My first post here on GTTalk and i thought i would post about my latest restoration. I picked this little 855 up last winter but i had too much fun playing with it so i'm just now getting around to restoring it! When i bought this thing the shift lever was sitting on the seat, but i figured for $60 i really couldn't go wrong. I brought it home, and split the transmission to look for damage, but it was actually in pretty good shape. I put new needle bearings in the axel housings, along with new seals and a new seal on the brake shaft. Turns out the only reason the shifter pulled out was because the set screw broke.
Anyway I finally decided to pull it into the shop and get it restored before the big Wheel Horse show in June. So far i have it torn down to a rolling chassis except for the blasted steering wheel. I never have luck with steering wheels! spent the last few evenings working on stripping the paint off the parts I do have torn off.
Tonight i took the motor apart. It runs like a champ with no smoke or any bad sounds so im just going to put some new gaskets on it and rebuild the carb.
Will post more pics soon!