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#1 DanP OFFLINE  

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 12:04 PM

I found a complete starter generator with brackets for $100 today. The guy says it works fine. Now I have to go pick up the carb I found and I will have all the parts except for the arm rest rails to start the restoration. I am sure I will find other things I need but this completes the missing parts. This will be a straight forward restoration with no narrow front end or 3 point. I will post some before pictures tonight.

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 12:12 PM

Good luck with your B10! I hope its not missing to many more parts. Good luck!

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 09:05 PM

This is what I am starting with. A 1964 AC B10. It had no hood or grill but I was able to find those. I have the mower deck also and it is in very good shape.

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 09:09 PM

Dan,

I have a set of arm rest brackets. They will need to be re-chromed, but at least you won't have to look for them anymore. Send me a PM if you're interested in them. By the way, how'd the hood supports turn out for you?

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 04:32 AM

I'll be watching the restoration Dan. Hope all goes well for you.

If you should need a parts manual and don't have one yet, I just uploaded one and it can be found here:

http://gardentractor...wheel-tractors/

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 07:39 PM

I worked 4 1/2 hours on it today. Took the motor out and power washed the frame. I took the steering and front end off. It must have mowed a million acres as every thing is wore out. I had to work on the ball joints and make oversize bushings for the pivot points and tie rods. Even the wheel bearings were shot. But all is coming along well.
For some reason I cannot up load pictures so I will try later.

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 09:44 PM

Ok now the picture thing is working

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 12:16 PM

Man this thing is wore out! Everything I take apart has egg shaped holes and wore out bearings. The BGB is in bad shape, hope I can get brgs and seals.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 02:36 PM



Dan,
I was wrong, these are one piece arm rests. I took pictures of where the chrome is starting to peel, and there is a picture, of where I tried cleaning up the chrome a little. The ends get fastened to the bottom of the seat, and your back rest, bolts to this cross member.

Also, just letting you know, that I have a 1967 B-10 parts tractor, that wasn't abused, so if you need additional parts, let me know. I may have just what you need. These B-10 were pretty much interchangable with parts.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 04:37 PM

Troy I need the 2 piece arm rests but thanks for looking. I do need one part you might have , it is the forward pulley on the right side of the BGB. It is cast iron and does not like being dropped on concrete. It is the one with 2 bolts in it with fiber thrust washers.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 04:46 PM

Well I worked most of the day on it. Did a lot of egg shaped hole repair and took the front frame off. I then took the BGB off and in the process dropped the right hand pulley on the concrete and broke it. It can be welded but would rather find a non broken one. Are those fiber thrust washers available for it? All the bearings in the BGB were shot and one even broke. I will have to build up the output shaft and machine it down as it has a big groove where the needle bearing rode. This GT has seen a lot of use.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 06:35 PM

Troy I think that arm rest rail will work. Mine is the 2 piece but I think I can cut your and redo the end and make it work. What do you think?

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 12:04 PM

Hi Dan,
My son is drooling over your AC. Nice job! He wants one so badly.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 12:41 PM

Troy I think that arm rest rail will work. Mine is the 2 piece but I think I can cut your and redo the end and make it work. What do you think?


Dan,

The one I have will work. Mine attaches the same, only the cross members continues straight across. Connects to the seat brackets the same way. Like you said, you can cut mine and then just smash the ends for mounting. I saw you didn't want them, and I put them away, but I'll dig them back out and get them boxed up.

I'll have to admit, you have to have the only set of arm rests I ever saw, that are two piece.

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 07:23 PM

I got all the bearings and seals for the BGB today, that and a new input shaft were over $200.00. Expensive little gear box.




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