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Is this the right place to talk about this goddess of unbridled horsepower and feat of engineering prowess? With pics, hopefully.?.?...

1972 homelite t8

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#1 granthatchett OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Found this old girl yesterday and, although I didn't really need her, simply couldn't leave her there for another to enjoy. 

Her engine and tranny work well. She came with a mower deck and a snow blade. The blade is almost perfect, the mower deck has been gone over and works well. 

No manuals to speak of.

Plans are for my son and I to give her a good going over, maybe spruce up her cosmetics and keep it all in good working order so he can keep my grass cut and drive plowed on a machine that isn't disposable, needs care, but will last a long time if and when cared for properly.

All tips, pointers and info is greatly appreciated.

Grant and son Morgan Hatchett

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Welcome to the forum. Nice looking tractor you found there.


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 01:52 PM

Here is a video of her throwing a belt. Belt too big maybe?

 

 

https://goo.gl/photo...35SJKZKW68kW6U9


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 01:59 PM

Welcome to GTT. That is a great way to teach your son about mechanics. Check our Manuals Section for info that you need. They are free. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted April 22, 2016 - 02:05 PM

Welcome!!!..Nice beast you have there!


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 02:07 PM

Welcome to GTT. That is a great way to teach your son about mechanics. Check our Manuals Section for info that you need. They are free. Good Luck, Rick

Thanks Rick, 

I seem  to be having a tough time cross referencing the Homelite T8 to Simplicity, Broadmoor, Allison Chalmers. 

I believe AC made it as Simplicity and it was sold as Homelite and Broadmoor.  Any idea of where I could find the Simplicity/AC make and model?

Thanks, 



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Posted April 22, 2016 - 03:32 PM

Try:  http://gardentractor...t-8-parts-list/  it is under "Others". Try this one too: http://gardentractor...and-parts-list/  , this is under Simplicity. I think the Simplicity Broadmoor is the same as yours. Does yours swivel in front of the seat to allow 4 wheels to touch the ground on uneven ground? If so, it is very important to keep that swivel well oiled. If it rusts, it becomes a royal headache to fix it. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 04:52 PM

Yes, it does swivel under the seat. Glad to know to maintain that, it would be an easy one to overlook. Thanks for the links. The "Others" header may be the reason I couldn't find them. I'll have to d/l them tomorrow as I have reached my allotted d'l's for the day. Ha!!

 



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Posted April 22, 2016 - 04:57 PM

Welcome aboard !


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 05:16 PM

Looks like it was very well cared for

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 05:47 PM

Welcome aboard nice Homelite


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 10:43 AM

Nice tractor grant the guy that sold it to you must have known you appreciate the good stuff lol.


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 05:31 PM

Goddess of Unbridled, Yadda, Yadda, etc. . . . .        this is your first riding mower, isn't it?


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Posted April 24, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Nice tractor grant the guy that sold it to you must have known you appreciate the good stuff lol.

Thanks! Yes, he must definitely have. Say? I wonder what belt it was on there that was new? I can't keep the belt from the motor to the deck on that machine. Was that the new belt or was the new belt the main to the tranny or the covered belt for the blades? 

I plan on replacing the belt that loops back from the motor to the deck tomorrow and see if maybe that is my issue.  

If only I knew someone who knew this machine, he could give me a pointer? Ha. ;)



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Posted April 25, 2016 - 12:08 AM

The new belt is the one from engine to transmission i dont have a clue why the deck belt jumps off. Does it have a belt guard missing?






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