| February/March 1993

Wheel Horse tractor

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

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.