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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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Badder then Stan's Deere. My 1972 Wheel Horse Raider 8

This will be my build thread. Today I stripped down everything that will be custom, including the back fenders and the side metal.

I've done a lot of work mechanically to this, and it runs just like it came off the lot. Idles down to 380RPM's, runs smooth at 1400RPM's. 8HP single cylinder Kohler. 8 Speed gear box. Hauls ass for a little single cylinder tractor.


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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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Haha, custom lawn mowers now? If nothing else, it's something to keep me entertained.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #3
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Haha, custom lawn mowers now? If nothing else, it's something to keep me entertained.
My jeep is at jcr's, and its been there for a couple weeks. I was going crazy not working on something..
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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #4
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My jeep is at jcr's, and its been there for a couple weeks. I was going crazy not working on something..
Please sticky this build. Wonder if this will take 3 years also? :chiefwoohaw:
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Please sticky this build. Wonder if this will take 3 years also? :chiefwoohaw:
wonder if you can walk more then 50' without using your inhaler.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #6
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wonder if you can walk more then 50' without using your inhaler.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #7
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You understand that to actaully cut grass, you need to give it more than 1/4 throttle, right?

I miss my old snapper rear engine 8hp, pulled great wheelies
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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #8
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wonder if you can walk more then 50' without using your inhaler.
Kinda low blow

But yea. My old mower was all decked out to. Painted it up pretty nice two tone, put tail lights in it, even had blue neons under it. Trans ended up going out in it. Actully pulled the motor today, guy from work is buying it
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Old May 5th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #9
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You understand that to actaully cut grass, you need to give it more than 1/4 throttle, right?

I miss my old snapper rear engine 8hp, pulled great wheelies

haha best post ever
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Old May 5th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #10
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Kinda low blow
not surprising
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Old May 5th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #11
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So this picture shows exactly how this will look in two years (minus more dust).
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Kinda low blow
I would of been pissed if he didn't have an inhaler also. But he is still a punk!
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Old May 5th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #13
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Wheel Horse didn't start making the Raider until 68 and then it was only a 6speed gearbox and besides the body work screams early 70's...funny you are doing this I started my tractor build in the winter! hahaha
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Old May 5th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #14
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Wheel Horse didn't start making the Raider until 68 and then it was only a 6speed gearbox and besides the body work screams early 70's...funny you are doing this I started my tractor build in the winter! hahaha
shit, its a 72, not a 62. I fat fingered the subject line.

Its an 8 speed gearbox. I just ordered up a complete NOS suspension kit! Also ordered some t-case parts, the seals, etc.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 10:33 AM   #15
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I remember when TNN used to have the cool Friday night line ups of monster trucks, rodeo's and lawn tractor racing, I think you should pimp that thing for some high speed mowing.
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I remember when TNN used to have the cool Friday night line ups of monster trucks, rodeo's and lawn tractor racing, I think you should pimp that thing for some high speed mowing.
Wheel horse parts are pretty tough to find. A lot of googling to try and find parts have yielded some pretty sweet racing tractors.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 11:48 AM   #17
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I think it's a build off then...I rebuilt my gear box, CHip Wheeler sand blasted every thing for me and put a 12hp instead of the 8hp...I don't have a mover deck for mine though. Hopefully I'll have mine done soon, it's only been like 6months...hahahah! this is how mine started...64 Wheelhorse Lawnranger
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What did you do with the 8hp? I would love to have it, even if its junk.
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What did you do with the 8hp? I would love to have it, even if its junk.
I actually bought it from him, gave him $30, sell it to you for $45?
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I actually bought it from him, gave him $30, sell it to you for $45?
Consider it sold. Is it at your place? Can I come get it tonight? I have to go to davisburg anyways.

I just need two parts off it.
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