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#31 js5020 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 08:56 PM

Thanks Jim I was wondering being that I used Rustoleum rusty metal primer, I didnt know if it would make it to dark.  I just about have it all in primer right now I did more today but no pics,,,, Im cleaning up the hood at the moment,, should be done with primer by end of week,, unless I get distracted.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Well I finally got color on some parts, I like Rustoleum paint, it makes me look like a much better painter than I am....  I went with Regal Red,, seems to look ok.  Im shooting for a finished mostly rolling frame ATM  just in case I get "distracted" with some other project and it gets cold,  

 

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Posted July 05, 2013 - 05:18 AM

So far, I am very impressed with your project.

 

Free was great but the Horse you're performing CPR on is well worth saving!

We all thank you for your efforts. I'm sure you'll end up with a show Stallion!

 

Thanks for posting and, keep posting!  :wave:

 

I really like my '73 Automatic, 12 hp. Adding a 16 hp Auto to my Herd would be excellent.

 

Good luck but, you won't need it the way you're going.

 

PS. I use a lot of Never-Seez® during reassembly and from Lowes, stainless steel hardware.


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 12:51 PM

A bit more eye candy for those following,,,

 

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I really like the design of this thing,, it's simple and all business, nothing has given me any problems getting it apart, even being 40yrs old.  There are a few issues from being 40, of course the engine needs some love, the one axle needs the woodruff key and a seal repaired and it needs bushings replaced in the steer shaft, brake pedal,and one of the hydro shafts, oh and the battery box needs the fixed strap replaced, and the choke cable is broke, other than that it should be good to go.

 

I've never had a WH before, but I figured what the heck it was a 700lb GT with hydraulics, hydro trans, and a 16hp engine, pretty "beefy" even for todays standards,, it was "free" and if nothing else I would canibalize the engine and stick it on the Gravely walker but the more I looked at it and its condition, the more I got to thinking I better not or JimD would hunt me down and canibalize me :D ,,, in the end it will be just as good as the new X530 I was thinking about and thousands less cash out of pocket. 


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 01:59 PM

js, I really think your going to love that 16 when you get it done. The paint is coming along nicely also. Keep posting photos and we'll help you out if we can.


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 04:18 PM

Miss mash of brands ya I guess so,, Im not fussy,, as I said I would have liked to have found a green one but any I found locally were just way to spendy for the age/condition.  This one should work out nicely,, its got plenty of HP, weight, its hydro and has hydraulics.  Who knows I might even get rid of ALL the walkbehinds once its finished.

I'm still holding off on picking up that case... Wonder if he sold it yet... hahahaha



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 04:24 PM

A bit more eye candy for those following,,,

 

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 I got to thinking I better not or JimD would hunt me down and canibalize me :D ,,, 

 

 

JS.. your doing nice work.. Should we discuss that M in your shop???  :wallbanging:

 

BTW.. you would be a fast snack for ole Jimmy  :smilewink:  :poke:



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 04:32 PM

JS.. your doing nice work.. Should we discuss that M in your shop???  :wallbanging:

 

BTW.. you would be a fast snack for ole Jimmy  :smilewink:  :poke:

 

Well the plan kinda was to do both the WH and the M at the same time,,,, silly me this sanding chit takes a long time to accomplish!  The WH won my attention as you can see, so the M will have to wait till its done,, I did get a rear rim done on the M but thats about all.



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 04:49 PM

Well the plan kinda was to do both the WH and the M at the same time,,,, silly me this sanding chit takes a long time to accomplish!  The WH won my attention as you can see, so the M will have to wait till its done,, I did get a rear rim done on the M but thats about all.

 

 

 

 It's looking good man.. Someone has to ride your butt..  :smilewink:



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 05:50 PM

That is looking pretty good! It is coming out great for a free tractor!


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 11:52 PM

 Your doing fantastic work with that 16 Auto!! I love my Wheel Horse, although its just a B-80, but it has been upgraded to a 12hp K301. I think you'll find it to be a very solid built machine that will serve you well for many years to come, especially with the great job your doing on it. :thumbs:  Hear is a pic of mine.

 

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Posted July 06, 2013 - 08:35 AM

Easy to fix all the steering shaft bushings/ front  spindle's NOW whilst she's in that mode.

 

Good luck,  and another one saved from the scrapper.

 

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Posted July 06, 2013 - 04:11 PM

Easy to fix all the steering shaft bushings/ front  spindle's NOW whilst she's in that mode.

 

Good luck,  and another one saved from the scrapper.

 

glenn

A excuse to fire up the lathe???? I can't wait to see this all together..


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 04:45 PM

A excuse to fire up the lathe???? I can't wait to see this all together..

 

Ahhh you know what that black cabinet looking thing is in one of the pics,, yep a lathe,, small South Bend 9" swing, works well for making small parts like bushings.  I bought some "premade" blanks at TSC, I will need to "trim" them up a bit to make em work manufacturers always seem to use odd size stuff.  A few of the bushing surfaces show wear so I will make bushings that will cover more surface area which should have been done when it was built,, even back in 73 it seems they were cuttin corners to save a few bucks on a machine.


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 04:54 PM

 I love my Wheel Horse, although its just a B-80, but it has been upgraded to a 12hp K301.

 

Matt

That's like saying my Chevy is just a Bel Air! It's all good. And the 12hp is icing on the cake. :thumbs:

 

Hey JS, have you seen the poor man's powersteering conversions where they put a flat roller bearing under the axle above the spindle flange??? Now would be a good time.


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