Category Archives: Repair

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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Wheel Horse 417-8

About a year ago I picked up a non-running Wheel Horse 417-8 garden tractor off of Craigslist for cheap.  A garden tractor is larger than your average riding mower but smaller than a sub compact tractor.  Garden tractors have PTOs, … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 5

The next step towards getting the bandsaw running was finding a motor for it.  I remembered that I had a GE 1hp motor around with no base.  In fact, it was the motor I went through on an earlier blog … Continue reading

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