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This is my first riding mower, if you don't count the Sears Craftsman I found by the curb several years ago that I put back by the curb a few weeks later, it's a 1991 Toro Wheel Horse 212-5. I enjoy restoring motorized vehicles and I just finished restoring a 1984 Yamaha FJ1100 so I was looking for a new challenge, I found it. I bought this mower off of Craigslist in Ellenboro, NC for $70. It has the Onan 12.5 hp E125V engine. I got it running on day two, after an extensive carburetor cleaning (kerosene, brake cleaner and boil). It runs surprising good, no smoke and it even moved forward and backward under it's own power. It has considerable corrosion but no holes and everything looks like it will clean up. I plan on a frame off restoration.



 

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Welcome to the site, nice find!!

That will definitely make for a fun project! You don't see those around quite as often either and it will make for a nice machine I'm sure too after a little work.

That's restoration project you did on the Yamaha sounds really neat! Bikes are fun to tear down and restore. You should post some pictures of that too!
 

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It was a frame off restoration. Completely rebuilt the engine and transmission, brakes ect. basically every nut and bolt was polished or replaced, every bearing and seal as well. It took right at a year from start to finish, I did all the work myself. It's very satisfying riding a bike that I built with my own hands. I'm sure the Wheel Horse will be the same.











More here;
Yamaha FJ1100 pictures by Sky_5 - Photobuckethttp://s450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/Sky_5/
 

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Welcome to the group SkyFive. Your FJ110 is gorgeous! Give yourself one big pat on the back. Your work is fantastic. I checked out your photobucket thread. Not quite sure how the Aussie with the sheep fit into your rebuild, but you sure did a great job on the Yamaha. Have you entered it into any shows? I know just what you mean about rebuilding something and making it look and run like new again.

Oh yeah, look forward to seeing the Wheel Horse too.
 
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