Fire Sale TRACTOR

By Staff
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After I bought the Sheffield, I noticed a Wheel Horse tractor in a carport that had been set on fire by an arsonist. The wheel horse was not burned as badly as it looked. I knew if the tires were not burned off the wheels, the body and running gear would
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5950 Wilson Drive Huntington, West Virginia 25705

The engine had been removed for an overhaul before the fire. The
engine is a Tecumseh H 55 B, serial #0137619. When I took the
engine apart, I placed one of the old piston rings in the cylinder
bore, and it had over 3/16‘ end gap.
Everything else checked out okay.

I had to clean up points and install a condenser for a chain
saw, because I could not find the original parts I needed. (#28524
contact assembly, #29559 condenser, and #28889 decal.) It runs fine
after the overhaul.

I would like to have decals for the hood. I took a picture from
the operator’s manual and made a stencil, but a factory decal
would look a lot better.

The pictures show what the tractor looked like before and after.
The Wheel Horse is a 1960 model 55, with a 30′ mower deck.

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