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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:47 PM

That Becker is huge but it is unbreakable. I have used it for a prybar more than a cutting instrument



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Posted April 28, 2013 - 11:11 PM

MMMM eye candy.. Thanks for the pic  :smilewink:



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 09:51 AM

Since it sold so quick I will post a pic of it. Couldn't get far enough away in the shop to get a good pic and I damn sure wasn't pushing it out in the rain for a shot after working that hard to clean it up.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 09:58 AM

That came out looking real good, Willie! No wonder it sold quick!



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 01:20 PM

Taking a lunch break and thought I would share todays victim......ummmm.......project. 2004 Troy-Bilt Pony. Had a gnarly rat condo in it. The entire inside of the frame is full of rodent poop. Tomorrow morning it will go to the carwash. Today it I am just trying to get it running.

 

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 04:37 PM

I hope you get it running. Those single cylinder briggs are pretty easy machines to fix. It's basically if it's not running it's the coil or carb. No spark coil and no gas carb. Looks to be a Troybilt built from tractor supply. I dislikes the ones that you lower the deck to engage the blades. I like to be able to cut my deck off and on without picking the deck up and down.

 

 

Good Luck!


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 05:03 PM

All I really need at this point to get it running is a battery. I had it running on brake cleaner, but it doesn't have enough juice to turn against the compression stroke if there is fuel in it. Trying to charge the battery now.

After I get it running I have to get the deck painted and back under it then run up to Tryon and get the batter for it that the lady found after I picked up the tractor. She never said why she stopped using it, but you can tell it has sat outside under a tree for a long time.
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Posted April 29, 2013 - 06:49 PM

Your still using your phone... lol.. Batter... Are you baking us a cake?



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:50 PM

Wow it really mangled that didn't it. Should have been grass catcher not batter.

 

Anyhow.

 

After searching everywhere I couldn't find the battery tray for the tractor anywhere. I guess it got tossed in a load of scrap accidentally. SO I made one. It isn't beautiful but it is functional.

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While I was messing with the tractor I managed to cross thread the plug, but fortunately just the very first thread. My thread chaser was AWOL and with no battery I wasn't having much luck getting it running anyway,  so I loaded the nasty thing up on the trailer and drug it up to the car wash.

 

On the way I stopped at AutoZone for a thread chaser, 2 fuel filters, 2 fuel shut off valves, and some black paint. I borrowed a socket from them and went out and fixed the spark plug hole and put the plug in to keep the water out.

 

At the car wash I stuffed a plastic bag in the carb and hosed it down with purple power. When I started in with the spray wand I got all kinds of nasty stuff out of the frame that the mouse had left in there. I found sticks as big around as my thumb and 6 inches long. I think he build a log cabin in there. The insides of the side panels was black. It was nasty.

 

Got it home, unloaded and stuffed back in the shop. Changed the fuel filter and installed a shut off. Then I put a shut off on the tractor I sold yesterday and am delivering tomorrow.

 

Finally I shut off the shop computer, grabbed my empty thermos and headed inside.

 

Little tractor cleaned up pretty good. Hopefully tomorrow I can get it running and back together and waxed.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:40 PM

Man, she looks downright nice now Willie!



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:48 PM

Wow, they both came out great.  No wonder that one sold quickly.  Nice job.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 09:07 PM

I am hoping that everything works after i get it running tomorrow. I spent an hour trying to figure out which of the decks around here went on it.  Hope the clutch and trans work.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 11:27 PM

Nothing like a soap and water overhaul to add $$$ to the value of something. Good job!



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 12:23 AM

Nothing like a soap and water overhaul to add $$$ to the value of something. Good job!

Wait till you see my Meguires restoration on the troy.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 05:50 AM

Wow !  It looks almost new now ! Heck the fuel tank doesn't even have stains from the gas hope it runs as good as it looks






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