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#1 Deerlope OFFLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2014 - 02:34 PM

Could someone please date this engine . It is in a 900 that I am restoring, that way I will have some idea what year the tractor is. Also how thick is the clutch disc when it is new, this one appears to be less than 1/16".

 

Wisconsin S-8D

Serial #     3834064

Spec code---- 24953

 

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Posted October 04, 2014 - 02:41 PM

Jan, 1964

 

There is a pinned post in the Bolens section with a link to the date site. http://gardentractor...sconsin-engine/


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Posted October 04, 2014 - 03:11 PM

Jan, 1964

 

There is a pinned post in the Bolens section with a link to the date site. http://gardentractor...sconsin-engine/

 

Which would mean that your 900 is most likely a 1965 since Bolens typically used engines from the previous year.

 

If it still has the Model/Serial tag, the 1965 900 should be Model 189-02.


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Posted October 04, 2014 - 04:36 PM

That clutch sounds pretty thin to me. I hope someone has a new one to measure.


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Posted October 04, 2014 - 04:45 PM

That clutch sounds pretty thin to me. I hope someone has a new one to measure.

 

I say its time for a new one

I think they should be atleast 1/8'' Thick

mine as well do it while you got it apart and replace all the bushings and bearings in the clutch.

I dont have the clutch discs produced but have all the bearings if needed.


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Posted October 04, 2014 - 05:21 PM

You might check with Rick and Bob to see if they have the clutch parts.

 

If they don't have them, I know that Jestin at tubeframes.com has them.

 

You can find them on 2/7 here:

http://www.tubeframe...train---chassis

 

He also has instructions for replacing them:

http://www.tubeframe...nstructions-pdf


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Posted October 04, 2014 - 07:11 PM

I am going to give Jestin a call and send the whole thing to him.

 

 

PS: Old Buzzard, I just want to confirm what you said about the Haban Flail mowers and that was they will turn leaves to dust, of course you are right they will do just that.


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Posted October 05, 2014 - 02:13 PM

 What year did the 900 have fenders and then change to the fiberglass seat pan?



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Posted October 05, 2014 - 03:26 PM

The 900 never had metal fenders.  Both years had the glass ones.


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Posted October 05, 2014 - 06:11 PM

Fred I have all the parts including the discs and also have the pulley with discs new if you want to go that way.


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Posted October 07, 2014 - 08:36 AM

I did not want to have to take it apart this far as I kept going I am now glad that I did. This old gal has been rode hard and put away wet to many times. Being as we all like pics here are a few. I titled them pieces. I have asked her to leave her car someplace else and she promptly told me where to go, some women got no sense of humor. As soon as the weather breaks I will start sandblasting the umpteen pieces. It will become a family treasure when it is done. My plan is to build a small oak stand and place it on it to be displayed in our living room. I know that the CFO will not mind.

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Posted October 07, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Wow talk about tearing it down. There is not much left to tear down on that one. I love the oval clutch pedal. This is going to be quite a nice piece when it is done. I see the car did not get evicted yet.



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Posted October 07, 2014 - 12:41 PM

Wow talk about tearing it down. There is not much left to tear down on that one. I love the oval clutch pedal. This is going to be quite a nice piece when it is done. I see the car did not get evicted yet.

 

 

 I spent hours pressure washing and  degreasing but when I took the front bolster off there was still grass and other crap in the tubes. Tme to go get sand blast media.



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Posted October 07, 2014 - 02:55 PM

Since you got it this far down you might as well go ahead and do a restoration!

Only have the tubes , steering assembly and clutch left.


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Posted October 07, 2014 - 04:08 PM

Since you got it this far down you might as well go ahead and do a restoration!

Only have the tubes , steering assembly and clutch left.

 

Sorry but don't have that much left now. It is totally apart. No one would ever believe the rust I found.


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