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Posted March 27, 2018 - 07:13 PM

Our youngest daughter had a bowling tournament in Peterborough On the weekend.Soooo, me being me. Started watching for goodies to buy down there. Came across a few things. Ended up picking this up .20180327_190409.jpg

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Posted March 27, 2018 - 07:35 PM

Wow beautiful tractor.


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Posted March 27, 2018 - 07:41 PM

Our youngest daughter had a bowling tournament in Peterborough On the weekend.Soooo, me being me. Started watching for goodies to buy down there. Came across a few things. Ended up picking this up .attachicon.gif20180327_190409.jpgattachicon.gif20180326_204403.jpgattachicon.gif20180326_204348.jpgattachicon.gifScreenshot_20180317-172502.png
Then I also snagged a deal of a lifetime(I think)attachicon.gifFB_IMG_1521595475672.jpg

Holy crap Paul that's a beautiful tractor, and that sickle bar is cool as can be! Now I hope Kenny will come along and rotate your pictures so I don't hurt my neck any worse! Are you going to actually do some mowing with this?

 

Congrats on the score.

 

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Posted March 27, 2018 - 07:56 PM

It was painted 2 summers ago with base/clear coat. Not perfect job,but it sure shines great . It smokes alot so I figure it's time for a ring job.My intention is to paint the sickle mower and put it on this tractor. Try out the sickle, then store it away .
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Posted March 27, 2018 - 08:14 PM

Hopefully you can take a video of it cutting, so we can see. Nice lookin tractor.

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Posted March 27, 2018 - 08:37 PM

I will take video for sure. I'm curious to see how his work too.
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Posted March 27, 2018 - 08:40 PM

Is that Haban sickle new old stock?  :worshippy1:  to your deal hunting skills!


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Posted March 27, 2018 - 09:34 PM

That's a beauty! 


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Posted March 28, 2018 - 03:54 AM

The sickle mower is well used. It needs a repaint. Older fella had it for years to cut 3 acres or horse paddock. Looks to be in very good shape though. Needs a few new knife sections.
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Posted March 28, 2018 - 04:41 AM

Looks great. I think I seen that sickle on Facebook? I was way to far to purchase anyway.


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Posted March 28, 2018 - 06:01 AM

Nice scores, Paul! I adjust the pics and added a brighter one of the Haban for folks!


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Posted March 28, 2018 - 06:11 AM

Great score.  I'd really like to see the Haban mounted and pictures of it used.  

 

Congratulations on your good fortune.


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Posted March 28, 2018 - 06:20 AM

Still a great find! Bring some more pic down to Ball Hollow, or I'd love to see it in person.


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Posted March 28, 2018 - 07:46 AM

It was painted 2 summers ago with base/clear coat. Not perfect job,but it sure shines great . It smokes alot so I figure it's time for a ring job.My intention is to paint the sickle mower and put it on this tractor. Try out the sickle, then store it away .


Before considering a ring job, adjust the carb and be sure it isn't sucking oil through the crankcase vent. Then try the Marvel Mystery Oil(MMO) treatment. Pour an ounce of MMO in through the spark plug hole with the cylinder at TDC. Let it soak for a few days to a week. Then start it(if you don't wait long enough the MMO will wet and short the spark plug). It will smoke like crazy for a short while. Then add MMO to your gas and use the tractor. The MMO slowly dissolves carbon deposites.

I have used this method since 50 years ago when my grandfather taught me. It has saved dozens of engines(including cars) for me. With time the MMO in the gas will clean the cylinder, chamber, valves, and piston rings. The freed up rings then reseal and the smoking stops. I found that many dead engines(that I couldn't treat) had the rings carboned up and stuck in the piston groves. This allowed blowby and oil leakby. Try the MMO. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted March 28, 2018 - 07:48 AM

Before considering a ring job, adjust the carb and be sure it isn't sucking oil through the crankcase vent. Then try the Marvel Mystery Oil(MMO) treatment. Pour an ounce of MMO in through the spark plug hole with the cylinder at TDC. Let it soak for a few days to a week. Then start it(if you don't wait long enough the MMO will wet and short the spark plug). It will smoke like crazy for a short while. The add MMO to your gas and use the tractor. The MMO slowly dissolves carbon deposites.

I have used this method since 50 years ago when my grandfather taught me. It has saved dozens of engines(including cars) for me. With time the MMO in the gas will clean the cylinder, chamber, valves, and piston rings. The freed up rings then reseal and the smoking stops. I found that many dead engines(that I couldn't treat) had the rings carboned up and stuck in the piston groves. This allowed blowby an oil leakby. Try the MMO. Good Luck, Rick

That's some good stuff and does work!


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