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Quote Deadeye Replybullet Posted: 12 Jun 2009 at 5:59am
Foote was All I needed..

I found it !!!!!!!!!!

A transmission parts list and diagram.  It looks easy.

http://www.outdoordistributors.com/pdf/FOOTE/FOOTE-35_3500.pdf


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Quote Deadeye Replybullet Posted: 15 Jun 2009 at 6:34am
Here's a link to some Mustang parts on craigslist.

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/grd/1174977939.html

There's a tranny included.


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Quote jonny7995 Replybullet Posted: 18 Jun 2009 at 11:06pm
Does anyone know why some of these have a differential gear and some don't. Also where the differential gear is made?
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Quote jonny7995 Replybullet Posted: 18 Jun 2009 at 11:07pm
Also, if anyone has experience of running one with and one without, does it make a lot of difference. I am guessing that turning would be quite hard without the diff and probably damage the lawn.
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Quote Deadeye Replybullet Posted: 21 Jun 2009 at 7:26am
The slick grass makes turning without a diff easy. The hard rear tires slip on the freshly mowed grass.

I've used mine. It's a bumpy ride. Your yard needs to be really smooth for best results.




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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 21 Jun 2009 at 6:05pm
Well I have my grandfather's Mustang running AND it is able to steer.
 
The float ended up having corrosion on it so I got a rebuild kit for the carb at the same time as the float; and was glad I did.
 
Due to a lack of info, both here and the web, I made the steering wheel out of the lower half of a junk mic stand and the handle bars off a rusted out bicycle. I pounded the sleeve into the lower half, grinded the other end to fit the curve of the handle bars, and welded the 2. Looks good.
 
I still need to repaint it but here's it after that and 2 rounds with engine degreaser and a none electric pressure washer; minus the hood because the hood needs to be straightened out some more & bottom brackets re-welded


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Quote jonny7995 Replybullet Posted: 24 Jun 2009 at 12:09am
Hi, nice to see the deck is all original. You probably know this but I thought I would mention with you talking about straightening the frame that they had timber pieces in the steel chanel to add rigidity. If this has rotted out the frame will be very whippy! If it is missing or rotten, I suppose it would be fairly simple to plane some timber to fit. I would use hardwood, just for longevity and strength. Best of luck with the little mower. Jonny.
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Quote jonny7995 Replybullet Posted: 27 Jun 2009 at 2:30pm
Hi, you might like to look at the following clips on Youtube,
Mike's Hot Rod Lawn Mower
Mowett Mustang Project
 
Both well worth a look!!
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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 28 Jun 2009 at 7:33am
Thanks for reminding me about the wood; had read that tid bit when first looking at this forum. I will find out if there is any wood in the channels when I take it apart to repaint. My Grandpa says he wants it the original colors. I don't know where Alan got Silver from, maybe different years/models got different colors, but by looking at this Mustang it colors are simply Yellow and White.
 
If there isn't any wood in it I may not put any in as I took it out for a test run once the welding had cooled, and I didn't notice any flex in it when I climbed from level ground to an almost 35 degree slope.
 
Also, Johnny, I didn't notice any destuction to the lawn with this solid axeled Mustang but it has a noticably wide turning raduis, at least to me 1st time on riding lawn mower, due to the fact its front wheels slide forward as much as they turn the mower. Hopefully a Diff. allows it to turn smoother and removes the sliding forward aspect.


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Quote jonny7995 Replybullet Posted: 28 Jun 2009 at 7:47am
Hi David, I don't have a Mustang yet but I am looking at a few that are available. I just wondered if the lack of a diff was a real problem. It's probably not, but I know what you mean about the front wheels turning and the back wheel, on a fixed axle, wanting to keep going straight! I have ridden a cheap chinese quad with no diff and it did the same thing, but it is probably less of a problem on grass. I just love the simplicity of these tiny Mustangs and they are so cute!! Also I don't have a huge amount of lawn so this size would be ideal for me. As for the wood, if it works ok without I would leave it out, the thing might be more prone to rust with wood holding moisture agains the inside of the steel channel. Anyway, good luck with it and I hope to buy a Mustang and put some pics up soon.   Jonny
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Quote jonny7995 Replybullet Posted: 28 Jun 2009 at 7:50am
PS a good tip from one of the youtube vids above is to use white radiator enamel for all the white bits. That stuff is very tough, can handle heat and is designed not to discolour easily. Worth a try! I am sure that you could get a very similar yellow without going to the trouble of getting IH Yellow.
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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 28 Jun 2009 at 7:52am
Wow that was fast I thought I might want to reread the forum for your comments incase I had made such an error and you caught me before for I finished editing my mistake.
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Quote alan Replybullet Posted: 02 Jul 2009 at 6:44pm

Hello everyone

I'm just catching up with a few questions about the Mustang.

My Mustang was silver when we stripped off the old green paint - however most others are white. Not sure if mine had been painted silver by a previous owner but there was no sign of white on the wheels or chassis.

I used white radiator paint for the Briggs engine and it gave fantastic results - I recommend painting outside as the paint fumes are terrible!!

Pictures of steering assembly:



Steering below - also note the timber strengthening in the right-hand channel...



Rear diff: (no idea of manufacturer).



Showing steering wheel below: (note that I did put some foot rests on this tractor from a Webb greens mower also the white 'radiator painted' engine)



Image below of Foote 35 gearbox from a PDF (link somewhere on this thread). I did notice that on the PDF it says that they were manufactured for Mowett Manufacturing and Sales Inc in the years 1969 - 1972 so was this the years the tractors were made or did they have a huge batch of these gearboxes produced that lasted them for years and years of tractor production??



Any more info greatly received!

