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#1 vtbolensfan OFFLINE  

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:21 AM

2 years ago  the engine went bad in my 1476. I decided to get it rebuilt. Here are some pics of the progress so far. I have had the tractor for about 40 years. Actually my dad bought it around 1974. I would ride on his lap when I was little.  He passed away last year. I figured it was time to revive it.

 

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:24 AM

Now the engine is out. finally . The driveshaft was very stuck on the PTO shaft.

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:29 AM

The engine is coming apart. The cylinder looks really good. Crankcase now opened up. Looks a little dirty now, but wait, it cleans up nice!!

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:52 AM

Thanks for the pics.  Good luck on the rebuild.     Rick



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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:56 AM

All cleaned up, ready for color matched paint.

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 08:00 AM

And after they are painted. I think the color match is pretty close to original. I just got he new parts to get it rebuilt. I will be putting it together soon.

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 08:36 AM

Looks like a big project.  I just purchased a 1476 that has been sitting for several years.  It has the two eye bolts on the right side and I wondered if they were for the chute control on a snow thrower.  I see yours has them also with the crank still riding along.


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 09:52 AM

 It has the two eye bolts on the right side and I wondered if they were for the chute control on a snow thrower.  I see yours has them also with the crank still riding along.

You assumed correctly; the eye bolts are for the snowcaster chute control crank.



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Posted September 27, 2015 - 09:58 AM

Nice work! That's how you rebuild something! Start from scratch with super clean pieces. I'm sure all the memories are running thru your mind of your times with your Dad and his '76. Belated condolences on his passing. My guess as you progress thru it's rebuild you'll feel a little melancholy remembering him. Guaranteed he's watching with pride and the same anticipation towards your finished result. Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work, be looking forward to your updates.
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Posted September 27, 2015 - 10:07 AM

Looks like your off to a great start!!

I appreciate the fact your rebuilding the Wisconsin as well , those engines will run forever as long as they are cared for and parts are still readily available for them.


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Looks like a big project.  I just purchased a 1476 that has been sitting for several years.  It has the two eye bolts on the right side and I wondered if they were for the chute control on a snow thrower.  I see yours has them also with the crank still riding along.

yes, I would say so.



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Posted September 27, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Thank you, I just wanted to do it all correct from the beginning. It is a little expensive for all of hte new Wisconsin factory parts, but I figured it ran for 44 year or so the first time, I should get another 40 years out of it if it is done right. :smilewink:


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 10:31 AM

VT bolens  ,, Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the progress  Looking good so far..!!


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 10:36 AM

Thank you, I just wanted to do it all correct from the beginning. It is a little expensive for all of hte new Wisconsin factory parts, but I figured it ran for 44 year or so the first time, I should get another 40 years out of it if it is done right. :smilewink:

 

if you need something let me know, I am a dealer and also bought a few NOS parts for these engine yesterday and can sell them cheaper than retail.


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 05:03 PM

Thank you, I will keep it in mind. I just got my parts Thursday in the mail, but if I need anything, I will let you know




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