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Posted April 09, 2012 - 06:29 PM

Hi Bill,
Thanks for posting the joystick version of the Wonder Boy. That is the most stripped down GT I have ever seen. No frills on that one just the bare necessities. Thanks for the websites I'll check them out.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 06:09 AM

You can download all the Operator's and Parts Manuals for your Wonder Boy by entering your model number, 990230, at this site:

http://www.simplicitymfg.com/manuals/

Here's the Repair Manual for the RERs.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 08:07 AM

These are the 3 patent numbers that were on a sticker still attached to the Wonder Boy.
2801510 August 6, 1957
2869304 January 20, 1959
2924928 Febuary 16, 1960
Thanks for all the information fellas!

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 01:55 PM

It would be nice to get a new set of moon hubcaps. A mower with a set of moons is so distinguished, don't you think?

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 04:22 AM

Just not my cup of tea, but then again, it would get pretty boring if everyone liked the same things.

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:51 AM

HI Greg,

There are lots of things that aren't my cup of tea, either. But, that is what makes the world go round. Your right about how the world would be boring. When I'm at a show, I look for the oddball staying out in the crowd. It might be painted differently or have a strange implement/device attached to it. I like it when I can say, "I have never seen that done before!"

I'm glad we are all have different interests and ideas. It is great that we are all on here saving the past no matter how we dress up these old GTs to suit our tastes. I believe that if the object is mine; I can personalize it. But, I'm a very creative and individualistic person. The next guy down the road may have different ideas and he can change it to suit his taste.
Thanks for your posting Greg, you brought up a very interesting point.
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:06 PM

Hi Ya'll,

We have been hard at work tearing apart the Wonder Boy! The transmission diagram helped immensely when we were reassembling this boy. So many small parts. This boy has been torn down before. We suspect when it was put back together; the owner had left over parts. Oh, brother!!!
Shims and washers were missing. Parts were in the wrong places. But, in all fairness, this little boy was very complex for his size.

Thanks for the website to find the diagrams to put it back together again.

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 05:05 AM

Thanks for the update and the pics Candy. Glad the rebuild is going well for y'all. It's looking good. :thumbs:

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 05:31 AM

That looks to be coming along nicely! Thanks for the update! You've gotta love it when the P.O. was a handy person and said "We don't need that part" It is amazing how many parts they can stuff into a small space though!
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Posted June 07, 2012 - 05:31 AM

Looking good, Candy! Glad you got the help needed to figure it all out! Best of luck with it!
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Posted June 07, 2012 - 05:27 PM

Thanks guys for the comments! We got the Wonder Boy running today. The transmission only goes in high gear. We can't get it to shift into low gear. Reverse works! So, if we get into a traffic jam we can back out of it.;)

Still working on getting the rest of the parts done for reassembly. It has been a fun day!
I'll post more pics later.

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 05:10 AM

Glad you got it going. Can't help with the shifting problem, though. I'll be looking for the pics!
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Posted June 08, 2012 - 07:24 AM

Good luck with the tranny, just one tiny part flipped over can make all the difference.

Sometime trying to put something back together that a PO took apart is like assembling a puzzle with no picture on it.
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Posted June 09, 2012 - 07:20 AM

It drives good in high gear. Forward and reverse works good. The reverse didn't work before.
Put together the engine cover last night. Still need to do the detail work, though.
Thanks for the support guys!




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