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#1 dlang94 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Got myself a horse a few months ago and have been in the process of restoring it. Got all of the original manuals with it. Paint is coming along nicely.

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Posted December 19, 2014 - 01:49 PM

:thumbs:  Looking good so far. Nice paintwork...Dave


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 01:54 PM

Good progress so far. Did the engine already run good before the tear down or are you planning on rebuilding it? Looks like you put some new tines on the one side? I can't believe how bright the paint glows in the one picture but I know it is just from the pic/camera and the flash.


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 02:02 PM

Nice work. I hope to do mine in the spring. I picked up the hiller/furrower with the guide last summer and I think it has the plow for the front. Mine has an 8hp Tecumseh engine. It will need to be rebuilt. They are a great machine for smaller gardens. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 03:26 PM

New tines on both sides except I only did one side then tilled my garden then replaced the others which is why one set is dirty. The paint does look bright, it is the flash but I used ford/safety red which was brighter than the original red but I liked the ford one better. The engine does run good I was going to rebuild the carb but found a new carb on eBay for 35 and just got a new carb.
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Posted December 19, 2014 - 06:38 PM

The paint may be brighter, but the hue is really close. Nice work.


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 08:02 PM

Looks good! I bought one of these from a buddy for $50 a month or two ago. Engine is shot (8 hp Kohler) and needs paint and tires. Bought a "China Freight" 8 hp engine for it on Black Friday and hope to drop it in in the next couple months. Seen a bunch of folks who've re powered there's with a Predator engine on YouTube/Google but we'll see
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Posted December 19, 2014 - 08:55 PM

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Posted December 19, 2014 - 09:41 PM

Nice work! Thanks for sharing!


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 10:19 PM

I love those old Troy Bilts. I love my little Junior model but want a horse someday.

That will be a beautiful machine when you are done.  Looks great now!  :thumbs:


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Posted December 25, 2014 - 10:16 AM

We go to all that work to clean them up, paint them and back together again.  Then the first chance we get we put them in the dirt and they seldom get washed off again..



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Posted January 01, 2015 - 11:01 PM

Decided since I got a gasket set for the engine (Briggs and Stratton 8 hp) when I first got the rototiller that I wanted to dissemble and clean it.

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 10:13 AM

That looks great! I have a 7 hp "Horse" I bought brandy new in 1978, and it still runs like a top! 


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Good job, keep up the posts. I have three Troy Bilts that I am in the process of restoring. One they that I am having difficulty finding is graphics.


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Posted March 06, 2015 - 01:45 PM

Made more progress everythings painted except the engine and handle bars. I painted the bottom of the tine hood black. In the process of putting the transmission together, the engine cylinder is honed, I'm going to put new rings on the piston.
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