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#1 Gregshd OFFLINE  

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 06:12 PM

Going to bring this T-63 back to life after sitting some 35+ years,

My father purchased this tractor around 1978 when I was 12 years old. The engine didn't run so we rebuilt it and used it to pull in garden tractor pulls for a short time. Then something broke. We figured it was in the transmission and parked the thing. Now my son who is 13 years old decided he wants to fix it up. So we dug it out of my fathers garage and hauled it to mine.IMG_0438 (2).JPG  We are starting to tear it apart to see if we can get it fixed up again. I will post more as we get going on this project.


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 06:16 PM

Good looking old tractor! Good luck with it! We have a few folks here that know a little about these BH's!


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 06:51 PM

:welcometogttalk:  There are a few Bush Hog collectors here and will probably be lots of help when you need them.


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 06:55 PM

Looks like it will be a nice project

 

What kind of engine is in there?


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 07:27 PM

Good luck! :D  :wave:


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 07:51 PM

I have a T-63 also.  Neat little tractors!  Not had to get inside mine at all to date.


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 08:01 PM

I will be following along to see how you get along with the restoration.
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Posted November 29, 2015 - 08:53 PM

Tell your son good luck I'm 15 and working on a wheel horse charger 10 (tip take alot of pictures it helps) Have fun!!!
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Posted November 29, 2015 - 09:42 PM

Yup, I can see that unit with ag ribs on the arse and tri ribs out front.

Take your time, bond, and make something special.

And keep us all informed.

Plenty of pictures helps.

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 05:23 PM

Thanks to all who chimed in with encouragement!

Bolens 1000, it has a Wisconsin S7D.


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Thats a great engine!

Cant beat those Wisconsins!



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Posted December 01, 2015 - 07:08 PM

IMG_0461.JPG IMG_0462.JPG IMG_0469.JPG Well we got the thing pretty much disassembled and parts washed up. Found a couple things wrong inside the transaxle. I will show some more detailed pics in another post.


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Posted December 01, 2015 - 08:14 PM

Here is the first problem we came across, tooth missing on the cluster gear, the one beside it is cracked and bent. Already been in contact with Scott for a replacement. What a shame as the rest of the gear looks pretty decent.

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Posted December 01, 2015 - 08:25 PM

Second issue, looks like countershaft needle bearing went out at some point letting gear wear into side of case. The repair looks to be 2 brass bushings. One is still in the case and the other was loose on the end of the countershaft. Its funny that the ends of the teeth on the gear next to the worn spot in case do not look worn. Would someone have went to the trouble of replacing countershaft and not the needle bearing? Also found these couple of pieces of washer laying in the bottom of case, looks to be the right size for end of countershaft. Good news is I was able to get a number off the old needle bearing and found 2 on amazon for not very much money. Part number B-118. This should be an easy repair.

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Posted December 01, 2015 - 08:26 PM

The gear in the picture I have blocked out in black. Is it 1 piece or about 3-4 pieces?? Reason I am asking, is in the earlier tractors (I am 95% sure) this gear was made up of several pieces. It was in later transaxles that they made it one complete unit. Yours looks like 1 unit. With the other repairs you are seeing, I am betting it was replaced at some point too.

 

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