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#1 Kfs35 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2013 - 11:33 AM

Well, here is what I came home with this morning.

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A pair of 1050s that haven't run in at least 10 years. The HT-20 (not mine) dragged them over from my neighbors in a nice little procession!

Between the two of them and the 1053 that turned into parts yesterday, I think I can make a really nice running one, if not two.

I told my wife I'll sell one of them once I figure out which one to keep! Well see if that happens or not, it's nice to have parts, I basically have three of everything now.

Both came with decks, but no other attachments.

I power washed them, and will get some more photos later.

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Posted September 07, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Nice convoy! Have fun getting them running again.



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Posted September 07, 2013 - 11:56 AM

nice catch,wish I could drag um home like that.lol

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Posted September 07, 2013 - 12:21 PM

Nice catch bob! :thumbs:



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Posted September 07, 2013 - 06:17 PM

Nice Machines!



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Posted September 07, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Nice pair of 1050's, Bob! You can't beat that kind of delivery system!! Hope you have a great time working on them.
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Posted September 08, 2013 - 06:28 AM

Nice neighbor. What you need to do is fix up one of the tube frames soooo nice that he will trade the large frame for it. You can download the manuals from this site. GTs should always be in pairs. They are happier that way. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Here are some more pictures. I washed both of the 1050s down. The white one looks to be in better shape than the silver one. The steering is super tight on it, no slop at all. It has some surface rust on the sheetmetal, but other than that, no rust.

They didn't come in silver from the factory, did they? I'm assuming its been repainted.

My plan is to get both of them running and figure out which to keep. I also finished taking the 1053 apart, unfortunately it is just a parts tractor now.

Bob

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Forgot to add that 7 of the 8 tires are holding air!

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Posted September 09, 2013 - 06:09 AM

Looks like they are in decent shape.

You should keep them all!


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Posted October 01, 2013 - 07:16 PM

I have been pretty busy, and haven't had a whole lot of time to work on the 1050s.

I finally had a chance to get the first one running tonight. I had to clean the carburetor and pull the head to free up the exhaust valve, and that has taken a few weeks due to work. Tonight it fired right up. It smoked pretty good at first until it burned all of the oil I had put in the cylinder. I had dumped some in to try to get it to build some compression, but it all ran out the stuck exhaust valve and pooled in the muffler. I had also put some Marvel Mystery oil in to free the rings in case they were stuck. It is running a little rich, I need to adjust the carb a bit, but I did get a chance to drive it around for a couple of minutes.

I think it is the keeper, the steering, spindles and front axle pivot are all nice and tight. As I was greasing the front end, I noticed some slop in it, but tightening the four bolts holding it to the frame fixed that!

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 09:14 AM

Well, I finally got a couple hours of seat time on the white 1050.  I've had it running for a few weeks, but haven't had much time to do anything with it.  I had to rebuild the carb and free up the exhaust valve to get it going.  She smokes a bit, but less than when I first got it going.

 

I put the 42" deck that I got with the 1053 on it.  I rebuilt that deck with new bearings, idlers, and a belt over the summer, and the blades are like new.  I cut our 2 acres with it yesterday.  It really cuts and mulches the leaves well.  I then changed oil in it again, it was really black already. 

 

I haven't done much to the silver one yet, so far all I have done is squirt some oil into the cylinder, and pulled it through with a rope.  It has compression, so that is a good thing.  The next step is is to pull all of the shrouds off the engine to clean the mouse/chipmunk nests out.

 

 

edit for spelling!


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 09:18 AM

Glad to hear you got one of them up and running and were able to put it to work.

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