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Posted May 23, 2012 - 09:24 PM

Well I've started on a Springfield. This is my first GT resto so here we go. I did the dismantling today. I got a good one. Other than a few broken or cutoff bolts this thing just needs cleaning and paint. The rear actually doesn't need any paint after the cleanup. Removed the hubs and strip everything off the frame. Although I left the the drive and PTO pulleys since none had any play and were quiet and smooth. Belts have been replaced recently also. I'm gonna get new bolts just for the heck of it. It is gonna need tires (ags). I will post some pics tomorrow of everything dismantled, cleaned, and laid out. Hoping to paint this weekend and have a rolling chassis by Sunday or Monday. One thing I have noticed is it seems the previous owners used Russian cosmoline for grease lol. Anyone in Indiana know of a good source for tires?

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Posted May 23, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Congratz on the start of your Springfield resto. If you need any help let me know.
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Posted May 23, 2012 - 09:42 PM

I need help in sourcing more of these to bring back to life. I'm addicted to it. I love the looks and styling. With the way this thing is built it makes my newer Dee.re look like a pushmower.

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Posted May 23, 2012 - 10:20 PM

Actually I could use one thing. I don't have the original engine and I'm going to set this elec start briggs I do have back a few decades. Do you have any elec start versions. I would love to have a picture without the hood installed so I can see the gas tank setup. I want to move it so I can use the original hole for the cap. I'm also missing the throttle and choke levers. I have the plate that sits between them in suprisingly good shape. I just want to make this setup look as original as possible. I have a mower deck for it also but I am not going to use it. Got any xtra attachments you want to trade? This is going to be used quite a bit as my workhorse so I'm looking for a front blade or even a rear plow.

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Posted May 25, 2012 - 11:02 PM

Sorry for my slow response. I will get some pics of my Springfields (in detail) this weekend. As for implementation I will help you to know how to "re-rig" other implements to fit.
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Posted May 28, 2012 - 07:32 AM

Well, started some painting. I got the steering and rear hubs done. Working on the fenders and frame now. I got an early start this morning before the heat kicks in outside. Don't mind the dirty towel under the rear end, it never got painted just cleaned up.

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 07:45 AM

Looks like a great start! Thanks for the pics!
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Posted May 28, 2012 - 10:53 PM

Hmmm, looks like you have a 1960-62 Springfield. (I can tell by the hubs). Anyways, great progress.
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Posted May 29, 2012 - 05:42 AM

Its good to know. I couldn't find any identification tag on it so I was clueless on the year

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 03:02 PM

Well made a little progress. The never ending painting is finally winding down. I have everything but the hood painted. The hood needed some extra work due to holes being where they shouldn't. Here are some pics of a little assembly. Oh and I need some tires bad.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 04:17 PM

That's looking really good. What size are the rear tires on that?
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:00 PM

His rear tires are 6-12 and his fronts are 4.80-8. I think the tires he has are fine though, just get the right front matched to the left, tube in the one tire that looks somewhat flat and good to go.Great progress by the way.
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Posted June 07, 2012 - 10:44 AM

I would like to put some 6-12 ags on the back. Those look good from a distance but are heavily cracked up close. Neither one of the rear tubes have air in them. I hope to have a set soon. I'm going to try to head to show in Evansville, IN this weekend so may not get too much done, but maybe show back up with a set of rubber. Anyone know how much a deck for this tractor would go for. I have one that spins freely just has rust on top. Blades are even in good condition. Thought about selling it down there.

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Posted June 15, 2012 - 09:49 PM

Well I started it today and ran it around for a short period. I had to use the stock engine tank and have not found a tank yet to fit in the stock fill hole on the hood. The engine is a 11hp Briggs with electric start. The clutch has no tension spring or a stop so that'll be on the agenda tomorrow. Also per my two boys I had to put a stack on it with a pepper shaker muffler on top. Here are a few pics. Worked kind of late so they may be a little dark. The stack looks tall. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't catching exhaust in the face. It sounds great. I also have to build my brace for the exhaust tomorrow. Does anyone know where I could find decals for them or maybe a few pics and measurements so I can find someone to make them for me? Oh and sorry if the pics seem fuzzy. I'll get some better ones tomorrow when its light out.

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Posted June 15, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Looking good! I am sure you have had good help with the kids!




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