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#1 damguy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 08:28 PM

Hi all, I have been looking for a tractor to restore for awhile, I really liked the looks of the "S" series Speedex and they seem pretty easy to work on, I recently came across one for the right price, I'm thinking it's an S14 but would like confirmation from someone (like you guys) as this is my first foray into the world of Speedex. The frame is stamped "AM356" and the engine is stamped 146414 0705-01 6610131 (Briggs & Stratton). So from the engine code Oct 13, 1966?? Engine code if I'm reading it right said it should have an electric start, the hood has the holes but all the electrical is missing although there are 2 brackets near where the pull rope attaches. I've also posted photo's any help would be appreciated.

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 09:01 PM

:welcometogttalk:   Glad to have you here.  I think you are right on it being an S14. The pros. will be along shortly though.


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 09:31 PM

Welcome to GTT. There are several manuals for Speedex and a sales brouchure in the manuals section. They are free to down load.

Good Luck


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:39 AM

Hi Dave, nice Speedex, I like their design!   :welcometogttalk:


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:23 AM

Dave,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

Nice looking Speedex.


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:55 AM

welcome.jpg ....glad to have ya with us.  Speedex are such neat looking tractors.  I hope to add one to the collection one day.... Enjoy the site and have fun. Thanks for the photos, we all love pics here!!


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 06:11 AM

Welcome to the forum. Nice Speedex you have there!


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 07:31 AM

Welcome to the forum! I am not a Speedex guy so no help here. Like their looks and would love to have one in my collection one day!
Glad to have you on board!
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Posted January 20, 2013 - 10:45 AM

I've got it stripped down to parts, degreased and about 50% sandblased, will have to post some photo's of the rear end gear wear.  Rear rims are rotted from a calcium leak and the tires are cracked, I have ordered tires, have an e-mail into one of the Speedex parts guys for 16" rear rims.  Gas tank is rusty, not sure if it wouid be easier to rebuid the engine or replace it, any thoughts?  Anyone have any expeience replacing the lining on the hand brake?  Thanks, DaveIMG-20121211-00205.jpg   IMG-20121211-00213.jpg

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Welcome to GTTalk!!  Come on in, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and stay a spell! It is a great place to spend some time and learn a lot!  

 

Great looking Speedex! Looks like your well on your way to an excellent restore!!  Thanks for sharing!!

 

 

 

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 12:55 PM

I've got it stripped down to parts, degreased and about 50% sandblased, will have to post some photo's of the rear end gear wear.  Rear rims are rotted from a calcium leak and the tires are cracked, I have ordered tires, have an e-mail into one of the Speedex parts guys for 16" rear rims.  Gas tank is rusty, not sure if it wouid be easier to rebuid the engine or replace it, any thoughts?  Anyone have any expeience replacing the lining on the hand brake?  Thanks, Daveattachicon.gifIMG-20121211-00205.jpg  attachicon.gifIMG-20121211-00213.jpg

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If you are going to restore this GT, you want to use that engine if it's at all possible, I would try to get it running and see what you have. The brake lining from the photo looks like it has very little wear. If you still want to replace it, there are brake and clutch shops that will sell you the linings to do it yourself or they can re-line for you.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:56 AM

Are those 140000 engines easy to work on?  This one has a pile of differnt paint that needs to be removed, sand blasting is out, anyone have a good proceedure to strip paint off an engine?  I have a line on a clean tank, the one on it is pretty rusty inside.



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Posted January 21, 2013 - 10:58 AM

Check out the electric stripping tank instructions on the http://gardentractor...lectrolysis-r59 thread. Ebay and NAPA have rebuilding kits for the engines.


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Posted January 23, 2013 - 04:17 PM

well since no one guessed right i have a speedex frame # AM240 they are the first year S-17's , produced in 1967 for the 68 model year the engine is one of the most important parts of these as most were repowered ,blown,replaced or whatever . i have been looking for an original engine or one close and they are hen's teeth , in two years of looking i can't seem to find something close so i personally would put every effort and maybe extra expense into keeping the original and saving as much of the motor as possible for show purposes if nothing else . the starters can be found and the wiring may be more difficult but worth the time . nice tractor welcome and good luck on the resto :thumbs:  :welcometogttalk:  :smiley-score008: and i'll give you a better score when it's finished.


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Posted January 23, 2013 - 09:08 PM

Hmm interesting, I'm going to have to double check the serial number on the frame, the engine is definately a 14 cubic inch 6hp Briggs, maybe last year for the S14 first year for the S17, left over engine, used an S17 frame, no idea, everything looks original.






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