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#1 VSTROM803 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:44 PM

I got a little carried away replacing the seals. Everything was dismantled and painted individually. Worn clutch mechanism parts were welded up and hand filed to tighten things up. The clutch shaft was shimmed to remove some of the end play. Worn spots on the frame were welded and filed down to tighten the transaxle up in the frame. The engine is a late model 5hp Techumseh. You'll see that the recoil was replaced with a rope pulley cup. That way the hood will fit. Also, I replaced the stock air cleaner with a lower profile B&S air filter to clear the hood. Hopefully I'll have the hood finished soon and I will post some pictures with it completed.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Looks pretty good for a repowered restoration. I have a 5756 and paid up to get the correct parts. All said and done I had all correct parts and more time and money in it that it is worth to anyone but me. So a project well worth it. Keep us up to date when you mount the hood.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:59 PM

I actually have all the correct parts except the motor. It still has the continental throttle cable mounted. I also have a continental gas tank that I may mount later. I used the one pictured because it needed minimal cleaning and the paint still looked pretty good. It likely will never have Contintal engine on it do to cost and practicality. It looks pretty good, but my intention for is to be a plow boy. It will have to earn it's keep next spring in the garden. Thanks for the comments!
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Posted September 10, 2012 - 03:40 AM

If you want to sell the Continental tank?

I could sure use it on my 5756.

I agree the AU7 motor are very hard to find, it took me several years before I found one.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 04:24 AM

It does look good.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 04:41 AM

Hi amigatec! I better hang on to that tank. Actually I just found it. One sold on ebay about two months ago and i was floored for what it went for! If you're the guy that bought Continental off ebay a cuople months ago you got a really good deal. One recently sold for big $.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 06:01 AM

The last tank went for about $65 plus shipping, I was bidding on it, but had other stuff I needed first. I'll find one, I have a Briggs tank I can use.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 08:09 AM

Your tractor looks great :thumbs: That's a good idea of replacing the recoil starter with one for a rope pull too :thumbs: , I have 2 DB one with a replacement engine that doesn't have a hood but works good and the other with a B&S N that I've been fighting with starting problems maybe I'll try your starter switch route as long as I don't have to change anything that couldn't be undone , Al
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Posted September 12, 2012 - 12:06 PM

I should upload a couple pics of my restored 5756 tonight for inspiration towards finishing your restoration lol.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 02:15 PM

Looks great. How well do these things actually plow?

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 07:18 PM

In my opinion it does pretty good for its size. Of course you can't expect it to plow like a bigger tractor, but it is great in a confined garden area due to the ability to turn around easily. With the gearing it has I think it could drag me through the woods. HaHa! I just got started(or rather hooked!) four months ago and have since colleted three more tractors and have 8 implements along with other parts. It's my new drug I guess. I need to quit looking for stuff and save some fun(and $) for later.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 07:25 PM

My Super Power runs at a Slow walk, but at 2 1/4 hp it has more than enough power to pull a 6" plow 5" deep through hard sod. I was impressed.

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 06:15 AM

Looks great. How well do these things actually plow?

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They do well. My photo in the corner, is my "Big 5" in Virginia red clay.




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