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DiGiacomo
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PostSubject: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2021 8:21 am

Hello from Colorado.........I just bought an old  wards rider [1971] to tinker with......I'm an old man that has worked hard all my life and I just can't sit and twittle my thumbs.....I 'm having a good time working on this machine...... this little tractor takes me back my childhood trying to build a go cart from anything i could scrounge up in the neighborhood...

I've removed the deck [I don't plan on it mowing any lawn] I have a newer [1984 lawnchief for that]  Smile  ......my plan is to get it mechanically sound then build a snow blade forit......

I;ve got it running good and finally got the governor and the carb working together,,,,,,,the guy that I bought it from had bailing wire hooked the throttle and choke.....these old flat heads must be like timex....."take a beating and keep on ticking"



The throttle butterfly will lock up in wot If i don't have the linkage the exact lenght it needs to be........I know it won't last long so I'm hunting for a replacement carb...
This is a great site.......it sounds like there a lot of builders and tinkerers here....Thanks for having me.......
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2021 9:28 am

Welcome to ATLTF!  I think  @Hillbilly Offroading's <tractor> was like yours maybe.  He hasn't been around much since winning our last build-off in 2020.

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DiGiacomo
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2021 1:21 pm

Thanks for the welcome.......I'll be around.....I still have a lot to learn........have to keep the mind as busy as the body.........
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2021 3:41 pm

Welcome, you came to the right place, we will help ya out, what size engine and is it the original?
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2021 3:47 pm

Welcome! That old girl should be fun to work on and a good way to pass some time!
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2021 3:47 am

11 horse briggs flat head, don't know if it's original. I had a hard time getting a good ground to the starter and the problem was between the engine and the frame.....so it could have had an engine swap.....I'll posrt some picks when i get some.....so you guys can give me some info on it. It has a tag under the seat, but all i can make out is "wards".........

It is fun to work on, I have a 72 monte carlo 402 big block [I bought new] that i keep in good running condition and it is also a lot of enjoyment, but i can't tear it up, if I have a mind to Old timer having fun 1f600
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2021 4:47 am

and for the ground find a random bolt on the engine and connect a cable there thenfind a random bolt on the body and run it there and have a body ground from the battery
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2021 5:09 am

The carb is one of these

"Ebay Link"

all one piece cast.....I hope to find the right one.......my engine shroud is stamped 287707......can't seem to find that number listed with any of these carbs...and I found out that it does NO good asking the sellers... so far any way.......I'm hoping one of you guys can tell which one i need.........I like this style of carb, very simple and easy to ajust

I grounded the battery and the solinoid onto the frame in the box that i built on the back and did put a heavy ground from the frame right to one of the mounting bolds on the starter......NO hestitation in tha spin now!
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2021 6:22 am

@MightyRaze This forum topic is bugged, along with all other introduce yourself ones, not sure if its on my end or if its a site issue, thought you should know.
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2021 7:34 am

FlyFrog wrote:
@MightyRaze  This forum topic is bugged, along with all other introduce yourself ones, not sure if its on my end or if its a site issue, thought you should know.

This one was due to a super long link.  I fixed this one.  I'll look over there as well.  

Edit: Not seeing another.  If you can, use the report link on a post for me to find it.  On the desktop site it is a badge.  Don't think report is on mobile.  Just PM me a link to the topic.

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Tractors:
Li'l Red Part1  Current - 89 Murray Widebody
TheGreenMachine - 89 Craftsman GT18
Bowser - 01 Murray Widebody LT 
Phoenix - 75 Sears ST/16
Dirty Rat - 77 Sears Suburban
Kal-El - 82 Murray GT
 > > > ATLTF Staff < < <
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2021 9:04 am

I previewed my reply with the ebay url and got an expanded view......I thought it was my old computer acting up.....
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PostSubject: Re: Old timer having fun   Old timer having fun Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2021 9:35 am

DiGiacomo wrote:
I previewed my reply with the ebay url and got an expanded view......I thought it was my old computer acting up.....

No worries..   Very Happy

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Tractors:
Li'l Red Part1  Current - 89 Murray Widebody
TheGreenMachine - 89 Craftsman GT18
Bowser - 01 Murray Widebody LT 
Phoenix - 75 Sears ST/16
Dirty Rat - 77 Sears Suburban
Kal-El - 82 Murray GT
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Have a question? Ask me! Type in "@MightyRaze" in your post!


"MTD: Made To Die, Many Troubles Daily..." - Taryl
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