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#16 classic ONLINE  

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Posted October 09, 2014 - 09:12 PM

I'm having a good time with the parts gathering MH81. I wish there were enough good parts to make two, but it just can't be done at this point.You never know what could be just around the bend though. The cheap parts Mighty Mite from CT was an absolute surprise, and the '48 dated crusty ZZ engine with the twin disc part I needed was one heck of a coincidence. I have to save a few bucks for paint, tires, some gasket material and some seals, but this project should move right along now.

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Posted October 09, 2014 - 09:29 PM

Wow what a ride on this one parts falling right in front of you. This will be another interesting project to follow. I'm amazed too sometimes how these tractors seem to just go to sleep until someone wakes them up & their ready to serve again. It's a good feeling.
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Posted October 09, 2014 - 10:03 PM

It sure is a good feeling bringing them back to life. There's something about old machinery that just speaks.
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Posted October 09, 2014 - 10:25 PM

 There's something about old machinery that just speaks.

So.....that's what that is. I always thought it was the voices in my head.   :smilewink:

 

The project is looking good. Sometimes its amazing how things fall in place.  :thumbs:


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Posted October 09, 2014 - 10:33 PM

So.....that's what that is. I always thought it was the voices in my head.   :smilewink:
 
The project is looking good. Sometimes its amazing how things fall in place.  :thumbs:

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 04:23 PM

I went down to the neighbors where my Mighty Mite sat in the blackberry bushes for over 8 years. I brought along some tools and completely disassembled the tractor. Everything is actually in real good shape. After cleaning the points, the Briggs model 23 fired right up and ran great. I didn't even have to clean the carb. This engine will go on my '56 Power King, so I can install the ZZ on the Mighty Mite. Well this is where the project will start.

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:17 PM

Looks like a good start, so simply built, good old Briggs, at least you know the coil is still good.


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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:55 PM

What up with the garden master tractor that guy has

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 08:01 PM

It looks like the ad on Craigslist for the Garden Master is gone.

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 08:29 PM

Crap !!



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Posted October 13, 2014 - 03:29 PM

A wheelbarrow full of rear end parts. Disassembly was a bit of a pain due to the brake hub on one of the pinion gear shafts being stubborn.Everything looks to be in good shape except for some chips out of the teeth on one of the pinion gears. I'll be using the bull gear and pinion gear out of the other housing that I have. Now to clean, make gaskets, and reassemble.

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Posted October 24, 2014 - 06:41 AM

This is the clutch yoke and pivot bracket for on the back of a ZZ.

 

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Posted October 24, 2014 - 01:02 PM

Wow, thanks Doug! These will be fairly easy brackets to make with some patients. Any measurements including hole locations would be very helpful. I do have the measurement for the hole spacing on the bracket that bolts to the ZZ engine block. I just don't know how long the two welded on tabs are on this bracket, or where the pivot bolt hole should be. I would also need the overall length of the fork, and how long the tab that is welded to the fork is. With that info, it will make it a whole lot easier to accomplish.

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Posted October 24, 2014 - 09:51 PM

Thought I would share with you some pics of my Dads mighty mite. He is almost finished with it. If you need any close ups let me know, I will get them for you.

 

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Posted October 24, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Thanks for the pics Tbrooks, I appreciate it and your dads Mighty Mite looks great! If I need more pics as I move along, I'll be sure to contact you.
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