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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:39 AM

Looking Great! I'm always impressed with the size of the front axles and tie rod ends on the 520's. Thanks for the tip on the skateboard tape.



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Movin' slow bit by bit with the '90 520-8 Stallion, getting to like this Horse.

 

Going to need new "donuts" for show 'n tell this spring. :wave:

 

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Sounds like a fun project,Tankman.I have a 518 in the back yard waiting for the day to do what you have started.God luck keep us posted!



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Posted January 31, 2013 - 05:19 PM

Sounds like a fun project,Tankman.I have a 518 in the back yard waiting for the day to do what you have started.God luck keep us posted!

Havin' fun, a little here 'n there.

 

Going to sand blast the belt guards tomorrow or whenever. WH red paint, of course.

Been makin' lists of hardware, replacing with new each step along the restore.

 

The Horse came with a 48" deck, definitely a spring project but, I have two Stallions with

decks on 'em that I don't use in the winter; '68 Raider 12, and a '73 "No Name" 12hp with

electric PTO and an automatic tranny. I do like the "No Name" WH.

 

Steam cleaned the donuts today, they don't look too awful. Maybe Miller tire paint is in

their future..........for awhile.


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Posted January 31, 2013 - 05:32 PM

'73 "No Name" 12hp with electric PTO and an automatic tranny. I do like the "No Name"

 

The 73 is called "Auto12", and that is the only year WH did that. I own a Auto14 that I mow with and really enjoy using it.

 

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Btw, that's the only year they put the Hydro control handle between your legs .

 

With the swept forward axle you can put the 60 SD mower deck under that tractor. You talk about mowing a yard, it will do it in a hurry. :worshippy1:

 

Can't wait to see the finished project!! :thumbs:


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 10:58 AM

Light snow dusting, backpack blower cleared that. Now back to WHA (Wheel Horse Addiction)!

 

Put on the belt guards after a sand blast, couple coats of Rustoleum Regal Red.

The foot rests 'll have skateboard coarse grip tape when it arrives, works great!

Control panels, taped off the decals, sanded, Rustoleum Gloss Black.

 

Installed all usin' SS screws, bolts, nuts. I change all hardware to SS and use Never-Seez® a lot! 

 

Next up, finish the fender ass'y., needs the orbital sander and more Regal Red.

The hood ass'y has been cleaned 'n wire wheeled, off to get sand blasted before paint. :wave:

 

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 07:45 AM

Good to see some progress.



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 07:11 AM

After Grandson 'n I plowed snow yesterday, did a little 520-8 "work."

 

Two pics below. Footrests and guards installed, added coarse skateboard grip tape on the footrests. Very inexpensive ($4.99), install NICE! Used a paper cutter to cut two blanks. The fall off, extra grip tape, can be used like emery paper.

 

Surprisingly, this coarse skateboard grip tape works great! It's on three of my Stallions now.

 

Tuesday, 02/11/13, two coats of Rustoleum Regal Red on the fender ass'y. Too bad the PO dropped the Horse before I found it (Note: Curl in fender, one side thank goodness). After this coat dries, tail lamps and seat ass'y. Slow but steady, all ahead. :wave:

 

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 03:56 PM

Sounds like a fun project,Tankman.I have a 518 in the back yard waiting for the day to do what you have started.God luck keep us posted!

If I leave a Horse outside, I use an old barbeque cover to add a little protection.

 

Almost like a fitted cover. :thumbs:



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 04:36 PM

Tankman, It's really looking good now, glad you got some Grandpa time working on the "Horse" again.



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 04:53 PM

I just came across this thread; it is looking great! Keep up the good work!

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 05:12 PM

I just came across this thread; it is looking great! Keep up the good work!

Thanks New Yawker! (I was born 'n raised in NYC).

 

I think of workin' on the tractors as Horse Play. Gives me something to do.

 

Tomorrow I mounting the seat and related hardware, I'll post a picture or two, it is an ongoing project.

 

An early start 0700 hrs. Mounted the seat and installed tail lights. Note, I clean the seat and usin' Rustoleum Black Gloss, sprayed it. The seat has the WH logo embossed, small rip, fix that come warmer weather. Next up'll be the hood assembly. Steady as she goes!

 

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 05:26 PM

Thanks New Yawker! (I was born 'n raised in NYC).

I think of workin' on the tractors as Horse Play. Gives me something to do.

Tomorrow I mounting the seat and related hardware, I'll post a picture or two, it is an ongoing project. :thumbs:


Don't confuse me as being a city slicker! I live 60 miles north of the city; although, I have never been to the city, and I don't plan on going anytime soon!

I am looking forward to the pics tomorrow!

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 09:11 PM

Don't confuse me as being a city slicker! I live 60 miles north of the city; although, I have never been to the city, and I don't plan on going anytime soon!

I am looking forward to the pics tomorrow!

I moved out of the city, settled on Long Island.

 

Went to Northeastern Pennsylvania, 30 years ago, stayed. NYC driving made me fee like I was in a wringer washin' machine. I only go back to NYC for visits and some Broadway shows. Besides, I drink Manhattans religiously!

 

Then, I got a basket case Wheel Horse. Have owned 'bout twenty over the years.

 

This '90 520-8 is my biggest to date. I picked it up cheap just because. I don't know? :dancingbanana:


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 02:55 PM

The '90 520-8 hood is back from the blaster today, yeah!

 

Parts diagram on the oil drain lists 2 3/8" nipples, 1 3/8" 90° elbow, and a cap.

My Onan has 1 nipple and it's cap. A bit difficult to drain oil (but works).

I purchased a 90° elbow and a 4" x 3/8" nipple which I'll install.

 

Question? What type of pipe thread sealant should I use? Regular Teflon® pipe dope?

 

The 520-8 has lived, unused outdoors for 'bout two years. Cleanin' up nice so far.

 

Today, took the Horsey outdoors, lives in my barn now, for a little spin. The Stallion loved it even without his bonnet (hood) on. The hood'll be finished and new decals applied, in due time.

 

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