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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMarch 31st 2018, 6:10 am

ya for now I'm going to run it , the engine 45 years old lol. but once i find a kit i will be rebuilding it
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMarch 31st 2018, 7:28 am

Paint job looks good.  Are there any mom and pop size engine rebuild shops around you that can help you out?  I agree with the other guys.  I would hone the cylinder at a minimum.  There's a lot of DIY things you can do to that motor now that is have it all apart like checking the head for flat, polishing the crank journal, and lapping the valves.
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMarch 31st 2018, 9:24 am

oh yes I agree, i dont hone the cylinder yet , but i did lap the valves and and gounded down to spec, the head was straight. the rest will be done once i get new bearings, seals/ gasket kit, piston and connecting rod.
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMarch 31st 2018, 6:36 pm

You are doing a good rebuild on her. Awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeApril 2nd 2018, 2:25 pm

Well found were some of that Vibration was coming from, clutch pulley was toast and there's ton of belt slap on the bottom between rear pulley and engine so i added a idler. made a big difference 73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 20180410
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeApril 2nd 2018, 3:14 pm

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How is your clutch/pulley?  Looks like you got some good mud there.  You don't have a bearing going out in the clutch causing it to bounce the belt?

LOL, glad you figured out the vibration!  I do have to say, that is the best looking Tecumseh I have seen.

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@MightyRaze thanks that damn thing must weigh 150lbs
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeApril 2nd 2018, 3:23 pm

There’s those old cast iron engines for ya. A true big block lol
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeApril 2nd 2018, 4:10 pm

All the fresh paint on the tractor and engine is looking good in the pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeApril 2nd 2018, 4:44 pm

@Crazy_Carl just need to wash the back half
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeApril 10th 2018, 6:15 pm

Finally had nice weather lol well for a few hours before we got a half a foot of snow
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I really need to lock this thing
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeApril 10th 2018, 6:27 pm

If that's the kind of schmoo you run in a lot I'd say lock it.  How'd the motor run?
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@Crazy_Carl its running good , but once i have the funds im going to rebuild it. once work slows down im pulley swaping it and get a new clutch pulley.

the best thing about these old tractors is you put it in low and first and get off and it crawls out by it self, lol well for most part. i was pulling my kids in a trailer thats why i sunk, i took it off and I went up that hill in 3rd high a few times not getting stuck, when in dought throttle out
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been super busy with work but finaly got out in the yard, had to remove a bunch of roots and stump


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so I built this out of scrap, works well just need better traction

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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMay 1st 2018, 8:22 am

maybe you’d want some wheel weights for a pulling application. Nice to see the tractor hard at work
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMay 1st 2018, 9:06 am

ya maybe its a good thing its not locked because when I hooked a big rock or stump i damn near flipped it
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Does it yank the stumps up well?
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Double W Cross Ranch wrote:
Does it yank the stumps up well?

for most part, as long as you cut most of the roots, had to change the blade alittle
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PostSubject: Re: 73 sears workhorse/mudder    73 sears workhorse/mudder  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMay 1st 2018, 11:29 am

Yeah makes sense. You use a sawzall or what to cut the roots?
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@Double W Cross Ranch ya and a shovel, axe, and a chainsaw to nock the top down.
lots of rock here so I figure a sawzal blade is cheaper then a chain for the chainsaw
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Yeah, and a chainsaw has trouble cutting into dirt anyway, sawzalls dont.
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That looks like a really cool riding spot. Nice machine, sears suburbans are where it's at!
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this one worked the tractor and my back
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Once i find more guys to go riding there alot out here
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Wow just looking at this sears hard at work is making my back hurt.
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@Crazy_Carl lol.

ill change the tranaxle oil when im done to see if anything happened but I dought it those straight cut gears are beefy
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