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Posted December 11, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Beautiful. I'm sure Gary is very pleased.

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Posted December 12, 2013 - 03:32 PM

This is a great thread - thank you for sharing your story and the restoration process. The tractor is looking great! This is such a great way to remember your friend. 

 

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Posted December 13, 2013 - 07:55 PM

 I haven't done much to the Case, but I did paint the grill black, install the headlights, and the Case decal on the front. I decided to use a semi-flat matte black on the front. I think it turned out great. I'm going to have to replace the voltage regulator, as it decides when it wants to charge. The voltage from the stator is constant, and all the connections, and grounds are good, so it has to be the regulator. 

 

HERE IS A VIDEO

 

http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

 

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Matt, Wow, what nice restoration. And the decal dedicating the 222 to Gary is very touching. I know he is smiling down on you and what you have done in his memory..

 

Sorry I haven't stayed up on this thread, but VERY NICE JOB my Friend!! :thumbs:


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 01:41 AM

Coolness!!! Like the day it was made! They are both like new now. :angel:  :thumbs: 


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Matt, Wow, what nice restoration. And the decal dedicating the 222 to Gary is very touching. I know he is smiling down on you and what you have done in his memory..

 

Sorry I haven't stayed up on this thread, but VERY NICE JOB my Friend!! :thumbs:

 Thanks Brian. I appreciate it.

 

 

Coolness!!! Like the day it was made! They are both like new now. :angel:  :thumbs: 

 Thanks Mike, and yes, they are! :thumbs:

 

 I got around to tearing the deck apart today, and it was worse than I expected it to be. The deck shell is solid, but is missing one of the baffles underneath. You can see the welds where it use to be. It shouldn't be any problem building a new one, and welding it in. However, the aluminum spindle housings are shot! The white rust got them, BAD. The shafts are in great shape, and even the bearing were still smooth. I notice that I can still get new cast iron replacements, but they run between $75-100 a piece, for just the housing! :hitting_self_roller:  Thats not going to happen, so I'll work on finding some used cast iron replacements, as they are greasable, and these aluminum ones are sealed. 

 

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 10:46 PM

Who on here was practically giving away a couple of Case mower decks?

 

http://gardentractor...ut-of-the-shop/

 

Edit: 3 of them. Might want to send a PM rustyoldjunk's way and see if you folks can work something out.......


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Matt I'll send you a PM about some spindles I have. Out of 3 decks (9 spindles) with aluminum spindles I only have one spindle that was still good. The only plus side of them is they are light weight, putting less stress on mounting points, etc. 


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Who on here was practically giving away a couple of Case mower decks?

 

http://gardentractor...ut-of-the-shop/

 

Edit: 3 of them. Might want to send a PM rustyoldjunk's way and see if you folks can work something out.......

 I actually saw these, and if I was closer, I would have been there cash in hand for sure. What a deal! However, I'm 1500 miles from there, and shipping alone would be crazy! Thanks

 

Matt I'll send you a PM about some spindles I have. Out of 3 decks (9 spindles) with aluminum spindles I only have one spindle that was still good. The only plus side of them is they are light weight, putting less stress on mounting points, etc. 

 Looking forward to your PM Mike.  Thanks

 

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 01:49 AM

However, I'm 1500 miles from there, and shipping alone would be crazy! Thanks
 
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Might check into the Fastenall shipping?
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Posted December 15, 2013 - 04:13 AM

 Looking forward to your PM Mike.  Thanks

 

Matt

 

PM sent! :thumbs:


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 07:09 PM

 Thanks to Mjoe7, I have some good used cast iron spindles headed my way!  :D  Thanks Mike!  I did get a little time in on the deck today. I welded in a new baffle under it, as well as repairing a couple other baffles that were missing sections of them. I still have alot of other repairs to make where things are bent, cracked, etc.. I know my welds are a little crude, but they're solid, and thats what they make grinders for! :rolling:  These are very strangely designed mower decks.

 

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 03:09 AM

Matt that deck seems strange because its a rear discharge deck. Probably the hardest type to find. I have a L45 white rear discharge deck similar to yours just different color. All the other ones are like this one pictured with a left hand discharge. This is a L40. 38" wide cut. I rebuilt this one last Fall. It to was a mess. The front nose was bent down and several areas needed welding and straightening. Garage door pulley used as a idler deck pulley. It was messed up.

Most guys don't like the rear discharge because they leave a windrow behind you, attach a lawn sweeper and its great!

 

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 01:17 PM

Matt that deck seems strange because its a rear discharge deck. Probably the hardest type to find. I have a L45 white rear discharge deck similar to yours just different color. All the other ones are like this one pictured with a left hand discharge. This is a L40. 38" wide cut. I rebuilt this one last Fall. It to was a mess. The front nose was bent down and several areas needed welding and straightening. Garage door pulley used as a idler deck pulley. It was messed up.

Most guys don't like the rear discharge because they leave a windrow behind you, attach a lawn sweeper and its great!

 

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 Very nice work on that deck Mike, it turned out fantastic! I'm not a big fan of the windrows, but it doesn't bother me that much. I really like the rear discharge decks on my Wheel Horses. The whole back of the deck is open, and it just fans the grass out very evenly. Much better than even a side discharge does.  I notice I'm missing the rear grass shoot extension for this deck, so I'll probably build one for it. Thanks

 

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Posted December 18, 2013 - 06:23 PM

 I built the rear discharge shoot for the deck, to replace the missing one, Its finished, other than some grinding on the bottom side. Everything I used to build it with is 3/16 steel. Angle iron, strap, and 6" wide plate. All made from scraps around my shop, so no money spent. :thumbs:

 

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