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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 05:48 PM

Setting up for Rochester show fella accross said he had a WH and a Gravely for sale. I only saw pictures, but looks pretty complete. He says runs/drives, but no battery in it now, he jumped from another. It is a Charger 12. Giving $225 unseen except the pictures, thought pretty cheap. Hope it's half-way decent anyway. Will pick-up later. Zis mean I have Horse disease? 2nd one now from a fella that figured he never really wanted a WH in past!

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 06:06 PM

Yep! When you buy them before seeing them, you are afflicted! No turning back now, it's far too late!

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 06:27 PM

Great find and price! Charger 12's are good Horses! I have the Horse disease and since you are showing the same symptoms as me, I would say that you have it too! The only treatment for it is to buy more horses! :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:
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Posted June 14, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Hi, my name is Matt, and I'm a Wheel Horseaholic. I've often thought there should be a 12 step program for those of us suffering with this disease! :bigrofl: It seems like just seeing one of those bright red horses for sale, and I'm automatically reaching for my wallet! :laughingteeth:

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 10:24 PM

The 12 step program is as follows.

1. Buy a GT
2. Find a place to put it.
3. Buy another GT
4. Buy some implements
5. Move your vehicle outside to make more room.
6. Swear you're done buying GT's
7. Find a "Deal you can't pass up" on CL. (can't explain why you were looking). Buy package deal.
8. Move wife's car outside to get them inside. Explain it's only until you can sort thru what you have and maybe flip one or two.
9. Decide you can't part with any of them.
10. Apply for building permit for new garage.
11. Decide that 10x20 wasn't big enough and park new parts tractor outside.
12. Wake up at 3AM, sure you heard a noise. You move your vehicle outside to push parts unit in. Can't sleep, start to surf Craiglist
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Posted June 16, 2012 - 10:48 PM

For most of us, tractors are like lifesavers. All the colors in the roll are good but we each have our favorite flavor. Yes mine is red too!
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Posted June 18, 2012 - 07:28 PM

...The only treatment for it is to buy more horses!


...and more horses and more horses and more horses...

Hi Matt, it's good to have you with us...My name is Steve and I'm a Wheel Hoseaholic too!
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Well, finally got the tractor home. PO jump started it, seemed to smoke some, then it was an automatic and he worked the stick walking alongside it to get to truck for loading. Not much to look at. Since home, have removed the deck, which hasn't been off in years I would bet judging by all the grass/grease/tree parts in belt system on top and also in the tunnel where cover was removed by shifter. Put in battery and started and ran. More ran, less smoke, till now it barely smokes at all. I tweaked the carb for better running and it starts right away. Took it for drive around yard, kinda neat! I also traded my Sears for another Charger 12 chassis and deck and some parts. It is same tractor, loooks nicer. I'm going to take all the stuff from the running one and x-fer over to that chassis. All the switches and throttle cables and such were stuck and chassis also has working ones of those. I did get the electric pto to come on, with rust and dirt flying finally and only the center blade spun after holding back. The belt for outer ones was hanging loose the tensioner all rusted up. So now I know the pto works at least! Gonna be a good project, we HOPE anyway!

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 01:07 PM

Thats great news Grumpy! Glad you got it going. I would like to buy another one as well, but I'm looking for either a C-160, or a 73 Wheel Horse 16. Look forward to seeing pics of your Charger. :thumbs:

Matt

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 05:26 PM

Here's some pix of Charger. One is dirty, but running and I now have torn all down. Other is cleaner and thinking of making that the main chassis with running engine. Question is wether the rear works in clean one or not. Might have to take the dirty rear over to that frame, I KNOW it works! Got it soaking with engine cleaner, gonna hit it with P-washer tommorrow.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 05:36 PM

Hey, is that stock muffler for this thing? The whole body is loose and turns on the one end by engine. Can I just squeese that fold with pliers to make that stay on and seal better?

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 05:37 PM

Those horses dont look bad, I think there is lots there to work with.

Now this is a dirty horse
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 08:23 PM

Hey, is that stock muffler for this thing?


Yes it is the stock muffler. It's made by Nelson.

The whole body is loose and turns on the one end by engine. Can I just squeese that fold with pliers to make that stay on and seal better?


There should be a bushing on each side where the hood tilts forward. New ones would tighten that slop up. The only trouble you might run into is if the bushings are missing and not just worn, and have been missing for a while, the original holes may be slopped out. It's usually just worn bushings though.
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Posted June 28, 2012 - 08:21 AM

It looks like your Wheel Horse projects are coming along good! Be sure to keep us updated on them!




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