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#1 Jimkemp OFFLINE  

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Posted November 27, 2015 - 06:49 PM

picked up another horse today , an 1142-8 with a brand new mower deck and mule drive , old owner said he couldn't get it running and he was done messing with it , so far I found a mouse nest in the air cleaner and gas in it that looks like hell and smelled worst , its got great compression and spark so it should run , I wont get to find out until tomorrow 2015 1142 wheel horse001.jpg 2015 1142 wheel horse005.jpg


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 09:38 PM

Nice tractor.Those older 11hp briggs have some good power,easy on fuel and run really smooth if you get the Carb SUPER Clean.Looked up the 1142-8 and it was made from 78-84 so it's quite possible That it Might have Points under the flywheel so if it gives you any problems start there.

 

I ditched the points all together and used a cheap $23 Ebay solid state coil on the 11hp briggs in my 78 Bolens G11.It starts a bit easier and seems to have very good power.  


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 10:58 PM

This one is an 1982 by the serial # , not sure if it has points or not , but will be pulling the carb in the morning , right now it does have spark so if there are a set of points they are working as of now , I am pretty sure its all in the carb , the fuel I took out of it looked really bad and smelled worst , updates after tomorrows carb cleaning



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Posted November 28, 2015 - 12:33 AM

Carbs seem to be the weak point on those Briggs, bet with a good cleaning and fresh fuel it'll take right off. I really like the unique paint scheme on the GT series too. Those even had the big 1-1/8" axle 5086 transmission, tough as nails.


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 08:42 AM

Nice looking unit

 

Is that white paint original???



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Posted November 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Ya its white with red decals , not sure if I like it and if I keep it , its going to get painted red


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Posted December 01, 2015 - 06:19 AM

The 1982 models got a grey metallic and the 1983-84 was non-metallic

 

http://www.wheelhors...pewter-graypdf/

 

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Posted December 04, 2015 - 03:40 PM

It might be grey , the paint is so faded that it looks kinda white , kinda grey , its in need of new paint



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Posted December 09, 2015 - 05:02 PM

Carbs seem to be the weak point on those Briggs, bet with a good cleaning and fresh fuel it'll take right off. I really like the unique paint scheme on the GT series too. Those even had the big 1-1/8" axle 5086 transmission, tough as nails.

I bought one new in 1984 figuring I would replace the B&S when it blew. But that thing was great. It handled a 48" deck just fine for 16 years until I sold it and moved here. The 5086 transmission sports a 4-pinion differential with 1" axles but don't let that concern you. It will do anything you ask of it.


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:34 PM

Well then someone must have changed out the rear end because this one has 1 1/8" axles , I haven't looked into what this came with from the factory , but everything works great and the mower deck is brand new , so I guess I couldn't go wrong with buying this one 


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:54 PM

You did great Jim. Per Wheel Horse they came with the 5086. It could have been swapped out or it wouldn't surprise me if they put a different one on at the factory. Onething I've learned in 55 years of playing with these great tractors is that you can't rule out anything Wheel Horse did and it's impossible to be 100% certain that a tractor is 'factory original'. They weren't even consistant coming out of the South Bend plant. :thumbs:


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Posted December 15, 2015 - 04:47 PM

Gray. I didn't care for all gray, belt guards Rustoleum Regal Red.

On eBay, $10, found and installed the height adjust. The Work Horse's didn't have them. Simply install.

 

 

 

 

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Posted December 15, 2015 - 05:12 PM

Gray. I didn't care for all gray, belt guards Rustoleum Regal Red.

On eBay, $10, found and installed the height adjust. The Work Horse's didn't have them. Simply install.

 

Yea me too , I like the tractor just not liking the gray or whatever that color is , if I keep it its going to get painted red like a horse should be ( IMO )



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Posted December 15, 2015 - 07:07 PM

Never seen one that wasn't Red before!



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Posted December 16, 2015 - 07:12 AM

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I didn't have a clue there were gray Horses except those grazing in pastures.

 

Jarhead, I know, "Red is for the blood we shed."

 

​Pic shows the WorK Horse on my pickup when I first saved the Stallion. Was headed to the scrap yard. OH NO!

Had a new 48" SD deck and new mule drive too.


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