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Is it really a 1045 or did my buddy get taken?


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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2015 - 06:13 PM

Friend of mine just bought a less common model, a 1045. Supposedly a crossover model when they were changing body styles... It has the clamshell fenders and the seat of the older styles with the hood and front of the newer.

The serial tag is missing, so he is having a hard time proving to himself it is as advertised and wondered if someone could confirm or disprove the model number from looking at it.

He knows the dash is wrong as he is the one who changed it. The original dash had the pull cables for the throttle and choke and they were both stuck. He is soaking them to try to free them up and wanted to play with it, so he put this style dash in temporarily.

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 08:40 AM

Bump... :anyone:

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:43 AM

Here is a manual

http://www.wheelhors...-wiring-201pdf/

 

Garry


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 02:17 PM

Thanks, I will download them and forward to him.
(One of the DL Stuttered and I've now exceeded my max for today, but it can wait a day or so) :D

Near as I can figure, if someone faked it... They did at least a decent job.

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 02:46 PM

Some of the boys from RedSquare should be able to nail it down.



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Posted May 06, 2015 - 06:15 AM

I'm surprised no one has an opinion on this.
I will try to have time over the weekend to examine the manual and look for little details that may tell.

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Posted May 06, 2015 - 06:19 AM

Keep us posted . You would hope people try to not rip others off
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Posted May 06, 2015 - 06:44 AM

I found this post from MTF;

 

 

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Do NOT part that tractor out!!!!!!praying.gif

The tractor pictured is a rare model Wheel Horse! It is a 1964 model 1045, they were only made from August 1964 to October 1964.swow.gif It is the cross over tractor from the old round hoodicon1.png series to the square hood type. The 1045 has round hood rear fenders and the new (for 1965) square hood. These are very sought after by collectorsicon1.png. This model uses a lot of "just for that model only parts"omg.gif
Parts like the hood, right front tire (pictured), clutch idler pulley shaft, belt guide on the engine blockicon1.png, frame and quite a few others are just for the model 1045. If you look on the left side of the hood stand there should be a postage stamp sized decal with the serial number on it IF YOU COULD PLEASE POST THAT NUMBER!

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Posted May 06, 2015 - 09:44 AM

This is the correct engine for the 1045 and 1055.   K241AS-46219A


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Posted May 06, 2015 - 04:33 PM

We just had a thread on a 1045 over on RS. It happened to be a thread I started because my daughter in Indiana saw it on the side of the road and sent me a picture. I'm sure it really wasn't a 1045 because it had the later fenders. From what I'm seeing in the pictures I'd say that you have the real deal. One thing about Wheel Horses is that it's really pretty easy to combine parts and build a virtually identical model. Add to that, Wheel Horse was great for throwing anomolies in as they used up parts. Without the tag info it's really tough to be sure. :wave:


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Posted May 06, 2015 - 06:33 PM

In my search, I found there are only approx. 1100 authentic 1045s.



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Posted May 12, 2015 - 08:44 PM

I was thinking they should have been more square - hooded also, now this explanation above about tins and years. Was thinking they should have been like early GT14 look or close.  Guess don't know Horse as good as I thought!


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 04:27 PM

I was thinking they should have been more square - hooded also, now this explanation above about tins and years. Was thinking they should have been like early GT14 look or close.  Guess don't know Horse as good as I thought!

That would be the 1054 and 953 that look like a little gt14. You have the numbers real close, just swapped.






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