Jd 210--for A Price I Could Not Refuse
Posted May 26, 2012 - 11:09 PM
well my 185 carb is sitting in gas and sea foam-which by the way in less than 2 minutes got my chainsaw running as new, anyway.... we were away for a while so the carb for the 185 should be ok after a week of sitting and soaking, I hope,
----but to the point or topic-----
I'll try to make this very short-----
for about two yrs. now I've been placing ads to try and find a trans for one of my 111's, and a few days ago someone sent email that they had a 210 of about the same vintage that had tired motor but good tranny that might do for very little asking price,,,,,sooooo,,, trailer hooked up, off I went and this is what I brought home...... all there, very little dents and only surface rust....
tried to charge battery it came with, but when I turned key......not even a click or a buzz, or a ???
so today I put in a boat battery tha was fully charged(cannot believe it fit perfectly), two squrts of gas in carb, pulled choke out fully,jiggled shifter to make sure it was in neutral, and yes--- as all good JD's with a good engine that sat in in a field with only milking cows for company for 3 yrs(maybe 4 said the former owner), STARTED BEFORE YOU COULD COUNT TO TWO!!!
I got so excited, I immediately thought, yep, this is the one I will finally keep......
of course id died after it used up the gas I pumped into carb.......but after about 4 or 5 tries like that, it now runs with choke fully out.....WOW !
My first 200 series, and I like it. heavy, well built, engine feels like it could pull a bus.......
I'm sure there are others out there that have or had one or two of these......likes, dislikes?????
Of course it is not a 332 or a 455, that I use weekly, but after running it for 1.46 minutes and driving it for at least 4 and a half feet, it already think it will be one of my favorites......
**********oh, I almost forgot, owner said engine was tired, so I thought it would smoke like a mosquito fogger, but no---- can I expect it to smoke later????
Posted May 26, 2012 - 11:31 PM
Posted May 27, 2012 - 12:11 AM
Posted May 27, 2012 - 04:38 AM
Isn't it funny how "love at first start" happens?
Posted May 27, 2012 - 06:15 AM
Posted May 27, 2012 - 06:15 AM
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Posted May 27, 2012 - 08:23 AM
I forgot to ask----the serial no is 062282M ---so was it made in 1976?
Yes, it's a 1976.
Posted May 27, 2012 - 08:59 AM
so I did learn how to read a serial no. correctly...ha, ha,.....
just looked outside----and it is starting to rain so I guess my 'maiden voyage around our yard' is on hold.....sigh....
oh I do have one more question....in manual I down loaded from site---(before they had to be removed), it says do not use gasoline additives?---why would that be, and can I use sea foam?
I know we all like to know how much someone paid for their 'find', and I completely forgot-----asking $150---but got it for $130.---now I know that in the US that is probably the average price for one in good working condition with 3 attachments-LOL-, but here in Canada, it is usually the price of one of the side panels---needing some restoration----no kidding....
by the way, I did the seat on the 116 by stripping the foam etc, then sprayed it with bedliner and then yellow----turned out great----
Posted May 27, 2012 - 09:59 AM
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Posted May 27, 2012 - 03:39 PM
that makes sense, I guess to try to avoid that--maybe tightening up the old gasget might buy it time?
on the lighter side----I'm siphoning the old gas out to see how bad it is, and I look and the thing is 'red'? so I immediately thought oh oh, maybe I should not have used sea foam----but as soon as the senior moment passed, I realized aahhhh, 'I bought this thing from a farmer'------purple gas----