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whirly

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PostSubject: WOW....look at wat I found...   Sat 21 Nov 2009, 5:00 pm

will b pickin up a Wheel Horse...model RJ-58 later today has a blade & deck...has been repainted to original colors too.. it has the Clinton B-1290 a 3.6 hp (I have been told) engine
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Fri 27 Nov 2009, 8:23 am

Nice find Whirly....those are getting fewer & father between.
I've actually sold mine this year.
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Fri 27 Nov 2009, 10:09 am

ok...got a few pics of the wheely I got



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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Fri 27 Nov 2009, 10:17 am

ok....forgot to add this.....
it does run & move...drove it up & down the street already.....motor sounds a lil loose on rod tho...a lil chatter there .. the deck if almost stuck....can move the blades a few degrees tho & the lil gear box covers r missing....hangin linkage is there..haven't tried mountin it ... the blade ...wat u c is all I got....the mule hangin part is missin...so need details on wat I can make for it..if u have one with ...would u send me info & deminations on the parts so I can rebuild them..any other suggestions r welcome as this is my first Wheelie this old I've managed to buy...do have another one tho...with a vertical shafted engine....think it is in the 5-8 hp range.....don't remember the model right off hand now....but it is on engine hood....
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Fri 27 Nov 2009, 12:59 pm

looks like a bag burner lol!
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Fri 27 Nov 2009, 1:16 pm

hey...that it could b very well.....lol maybe I outta talk to some baseball catchers I know......lol
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Fri 27 Nov 2009, 1:21 pm

is the a Simplicity frame in the back ground of that one pic
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Fri 27 Nov 2009, 4:06 pm

Thats a nice looking Wheel Horse RJ-58.
Built in 1958 & in the 4HP range.
The snowblade looks like something off a walk behind tractor though.
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Fri 27 Nov 2009, 4:31 pm

yes...Jared...ir is a front deck simple machine...the deck was missin the front swivel wheels....so I'm in porgress of mountin a 42 inch Craftsman blower to it....also changed the motor to a 15.5 Kolher from a JD mower...been workin on it today....gettin belts to work right on my modded changin I had to do......the concrete blocks r for counterbalance weight of the blower.....
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Fri 27 Nov 2009, 4:33 pm

Roller.....it is a Clinton B-1290 engine.....& I was told it has 3.6 hp....yes......3 dot 6 hp....
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Thu 23 Aug 2012, 1:24 am

OK guys....it's been a long time since I've been here.....but gotta try to updatin u on my progress...

have retired from work Dec of last year...my mower herd was bout 80 head then....yup....that's 80 ridin mowers ....got some of them just for usuable parts stil left in them... anyway....have disassembled bout 40 of them at least now....stored the good parts & engines.... rest went for salvage metal... so far this year have sold 12,000 pounds of processed light iron to the scrap yard...& to that u can add a ton of aluminum from engines & tranaxles....etc

I now have 2 complete & running JD 100 round fendered mowers... one of them was bought by a grandapa who passed it down to son & then to the grandson....makin me the 4th owner.. it is in real good condition.( can see my image in paint on hood)... have a snowblower for this one too..it also has the cute chrome baby moon's on the wheels..the other 100 that is runnin has 'AG' tires on all 4's
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Thu 23 Aug 2012, 1:29 am

ok....gonna try the pic again...hope it works...
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PostSubject: Re: WOW....look at wat I found...   Thu 23 Aug 2012, 1:48 am

I do have a third JD 100 I'm workin on..it is almost complete....have a engine to replace the bad on & need to find the side shields for it...

Also added 2 more lil older Wheel Horses to my collection....pics as follows



the above one is a 1964.....model 854...tractor is all I have so far...the one below is a 1964 Wheel Horse too...a Lawn ranger
have a snow blade & deck for this one....all complete ...will try repainting this one & new decals

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