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#1 Matt O OFFLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2013 - 07:17 PM

I purchased this tractor a few months ago and recently got it running. I have slowly torn it down and am doing a complete restoration. I am about halfway done and have taken a ton of pics to show the progress. I am replacing all the oil seals on the trans and bought brand new Power trac tires for the rear. I would like to have it done by Halloween so it can pull the small hay ride trailer at our family party. I have chosen Sunrise red rustoleum paint because it is the closet match I could find. any input in this project would be appreciated because it is my first wheel horse restoration. Thanks

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Edited by Matt O, October 14, 2013 - 07:18 PM.

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Posted October 14, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Nice project ! Do you know what year it is ?  My Mom has a 10 hp 6 speed I believe about 30 years old .It's been a good tractor  they seem made pretty well  .Good luck


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Posted October 14, 2013 - 08:30 PM

Nice project, do it once do it right and it will last for many years to come.


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Posted October 15, 2013 - 05:36 AM

It is the 1990 classic edition 312-8.



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Posted October 15, 2013 - 06:39 AM

Looks like you've made good progress. The simplicity of it all is one thing I like about wheelhorses.

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Posted October 24, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Just keeping you guys updated, since my last post, I have primed the rest of the chassis. I had my grandfather prime and paint the hood and fenders( he's been a body man for 40+ years, so he knows how to make a paint job come out excellent!) I stopped at a local body shop yester and picked up a 1/2 pint of a light metallic gold enamel paint to use for pin stripping the tractor. my grand father also did that job. when I got home from school toady, I painted the chassis and hopefully tomorrow I can start putting the tractor back together, but I still need to do a little painting to do to the engine. I'll keep you updated when I finish it.

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 01:54 AM

Good looking job so far!

 

Just a word of advice to anyone looking at the pictures and following suit.... If Matt got the hubs off using a puller like that, without breaking them, he was LUCKY!  Never use a jaw puller on a hub, unless of course you're planning on buying a new hub.  Just saying..........


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