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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted May 20, 2013 - 09:48 AM

Man, that';s coming along nice.  Good catch on the pulley... that stuff can drive you nutz.



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Posted May 20, 2013 - 10:05 AM

Man, that';s coming along nice.  Good catch on the pulley... that stuff can drive you nutz.

 

Yea, I made like 10 trips from garage to barn to look at my other 16 and the parts tractor trying to figure different stuff out. Not sure how the pulley got pushed in so far, hopefully set screws aren't stripped.


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 09:30 PM

When I went to take the pulley off of my 10, you couldn't even tell they were allen screws.  They were just rounded out holes.  I repeatedly put in some atf with acetone for a few days.  In the meantime, I checked around to find out what sized wrench to use.  I bought a brand new one and cut the short side off with my dremel cut off wheel.  I set the wrench in the hole and turned it till it seemed to settle.  I then tightenen my vice grips on the wrench and hammered on it while trying to turn.  it turnened just a hair so I turned it back in, then back out and in a few times, still hammering.  It was finally turning free and backed all the way out.  I did the same to the other screw. 5/32 hex wrench is ringing a bell.

Oh, the tractor is looking real good!


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Posted May 21, 2013 - 10:00 AM

I hope it comes off easy, I didn't even check it. I'm hoping the PO had it lose to paint and just pushed it back on, maybe its already lose, who knows. I get a few hours about once a month to work on it, was hoping I wold be using it to cut grass this season....NOT!!!! :wallbanging:

So that means, maybe another update in June  haha


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 08:31 AM

Whhaatt? I don't know how this happened?  :smilewink:

 

 

Since the rain kept me from gardening again last night, figured I would pull rearend out. Just as piece of mind to check belt, brakes, oil, etc. Good thing cause belt was almost cut in half, brake rod got bent and oil needed changed. It's also a good tmie for me to drill hole under seat in frame for the rear gas tank as this model originally had tank under hood.  

 

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The Easy way to fill a Sears rearend with oil  :rocker2:  :rocker2:  :smilewink:

 

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Posted May 24, 2013 - 04:26 PM

You have no idea how many times I've threatened to flip them on their side to change the darned oil... 

 

you couldve told us that you put it in reverse, and that new motor was so powerful, it pulled the rear end right out from under.. :D


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 08:08 PM

I wished it ripped the rear out, maybe when it is running :D
It took maybe 10 mins to fill all 5 quarts my other tractor took 45 mins at least

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 03:23 PM

Tahoe, I just bought a 1977 Sears GT 16/6 (Roper) and your posts are very interesting to me! I will follow your progress avidly. Keep posting!


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 08:47 PM

Tahoe, I just bought a 1977 Sears GT 16/6 (Roper) and your posts are very interesting to me! I will follow your progress avidly. Keep posting!

 

I also have a 77 16/6 single, good working  ole tractor. Some things are a little different between my restore ST16 and the 16/6, they changed a few things between 73 and 77.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:21 AM

Tahoe, I just bought a 1977 Sears GT 16/6 (Roper) and your posts are very interesting to me! I will follow your progress avidly. Keep posting!


We will be watching for posts on yours also. Looking forward to meeting your Sears.

Tahoe, how's the project coming?

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:45 PM

I will gladly take some photos but since I am so new...it might be best to read and absorb comments/experiences from other members. Today, I saw two other Sears GT 16/6 units for sale in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area...mine is almost totally original...and it looks like I stole mine when compared to the prices these other two are listed for. Gee whiz!



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 10:02 AM

We will be watching for posts on yours also. Looking forward to meeting your Sears.

Tahoe, how's the project coming?

 

It's not. With grass growing, garden duties, and a major church renovation ( I'm a trustee) I don't have time to even think about it, not to mention I got the new Wheelhorse project. :D   Our Fair time is coming in July so also a lot of prep work getting goats ready for that too.

 

GH, there was 16/6 twins also with the Onans, they usually grab a little higher price. I grabbed mine for $150 2 years ago and was a happy camper.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 09:31 PM

Tahoe, I bought mine for $350 just two months ago. PO had receipt for over $ 175 worth of work, carb overhaul & cleaning, blades sharpened, valves adjusted, brand new battery (one week old), etc. I felt like it was a terrific deal for us both. BOY, does it motor! I love the Hi-LO real transfer case on this brute! Soon, I will post some pics. Replaced the main drive belt (engine to center mandrel) this weekend & it was about 95 with 100% humidity. Golly, that was fun. Happy Trails, Tahoe!


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 01:24 AM

Tractor is looking great.


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Posted June 21, 2013 - 09:04 AM

GH, sounds like you're a happy camper, at leas your's was running.  My '77 16/6 was dead so for $150 I figured I did pretty good exepcially when I knew exactly what was wrong. 

The tractor in this thead, 73 or 74 ST16,  I bought for $40 :smilewink:

 

The 2 spd is nice, but I rarely use low other than if I need some good power to the ground without a lot of tire spin like plowing a soggy garden. Other than that, mine is in either 2 or 3 Hi.

 

I have to remove the main belt from my parts tractor to use on this one. Would be much easier to just go buy one, but the one on parts tractor looks brand new and appears to be Kevlar...it will save me $15-20 too :D


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