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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Dec 19, 2021 4:13 pm

Yeah, me not so much, if I whack it into a tree I have a very excellent chance of bending the valves or causing other substantial damage to the engine
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2021 6:39 am

So, of course the time you go to fire it up and pull it into the garage to do a couple things on it is the time it chooses not to start, the bald spot on the flywheel gear is so large that it just spins and then stops on the bald spot... So I guess I have to pull the flywheel now.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2021 9:25 am

well i guess you might as well replace the motor then
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2021 4:42 pm

The gear only seems to be worn on the bottom side, do you think I could pull it off and flip it upside-down? I was going to take a picture but couldn't get any decent ones because it's too small and dim
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2021 8:19 pm

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Yeah, me not so much, if I whack it into a tree I have a very excellent chance of bending the valves or causing other substantial damage to the engine

That would make me nervous too, sounds like a good opportunity to build/buy a front bumper and maybe a custom guard as a secondary precaution! Would cost less in the long run that's for sure, that how I justify it anyways! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 21, 2021 8:24 am

I got some 1" and some 2" steel pipe and i'm gonna make a couple of them
On to the starter, I pulled it off to flip the gear, flipped it over, put it back together, and then it fired up great but I decided that the c clip like thing on the top wasn't seated right and pulled back off again but I of course lost the c clip so I still have to figure out what to do about that.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 21, 2021 7:13 pm

Got some work done on her today, pulled the flywheel and had a look at that, i'm pretty much stalled on the engine until I find some parts for that, so I made an idler pulley out of a socket and some threaded rod, and got to painting the rear pulley, the throttle and the custom seat bracket, just basically some stuff that I welded and didn't want to rust.
(oh, and sorry about the pictures being shaky... it was really dark so the camera had the shutter speed really low and I was cold)

Does anyone else's projects look like this? Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Img_4429
This one's the worst of them...
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The custom idler:
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The pulley gets a paint job (And... my welding gets laughed at (I blame it on the MIG welder Smile )) Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Img_4424
Finally a picture of how chewed up that gear is... you can't fix stupid.Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Img_4422

The throttle
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Custom seat bracket
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This is the exhaust, i'm going to run a new one at some point. Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Img_4427
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 21, 2021 7:37 pm

Nope doesn't look like you can flip it over unfortunately... Im probably going to the salvage yard this week and might be able to score you one for dirt cheap and ship it to you if you want? For the time being you should make a pullstart backup from an old pulley, it's a good thing to have!

I like your gas pedal, simple yet effective and a guard to hold your foot from sliding off, that's awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Dec 22, 2021 8:01 am

So all these scrapyards that you guys are going to, are these automotive wrecking yards or are these scrap metal yards or are they something else?

As for the pull start, I'm thinking that's what I might do.
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The place I found deals in essentially anything you can think of, it's the only one of its kind around here and the only place I've found that has lawn tractors and atvs
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Dec 22, 2021 9:36 am

I think the pull start idea is a great idea, maybe i should do that, tired of dead batteries.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 23, 2021 3:56 pm

Well you really can't fix stupid, I decided to put the flywheel back on and make one of them pull start things (Of which I still plan to do) and after I got that on it occurred to me that maybe I should try starting it with a charged battery, so I hooked the booster up and it fired right up Smile it still has that annoying bald spot but at least it will work for now...
So a question about the way the engine runs, when I ram the gas it bogs down quite a bit, pops and with the muffler off it spits blue flame, this means it is running too lean correct?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 23, 2021 5:40 pm

Not necessarily, excess fuel fires off in the same manner. Is it an adjustable carb? You need at least something on it for exhaust too or it might not run right not to mention the fact you could burn an exhaust valve!
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I put the exhaust back on until I make a proper one that's why I had I off (Guess I have to go cannibalize some more bike frames?)
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Dec 27, 2021 9:13 am

So I went to fire it up yesterday, and the plastic gear on the starter cracked clean in half, so I gave up all hope of the electric start ever working and made a pull start...
I might try to use the old starter to make a fertilizer spreader or something like that, does anyone have any idea how I could use that to make a dump trailer or a winch?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 28, 2021 6:58 am

So I'm wondering, is the used lawn tractor market as brutal where you guys are as it is down here?
I found a crappy MTD tractor for free with a seized motor it had been up for 59 minutes and is was gone when I messaged him, and this is the second or third time this has happened all within 30min to an hour.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 28, 2021 12:03 pm

Old mowers don’t exist around here. I had to snoop for a while to find mine.

The starter gear is an easy and cheap fix if you want to replace it. Lots of utube info on that.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 28, 2021 4:57 pm

The real problem is that in order for the electric start to work I would have to replace both gears, which I don't want to spend the money to do

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 28, 2021 5:02 pm

So I found a nice idler pulley from a snowblower and bolted it on between the tranny pulley and the clutch pulley, the belt is very tight, tons more torque and I rode it pulling a GT in fifth for 45 minutes straight and the belt didn't fall off at all! Still might put some guards on though, @mightyraze I believe you mentioned J guards, can you further elaborate on that?

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I don't remember talking about j guides, but I do try to do guides where I have red circles in this post.  If I was guessing, the J helps hold the belt too. Typically, from sagging too much so the belt does not reengage.

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower   Wheel Horse 210-5 mud mower - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Dec 29, 2021 10:01 am

I stand corrected, it was @doug I was going to throw some guards on today and was wondering ow to do it
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@mightyraze how the heck does the rep system here work, I couldn't seem to find anything?
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@mightyraze how the heck does the rep system here work, I couldn't seem to find anything?

Don't worry about it.  It's a broken system in my opinion.  I've looked into turning it off several times but that breaks other things.

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@mightyraze how the heck does the rep system here work, I couldn't seem to find anything?

To give someone a rep point.... hit the thumbs up at the top of someone's message they posted! 

*caution!* use sparingly or it'll start to mean spit! Lol. They are the most honest representation when they're legitimately earned (in my opinion). The moral of the story: give likes, pass along rep when deserved =)

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I know we are sidetracked... but people also have to actually use it.

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Okay, I thought the thumbs up at the top of the post and the like button were the same thing...
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