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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 07 Jul 2009 at 2:29am
I have a few old mowers and I think I have one that has just a forward and reverse on it I will go out to my storage and look it will be saturday the 11 of july be for I get a chance to look and if you are interseted let me know ok. I myself have a mustang that I have been trying to get it restore but I haven't yet I did think about selling it once but I did not my wife says its an eye sore and I said no it's class   jeremy
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 24 Jul 2009 at 3:26pm
I have put a photo of another Mustang spotted at the recent Ardingly Vintage Show on this forum...
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 27 Jul 2009 at 9:05pm
Is this the most viewed topic ever on the forum ?? The number of hits is amazing !!!
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Quote alan Replybullet Posted: 27 Jul 2009 at 10:30pm

Yes it does appear to be popular!! Obviously more Mowett Mustangs about than we ever knew of.

There does seem to be an extraordinary number of searches for this machine, but surprisingly the most popular search according to Google for this forum and website is for "Trusty"!

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 27 Jul 2009 at 10:36pm
Are you sure thats not "Rusty"??
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Quote alan Replybullet Posted: 28 Jul 2009 at 10:49am
Possibly!!

Originally posted by pmackellow

Are you sure thats not "Rusty"??



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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 28 Jul 2009 at 4:31pm
Just reading the latest Tractor and Machinery (September 2009 issue), there is an article on the Mustang pages 128 - 129
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Quote alan Replybullet Posted: 29 Jul 2009 at 7:24pm

Thanks for that Paul, I went and read the article which was quite interesting.

Although it says that it's generally unknown when these tractors were made, many will be able to be dated from their Briggs engines.

I haven't done much research on these little tractors but I'm intrigued as to how so many of them got across to the UK and managed to survive for so long. Being cute might have helped!!!!!

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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 17 Sep 2009 at 9:14pm
 
I'm not sure but there's one of these for sale on Ebay at the moment ??
 
 
Currently on 26 with just under 8 days to go .......
 


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A drink's too wet without one ;-) - Southampton
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Quote alan Replybullet Posted: 17 Sep 2009 at 10:35pm

Yes it's a Mustang alright!

Bizarre as it may seem the one that I bought (off Ebay) came from Pontefract just like this one is too. Perhaps that's where they multiply in the UK?!

This one has electric start and the flat piece of steel plate hanging over the rear is where the battery goes.

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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 17 Sep 2009 at 10:53pm
 
I thought I was right, although still being the forums most popular posting
at over 6800 viewings and 57 replies. We all should be able to recognise
them by now !
It's quite a nice paint job aswell isn't it ??
 
Although I think the item description is a little off the mark (IMO), when
he says that "PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A RIDE ON MOWER WITH DECK
TAKEN OFF IT IS A SPECIALLY MADE TOY & ABOUT HALF THE SIZE OF A
RIDE ON MOWER"
A drink's too wet without one ;-) - Southampton
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Quote Dodgeboy222 Replybullet Posted: 05 Oct 2009 at 3:11am
I have a No. 7 and it doesn't have an axel diff. on it and it wore the rear tires out, right now they are pretty much racing slicks! And they sort of wore out the fronts too for pushing it forward on cement.  I'm looking for some wheels for it but its very difficut to find some.  Maybe I will have to find the whole rear axel (with a diff) on ebay or something.
 
 
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Quote alan Replybullet Posted: 05 Oct 2009 at 10:44am

I just had another look at this Mowett Mustang:


on Ebay which Trusty Bloke pointed out in September.

This is it:



I nearly fell off my chair when I saw that it had made 256 unrestored (that's currently 409.00 USD). It's not often that I'm lost for words but that is quite a lot!!

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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 05 Oct 2009 at 11:47am
 
Yes, quite unbelieveable isn't it !
There were 11 different bidders, obvously quite a following here in the UK.
Nice to see the seller took notice of my e-mail with the make/model for him
to add to the description ...... maybe that drew in a few more bidders ??
Who knows............ ??
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Quote COOTER Replybullet Posted: 12 Oct 2009 at 3:18am
I just received a Mowett Mustang from a 92 year old who promised it to me years ago. Didn't run, but after overhauling the carb, and reworking some parts, it worked well enough to cut a 5 acre yard. This tractor has a very unique hood ornament. I've never seen a mustang with one before, but afer emailing, and calling to the town it was manufactured in, I was told a handful of the early models did have ornaments. Either way, I find it quite a find. It's even more unique than my ' 54 Hiller Yard Hand tractor. I'm enjoying my new hobby.............COOTER 
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_popupControl(); Five acres most of us would call that a feild ! but testiment to the mowlett mustang, and your repairs Clap
Kim. He's not a newbie, just a well preserved secondhand model
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Quote Deadeye Replybullet Posted: 13 Oct 2009 at 6:27pm
It must be five "smooth" acres.. These things need a softer seat.
Congrats on a great find.
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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 14 Oct 2009 at 6:16am
Hi all! I recently received a mustang mower. So is there anywhere were I can purchase parts? I am thinking about restoring the tractor.
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 14 Oct 2009 at 7:13am
_popupControl(); welcome to the forum jspurlock, what parts are you requiring then hopfully we can point you in the right direction Thumbs%20Up
Kim. He's not a newbie, just a well preserved secondhand model
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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 14 Oct 2009 at 5:56pm
I just need the pulleys, peddles, and a mow deck if I could get a hold of one.

EDIT: And maybe the tires too... Mine are very shot.

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 14 Oct 2009 at 10:06pm
Hello jspurlock, nice to see a new face on the forum
For parts for your Mowett Mustang all I can suggest is try Lawn and Garden Collector magazine, an email to the editor, Kate, might give you some leads, lagc_kate@yahoo.com
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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 15 Oct 2009 at 8:40pm
Great thanks a ton! I am looking forward to restoring this a ton!
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