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#1 Delmar OFFLINE  

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Got the rebuilt Onan back in my Case 446. The ol' girl is running good. Ran a plow thru the garden today, I took a picture, my huntin and fishin buddy shot some video of me on the tractor....



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Posted March 13, 2012 - 09:42 PM

Real Nice...gotta love dem black Frames...Did you rebuild the motor? Or have a shop do it?
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 09:57 PM

I sent it to a shop for the rebuild. The cylinders were bored .010 over, the crankshaft was turned , it has new connecting rods and pistons and valves, etc. They did a great job. It runs awesome!

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 10:17 PM

Sounds great, they did a good job, that's some good looking soil you got there and thanks for the vid's, Man, that thing can plow :thumbs:

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 05:08 AM

Looks like it's doing a great job.
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Posted March 14, 2012 - 08:27 AM

Thanks for posting the pic and video
Looks to be doing a great job :thumbs:
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Posted March 14, 2012 - 11:55 AM

Great to have working machines. I just sold my Case 444 yesterday. For what I got out of it I did not want it to sit another month outside. All it needed was a new battery and it starts great finally. Nice looking black frame. And thanks for the pics.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 11:27 AM

Thanks for the pic! Nice setup you have! It's good to see you had the Onan rebuilt correctly and kept it. Those engines are torque monsters.
I completed a complete restoration on a 1984 446 about a year ago just like yours. It's awesome driving it with everything operating like new or better. I am a big fan of the Black Frame Models. I have three, two are 226's and one is the 446.
Look'n Good!
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 12:14 PM

I must have missed this one the first time. Great videos. That is a great sounding engine. It sure plows great.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 12:45 PM

Thanks guys. I do like my '83 446. It plowed my garden better than any other GT I have owned. What I mean by that is I can get the plow down deeper without too much slipping. It runs the 41" tiller ok too, but it is almost more than it can handle.

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 02:57 PM

A k-44 mowing deck came with my 446, but it was in bad shape. The deck shell was fine, but the spindles were locked up and the pulleys rusted and frozen on the spindles. I had to cut the pulleys off just to remove the hubs from the deck. after replacing the hub spindle assemblies (thanks joe), putting in new bearings, new pulleys, and a drive belt, I now have a great working case 446 lawn mower too! And, thanks to fellow GTt member cp7 I also have turf tires for the 446! My tractor came with ag tires and I was wanting turf tires for mowing and pushing snow. The tractor really does a great job mowing

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 06:07 PM

Looks great and there is nothing like having stuff rebuilt as good or better then new. I love the sound of a hydro under load. Now if you put some weight in the rear with wheel weights or filling the tires that thing would really pull. It did a great job without any weight. That is also some great looking soil too.
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