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#1 JakeKuhn OFFLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 07:57 PM

HI Guys,

Thought I would finally put up some pictures of the rj I have been working on. I have had it together a few weeks, but today I finally manned up to put the decals on. lol. It still needs some stuff fixed on it, but it is complete and driving. I still have to fix my gas tank for it, borrowed one from my dad, and need to tear into the carburetor as it is leaking. The motor runs very well considering the only thing I did was paint it and put a carburetor kit in it. The trans make a little bit of a whine but it is not very much and the more I have driven it the quieter it has gotten, I'm very happy considering it was rusted solid....BAD. The only other thing I will need to fix is it the belt guard will not stop the belt so I have to start it in gear or grind the transmission...anybody have any advice on it? I'm running a NOS  29" belt with the correct pulleys but it has a repop belt guard. I am very happy with the way it looks though, here are some pictures of it from today. Thanks, Jake

 

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 07:59 PM

I think I just saw this on Redsquare but regardless, this thing looks amazing!

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:01 PM

WOW
That looks great! I love those front tires :rocker2:


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:11 PM

Very nice. The paint job looks great.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:17 PM

aw, it looks terrible. You should load it up and bring over to Iowa so I can bury it in one of my sheds. 

 

 

Oh, I cant lie to you, it looks pretty darn nice!!!


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:41 PM

Very nice !!!  Thanks for sharing. Good job.     Roger.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Let me start by saying love to have it. Done super job. I'm not a knowledgeable WH person so don't take offense before I clicked on pictures I thought it was missing the motor that is an awful lot of air space under hood. Is there some reason they placed motor so far back? 


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:49 PM

Thanks all, not many people realize why wheel horse put the motors back like that, but the rj's evolved from the pond walk behinds. Cecil pond took a pond walk behind, stretched the frame, put front wheels, a seat and steering wheel, and had a rj, pretty neat how these came to be, they kept that design until 1961.


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Posted January 30, 2014 - 05:46 AM

I like the curves, red paint, wheels & tires I like the whole tractor.  She sure is pretty, you've done a fine job on that WH.  Do you show your tractors?  Nice....


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Posted January 30, 2014 - 07:39 AM

Certainly nice enough to take to a show. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted January 30, 2014 - 08:15 AM

LOOKS AWESOME JAKE

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Posted January 30, 2014 - 08:26 AM

Looks mighty fine, Jake!



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Posted January 30, 2014 - 08:34 AM

im jealous, makes me realize what i have, i have 2 but they are not as nice as yours. now i will have to get at them and see what can be done with them



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Posted January 30, 2014 - 08:36 AM

Very nice :thumbs:   I would be afraid to  use something that pretty !



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Posted January 30, 2014 - 08:50 AM

Very nice :thumbs:   I would be afraid to  use something that pretty !

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