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  1. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,379


    Not car related, but definitely "LACK of MAINTENANCE"
    I could not believe what I found when on my nephews' Toro GroundsMaster when checking out why the Mitsubishi diesel engine was hard-starting.
    This wasn't their doing.....They bought the unit "used", and they did go see it and drive it.
    Seemed to run OK at the time; early fall.
    But there were some problems starting it when the weather got a little colder.

    This is/was the dry air cleaner assembly ..... Toro 223D aircleaner assy_1.JPG

    A little rust...a few holes? No prob, stuff in some paper shop towels...
    Toro 223D aircleaner cup_1.JPG

    Toro 223D aircleaner cup_3.JPG

    There's actually a 60w trouble light inside here...
    Toro 223D airfilter w 60w lightbulb.JPG

    Toro 223D airfilter w 60w lightbulb_2.JPG

    Ran a compression check. Not good. Poor little Mitsubishi....could barely breathe !
    And if it did, it inhaled all kinds of grit, rust, fibers, etc.
    The engine had to be replaced as it would only start when it was warm out, or with ether.
    Not ideal for snow-blowing.

    New filter assembly,
    Toro 223D aircleaner nut and safety pin.JPG

    The existing air intake was just behind and slightly above the left drive wheel.
    Excellent location for sucking up water, dirt, and debris.

    Built this assembly to get the air intake ABOVE "water-line"...
    Toro engine intake riser rear view 2-10-14.JPG

    Engine replaced, and all work done. But a few months later they sold it.
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    Ok , ok, ok ok ok....... I am not smart enough to figure it out on my own.

    What in the fuck is the trailer hitch doing on that front end ?!?!

    I am speechless at everything I have seen there is just so much wrong with everything on this .... um.... car?!?

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  3. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,379


    quick-change front end ?

    The headlight aiming looks like it would be easy from the cockpit tho'
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  4. Joe H
    Joined: Feb 10, 2008
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    Joe H

    Trailer ball appears to being used as a ball joint attaching the front axle to the frame with short leaf springs under them. Wonder what the rod and pivot does running up towards the front? On top of all that, it has coil-over shocks along with the cut down leaf springs!
  5. Looks like a school experiment on how to design a suspension using no conventional or logical engineering.
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  6. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,431


    Are those Ford "twin-I beam axles"? WTF..... I feel like I'm watching "Junkyard Wars"
  7. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,729


    That is without a doubt the rattiest rat rod I have ever seen!!!:(
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  8. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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  9. How about this redneck brake switch.
  10. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,985


    At least they have new radials for safety
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  11. turdmagnet
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 358


    I didn't even notice the trailer hitch - saw the rad on the side and thought what the hell

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  12. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    Can't believe this but I'd like to see more of this thing. Bet it's a grin!
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  13. They are using the trailer coupler as a suspension pivot....

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  14. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,879


    Definitely Ford twin I beam.
  15. GraeffSS
    Joined: May 9, 2016
    Posts: 37


    Looks like it's a Twin Traction Beam, 4x4 version of the Twin-I Beam.
    Either that thing has 4wd or there is a diff just hanging on the axle as dead weight
  16. I wish I could say the same for my nose. :D
  17. Side pipe?
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  18. vetteguy402
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
    Posts: 129

    from omaha, ne

  19. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,010


    10974.jpeg I'll raise you on the exhaust...
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  20. IT's ALIVE:eek:

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    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

  22. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 1,331


    So this thread will be closed soon with the OT pics of RRs being posted. I would rather see real Wall of Shame pics of repairs and "what were they thinking"...and not pics of what that RR crowd likes. I'll just unsubscribe. :rolleyes:
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  23. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
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    I always loved this idea....never thought of buying an exhaust system at Home Depot. Need to make sure you use the aluminum and not the vinyl though!!!:rolleyes::D
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  24. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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  25. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    I completely agree with You, but this shit is Really silly funny... Hence I posted The rain gutter exhaust that was seen here in western NY... But You can't say You haven't almost spit your Choose your favorite beverage at the screen your using...
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  26. It spawned this guy.
  27. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    I believe that's a thread on here about coker inner tubes...
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
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  28. Since I was a 16 year old idiot, I'll confess to this stuff we did in the '50's. My friend had a '49 Lincoln, I had a '50 Olds. Both had heavy rocker panel rot. We taped over all the exposed rust holes, then made some big holes in the top of the rocker panel. Mixed up some thin plaster of paris and poured it in the rockers. When it set up, we pulled the tape, did a little finish sanding and sprayed primer over it with a bug sprayer. Looked perfectly good from a few feet.
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