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100W LED Flashlight

I was wasting time on Youtube when I came across a video where someone had made a flaslight with a 100W LED.  I was curious how much they were and went to eBay to check.  It turns out they’re pretty … Continue reading

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Headlights for the Wheel Horse

I went ahead and added LED headlights to my Wheel Horse garden tractor.  The incandescent bubs that were in it would have drawn more amps that the engine’s electrical system produces.  This would result in the battery being drained by … Continue reading

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Small Trailer Resto

I picked up a small trailer to go with the Wheel Horse last year off of Craigslist for cheap.  After I picked it up, I built a tailgate for it but have used it as is since then. It’s seen … Continue reading

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Replacement Prentiss Vise Nut

Recently, a reader commented that he had a Prentiss vise with a broken vise nut.  He asked if I knew of how to find a replacement.  I said recommended a few places but said he’d probably have to have one … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 5: PTO, Intake, and Exhaust

It’s time for the final Wheel Horse post!  Well, for a little bit at least. This garden tractor has a clutched multi-step pulley that is engaged/disengaged with a lever.  The lever pulls on a triangular piece that presses the pulley … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 4: Electrical

This is going to be a wordy post on the electrical joining of the motor and chassis because there’s only so many pictures of wires I can show you.  I wanted to join the electrical system of the new motor … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 3: Starting Motor Replacement

After looking into the cost to rebuild the motor on my Wheel Horse 417-8, I decided to start looking for a new motor to replace the old one.  I settled on a Predator 420 single cylinder engine from Harbor Freight.  … Continue reading

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