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Posted June 11, 2011 - 05:52 AM

Chuck, hope things can get going on the 990. Looks rather odd seeing one stacked on a pallet. Kind of hard to tell what it is. LOL

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 06:53 AM

I'd like to see the project completed myself. I think that I'd really like to have one of those...same reason as above...to show people that MTD used to make a decent tractor! Love the looks of them too. Can't wait to see it all back together Chuck!

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 06:56 AM

Hope you can find the time to work on the 990, Chuck. Seeing the first photos brings back some memories. It looks just like the one I bought, new, back in the late 70's.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 12:03 PM

Is it done yet!

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 12:09 PM

Is it done yet!


I wish, I haven't been able to work on it any, I've got to many irons in the fire.

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 12:17 PM

I wish, I haven't been able to work on it any, I've got to many irons in the fire.


I know the feeling Chuck! Maybe after the New Years rolls around, we'll both get some wrenching time!

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 07:41 AM

I know the feeling Chuck! Maybe after the New Years rolls around, we'll both get some wrenching time!


I guess it's the same for all.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 09:39 AM

I'm told there is supposed to be a tool tray between the rear fenders just behind the seat, so far i haven't seen one but if i look closely at mine it does look like there was something100_0442.jpg there at one time or another.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 09:41 AM

I'm told there is supposed to be a tool tray between the rear fenders just behind the seat, so far i haven't seen one but if i look closely at mine it does look like there was something[ATTACH=CONFIG]26660[/ATTACH] there at one time or another.


I've never seen one either, but there "had" been something there on mine at one time too!

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 09:56 PM

I am lucky! Mine came with the tool tray and a small clevis in it.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 10:57 PM

I am lucky! Mine came with the tool tray and a small clevis in it.


Pics?

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 08:05 AM

Do you have pictures I would like to see what it's supposed to look like.

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Posted December 20, 2011 - 07:33 AM

It will be a day or two before I can dig it out for pics. I would think you could make one with sheet metal and a small brake. My 990 won't start and I think it sheared the flywheel key or the points are bugered up. My heated shop has went from have the jeep interior tore apart and recovering the headliner and now it is a wood shop with the jointer and router covering everthing in cherry sawdust. My wife wanted a new entertainment center for Christmas and since I refused to pay $500.00 for one made with chipcore I am making one from oak with cherry trim on the edges.

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Posted December 20, 2011 - 07:52 PM

Shelby Rae MTD 122.jpg Having trouble uploading all the pics (11) so these will have to do tonight. I sat the box on the back of the tractor but don't have it mounted. The way the top link is mounted the box had to be removed and it needs painted anyway. the box is just over 13 inches long and made from 16 gauge (1/16) metal. The three bolts with wingnuts are like carriage bolts that are pressed or welded to the box. When I can remember how to re-size pics I'll upload the rest of the pics.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 10:24 PM

Thanks for the pictures i can make one with some ease i also see where some of the tags are I guess mine are gone for good.




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