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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 12:05 AM

Here's shot of one of my Plastic Kings. 1617 that runs/drives OK. Been fixing little items on it and getting better looking. Have those narrow tri-bar tires and wheels on it now, I like the looks of those. New wheels on back, older tires, but pretty large!

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 04:13 AM

That looks great to me! Thanks for the pic!

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 05:43 AM

Nice looking tractor. I'm not familiar with P/K's. Is the chassis the same on the "Plastic" version. If so they are still a really strong GT!

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 10:50 AM

Looks mighty nice with that tire setup. Thanks for the pics.

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 01:43 PM

I like the look of the narrow tri-ribs. Does it affect how easy it steers?

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 02:20 PM

Looks good! Those rear tires are huge!

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 12:32 AM

Steering is easy, but wasn't bad with wides either really. Rear tires are Power Implement 12L x 15. Not sure what the L is for. 8 ply! Mine are kinda cracking, but man they are stiff!

Newer plastic kings have real nice frame, about the same Dana rears and bullgears as the metal ones. Steering is center mounted, the engine turned around and run with shaft off flywheel like others. Not so great of clutch and trans. Clutch is worst part and goes weak and won't pull when it goes bad. Lots of expensive, hard to find parts in them also, weird design. 4spd trans also, not the good 3spd Borg-Warner one. The later model Hydros are Great. Foot controls or fender levers were available and power steering was avail on all the plastic kings. They also had KT 17's the junk engines like other brands had and many blew up!




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