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Posted May 31, 2012 - 08:24 AM

As a working machine the new OHV motors are a good transplant. They sip fuel and run so much quieter than the originals.
I have one of the no name Briggs that came on my Troy Bilt Super Bronco bought new last year. And could not be happier.
You did a very nice and tasteful mod on the hood. I think that will make for a very useful tool.

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 11:52 AM

Amigatec, I traded it for a moldboard plow and set of discs. I figure an engine that doesn't run in trade for every garden I'll ever put in was definitely worth it.

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 07:12 PM

I got the front end painted and wired up the handlebar kill switch. There isn't a nice way to mount a throttle cable with the current setup, so it's going to be a "set it and forget it" proposition, which isn't much of a problem with the speed changer.

Next up is a 30 cal ammo box filled with lead ingots. I'll u-bolt it to the strap that the saddle bar nuts through, mainly for added traction while I'm plowing snow next winter (I know, MUCH too early to even think about it).

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 09:18 AM

I went to change the rear-end lube yesterday and found the gearbox completely empty. I bet it never got filled when it was brand new, so has lived 57 years with a dry gearbox. Hopefully no damage has been done.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 01:07 PM

I'll bet the seal are bad, my 560 leaks too.

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 05:35 PM

I have all way wanted to find one of the bradleys with the locking differential and put a diesel on it. don't see it happening but it would be a fun toy

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 09:13 PM

At least it's saved from a junk yard, and working, mods don't look half bad from here, :thumbs:

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 07:56 AM

Dang, that thing looks fast just sitting there!

And, you're right, folks who put modern engines in old machines should be burned at the stake!

Edited by cookiemonster, August 13, 2012 - 07:57 AM.