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#1 earthgrinder OFFLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2015 - 08:02 PM

Finally completed a long long overdue project.  The Rototiller Model 2 in the photo on auto-pilot was my very first Troy Rototiller that I acquired.  When I got it the engine had been replaced with a later model.  The end of 1998 I got a correct Model 8 B&S off a Model 2 Rototiller from Ray's Mower Shop in Boyertown, PA.  That was when you could go in the pull parts yourself.  The motor was in bad shape, gas tank rusted through, stuck piston, bad exhaust valve seat, etc.  It now has a .030" piston, new valves and exhaust valve seat, and a gas tank I picked up over the years with other parts I acquired.  Finished the engine last year and finally got it installed this week.  Time to put it to work and break it in. I got about an hour and a half running time on it today.    

 

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Posted April 16, 2015 - 08:06 PM

its always awesome when you get one back on the road again. Cant buy that kind of a smile.


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 08:10 PM

its always awesome when you get one back on the road again. Cant buy that kind of a smile.

Yea, it does give you a good feeling!


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 08:25 PM

Very nice. I have a Rototiller 3 out in the shed that I've never tried to start. One of these days I might just try it.
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Posted April 16, 2015 - 08:26 PM

I used to make extra cash in the springtime with my grandpa's old troy built horse. Nice little machine you have there.


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 08:27 PM

My Troy Bilt has the 8 hp Briggs. Its all original purchased by a friend from the factory back in the early 80's. I rebuilt the carb 2 yrs ago. Still working hard. Glad to hear you put it back to what it was.
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Posted April 16, 2015 - 08:46 PM

Very nice. I have a Rototiller 3 out in the shed that I've never tried to start. One of these days I might just try it.

I also have a Model 3 and two Model T tillers.


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 04:28 AM

Looks good. You got it  finished at a good time to have an empty garden just waiting to get tilled. :thumbs:



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Posted April 17, 2015 - 05:40 AM

Real neat little machine :thumbs:  Please post some more pictures of it when you can , thanks Al


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 06:29 AM

Nice restoration, cool to bring back a machine like that I bet the neighbors secretly covet it.
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Posted April 17, 2015 - 06:31 AM

 The end of 1998 I got a correct Model 8 B&S off a Model 2 Rototiller . . .

 

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17 years! There's hope I'll finish my Wheel Horse yet.


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 07:56 AM

Very Nice! I have one of the small Jr. model Troy Bilts from the 80s.  It's perfect for my small gardens. I didn't realize what I was missing until I got a rear tyne tiller. 


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 08:24 AM

Real neat little machine :thumbs:  Please post some more pictures of it when you can , thanks Al

Here are some more photos.  The one of the engine is what it looked like when I purchased it.

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