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#1 JohnWR ONLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2014 - 07:56 PM

I am going to make and use this thread to keep track of my H16 refresh and i call if a refresh since it's not a restore and i plan to use this tractor after i am done with it.

 

So i picked this up about 2 weeks ago for 200 couldn't complain it was rigged but started and ran and somewhat moved.

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First thing i did was break out the power washer and degreaser and wash the poor old girl and take some assessments.

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Things wrong i noticed

Steering slop needs tie rod ends (2)

Drag link

needs a new pivot pin and bushings

plastic bushing under steering wheel

the rod for the idlers is bent causing them to both ride screwed up.

wrong spring for drive belt tension

needs new belts for the drive and pto

the bushing for the hydro pedal is gone

rear rims rusted from calcium (i have a new set already)

front tires shot (i have 2 new tires)

rear tires (gonna go with 23x8.5-12)

tune up plug,oil,carb rebiuld

seat

paint


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 08:02 PM

This is how it sat until yesterday i bought a started off ebay and bought some parts from tubeframe restorations i was going to use bolens1000 but i needed the draglink and just ordered from him for now. The 3PT is for my 1476 it was an ebay find.

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So today i installed the starter, made new fuel lines, and installed the right drive belt tension spring and straightened the arms the pulleys are mounted too. Now my new H16 starts when you turn the key and moves this thing is quick it kinda caught me off guard.

 

This is my progress so far i am waiting on my tire mounter so i can dismount the front tires and for my new rear tires to show up.


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 09:09 PM

I remember seeing this on CL. WTG, JohnWR.



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Posted May 31, 2014 - 09:27 AM

This is how it sat until yesterday i bought a started off ebay and bought some parts from tubeframe restorations i was going to use bolens1000 but i needed the draglink and just ordered from him for now. The 3PT is for my 1476 it was an ebay find.

 

Ouch that hurts! :D

 

In all seriousness though , Glad you got what you needed and the tractor is up and running.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 08:53 PM

Ouch that hurts! :D

 

In all seriousness though , Glad you got what you needed and the tractor is up and running.

 

Yea it was the shipping for the drag link if i was paying shipping i was going all out. But when i need the misc bearing and things i will deff be getting in contact with you.


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Posted June 16, 2014 - 08:44 PM

Well i've made a little progress in the last few weeks no pics sadly. I fixed the ignition switch, Replaced the starter, Cleaned the fuel system replaced all the lines and filter, Adjusted the carb, And finally i took the front axle out i need to pick up some rod and make a new pivot pin.

 

I ordered tires finally went with 23x8-12 Carlisle All Trails.



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Posted June 17, 2014 - 11:11 AM

It is amazing how these things can be revived. I can't wait to see how this turns out. 



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Posted June 19, 2014 - 07:14 PM



It is amazing how these things can be revived. I can't wait to see how this turns out. 

 

Thanks sadly wont be anything near as nice as you have done but it's a worker not a show queen.

 

Here how to looks as of today waiting in the shed i have to yank the hood sometime tomorrow.

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And my new tires arrived today.

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Posted June 19, 2014 - 07:16 PM

Also i forgot to ask where are people getting front wheel bearings from does anyone have a source.



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Posted June 19, 2014 - 07:25 PM

I should have those instock.



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Posted June 29, 2014 - 10:02 PM

progress has been kinda slow dealing with my fathers truck and going to get the 1886 but here i have it i got the wheels stripped and in primer this week i am going to do the hood and fender pan.

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Looking good. Going to be a fun watch. The new tires & fresh wheels will make it bark.

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Posted July 23, 2014 - 08:47 PM

So as they say 2 steps forward one step back. Have to change my plans a little bit my fathers cancer has really noise dived and it looks like i will not be able to paint the whole tractor due to taking care of my dad. I will be replacing parts and getting it running good.

 

This weekend i managed to paint the wheels white. I mounted the rears today at work on our tire machine though i have to use out cheetah bead seater as they would not seat for anything. As for the fronts that was the worst experiance and i managed to mark the inside of the newly painted wheels so this weekend ill touch those up.

 

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Posted July 24, 2014 - 06:25 AM

Those wheels look fantastic. I really like the idea of how you painted them on a board. The tread on the rear tires are great. They should be very aggressive.



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Posted July 24, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Those wheels look fantastic. I really like the idea of how you painted them on a board. The tread on the rear tires are great. They should be very aggressive.

 

Thanks i am painting with a spray gun and it made it easier to do both sides at one time. As for the tread thats why i went with all trails i wanted better than turf tires yet not as aggressive as ags.






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