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#16 wilberj ONLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:08 PM

Nice buy, you can find them tanks on ebay all the time.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:01 PM

I have an extra gas tank in the garage so I have that part covered. The carb will need rebuilt since the choke and throttle won't move and I am going to replace the electrical system. The points are in terrible condition and I haven't taken the flywheel off but I am sure the coil is shot and condensor needs replaced. A call to Marks magnetos and a trip to the JD dealer and it will all be new. I am ecited to have this one but I really bought just to save. I hated knowing he would sell it and having it just sit in pieces.

I thought it was well worth the price especially with the belt guard and rear sleeve hitch, I would have paid that much for just those two pieces. OVER all it is in good condition. It just needs some major TLC from someone who knows what they are doing...now I need to find that someone LOL

Here is a pic he sent me before he tore it apart.
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Posted December 10, 2012 - 10:37 AM

I don't think getting the engine to fire will be a problem. Getting it cleaned up and all the parts replaced and fixed that need repair will be the hard part. I am excited to have a pair of these machines.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 12:13 PM

I have got my work cut out for me on this one. I had a chance to really look at what I need just to get it back to one piece and some parts will have to be made from scratch. I don't have the heart to make this a parts tractor so I will take my time on this one. Fortunately I already have some important pieces like the gas tank and a repaired steering arm but I found a NOS steering arm for my other RAM so I have faith I can find another. The connecting rod that goes from each front wheel is broken, rusted and half missing so it will need replaced. Should be an easy fix. The biggest problem I see right now is the gear selector is rusted in the open position so it won't lock in place. I am going to hit it with some pb blaster until it works its way free. Someone made some sort of homemade piece to help hold the gas tank bracket. It was an unecessary addition and ruined the hood.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Steve Johnson may have some parts you need...
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Posted December 10, 2012 - 06:11 PM

so happy to see people restoreing these rough tractors when some would part out or scrap..... theres some that you just cant save but if you can you should.. good job and good for you
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 08:33 AM

Steve Johnson may have some parts you need...


Do you have a contact number or email address you can pm me?

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 08:36 AM

so happy to see people restoreing these rough tractors when some would part out or scrap..... theres some that you just cant save but if you can you should.. good job and good for you


Thanks. I hate seeing good machines being used as parts when they can restored.

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 11:40 PM

Thought I would give a little update on the tractor. I have been buying up parts as I find them lately, I have found another NOS steering arm, tie rod, steering wheel, steering rod and two wheels with original tires as well as another bendix coil from marks magnetos to get the motor going again. It's been to cold to go out and work on it this winter but I have almost everything I need to get it functioning again.

 

I still need the belt tensioner spring if anyone has one available.


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 04:09 PM

If you have a part number for the spring I'll take a look, Rick


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:30 PM

If you have a part number for the spring I'll take a look, Rick


It's 1706385. It's labeled a belt tightener spring.

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 09:07 PM

In My years of Buying/ Collecting NOS parts I have yet to come across one of these Springs in NOS.

Since they were used on quite a few models you would think a few would show up here and there...



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Posted February 25, 2013 - 09:15 PM

In My years of Buying/ Collecting NOS parts I have yet to come across one of these Springs in NOS.
Since they were used on quite a few models you would think a few would show up here and there...


It doesn't have to be NOS. I don't have one at all for the tractor so it won't be running until I find one.

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Took a look at my list,sorry no got, Rick



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 10:55 PM

Did some work on the new ride a matic tonight. Got the old oil drained and started replacing the electrical system with a new bendix coil condenser and points as well as a new spark plug wire. I don't think this engine had ever been messed with before. Lots of creepy crawlers had made homes behind the flywheel lol
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