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#1 70Blazer OFFLINE  

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 07:03 PM

I started looking for a GT to do some light duty work. Thought a 300 series was what I wanted. And so the search began. Discovered that I kinda like the old round fender cubs. I couldn't find what I was looking for, then I spotted a 67 857 WH on CL.
I'm a sucker for old stuff in great original condition. I got this from the original owner family with all the paper work from purchase to all work done to it from day one.
It runs great, and seems to be un molested other than routine maintainence. Still has wh front tires.
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Btw, anyone know what the bracket is next to the tension pulley in next to last pic? The
Belt falls off easily.

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 05:14 AM

Looks good for being 44 years old.

The bracket looks like an attempt to keep the belt on when it is not engaged.

Would you mind posting the tractor's serial number? It is on a plate up tight to the bottom of the dash panel as seen in the 2nd and 4th pictures.

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 06:47 AM

Very nice survivor. That was very well taken care of.

It almost looks like the outside pulley was moved in a little bit at some point, maybe not quite in alignment?

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 07:05 AM

Welcome. Nice WH. Your belt may be a little long/stretched. Alignment can be a factor, also. Check it all out and enjoy it.

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 03:13 PM

The "bracket" is there because the correct wire guide isn't.
The "L" shaped guide on the movable tensioner pulley (connected to the PTO pedal linkage) also needs turned 90 degrees clockwise so it will hold the belt in the pulley groove.

This should explain better:
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Very nice 857, by the way! :thumbs:
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Posted September 26, 2011 - 06:43 PM

70Blazer,welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.
Nice looking WH.

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 08:29 PM

The "bracket" is there because the correct wire guide isn't.
The "L" shaped guide on the movable tensioner pulley (connected to the PTO pedal linkage) also needs turned 90 degrees clockwise so it will hold the belt in the pulley groove.

This should explain better:
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Very nice 857, by the way! :thumbs:


Thanks all, I really like this ol GT. Cut some grass today, works great so far.
After looking at the manuals I found that the bracket is an attempt for the wire guide as wh1056 stated. I'll mess around and make it work.
I would like to find the grader blade for it. Or make a rear mounted scraper blade to keep my gravel driveway in the driveway. With all the rain we've had lately, i'm getting tired of shoveling the gravel into my wagon and filling in the wash-outs. :wallbanging:

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 08:19 AM

Another pic.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 03:57 AM

Thanks for posting that.
Your serial looks like 336998.
Of the 21 857 serial numbers recorded so far yours is #20 and the last in batch 6 of 7 built.
They range from 266388 to 372875.

Garry
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Posted September 28, 2011 - 06:48 PM

Hello 70Blazer, and welcome. I'm pretty new to this great forum too. That WH tractor is a very cool survivor! In the "Itch" thread you said "I just like old stuff made in America, and my yard is a mess!". Well we sure have something in common. I assume that 70Blazer is maybe a K5? I have a couple old garden tractors, a messy yard, a few old trucks and a cousin truck to yours, a '70 GMC Jimmy! Providing of course that's why you go by 70Blazer...

Later---DAC

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 07:42 PM

Nice WH 70blazer. Welcome to the family of wheel horse owners. Great to have another GT member.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 07:52 PM

:wave: 70Blazer Welcome to GTTalk!! It's great to have you here with us! I am a Wheel Horse collector myself and that's a beautiful survivor!! Nice score! Thank you for signing up and sharing the pics with us. Hope to see you around!

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 08:13 PM

Hello 70Blazer, and welcome. I'm pretty new to this great forum too. That WH tractor is a very cool survivor! In the "Itch" thread you said "I just like old stuff made in America, and my yard is a mess!". Well we sure have something in common. I assume that 70Blazer is maybe a K5? I have a couple old garden tractors, a messy yard, a few old trucks and a cousin truck to yours, a '70 GMC Jimmy! Providing of course that's why you go by 70Blazer...

Later---DAC


Here's a pic of my 70 blazer.
Thanks for all the kind welcomes.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 08:29 PM

Welcome. Nice original 857. I also have an 857 and that seems to be the tractor that I find myself using the most.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:12 PM

Here's a pic of my 70 blazer.
Thanks for all the kind welcomes.

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Holy crap that's a beautiful Blazer!!!! Is that an original 2wd? A lot of folks convert 4x4's to 2wd since they are getting hard to find.
May I ask where you are located? I'm almost embarrassed to show you my '70 Jimmy but here it is when I got it from my Mom after she drove it 30 years. Right now the front clip is off and the engine, tranny and transfer case are out for a rebuild.

Thanks for the pic!---DAC

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