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#1 jms180 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 09:03 PM

Dont see Power Kings around here much. Price to high for me
http://huntsville.cr...3435815303.html

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 09:13 PM

Yeah that's priced a little high, even if it does run. It's a 1978 which means it should be a Power King instead of an Economy. A little weird but you have to remember this company used stock until it was depleted. You can literally have a short hood tractor that is newer than a long hood tractor. I guess I should make a post about that either tonight or tomorrow so that everyone knows the difference.

Where about are you in Alabama. I work in Fort Payne (theoretically, I actually work from home in PA but my company is in Ft. Payne).

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 06:27 AM

I'd be suspicious of that engine. Something doesn't look right about it.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 06:44 AM

I'd be suspicious of that engine. Something doesn't look right about it.


What, you don't care for that early American oil coating on the engine and the deck? No rust and my guess is no bugs when it's running.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 06:53 AM

Jeff

Thanks for the post with the good information. I live about 10 miles north of Huntsville Alabama. I know of Fort Payne its across the Tennesse River bridge. I havent been that way in years. Maybe about 80 miles from me.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 07:25 AM

Jeff

Thanks for the post with the good information. I live about 10 miles north of Huntsville Alabama. I know of Fort Payne its across the Tennesse River bridge. I havent been that way in years. Maybe about 80 miles from me.


Oh cool. Glad to meet you. I haven't been in Ft. Payne for over a year now. I used to have to go 4 times a year but that's not the case anymore. That's fine with me as I really don't care to travel that much.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 07:59 AM

What, you don't care for that early American oil coating on the engine and the deck? No rust and my guess is no bugs when it's running.


I thought that the head bolts/ studs looked like the head had been removed and replaced but, atleast one nut is missing.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 08:11 AM

I thought that the head bolts/ studs looked like the head had been removed and replaced but, atleast one nut is missing.


I see what you're saying. On the spare engine you mean. It's hard to say but judging from the rust on the threads, I kind of doubt anyone's been into it in recent months/years. The studs you see sticking up probably held the other shroud on that is missing. He does state that he thinks the spare engine may be locked up so I wouldn't expect too much from it. I thought you were talking about the engine that's in the tractor. It looks like it may have issues too but it's hard to tell from a picture.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 06:25 PM

price is too high for me as well but I sure do love those things...




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