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    Looks great! Digging the white walls

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    After looking at it last weekend the torque converter will not work. The belt alignment will not be correct and I may burn through belts quickly. I would be able to use a centrifugal clutch and chain fairly easily, but I havent been able to find one that would fit the engine and have a large enough sprocket. So for now I guess it will stay the way it it, although I really want to get rid of the clutch. Maybe I can just bang shift it? How long would the tranny hold up as long as I don't grind gears?

    As much as I love winter I'm really excited for the warmer weather so I can start painting

    Ryan
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    1982 John Deere 214 Hydraulic Lift with 31 Tiller

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    About 2 days and you will have broken the transmission. Buy a Hydro K66 or K72 hydro and install that. Start looking in a junk yards and see what is available. Millions of garden tractors a junked each year many of which have good transmissions. Roger

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    Finally got around to paint this. Between the cold days and rain it was difficult to find time. I'm happy with how this turned out. It's certainly no showroom quality piece but it looks good. I believe I am going to show this at the Portage show and then I will sell it. I dont use it enough to justify keeping it and I am always looking for that next project

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    My Current Herd:
    1982 John Deere 317 H3 Kohler Magnum 18 and 400 Power Steering with "Chest Freezer" 47 Snowblower, Cozy Cab and 3 Point Hitch
    1982 John Deere 214 Hydraulic Lift with 31 Tiller

    1975 Cub Cadet 85


    Brinly 3 Point Attachment Collection:
    PP-1200 12" Moldboard Plow
    BB-1000 Reversible 5' Rear Blade
    DD-1000 Tandem Disk Harrow
    CC-1000 Spring Shank Cultivator

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    Looks awesome!
    1985 111
    1967 112
    1966 110
    1966 60 w/ deck
    46 Mower Deck
    Modified 31 Tiller
    36 Snowblower
    42 Blade
    21 Power Drive

    Custom Mini Wagon

    Brinly CC-500
    Hinson No 1977&1978 Weather Shield

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    That's really cool! I love the old Motomowers. I also love one off projects like yours and I really like your theme too. No rules or originality to worry about. Just do whatever you want type of fun.

    My first riding mower was a 1964 MM dressed up as a Massey Ferguson 'Executive'. Not sure how long Massey sold them before they switched to the red and grey version to match their big tractors. I still have it in my shed and someday before I take up residence under the big lawn I'm gonna restore it. Gotta find a good 8 HP Kohler first. I have the manufacturer nameplate somewhere and it has Dura on it.
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    I painted it red a long time ago. I mowed an acre of grass with it for a few years with an 8HP Honda and a 42" deck. The original Kohler had a not so nice end. I came home one Friday and decided to change the oil. Drained it and then realized I didn't have any oil to put in it. So I decided I'd go get some in the morning. Got up the next day and forgot about the lack of oil and didn't check it. Stupid stupid stupid. For reference purposes.. it takes about 10 minutes of mowing to blow up a bone dry Kohler. Had to put a spacer under the front of the hood to clear the Honda engine. My wife called it Pug after that (as in pug nose).
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    It's done up as a self propelled wheelbarrow here. I have the hood and fenders stashed away. I put 50 lbs of weights on the front. Before I added weight, if you popped the clutch the belt would start slipping before the wheels came up so no wheelies even if you wanted to. That was extra good because my wife used it to haul away vegetation and distribute mulch in her English gardens. She would have had a conniption fit if the front end ever came up. She uses a golf cart now.
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    They are so simple to work on. I had to have another right axle made up at a machine shop after the splines disintegrated.
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    Army

    • 1981 JD 400, 1980 JD 400, 1975 JD 400, various JD 400 attachments, 1966 JD 110 RF, 1979 JD 214, JD L100, JD 111
    • Cub Cadet Model 71, Ford 8N w/6 ft Woods belly deck, Ford 860
    • 1990 EZGO (gator wannabe), 1997 Club Car and 1970 Cushman golf carts
    • 2000 F150 4x4 shortbox stepside, 1976 Corvette, 1950 F1 Ford pickup, 1996 Splash 5.0 V8 project
    • Armstrong 3 HP antique stationary engine (runs like a top) and a couple other hit and miss type engines





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    A little late update but I feel the need to close out this thread. I took this to the show in Portage and immediately got lots of attention with it. As mentioned before, I was planning on selling it AFTER the show. Well, about halfway through the first day a guy came along and was very interested in it and was asking about how I built it. He then asked if I had thought about selling it. I said yes but I wanted to make it through the show with it. He said he was passing through from a business trip and was on his way back to South Dakota (?) where they have an annual lawn mower poker run through town, going bar hopping and even getting a police escort down the road! Well he made me an offer I couldn't refuse and I was happy to see it go to someone that would get use out of it and get to show it off to more people. I do miss it every now and then, but I am glad it went to a good home.

    Ryan
    My Current Herd:
    1982 John Deere 317 H3 Kohler Magnum 18 and 400 Power Steering with "Chest Freezer" 47 Snowblower, Cozy Cab and 3 Point Hitch
    1982 John Deere 214 Hydraulic Lift with 31 Tiller

    1975 Cub Cadet 85


    Brinly 3 Point Attachment Collection:
    PP-1200 12" Moldboard Plow
    BB-1000 Reversible 5' Rear Blade
    DD-1000 Tandem Disk Harrow
    CC-1000 Spring Shank Cultivator

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