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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:31 PM

Heya I'm new.

I/We/My dad has a 1967? sears super 12.

My dad swears he was 7 or 14 (I don't remember which) when my grandfather bought it used. But that would make it a 1956 or 1963. I don't think he is remembering right? Posted Image

It was my grandfather's and sentimental to the whole family.

about 7 years ago it locked up (it was running up till then), but Monday my son pulled it into the shop and it cranked (by hand with a wrench). After replacing the battery, changing the oil, putting gas in it, unsticking the exhaust valve .... it cranked right up.

Now my sister and I want to restore it.

It needs a Mower deck (42in is the max that will fit on our truck or trailer).

any advice on the following is appreciated in advance

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replacement deck
verifying the year

advice or comments wecomed

we don't want it too look new/mint but we do want it to look restored.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:33 PM

the rest of the pics

oh yea ... I don't know the model number either

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:48 PM

Welcome to GTt!! That looks like a great candidate for a restoration.

1st thing, can you get the numbers off the metal plate that is riveted to the flywheel shroud( 8th picture in your 1st set)? The engine looks like a HH120 Tecumseh. The tag will show that if it is. If we get those numbers we can at least get what year the GT is and it will give us an idea as to what model it is also.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:51 PM

Have extra deck - here in Wisconsin !!!

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 01:12 AM

:welcometogttalk: and thanks for the pics. Your Grandpa's tractor looks to be vey savable.

The model number on the shifter plate is probably unreadable. It's pretty common that it's worn off, but it should start with 917. if anything is left.

The model number on the original engine will start with 143, but it looks to right. I need one more pic or some info to narrow year a little. Lower rh side of the engine... Is there a little tin cover? Looks like there is, but can't be sure. You're right about the late 60's or very early 70's tho.

As far as I know, the only two sizes of OEM mower or exact fit replacement were 42 & 48". Either will be wider than 42" overall.

There are a couple of vendors out there selling restoration stickers for the sears. Unfortunately, not every model. I have a couple of links saved somewhere, next time I'm on the PC, I'll look.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 05:53 AM

Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you are getting some help, these guys can help you figure it all out given the info they are looking for.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 06:18 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. That looks like a good candidate for restoration. The fact that the tractor has sentimental value to your family will make this a special project for you. I suggest you try to bring it back to new condition. It looks like you have all the parts so it's a matter of cleaning , repairing and refinishing everything. it's a big job but the outcome will be very rewarding!

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 04:11 PM

I forgot the engine model number etc. on the first post.

the engine model number is 143-572012 serial 6305

the numbers 12060 are also on the engine plate.

i know the model number was on the shift plate sticker which is no longer legible. all you can read are the stamped numbers 1553 which I assume is the serial number

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 04:19 PM

Have extra deck - here in Wisconsin !!!


lol thanks but im not sure i can go all the way to Wisc. for it.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 04:21 PM

MH81

I just know that the 42" husky we have barely fits onto/into the truck/trailer.


do you mean the engine plate or something else.

note i only put here because it just occured to me: it is also missing the belt and what i believe is called the mule drive? the pulley that hangs off the front?

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 06:05 PM

If you take this picture again, but get much lower and focus on the lower right hand area of the engine. (Specifically the tin plate that may or may not be there)
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 07:45 PM

Welcome. That will make a nice project for you. I'm glad you want to keep it in the family. Thanks for the photographs. Glad you joined.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 02:35 PM

Ha we need it to move our chicken coup and run around...... the husky won't do it ... or won't last long if it did.


the piece that is already off is bent? I thought it looked like it was made that way but now that i figured out where it goes I don't think it is supposed to be bent. Anyone know... its the tringular piece in the pic all the way on the right.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 01:29 AM

that is a 67,based on the flat steering wheel,and fact that the dash is blue,also it looks like it has points ignition.i have a 68 that has dished wheel,white/woodgrain dash,and electronic ignition.

thats a good tractor,my 68 is also rough looking,but does all the hard work here at my house

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 07:21 AM

Yep, 67 sounds right. It's a good thing, no electronics.

As for that side panel, most of those got thrown away the first time they changed the belt. I think location is right, pretty sure it's flat.




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