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#16 caseguy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 08:46 PM

That one in the video was sure gettin' 'er done! Nice score FFEMT!

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 08:48 PM

Wow thats different....pretty cool though

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 09:04 PM

LOL... I know, I got creative yesterday and made this big production out of it because my daughter was watching me shovel a spot for the bird seed my wife puts out. So as I sculpt, and carve the feet... she finally had to open the door and ask what it was. To which I said: "Why it's two feet of snow, silly-head!"

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 11:22 PM

2 feet, LOL, That was bad... gotta show my wife...

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 08:37 PM

Bwahaaa.... she lives! I just had it out for about 30min cutting back snowbanks. It really does toss snow like the video, and that was with hard crusty snowbanks! It could drive a little slower for having a 5hp motor. It can bog down a little, but again... we are talking four foot snow banks that I was cutting back.

It needs a new spark plug boot as the one on it is original and after 40 years, a little dry and will cause the motor to die when covered in snow. A little electrical tape for now did the trick. I may need some sealer on the tank gasket. I put a new one on but there seems to be some gas on the top of the tank. It ran fine, and it was just a tiny bit, but still.

Investment: 1972 Bobcat 20" cut = Freebie!
Full rebuild carb kit => $14.69
Muffler => 7.29 (plus $2.00 for new grade bolts)
Carb cleaner => $5.30
Spark plug => 1.69

Total cost => $30.97 and maybe 4 hours total (includes flushing the tank & drilling a broken bolt)

I will post up a video soon for you all. Thanks for watching!

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 08:45 PM

Glad you got it running!
I watched that video & wondered where they went a couple of times. Man made whiteout.
That thing really blows the white stuff :thumbs:

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:56 AM

Glad its up and running now

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Well, I had one of my boys take a video tonight... I really should of cleaned this up with the Massey, but I wanted to see how it would fair in this slop. We lucked out and only got about 3 o 4 inches of slush slop. This is a true snowblower nightmare. I was amazed that she never missed a beat and even the stuff at the end of the driveway did not clog it up!

Here you go, the free 40 year old Bobcat lives again! I love simple things! Posted Image
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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:56 PM

Man, is that snow ever wet. It's like fat water.

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Posted February 05, 2011 - 09:35 PM

Bwahaahaa.... "Fat Water" I LOVE that! Yea, it was very wet indeed! It turned to ice blocks that I had to knock out of the snow blower today. The 2nd stage was frozen in place because it was so wet.

Today I gave it a run for it's money... I had a snow bank that was so hard that I had to break it up with a shovel in order to clear it with the blower. Once I moved that area back a good six feet, I was able to make a path around to the back of the house to meat up with my hand shoveled paths. One area was where I had been pushing snow with the tractor and built up a snow pile that was five feet tall. I made it through, but did have to knock the roof of my tunnel in on it to make it all the way through.

I still have a little problem with it though... something is not quite right with the fuel tank / carb. This motor uses the type of carb that bolts to the tank like a push mower. I have a little leak on top of the tank with the new gasket. I think the tank is warped so I have to take it apart and check it out. If it is, I will need to flatten it out. I am also curious if that "cup" in the tank that this carb sucks up it's fuel, has a leak... It seems to run out of gas right around the time it would be getting to the bottom of the cup. I had cleaned it very well and did not notice anything, but still. I also had to give it a shot of starting fluid (carb cleaner) to get it to fire. I pulled it maybe a dozen times and nothing... a tiny shot and it fired on one pull and was fine all day.

PS: I managed to "hit" my neighbors HOUSE today with snow while running it! I didn't mean to, but looked over and saw that it was going that far!

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Posted February 05, 2011 - 11:00 PM

PS: I managed to "hit" my neighbors HOUSE today with snow while running it! I didn't mean to, but looked over and saw that it was going that far!


Bet that's the last time he let's his dog "poo" in YOUR yard.
You can send it back, frozen, and with careful aiming, right thru the window into his living room!

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Posted February 13, 2011 - 09:31 AM

Very cool.




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