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#1 mmclaughlin OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 12:29 PM

I am going to pick up this 62 DB suburban tomorrow, looks like it is missing a few things but it runs and drives. Gonna need new rubber, resto, etc. will share more and better pics when I get it home. 

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 01:04 PM

Great find !  Was that the last year for DB  before Sears started labeling them on there own ?


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 01:12 PM

Oh, Look... HAND BRAKES!!!

Nice tractor and a great starting point.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 02:01 PM

it needs some serious tlc and a few parts but it runs & drives. Not sure yet if motor is original (pull start) will find out more tomorrow



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 02:09 PM

Great sears tractor info here http://vintagesearsg...d_suburban.html



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 02:11 PM

Great find !  Was that the last year for DB  before Sears started labeling them on there own ?

 

Up to 1964


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 03:42 PM

That should be a nice project.  Congratulations.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 03:51 PM

hey if it runs and drives your already headed in the right direction.  I'm lookin fwd to the resto pics....


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 06:05 PM

Thanks for saving another endangered GT!


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Posted January 16, 2013 - 07:44 PM

little late with pics but here it is Sent from my SCH-S720C using Tapatalk 2

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 07:45 PM

91760623 so is this the 1962 or 63 ? Sent from my SCH-S720C using Tapatalk 2

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 02:01 AM

the 623 was the first 725 model, built for 1962, it should be recoil start, but it looks like someone has replaced the orginal one. The engine would have been a brigg model 19.  You look to be missing the handle for the vari-speed, its has wrong seat, should be a pan, the fenders are for the older gold tractors, yours should be squared off ones. The orginal muffler had a tube that went forwards out the hole in the grill to keep the heat out of the engine area. You should be able to make it into a nice tractor, with a little work.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 05:08 PM

it has the model 19 Briggs, the fenders are original. The original owner has owned it since new. He said he replaced the rewind in the 70's. The original muffler was also worn out and replaced. gonna be a fun resto cant wait to get started Sent from my SCH-S720C using Tapatalk 2
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Posted January 18, 2013 - 09:45 PM

The long spring on hooked to the frame on the right side going down toward the idler pulley,

what is it's function? my 1959 suburban does not have that spring.



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 12:26 AM

The spring put tenion on the idler to the main clutch belt. The 59 tractor used a bolt thru the frame in a slot that you had to manually tighten down.


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