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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:12 am

Looks good! Sorry I missed it, we were at my in-laws visiting. They are finally back after 3 week vacation!
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:16 am

I was playing pubg with friends till 11, and completely forgot about your stream ....sorry, would have liked to see it.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:53 pm

The setup looks great Carl!

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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:18 pm

Nice lean install Carl.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:24 pm

The old belt on this thing was really wobbling around, hitting the belt guard, and causing the clutch pedal to pulse back and forth.  So I measured it at TSC and picked up a new 5/8 x 83" blue kevlar belt.  Seems to flap around a lot less. I adjusted my new gas pedal and replaced a bolt that's been missing from my hood mount since day one.



I really hope I don't have any belt or slippage issues at Haspin.  From what I've seen it's not a total mud bog, but there are some challenging muddy trails.  I really need to take this thing out for a real romp.  It hasn't been thoroughly tested since the pulley swap!
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:46 pm

Does it have a belt adjustment pulley?

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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:17 am

No it doesn't, but I have wondered if I could retrofit one in there, There just isn't a ton of space.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:37 pm

I like your gas pedal, may have to build something similar for my wheel horse. Also I would recommend a idler to adjust belt tension, I built one for mine, helps with a few issues, very simple to make. Ill see if I can find a picture.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:03 pm

@Creepycrawler Great thank you! I’d like to see what you came up with for an idler and this gas pedal was pretty simple and easy to make.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:04 pm

See if this works it’s my first time trying the new app

Edit, not sure why the picture didnt work, photobucket sucks and I cant get the app to work right, anyone know how to get a pic from your phone to here?
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:21 pm

I use Safari and upload the picture like I would if I was using my laptop. The picture has to be saved on your phone though.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:00 pm

@Creepycrawler wrote:
See if this works it’s my first time trying the new app

Edit, not sure why the picture didnt work, photobucket sucks and I cant get the app to work right, anyone know how to get a pic from your phone to here?

Using Topic'it? If so the camera button and select the image(s) from your phone. I'll see if I can update the how to for the app.


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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:04 pm

Minor update on this tractor.  I've purchased a fuel pump and carburetor from ebay to have as spares at Haspin.  Since this tractor has been a little tippy during my test drives after the latest pulley swap I've bought a set of 1.5" wheel spacers that will add 3" to my rear track width.  I want to paint them red before I put them on.


Those wrenches in the picture I picked up for $1.  I'm starting to put together a trail tool kit for Haspin.  I'll put it in the trunk of my ATC 200 or in a 50 cal ammo can on this rig somewhere.  Those are also some full bottles of gear lube in the picture.  I plan on changing the milky gear oil I have in this rig before I go to Haspin.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:32 pm

Nice, I had to put some spacers on Kal.  The rear tires were so tall, I was afraid of tipping and widened for the same reason.  My are 2" on each side.  You can see one in the doggie pic.


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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:06 am

I almost went with 2" but I thought it was going to be too much, so I compromised between 1" and 2" and got 1.5". Do you mind measuring your overall track width in the rear. It would be a good number to know so we can compare handling characteristics of our garden tractors.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:21 pm

32 inches center-line to center-line, track width REAR.  42 inches outer width On the rear.

33 FRONT center to center, 41 outer.

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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:03 pm

As my tractor sits right now I’m at 28 inches centerline to centerline in the rear and 37 inches out to out, so I’ll be adding 3 inches to those numbers. Still not as wide as yours. Your tractor is a lot bigger than it looks in your pictures.


This parts machine I picked up(sabre by john deere) has already paid off. The gas cap from it fits ol red perfectly ! Gas cap problem solved!


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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:41 pm

Do you have a link to those spacers?
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:59 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
As my  tractor sits right now I’m at 28 inches centerline to centerline in the rear and 37 inches out to out,  so I’ll be adding 3 inches to those numbers.   Still not as wide as yours.   Your tractor is a lot bigger than it looks in your pictures.


This parts machine I picked up(sabre by john deere) has already paid off.   The gas cap from it fits ol red perfectly ! Gas cap problem solved!



It is getting big. It started off pretty small. I'll post a pic of it next to my craftsman mower, a sears suburban and Red when It is done. Looks like you may have some other good parts in that parts tractor.

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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:35 pm

@Double W Cross Ranch

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-1-5-inch-Hubcentric-5x4-5-to-5x4-5-64-1mm-Hub-Wheel-Spacers-Adapters/232509985418?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

M12 x1.5 wheel studs so I might have to drill out the holes in my rims just a little bit.  Yes I bought new bullet lugs nuts too.
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:43 pm

ouch those are $$$
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:51 pm

Yes but you get 4 of them.  2 for Ol' Red and 2 for Mud Rat with lug nuts included
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:58 pm

Actually not too bad. I paid 40 for 2.

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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:01 pm

Wheel spacers look good. Finally an application where I wont harass one for using them lol!
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:05 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive  What situation would deem harassment?  Using these on a steer axle or something?
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PostSubject: Re: “Ol’ Red” 1979 Wheel Horse C-81   Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:26 pm

Using it on a truck(mall crawlers) and ruining the scrub radius and whatnot lol
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