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Posted June 04, 2011 - 06:53 PM

I installed the new drive belt, ignition switch, and brake band on the Wheel Horse Commando 6! I also re-bushed (temporarily until I can find the right bushings) the hood mounts and installed that. I also changed the engine oil.

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 12:05 AM

Worked with KK and then by myself on her Commando 8. Got the weights cleaned up a little and talked to her about how much we will be getting done before the show realistically. The hood is cleaned up and will be getting a rattle-can covering for now. I hope to clean up the front wheels and rear fenders... The frame, engine, etc will have to wait for now. As I was explaining time constraints and prep, dry etc time, she put it all in perspective with the following sentence:

"Daddy, it doesn't have to be perfect, it's OK however much we get done..."
She's a great kid.:smile1:

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 02:04 AM

Worked with KK and then by myself on her Commando 8. Got the weights cleaned up a little and talked to her about how much we will be getting done before the show realistically. The hood is cleaned up and will be getting a rattle-can covering for now. I hope to clean up the front wheels and rear fenders... The frame, engine, etc will have to wait for now. As I was explaining time constraints and prep, dry etc time, she put it all in perspective with the following sentence:

"Daddy, it doesn't have to be perfect, it's OK however much we get done..."
She's a great kid.:smile1:


Alan, just remember, you will have to make it perfect later, so don't take shortcuts now lol.
And what show is it that you are going to?? Is it your club's summer show??

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 06:33 AM

Alan, just remember, you will have to make it perfect later, so don't take shortcuts now lol.
And what show is it that you are going to?? Is it your club's summer show??


Yep, less than 2 weeks.

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 01:25 PM

Got the tires re mounted on the LGT 165. Looks much better. Also, got a nice seat cover for it out of my drawer. LOL
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Posted June 05, 2011 - 01:48 PM

Yep, less than 2 weeks.

Mabey if I have time I will get my butt up there for it, but I would only bring one tractor.

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 10:07 PM

Used the pressure washer. Adam took over.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 10:36 AM

Forgot to post it yesterday, but Saturday I worked on the GT 5000 and got it running right now. Cleaned the carb for the 4th time this year, then checked the plugs and tweaked the gap on them. I had them a hair to wide and apparently that was causing it to miss some and it was running rich, stupid non adjustable carb.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 04:52 PM

Wish I had time to piddle on my tractor projects, but no time. Well, some evenings I've had time, but not up to it. SOON hopefully I'll get to wrench a bit.

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 06:43 AM

I got the tubes for the 26X12's yesterday. Will get them in this weekend. Have to take the throttle box off the MTD Ranch King so I can install the new one when it arrives. I need to invest in a couple batteries, one for the Cub (L&G) and one for the Onan (Group 26). Been saving pennies for this. LOL Probably use the Cub to do some mowing.

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 08:12 AM

Finished up the motor swap on my walk behind tiller. I am now using the motor off my childhood go cart on my tiller. The go cart motor has seen some serious use and is smoking pretty bad. But it also hasn't been ran much in the 6 years since my little brother turned 16 and stopped using it around then.
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The tiller is a old Wizzard tiller.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 04:11 AM

I got the tubes in the 26X12's. Fixed a bead leak on one of the LGT 165 tires. Got the replacement part for the MTD Ranch King throttle and it is repaired now.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 06:27 AM

Finished up the motor swap on my walk behind tiller. I am now using the motor off my childhood go cart on my tiller. The go cart motor has seen some serious use and is smoking pretty bad. But it also hasn't been ran much in the 6 years since my little brother turned 16 and stopped using it around then.
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The tiller is a old Wizzard tiller.


Flashback time. I had a go cart when I was a boy. It was powered by a 5HP Briggs I had ordered from Sears. It was 1974. Later I sold the cart chassis and the motor went on the tiller to replace a tired 3HP Briggs.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 06:33 AM

Took the 314 fender deck outside yesterday and sanded it. It turns out that the PO had painted right over the large decal in front of the deck adjust knob. I decided to remove all the remaining decals because they were splattered with paint. A heat gun made short work of them. Also doing some painting on the console area. The bottom edge of the right side of the console was rusted right through. Cut it off with a grinder and will rivet a piece of 1" angle on there to support the console. It looks like at some point the battery had leaked acid down that side of the console. There were trails of rust on the inside wall. The other side was not rusted much at all.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 07:52 AM

I had a little bit of time with the D160. I had to change the pullies on the mule drive, one had locked up so i changed both. Tubed the front tire that was leaking. Replaced the engine to deck belt, filled the hydro, and sharpened the blades.




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