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post #16 of 69 Old 08-19-2013, 09:31 PM
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...or maybe a Gravely pursuit tractor... " I stopped you because you were driving 0.10 MPH in a 0.05 MPH speed zone."
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i do have the weight and air cleaner assy. in stock.
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Well, we have compression! I had some time to begin the process of determining if this tractor is a runner, or parter. The old girl is showing signs that she wants to run again. I could'nt get a compression reading, as the starter is out. However, I heard air exiting both spark plug bores as I turned the flywheel by hand.

Apparently squirrels like Gravelys as much as we do. I was a little concerned as I turned the flywheel, especially counter clockwise, as I heard what could have been any number of internals knashing as I turned the flywheel (was the stator in pieces?) But having seen all of the acorns on the gas tank tray, I hoped for the best.

Sure enough, a pile of crushed acorns dropped to the floor when I removed the shroud. Everything turns smoothly now, another good sign.
Both head sinks are full of grease/dirt mix, so I'll be pulling the head shrouds next.
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Nice find! The only thing I've ever found in a shed that was fresh I didn't want!!! Jason

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1974 816 50", rear liftable hitch PTO, steering brakes, front PTO, snowplow, R&P steering
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1990 16G 50"
1992 16G 50", snow plow, steering brakes
1989 24G 72"
2015 Gravely Atlas JSV3000
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So, no bad news is good news at this point. You've already shown you revel in these situations, Dave. I mean, look at that RER you got from Frank I was scared for you on that one. I've taken home better looking things from a bar at closing time. Knowing you though, it'll be running in no time. I'm looking forward to the process.

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So, no bad news is good news at this point. You've already shown you revel in these situations, Dave. I mean, look at that RER you got from Frank I was scared for you on that one. I've taken home better looking things from a bar at closing time. Knowing you though, it'll be running in no time. I'm looking forward to the process.
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Man you just don't see a lot of 816's come up for sale around here at all. You guys are in some prime areas! Last thing even close I remember seeing was an 817 someone had and the asking price was $2300! Nfw!


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Thanks jakewalter, and lt4xtreme.
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So, no bad news is good news at this point. You've already shown you revel in these situations, Dave. I mean, look at that RER you got from Frank I was scared for you on that one. I've taken home better looking things from a bar at closing time. Knowing you though, it'll be running in no time. I'm looking forward to the process.
Well, that's a new one. I've never seen a tractor being picked up at a bar.

My problem is that I like trying to save these things, and bringing them back, rather than think of them being scrapped.

Speaking of scrapped, the "hood ornament" is history. Unfortunately, the hood, and seat pan may also have to go. There are deep pock marks of rust in both. The only thing that might work would be to have them sandblasted, and fill the holes with something like liquid weld, or marine tex, and sand that. I would'nt even try bondo. I just would'nt want to do all of the work only to see cracks in the paint down the road.
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Man you just don't see a lot of 816's come up for sale around here at all. You guys are in some prime areas! Last thing even close I remember seeing was an 817 someone had and the asking price was $2300! Nfw!


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I'm surprised that there are'nt more around your area.
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I'm surprised that there are'nt more around your area.
The local dealer has plenty of 810's, 812's, but no elusive 816. The old man that owns the place mows weekly with an 816.

I don't know what it is. It'd take having to go door to door I believe! Barn to barn.


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The local dealer has plenty of 810's, 812's, but no elusive 816. The old man that owns the place mows weekly with an 816.

I don't know what it is. It'd take having to go door to door I believe! Barn to barn.


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My 816 and dad's 430 812 came from your area. Dad's 24G was sold new in Athens we got it from Ravenswood. Jason

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1987 8123 40"
1974 816 50", rear liftable hitch PTO, steering brakes, front PTO, snowplow, R&P steering
1977 817 50"
1983 8179KT 50", front PTO
1989 12G 40"
1995 18G 50" mulch kit, 3 can bagger steering brakes
1989 20G 50", rear liftable hitch PTO, steering brakes, front PTO
Pro8 Robin 9hp repower
Pro8

Dads stuff
1967 430 40", front PTO/30", rear liftable hitch
1978 812 40"
1990 16G 50"
1992 16G 50", snow plow, steering brakes
1989 24G 72"
2015 Gravely Atlas JSV3000
5665
Some walk behinds

my brothers stuff
1936 D Model
UFT Mountaineer 88E 30" deck, rotary plow
Pro16 40" 3-blade, 40" kidney bean,snow plow
Pro16 50" rigid mount, power brush
1996 16G 50"
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The local dealer has plenty of 810's, 812's, but no elusive 816. The old man that owns the place mows weekly with an 816.

I don't know what it is. It'd take having to go door to door I believe! Barn to barn.


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I thought you showed me a listing down there Brad on a rough 816 in a barn.

Better be careful. If you want an 816 and think about it some (not even alot) one will come to you. I know BTDT. Still workin' on it.

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I thought you showed me a listing down there Brad on a rough 816 in a barn.

Better be careful. If you want an 816 and think about it some (not even alot) one will come to you. I know BTDT. Still workin' on it.
The one that smoked a lot they said! That's the only one I've ever seen!

Jason must watch CL like a hawk!

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Tractortag i have an 800 hood i am bringing to the mowin. I stripped it down to bare metal and painted it that off white color


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The local dealer has plenty of 810's, 812's, but no elusive 816. The old man that owns the place mows weekly with an 816.

I don't know what it is. It'd take having to go door to door I believe! Barn to barn.


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