see where one of the height
slider slots in the frame was broke and gone. Had to rebuild that. Also, the "T"
nut that fit into the slot was gone, so rather than trying to bend one, I made
one out of flat bar, using a die grinder.

Going to start some assembly over the weekend.

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