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#1 Wes Grose OFFLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2010 - 08:13 PM

I bought this at a garage sale. It is a Sears SS12. It started right up but was blowing oil from a small fitting under the carb (not the oil breather). I put a short piece of hose on it and then plugged it. That stopped the oil leak but I am curious where the hose should be routed. I have been using the tractor for a week and am impressed with the strength of this thing. I would appreciate any help with the oil line.

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Posted September 15, 2010 - 08:18 PM

Welcome , Wes Grose

Nice looking Sears you have there.
can you get some close ups of where the leak is?

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Posted September 16, 2010 - 11:37 AM

I like those kinds of garage sales!

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Posted September 16, 2010 - 11:43 AM

Some of these engines were equipped with a port for vacuum operated fuel pumps. Sounds like what you have there. Plugging is the thing to do.
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Posted September 16, 2010 - 04:55 PM

Some of these engines were equipped with a port for vacuum operated fuel pumps. Sounds like what you have there. Plugging is the thing to do.


:ditto:Here is a picture of a HH120 short block replacement engine, this one has 4 oil drain plugs and the spot for the fuel pump.

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Posted September 16, 2010 - 05:18 PM

Thats a very nice SS12 you've found there Wes. Garage sales are generally a good place to find deals, if you don't mind me asking, what'd you pay for it?

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Posted September 16, 2010 - 06:19 PM

Wes Grose:welcometogttalk:


That's a pretty good looking SS12.

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Posted September 16, 2010 - 09:09 PM

:welcome:Nice garage sale find. This site was another good find. Welcome.

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 06:45 PM

Thanks for the tip on the vacuum fuel pump. It makes sense since the fuel line appears to have been rerouted. I got the tractor for $250. It starts easily. The choke seems to work backwards and it will throw the drive belt off of the idler pulley occasionally. I bought it to move my travel trailer around the yard. I haven't tried it yet but I am amazed at how strong this thing runs.

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Posted September 20, 2010 - 10:55 AM

A very nice looking tractor, garage sales can be a great place to find a good deal on tractors and equipment.
I'd say you did well.
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Posted September 20, 2010 - 11:11 PM

Wow Love them old sears, I only have 3. there is a sears group on here and you would certain be welcome there, And a BIG WELCOME TO GTtalk

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 07:24 PM

Hi DH1 would that HH120 be for sale.

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 07:27 PM

Welcome Wes nice looking GT!!!

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 08:36 PM

Hi DH1 would that HH120 be for sale.

I have few of them, right now I'm going through them to figure out what to use them for.

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 10:41 PM

Nice tractor.




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