The Tractor thread...

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:10 am

That Fordson snow motor kicks ass!! :up: I'd love to have a setup like that!! :punk:


I have that mp3 too ... Goin' way back. That's a good one! :funny:
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:01 am

oros35 wrote:Just got a snow blower for my 420 Garden tractor.

Now I need some more snow! It all melted in this warm spell. :(

1992 JD 420 with a #47 single stage snow blower. Shaft drive, Hydro lift and hydro chute angle.


I have the smaller version for my 316, single stage, belt drive, hydro lift.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:02 pm

Went for a little ride today on the hitch of a 1947 John Deere! :punk: What a machine! Spins a 300lb flywheel, has over 5" of stroke with 2 pistons the size of giant coffee cans, 36" rims ... they just don't build em like this anymore. :( There's more metal in the engine block alone than in 5 L100 tractors at Home Depot. Someone please built a time machine!!

He was taking me up to his place to check out a couple vintage bikes. They will probably be for sale soon in one form or another, as he told me his riding days are long behind him now. It was like my very own episode of American Pickers! Never know what's gonna come by in my neighborhood. Yesterday my other neighbor let me squeeze off a few rounds from his .270 ... been a great week here! 8-) :punk: :up:

The pics are of some of his other toys. That Ford 2N is late 40's early 50's? Forgot what he said. And that Orange one is a 1938 ..... I already forgot the damn name!! Another 4 cylinder with lots of metal for the drivetrain. Cool stuff! He has 2 other J/D's not pictured too.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:57 am

Outstanding--that orange one sure looks like an old Allis Chalmers :) What kinda bikes Smitty :?:
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Cap On: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:01 pm

Hello List-
I picked up a used commercial Snapper ( CP21407R-2 - Model # 80079 ) last fall which has Wisconsin Robin 2-cycle engine. But I cannot find the oil/gas mixture listed anywhere, not even the owner's manual. Does anyone know this info? i've seen 50:1, 40:1, etc. Just no solid info anywhere.
Thnaks in advance
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PostBy: europachris On: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:19 pm

Here's a manual for your engine - at least it looks to be the right one: http://www.robinamerica.com/media/manuals/128901549506348750.pdf

Looks like ~50:1 is what they recommend. Make sure you find AIR cooled 2-cycle oil for it, preferably synthetic. TCW-2 oil for outboards is not suitable. Amsoil is supposed to be very good, and can actually be mixed at 100:1 with no issues. I've not used it nor tried it....as I stick with Lawn-Boy oil at 32:1 in my 21" Gold Series push mower with the "F" engine (pre-Dura Force) and run the same mix in my old Stihl FS-36 weed trimmer.

Enjoy your mower! I would LOVE to find a clean Snapper or Toro (they used a Suzuki engine) 2-cycle mower (commercial duty). Most, however, have been beat to death and if not, the sellers want a mint for them, even the "lesser" Lawn-Boy commercials which are still awesome, but especially the Toro is just built like a tank.

Chris
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:19 am

With a good synthetic ... like Amsoil or any dirtbike oil ( Bel-Ray, Golden Spectro, etc..) I usually mix about 53:1. Been doing that for over 20 years & never once have I seized a 2-stroke ... or fouled a plug for that matter. They run for years & always have perfect compression.


Fred, he had a '75 Honda CB360 & a 70's Scrambler .... not sure what size or year -- looked early to mid 70's -- was buried under a bunch of stuff so I couldn't get a good look at it. Wiping my finger across the chrome revealed that these are diamonds in the rough. I think both of us will be happy with what we'll make off them! 8-)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:47 am

outstanding--my first bike was an old 46 knucklehead--me & my Dad found it in an old barn in Bucks Co. Penna behind a slew of square bales that had been there for 100 yrs---sounds like va fun project :)
SMITTY wrote:With a good synthetic ... like Amsoil or any dirtbike oil ( Bel-Ray, Golden Spectro, etc..) I usually mix about 53:1. Been doing that for over 20 years & never once have I seized a 2-stroke ... or fouled a plug for that matter. They run for years & always have perfect compression.


Fred, he had a '75 Honda CB360 & a 70's Scrambler .... not sure what size or year -- looked early to mid 70's -- was buried under a bunch of stuff so I couldn't get a good look at it. Wiping my finger across the chrome revealed that these are diamonds in the rough. I think both of us will be happy with what we'll make off them! 8-)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:30 pm


http://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/1687338626.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

The first bike I had was a Honda Scrambler with the upswept exhaust. Around '86. I had a dumb voluptuous girlfriend at the time. I took her for a short ride on the bike, telling her not to put her long leg near the exhaust. She put her long leg on the exhaust and got a blister. After we broke up when I caught her cheating, she sued me for $35,000. Claimed she was a model and her career was affected . HAHAHAHAH I got in a panic, but by then my new lady knew a lawyer who told me to just comply. My motorcycle insurance covered it, think she got like $3500. My all time record was with her, 12 times in one day hahahhahaha I aint young anymore that aint gonna happen again.

Just serviced these two Toros-- almost the same model except one is automatic and the other is stick shift. I'm going to put a pile of mothballs on the engines in cheesecloth for the guy this fall to try and stop the mice.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:59 pm

speakin of studs :D Did you make them poor little mousies move :( :?: After you broke up???by God when we get f_cked we really get f_cked :)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:00 pm

Must have been like an earthquake to 'em when I started the mowers up to put on my truck. They ate the foam pre-filters that go over the air filter. The lawnmower shop had a genuine Briggs OEM New Old Stock foam pre-filter at a fair price. Nothin better than a mouse nest to eliminate the air-cooling of an air cooled engine!
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:14 pm

:funny: Gotta love it when you find out where all your air filters & rags go over the winter! Little bastards!

I wish I had taken a pic of the one I found in a '88 230 Quadsport airbox -- was fresh on top, but underneath was all the pee & poo, plus a dead relative they lived on top of! Nasty *censored* there! Reeked so bad - never smelled one that bad before or since. :sick:

I can't even tell you how much cash those little pricks have cost me in air filters & time. That one there was a good one. Haven't seen one like that in a while.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:19 pm

Mice love the spot under the carb on my JD 316's. There's a little hollow spot there that's perfect for their little nests. More then once I've been on the tractor when I get a whiff of "dead thing smell".
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PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:05 am

Sorry I don't have the picture of the nest in the Case dozer but I do have on I saved before changing cell phones. Check out this cozy rat hole we found in his truck when we went to MO last May.

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You're looking inside of an F-150. Took two of us over an hour cleaning it out and finding all the shorted wires. The bottom of the engine bay was all sealed off with mud balls, nuts, sticks and leaves.

One small-block nest site I always found before starting up my old MF-7 in the spring was inside the flywheel cover. Fist time I found it just after I started it went the stuff started flying out from under the head shroud. I shut it down before it got to operating temperature but another friend with a larger JD wasn't so quick. He ended up needing a head and valve job when all the nest components plugged up the space between the fins on the JD's head. :mad: On my MF-7, the nest was there for three out of four springs!
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:52 am

:funny: :punk: Just found this one........

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