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 Post subject: 1966 Lawn Ranger
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:08 pm 
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Hello,

I just bought my first Wheel Horse, it is a 1966 Lawn Ranger with electric start. Pretty excited to fix this little tractor up. Working on lawn tractors is new to me so i may bother you guys with a few questions. Everything looks original to me, still trying to figure out how to upload an image, the link below should work though. I put a new battery in it this morning and it started right up, blows a little white smoke though.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B73ZEn ... sp=sharing

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LLama


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 Post subject: Re: 1966 Lawn Ranger
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:14 am 
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That one has been well looked after.

We don't have a manual for the 1966 but
http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/fi ... ipl-snpdf/

1965 manual
http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/fi ... ing-snpdf/

1967 manual
http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/fi ... ing-snpdf/

Garry


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 Post subject: Re: 1966 Lawn Ranger
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:49 am 
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That one has been well looked after.

We don't have a manual for the 1966 but
http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/fi ... ipl-snpdf/

1965 manual
http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/fi ... ing-snpdf/

1967 manual
http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/fi ... ing-snpdf/

Garry


Thanks for that Garry, the only manual i had been able to find was for a 68. I am going to try and track down some new rear tires and some new blades today. Currently when the blades are running there is a loud banging noise, from what i have read if they are not mounted correctly they can hit each-other because they spin in opposite directions. Has anyone else had issues with this?

It runs pretty loud right now and spits some white smoke, i am going to look over the engine today but am open to suggestions on how to correct this.

Thanks again

LLama


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 Post subject: Re: 1966 Lawn Ranger
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:14 am 
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The blades are only available from Toro and it is difficult to find the part number of the 2-blade set. If you need the number post the deck width of cut. Believe there is 32" and 36". And yes they need to be timed 90 degrees to each other. It may be easier to remove the bolts from one of the blocks that hold the cross-shaft bearing and loosen the bolts in the other side. Then you can lift one end to retime the gears. Dirty job so get lots of rags.

Since it runs try some Marvel Mystery oil or Seafoam in the fuel. I like the MMO for the way it lubes the valve guides and use it all the time. Seafoam is a good fuel system cleaner.

Garry


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 Post subject: Re: 1966 Lawn Ranger
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:36 am 
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Thanks,

It is a 32" deck, I believe these are the correct part numbers:
3718 Blade R.H. 15"
3719 Blade L.H. 16"

Is there a different part number for the 2 blade set?

I will pick up some MMO and Seafoam today as well.

Thanks

Brad


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 Post subject: Re: 1966 Lawn Ranger
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:06 pm 
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The 2-blade set is 8777 and Toro is very proud of them.
https://www.partstree.com/parts/search/ ... hTerm=8777

if you do a search for the 3718 or 3719 they come up as not available.

These blades have a 5/8" x 3/4" double-D center hole. This was common back in the day and this year the blades with that hole for the larger belt driven decks are no longer available.

Garry


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