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PostSubject: The Gilsonator!!!!   Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:17 pm

Picked up this Gilson on ebay from a local guy last weekend.... Hell it was 40 bucks not running...It is a GT14E, 14hp, garden tractor, 14hp opposed with a peerless 2300 4sp..  It had a big mowing deck that I scrapped, finally got it running and rewired today, still havent driven it out of the garage... Have some 25" tires I am going to pick up and get this going...it has a draw bar 3 point hitch thingy, so I am not sure what I am gonna do there since i usually just put a class II receiver on everything...


I just wanted something a little more heavy duty than these lawn tractors to pull some wood around etc.  So plans are big tires etc...  



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PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:30 pm

That is in very nice shape!  That a 2300 series in that!

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PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:09 pm

Sweet rig! Some Executioners would look absolutely mint under the rear of that thing
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PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:25 am

Nice buy! Are those 10" rims?
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PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:21 pm

@MightyRaze wrote:
That is in very nice shape!  That a 2300 series in that!

yes it is...


I finally drove it  out of the garage tonight & the issues I have now are sometimes it stalls going into gear, and there is some kind of major oil leak off the back of the engine, it looks like right behind/below the starter? looks like there is a plate or something on the back of the engine ? i dont know need to get a manual...


looks like the crankcase gasket.......?


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PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:26 pm

Yeah that plate is there on the verticals. That's where the base goes on horizontals. I wouldn't doubt that needs a gasket, but maybe try making sure all the bolts are snug first.
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PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:59 pm

Pretty nice, good clean paint and some cool graphics that not too many other people are going to have. It's nice to have something different than anyone else.

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PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:20 pm

Put some other rims on with a different offset, I like the wider stance & the more stable ride... Got a bunch of atv tires this weekend mostly 25x10-12..

Also looked at my other opposed engines and the only thing I can imagine leaking that is behind the starter is that crank case gasket, no way it is the head gasket I assume that would be making a smoke show etc. But the oil leaks real steady right behind the starter down that cover....



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PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:00 pm


Got my oil leak fixed, the crank case gasket was missing a bolt.... got the tires mounted up and here we are.... this thing is awesome, and has a nice creeper 1st gear....




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PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:31 pm

got some LED headlights, worked out pretty good... still pretty annoying it doesn't offroad as good as my little tractors, crafstmans and MTDs that are smaller and lighter... I think I have to lock the transaxle to make it work good, because when it gets stuck its annoying its too heavy to pick up and move...

It runs smooth and the 1st gear creeper gear is awesome on the rocks....


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