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#1 steamer936 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2015 - 11:09 AM

The Husky 800 that my Grandfather bought new in '63 is now mine.

It was re engined with a Tecumseh HH100 probably 35 years ago. The Wisconsin engine is LONG Gone and what I remember was at the time it was cheaper to put an engine in it than rebuild the Wisconsin. I wa a young-un then and was not consulted about the engine.

I have done some repair work on in over the years whenever I would visit home. This last trip to the east coast it became mine.

I am doing all that work on it that any 50+ year old machine needs.

 

It is back runable but its issues are catching up to it.

At the moment it is undergoing a front end rebuild since the wheel bearings were non existant. The clutch is getting relined. All the belts are being replaced. The PTO shaft needed new bearings, that project is done. I have been acquiring implements for it since the implements it had turned to iron powder over the years of sitting in sea salt spray.

 

My wife wants to "mini farm" with it, so I have acquired a tiller for it and a Brinly Plow. I will make a sleeve hitch for it soon.

I also got another mower deck for it since it will also be used to mow the field.

 

Its getting new tires all around since not even slime will keep the current ones from leaking.

It is getting 3 rib on the front and Ag lug on the back.

 

I will have to be thoughty about taking pictures as I work on it.

 

I appreciate what I have found here to help this project go smoothly.

 

Gerry

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Posted October 29, 2015 - 11:20 AM

Wow that sounds awesome. Would love to see some pictures of it before and after.


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Posted October 29, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Hello, Welcome to GTT :wave:

 

Do you have any pictures of your 800, thats great that you have your grandfathers tractor and are bringing it back into service!

Was it you that bought the belts from me? I'm a bit surprised to see a Bolens surface in Texas! not too many of them down there.


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Posted October 29, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Did you plan on refitting a Wisconsin on it?

I happen to find an S7D engine for 25$ just last week (which is what would have likely been on your 800 originally), they can still be found relatively easily and cheaply.


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Posted October 29, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Hello, Welcome to GTT :wave:

 

Do you have any pictures of your 800, thats great that you have your grandfathers tractor and are bringing it back into service!

Was it you that bought the belts from me? I'm a bit surprised to see a Bolens surface in Texas! not too many of them down there.

I am discovering that the Old Bolens Equipment is a North East thing. Every part so far has come from PA,NY or WI.


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Posted October 29, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Hello, Welcome to GTT :wave:

 

Do you have any pictures of your 800, thats great that you have your grandfathers tractor and are bringing it back into service!

Was it you that bought the belts from me? I'm a bit surprised to see a Bolens surface in Texas! not too many of them down there.

I do have pictures of it. I know that somewhere around the house there is a picture of it from 1964 with my Grandfather on it and me on his knee.

I also have to find where about 15 years ago we recreated that photo with me on it and my son on my knee.

 

We will be taking pictures as I get it back to full operation.

I got the belts from Bolens-360 if that is you.

 

Gerry

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Posted October 29, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Did you plan on refitting a Wisconsin on it?

I happen to find an S7D engine for 25$ just last week (which is what would have likely been on your 800 originally), they can still be found relatively easily and cheaply.

Right now probably not. I do like the extra couple of HP that it currently has. The original Wisconsin was wore slam out. I do remember that the cylinder was wore egg shape and it could not be re-bored and have enough meat left to sleeve it.

 

That may be a project later down the road and if I do it will probably get the 10hp TRD series.

 

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Posted October 29, 2015 - 06:40 PM

:camera: :camera: :camera: :camera: :picsoritsnotyours:


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Posted October 29, 2015 - 07:31 PM

Right now probably not. I do like the extra couple of HP that it currently has. The original Wisconsin was wore slam out. I do remember that the cylinder was wore egg shape and it could not be re-bored and have enough meat left to sleeve it.

That may be a project later down the road and if I do it will probably get the 10hp TRD series.

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I honestly can't see much of a difference for the usage i make of these tractors between the S8D and the 10HP TRD engines, the 800/850/900 seem just as capable as the 1050 at rototilling, plowing or pulling a heavy trailer.
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Posted October 29, 2015 - 07:50 PM

I honestly can't see much of a difference for the usage i make of these tractors between the S8D and the 10HP TRD engines, the 800/850/900 seem just as capable as the 1050 at rototilling, plowing or pulling a heavy trailer.

 

Cant remember if your 1050 has a TR or TRA 10D engine , if you have the TR its the same HP as the S8D

I know I can tell the difference from the 10Hp and 8Hp when blowing snow ........ The other jobs not much difference


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Posted October 29, 2015 - 07:57 PM

Cant remember if your 1050 has a TR or TRA 10D engine , if you have the TR its the same HP as the S8D

I know I can tell the difference from the 10Hp and 8Hp when blowing snow ........ The other jobs not much difference

Where I am, Snow blowing, is not an issue.



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Posted October 29, 2015 - 10:51 PM

I found the Picture of the 800 with me sitting on Dads knee circa 1964,

Dad and Me 1964

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Posted October 30, 2015 - 07:09 AM

Cant remember if your 1050 has a TR or TRA 10D engine , if you have the TR its the same HP as the S8D

I know I can tell the difference from the 10Hp and 8Hp when blowing snow ........ The other jobs not much difference

 

I have yet to blow snow, but the blower is on the 850 - just waiting for snow to fall. It's colder up here so I'm hoping it should fare well in our "fluffy" snow.

My 1050 has the TRA engine btw.


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Posted October 30, 2015 - 07:44 AM

I found the Picture of the 800 with me sitting on Dads knee circa 1964,

 

Great pic!

I see he even had the chrome hubcaps!


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Posted October 30, 2015 - 08:43 AM

Great pic!

I see he even had the chrome hubcaps!

Yes, Still have the hub caps but the chrome is peeling off.

Another future project is to get them re-chromed.






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