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PostSubject: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2021, 9:00 am

First post here since my intro! I have a Wheel Horse addiction and a lot of old parts. Dragged a stripped B-100 chassis out, raided the parts stash for the rest, got it drivable and even did some woods testing over the weekend. Did great for a bunch of old junk parts.
14hp kohler K, 1 1/8 8 pinion 8 speed locked, 8/5 pulley ratio. Still plan to do brush guards and a set of 26/19 ATV tires, heavy tie rods, luggage rack, add a second hub set screw, etc... maybe a winch?
What do you guys do for a charging system that will keep up with a winch, bright LED light bars, etc....?
Anything else you guys suggest to do for a bomb proof offroad/crawler/trail bomb?

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2021, 9:15 am

does the 8spd have breaks on the rear end

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2021, 10:15 am

Yes sir.
Well, it will once I get them on it and make some linkage lol.

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2021, 10:18 am

Looking good! Did you lock the rear end?

As for a charging system, it's hard to go wrong with an old GM 10si alternator

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2021, 10:34 am

on my tractor I made an hand brake with the old deck lever and i like for going down steep hill. By the way I like the exhaust

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2021, 10:35 am

Looking good! Not sure there is a bomb proof setup, but it looks to be a good start.  Most do well with the engine's charging system if it is still good.  Like @RichieRichOverdrive mentioned.  A gm alternator does well.

One question.  How close is your knee to the exhaust pipe?

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2021, 11:19 am

Still learning the forum, think I just 'thanked' all of you haha.
I like the GM alternator idea and can easily handle fabbing up some brackets.
Northwest- love the hand brake idea and was thinking about doing that and making the brake pedal a throttle pedal in addition to the hand throttle, for a boost when needed. How do you like yours set up like that?
Mightyraze- plenty of clearance between my leg and exhaust- I'm a sawed off little guy at 5'7" haha
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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 26th 2021, 6:41 am

Looks like a nice ol' Wheelie there! I love that you put a K Series in it instead of a modern engine, nice to see someone keeping the old iron. Very Happy

Great job so far!

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 26th 2021, 7:31 am

Thanks Allis! Love them big flathead thumpers, plenty of grunt for this kind of stuff.
My main work/plow dog machine has a hopped up K321- cut down chevy LS intake valve, ported, relieved, custom grind cam, 9.3:1, 4000rpm. Not sure how much power it makes but it'll pull a house off the foundation haha.
Sure do like the sound of a v twin though. Hard to stay away from that thought.
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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 26th 2021, 9:54 am

That K321 sounds awesome! Don't be afraid to make a thread on that build if you haven't already, I'd love to see it!

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 26th 2021, 10:26 am

Shweet! Cant beat an old horse!

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeJanuary 26th 2021, 9:57 pm

i've been a long time fan of Wheel Horse. First tractor i ever modified when i was around 14 or 15. had a lot of great times with it. however that was almost 40 years ago, lol. looks like you have a good start can't wait to see it progress !
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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2021, 7:08 am

Update:  Threw some 19x7/26x9 tires on, fabbed up a dual throttle, and used member Northwest Ohio's idea and made linkage to run the brake off the deck lift arm- works awesome!
Still plan to put some small LED lights on it, a rear rack and front push bar, as well as some D rings and cargo net on the hood for carrying whatever.
Im seriously impressed how capable this thing is, whatta blast!
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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2021, 7:47 am

Glad I could help!

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2021, 9:23 am

RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Looking good! Did you lock the rear end?

As for a charging system, it's hard to go wrong with an old GM 10si alternator

Yes sir. Just flipped the pinions, hopefully that will last.
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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2021, 10:15 am

I mentioned this to one of our members  @Crazy_Carl  .. but an LED light bar looks good in the top slot in the hood.

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeFebruary 23rd 2021, 6:15 am

@MightyRaze I'm quite familiar with @Crazy_Carl s ride from the youtube vids haha. That light bar does look good, and thats a clean machine!
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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2021, 9:16 pm

Sexy Tractor for sure Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2021, 11:42 am

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Sexy Tractor for sure Smile

Hey, ya made it over here!
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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeMarch 23rd 2021, 12:42 pm

Gotta remember to keep this thread updated. The B-1 has been great aside from some goofy, random ignition issues, which I solved by replacing everything.
Got its first ride in a few weeks back with fellow member @Destructive and a few others, not sure if they're on here or not.
Fabbed up a front bumper and filled with concrete to help with some front end weight, and picked up a free 5000lb winch from one of my guys at work, that'll be going on next, as well as a toolbox and a second fuel tank.
Also snagged a 18hp Briggs oppy twin- stay tuned for that- its getting a quick re-ring and some light internal mods.

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PostSubject: Re: The B-1 bomber is alive!   The B-1 bomber is alive! Icon_minitimeMarch 24th 2021, 10:47 am

AAh, and a single strip LED in the original spot like @Crazy_Carl
Puny little 18 watts is way more than enough for night rips!
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Very nice.  Very good pix too!

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Geez, haven't updated here in a month and a half.
The B-1 got a rear bumper/ammo can rack, front end snubbers, a new gas pedal setup, and after a freak broken reduction gear in the trans last week, its back up and running.
Getting a little more ballsy and working on my hill climbing game, thats where I lack the most.
@Destructive @creepycrawler @redzz02 Cleetus, Bare, Chris- not sure if those last fellas are here, have all been a huge help along the way-  THANKS!

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Man I love this thing, can’t wait to see it in person soon!!

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