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#1 Andy_ OFFLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:05 AM

Hi all, i have been brousing gt for a while, but this is my first post, on any forum, and i think i picked a great one. yesterday i picked up a few rebuilders from the middle of a farmers field in 2 foot weeds. they are fairly complete and one is a 66 suburban 12 and the other is a 73 st16. i also got a plow and a 40lb front bolt on weight. With scrap prices so high alot of these are going to the scrap yard so i am happy i can save these two. He didnt have any more sears, but he did have a few cubs and masseys and i am sure some others in the high weeds. He also had a few other older "40's or 50"s ones that i am not sure he is selling. He does have a running farm and is busy taking down corn the last few days. He was a great guy and enjoyed talking to him. I paid 250 for all and i thought it was kind of high but i wanted to save them.What do you think?2012-10-05_10-52-41_259.jpg 2012-10-05_10-52-41_259.jpg 2012-10-05_10-52-57_30.jpg tractor.jpg 2012-10-05_10-52-41_259.jpg 2012-10-05_10-52-33_94.jpg

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:15 AM

:welcome: Glad to have you join up! Great save on those tractors. Some folks may want to know where the rest are hiding!
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:21 AM

:welcometogttalk: Andy.
It looks like they both have some potential. The plow and the weight make it a better deal for sure. It almost looks like you've got 2 sets of wheel weights on there. If stamped with the IH logo, you did just fine.

I think you might want to go kick around in the weeds and see if the hood for the 16 is there, also the seat(s)

The big thing on the 12 is spark. If you've got that, you're doing OK.

Thanks for the pics, post some of the attachments when you get a chance.
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:29 AM

Welcome to GTT!
Looks like those tractors have potential
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:36 AM

Welcome to the forum. You will find a good group of like minded people willing to help! You got two good projects to work on! Glad to have you on board!
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:45 AM

:welcometogttalk: Good save. Keep us updated on the progress of GT work.
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:45 AM

I just looked at the SS12 again, and finally the square fenders sunk in. (coffee finally having some effect on me)

That Tecumseh, if the original engine, will be a points spark system. No spark module to worry about. :thumbs: :thumbs:


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Posted October 06, 2012 - 10:12 AM

Welcome to GTtalk! Glad to have you join us.

You've got plenty to work on now. I look forward to seeing the progress you make, so keep the pics coming!
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 03:24 PM

Thanks alot, I couldnt find any more parts in the weeds but the farmer told me if he finds anything he will call me. Before i start restoring these i am going to do this one first. I have had this one awhile but i want to clean her up. she has concrete weights and loaded tires. the rear wheels are very wide. she is a 1968 electric. anyone know where i can get new decals?2012-09-30_15-40-37_273.jpg 2012-09-30_15-40-23_262.jpg 2012-09-30_15-40-11_418.jpg
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 03:38 PM

Nice looking tractors. I just got my first last week, I have had numerous lawn tractors but my 67 sears suburban 10 is my first GT. I finally checked it out today. It is pull start and the points seem to move by a little pin that must move in amd out and the pin isn't moving, at least when turning the pully while watching the points. It has a Tecumseh 10 hp, I believe it's a HH100 going by the modell number.
Thanks for sharing your projects.
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 03:44 PM

Welcome to the forum. Nice you could save those GT's before they were crushed. Hope your project comes together smoothly for you.
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 04:02 PM

Thanks alot, I couldnt find any more parts in the weeds but the farmer told me if he finds anything he will call me. Before i start restoring these i am going to do this one first. I have had this one awhile but i want to clean her up. she has concrete weights and loaded tires. the rear wheels are very wide. she is a 1968 electric. anyone know where i can get new decals?2012-09-30_15-40-37_273.jpg 2012-09-30_15-40-23_262.jpg 2012-09-30_15-40-11_418.jpg

I have a set of concrete weights just like those! Never thought I would see another set like them. How odd! I made mine!
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 04:36 PM

Awww, man! You got a TOTE. :bounce: :worshippy1:

Nice looking SS12, it's had a remotor at some point, but it's in nice shape.
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Posted October 07, 2012 - 10:57 AM

Thanks mh81 for the ebay tip but by the time i looked it was too late. The tote box frame and tag is in good shape but the box looks to have been stored outside a long time before i got it. Ill get her fixed up though. Hey Kenney here are a few pics of the wheels and the concrete weight. the wheels are 10" and the weight looks to be factory made but no identification on it.


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Posted October 07, 2012 - 11:03 AM

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