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#1 WHdbJD ONLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2015 - 06:47 PM

A 1971 WH Raider 10 is my current project.

Look what I found when I took the hood off and

put it upside down on my workbench...

 

 

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Mr. Mouse was storing mouse poison in the

headlight buckets.  I thought it was supposed

to KILL him!....Was he storing it up so he could

commit suicide  later?

 

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Posted March 05, 2015 - 07:08 PM

Smart Mouse!


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Posted March 05, 2015 - 07:17 PM

This is exactly why I don't buy that style anymore. They just cart it off and hoard it.
The bait bars work much better IMHO, mainly because they eat it there.
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Posted March 05, 2015 - 07:25 PM

I've always used old fashion traps with peanut butter on them.  Put a few around, seems to work!  Best you pull shroud on engine now and look for nest. OR at least try to blow out around flywheel opening and the head fins. Then when you start, watch the junk fly out of there!  My experiences.


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Posted March 06, 2015 - 06:50 AM

This is exactly why I don't buy that style anymore. They just cart it off and hoard it.
The bait bars work much better IMHO, mainly because they eat it there.

 


 

I've always used old fashion traps with peanut butter on them.  Put a few around, seems to work!  Best you pull shroud on engine now and look for nest. OR at least try to blow out around flywheel opening and the head fins. Then when you start, watch the junk fly out of there!  My experiences.

 

Two good ideas for getting the critters.   I'll have to check all the GTs for mouse nests

when I get them out this spring.

 

Anyway here's some "before" pics of my WH project

 

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Posted March 06, 2015 - 09:24 AM

I'm surrounded by oak trees and I always have acorns shooting out of the mufflers on my equipment that sits all winter. Along with mice I get chipmunks too. I think they are the culprits for the acorns. I tried leaving the barn door cracked open for the local cats to get in and hunt but all they did was pee on everything. I have to use the poison bricks because the critters were doing the same thing that you ran into.



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Posted March 09, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Found no more hiding places for Mr Mouse snacks as work progresses

on the WH  Raider 10 project;

 

Since the weather was co-operating today, did a partial teardown and

power wash to get rid of most of the crud.....

 

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It cleaned up pretty nice, considering I had no detergent for a pre-soak.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted March 09, 2015 - 05:08 PM

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Wheel Horse aficionados, here's a question for you...

Can I replace the leaking seal behind the transmission pulley without

splitting the case, and if so , how?

 

 



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Posted March 11, 2015 - 12:02 PM

Sure you can. Poke a hole in the side of it with an awl or ice pick and with that alone you may be able to pry it out. Or start a small sheet metal screw into it and pull out with pliers. Make sure you don't mark the shaft. Polish the shaft so there are no nicks around the key slot, oil up the seal and slide it in. A piece of tubing the size of the seal works well to tap it in. That seal is likely only 1/8" deep so they twist easily without a tube.

 

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 02:41 PM

Great , thanks Garry. 

 

Did some more teardown and cleaning today;

 

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Parts awaiting their turn for a bath...

 

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 03:26 PM

Weather was more springlike today , so I did some more
powerwashing;


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full work table;

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more partz

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 03:39 PM

A 1971 WH Raider 10 is my current project.

Look what I found when I took the hood off and

put it upside down on my workbench...

 

 

attachicon.gifWheel Horse 007.JPG

!....Was he storing it up so he could

commit suicide  later?

 

:wallbanging:

 

 

I would check my coffee before consuming.

 

 

 


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Posted April 01, 2015 - 07:14 PM

here's the WH Raider 10 frame I painted with primer today.


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I don't have much success painting outside, seems like
everytime I try it, the breeze kicks up and takes
half my paint across the yard, or the bugs decide they
like my fresh paint. I'm gonna do the rest of the WH
project in the shop!
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Posted April 11, 2015 - 05:40 PM

Progress report on the WH Raider 10 project;

Sandblasted and primered rear wheels today

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Put final coat of IH red on frame and transaxle parts

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Posted April 24, 2015 - 06:49 PM

more progress,

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snagged a pair of 23X9.5X12 Carlisle turfs NOS for $74

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