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#1 MikesRJ OFFLINE  

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Posted July 10, 2010 - 07:56 PM

This is a video my wife shot of the second ride around the driveway on the newly restored and completed 1958 Wheel Horse Ride-Away Jr. RJ-58.
For anyone who attended this years Wheel Horse Collectors Club Show, this tractor was present.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgV1hbCFw9k

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Posted July 10, 2010 - 08:35 PM

She runs sweet Mike! Sounds like you have a supporting Wife too. And welcome to GTT.

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Posted July 10, 2010 - 09:24 PM

She runs sweet Mike! Sounds like you have a supporting Wife too. And welcome to GTT.


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Very Nice job!

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Posted July 10, 2010 - 09:46 PM

Thanks for the video Mike! Nice job on the restore!

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 04:31 AM

Very nice,thanks for sharing the video.

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 06:41 AM

Great video Mike, you can tell your excited to have it finished and your wife's narration adds to it. Reverse seems like it is pretty fast on the RJ.

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Posted July 13, 2010 - 07:44 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, my wife is pretty proud of the accomplishment and is quite supportive though she is rather tractor-skeptical. I was certainly happy to see the RJ running again, it was over a year in the making. At the time the video was taken, the carburetor had not really been tweaked in yet (she surges a little during the video), but at least it was moving under her own power. Reverse is pretty quick on the RJ's, and the steering is pretty jerky as well. The clutch needs a gentle touch. A third gear popped clutch could flip you right over. That wouldn't be a pretty sight. Other than that it now is tuned up and running quite well.




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