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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:15 PM

Comming over from another forum, I have 2 Craftsmans, here is RED, Purchased for $100 in 2009, still going. I'll post HULK II once I put the vid together. Enjoy.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Nice restoration! Wish all my equipment looked that good!
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Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:41 PM

That's another fine piece of work. CLEEAAN finish!! :rocker2:

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 10:35 PM

For some reason, I like Red best... must be the Massey in me ;)

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 06:45 PM

Thanks for posting the play-by-play of the restoration on "Red"! You did a great job and the results are fantastic!

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for sharing the restoration with us. It would almost he a shame to take Red out and make it work now, Looks really nice.
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:47 PM

Welcome and thanks for sharing the restoration pictures. I like red tractors!

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 09:14 PM

Thanks for sharing the restoration with us. It would almost he a shame to take Red out and make it work now, Looks really nice.


RED was the main mower in 2011, and received a touch up restore over the winter, but mowing duties picked up in February. I now share cutting duties with BMP ---> in the Ford Thread. Red is still the main mower while I get BMP's bugs worked out.


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Posted July 10, 2012 - 09:32 PM

I see I'm not the only one who use's a bungee to hold up the chute while cutting. Red sounds sweet, is that a stock muffler?
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 09:39 PM

I see I'm not the only one who use's a bungee to hold up the chute while cutting. Red sounds sweet, is that a stock muffler?


Yes on the muffler. I did cheat and repowered RED with a 18.5 off a Murry hydro that was given to me. The orginal 18HP started blowing smoke and using oil shortly after the restore. The repower has been doing well except for some seepage around the breather gaskets. I replaced them last winter. so far so good.
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 09:39 PM

You did an amazing job with that! It looks really slick with the color combo.
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 05:33 AM

Thanks for the video of 'Red' working out. I like the color combo's on all your tractors, Larry! I've always enjoyed your build threads.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 06:12 AM

Welcome to GTT, and as others have said, nice red tractor. Yes, I have something about
that colour too. :thumbs:

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 07:12 AM

Welcome. Glad you joined. I like the red as well. Very nice work on the video.

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 12:07 AM

Welcome to GTT, nice pair of tractors you have there !! you did a great job on them, thanks for the vids.




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