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Elf guardian
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Brought this little gal into the shop yesterday. Looks like serial #19287.(I'll verify)
Hear are pics of what she is now, and the only reference pictures I've managed
to find. I have a parts manual, and user manual. It has a 4hp BS, that is missing
the recoil parts. Gotta start hunting for that stuff. I'll keep posting updates as I go.
 

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That's a cutie! Front tires look bigger than the rear.
 

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MH81 said:
Very cute. Will be a nice rider when it's done.

Are you going to make a 3 point for this one?
Would also make a good loader tractor! Nice!
 

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Will make another nice one.
 
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Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict
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That one's small/light enough to place on a shelf! Good looking original!
 

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Looks like a great project Will! What's the crank sticking out of the rear do?
 

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caseguy said:
Looks like a great project Will! What's the crank sticking out of the rear do?
That's where you wind it up...

I think that's the mower deck hgt. Unless I miss my guess, this is built like that wildcat I rescued, you actually crank the back axel up and down to adjust height. The deck is bolted on the bottom of the frame.
 

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Elf guardian
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Alright, since I don't know how to "reply with quote" to multiple posts, I'll do
it old school.

Kenny-yes they are bigger, and the rears are split rims, with wood spacers between
the rims. Never seen that before. Pic below.

MH81-3pt Of course.

Tractorgarden- Loader--- Nope, that would make it to big, with the 3pt on the back
and it wouldn't fit in my lunch box.

Olcowhand-I just took it off the shelf.

Caseguy/MH81- crank is deck height adjustment. It raises/lowers the engine/deck
from the main frame. Pics below.

Got it tore apart this aft.
The one thing that boggles my mind though. The blade was held on with a 7/8"
fine thread bolt. It has a 4hp motor.
On decks, 10 years later, they put on the blades, with 3/8" bolts.

I had to weld a nut to the 7/8 bolt, so I could get the impact gun on it.
Anyway, here's a bunch of pics.
 

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Thats a neast little thing. Im sure it will look great once you are done!
 

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Elf guardian
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Update.

Been pluggin away at this every now and then.
All parts sand blasted and primed.
80% painted. Waiting for more paint.

Had to fix a couple things. In one pic you can see where one of the height
slider slots in the frame was broke and gone. Had to rebuild that. Also, the "T"
nut that fit into the slot was gone, so rather than trying to bend one, I made
one out of flat bar, using a die grinder.

Going to start some assembly over the weekend.
 

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All right! Progress pics. Like that "T" nut, pretty cool. Looking good, Will.
 

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Did a bit more on it today, and when I got to the tranny, I remember something.

Back in Aug. when I brought it home, I had it sitting in the shop, with the
garage door open. The sun was blistering hot, and shining right on the tranny.
I happened to notice water running out of the shift lever opening.
So, I put it up on the horses, and split the tranny open. In the one pic, you can see
the waterfall, as I split it open
I cleaned out most of the water then, knowing I wouldn't get to working on it till
now, and I didn't want it to freeze, and crack the case.
The other pics are from today. Got it cleaned out fairly well, and refilled with grease.
 

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That's what they look like when water gets inside, looks like you saved it and it'll be OK
 

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It was pretty messy in there. Reminded me of the diaper changing days.
All the gears look like new. Neat little tranny.
 
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