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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 01:03 PM

Today on our morning walk we stopped to visit with the neighbor a couple blocks down the street and I ended up buying this 1966 JD 110 from him. I got it very cheap and thought it would be great for my grandson to putter around the back yard on. Now I can order my first set of 26-12-12 ag tires for it. I will raise the fenders 3 inches or so and modify the front tires and axle too. I don't care about original , just want a little toy for my grandson and a fun garden tractor project for me for this summer. It will never see another mower deck so that clearance is not a problem. It is very solid and no serious rust or serious pits. It does have some wiring issues but will get that looked into this week.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 01:04 PM

P.S. It was a JD 110 that I first mowed grass with when i was young very much like this one so it will have more special meaning as I work on it.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 01:05 PM

Wow! THAT! IS nice!

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 01:06 PM

Nice Don! Welcome to the world of round fenders. If you need any help, just ask away. Great score!!!!!!

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 01:37 PM

Very nice looking tractor and a round fender too boot. Your grandson should be very happy.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 04:17 PM

That is a good looking tractor,Don.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 05:18 PM

Nice score, Don! Have fun with it!

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 05:40 PM

Don, that 110 looks to be in great shape. Congratulations.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for the pic Don. That is a nice looking tractor. Your grandson will really enjoy driving around the yard.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 04:46 AM

Thanks for the positive comments. I pulled off the rear tires and put on a set of 23-12-12 from my old JD 332 I had many years ago. Those are the rims i will mount the 26-12-12's on . I hope to order them today if they have some in stock. I also pulled the fenders off and the seat and the seat support bracket and did a little light sanding around the edges and where the bolts were there was a little surface rust . The bolts and washers had rust and I sanded them shiny again. Not sure about the front wheel choice yet but I love ag tires on the front too so will probably go with a taller ag tire to level off the frame with the 26's on the rear. Also will want a chrome vertical exhaust stack . I am very excited to get going on this project . Hope to see the fellow this afternoon or tomorrow about the wiring and see if we can get it started . It has been two years since it has run but has good compression and been sitting inside. Might need a carburator cleaning. I'll post another picture later of the bigger tires on the back .

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:02 AM

Here is a picture i took this morning with the larger tires. Later today I will order the 26-12-12 rear lug tires. In this picture you can also see the deal came with a new battery just purchased, a new ingnition switch, new throttle and choke cables, a new voltage regulator and new knobs for the controls. The owner told me he paid about the same price for these parts as he sold me everything for. Can't wait til next week to start tearing it apart.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:08 AM

After looking over the 110 there really is not one rust hole in it anywhere. There isn't even any deep pits just a little surface rust. There is the crack in the front middle of the hood but someone says that comes from the factory like that, ha,ha.Here is another angle showing how solid it still is.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:10 AM

Should I be posting these under the John Deere section ?

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:16 AM

Nice score Don! That 110 looks to be in great shape. The cracked hood is on almost all of these tractors! It will make a nice project for you and your grandson to work on.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:33 AM

Great score! Looks like fun for your grandson!

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