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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 06:19 PM

Went out today and brought the EK home.  I did get the rear weight for it, but had to take it off so I could drive the tractor up the ramp.

 

I'm pretty sure that it's a 1964 as the engine was made in Jan 1963.  I don't know where the data tag is, but it should be a 930-01.  I'll bet that Doc Bolens can tell me where to find the data plate, if it still exixts. 

 

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 06:29 PM

cool! looks like it should be alota fun!!



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Posted January 29, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Congrats on another good looking toy.



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Posted January 29, 2013 - 07:26 PM

Nice! Let me know if you want a reel mower for it! :-)

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 07:29 PM

Glad to hear she made it home safe :D

 

The ID plate is actually attached to the choke/throttle/ ignition plate. Its near the seat, you may need to lift the seat to see the numbers stamped into the metal.

 

Other than the Blue paint it looks like it was well taken care of. Having a good steering wheel, non cracked hood, seat and knobs it a rarity on these EK's


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Yeah, I don't think that light blue/grey is right.  The Brochure for 1964 shows the EK as being all white with a red seat, wheels, and band on the steering column.  The mowers are green and the snowcaster yellow.



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Posted January 29, 2013 - 07:40 PM

Yeah, I don't think that light blue/grey is right.  The Brochure for 1964 shows the EK as being all white with a red seat, wheels, and band on the steering column.  The mowers are green and the snowcaster yellow.

 

Correct, The EK7's were white with black frame and red wheel's

Its a shame it was re-painted because the rest looks like original paint in good condition.


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 08:00 PM

It sure looks to be in good shape.  Thanks for the great photographs.



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Posted January 29, 2013 - 08:04 PM

Yeah, it appears to be in danged nice shape.  There is grease/oil in the engine compartment, but nothing out of the ordinary.

  It only has the low speed belt, so I'll have to get the high speed one if/when I get a mower for it.

 

Too bad it didn't look like this one near Toledo. But then, if it did, I wouldn't have gotten at the bargain price I did.  The guy is asking $750.00 for it.

http://toledo.craigs...3496172764.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 08:25 PM

That one's not worth the asking price. The seat and steering wheel have been swapped. ....

 

 

 

The EK7's used a single belt drive system and you need to switch belts on and off ( Cant have 2 on at once)



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Posted January 29, 2013 - 08:39 PM

Looks like a fun machine to use.



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Posted January 29, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Nice looking machine, and the trailer too.

Good addition to your collection.



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Posted January 29, 2013 - 11:59 PM

OB., that is a very nice EK you picked up. :thumbs:

 

It looks to be in very nice shape other then the paint, but I know you will fix that in no time. :smilewink:



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 07:52 AM

Yeah, I don't think that light blue/grey is right.  The Brochure for 1964 shows the EK as being all white with a red seat, wheels, and band on the steering column.  The mowers are green and the snowcaster yellow.


you say mowers? did you get a reel mower too? if so there alsome. i have one on my EK10 and i have a (TF) one also that om going to restore in the next couple weeks

heres 2 pics of mine. they do an alsome job i just dont get why they didnt make them wider. i was mowing grass there 2in high an it hardly missed a blade of grass. i preffer reel mowers over a mower deck but i got to much grass for only 30in cutting with


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 07:56 AM

Yeah, it appears to be in danged nice shape.  There is grease/oil in the engine compartment, but nothing out of the ordinary.
  It only has the low speed belt, so I'll have to get the high speed one if/when I get a mower for it.
 
Too bad it didn't look like this one near Toledo. But then, if it did, I wouldn't have gotten at the bargain price I did.  The guy is asking $750.00 for it.
http://toledo.craigs...3496172764.html


wow that is a clean EK7 bit not worth near that... i think you got a good deal on yours dave.. i wish i had a counter weight.. i bought one on ebay for 10 bucks but the guy never had time for me to come get it and wouldnt ship it so i think he wanted more. if he said he wanted more o would have done it no problem




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