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#1 nade-em OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:11 PM

My brother and i went halves on a 1980 JD 314.

 

He went to look at it in the dark and said it was okay.( not recommended)

 

Well we went to pick it up last night and i got to look at for the first time.

 

The bad:

 

I looked and said $%$$, where's the starter?!!

 

Went to the other side and said $%# , where's the carb?!!

 

And for that matter where are the side shields?

 

3 flat tires

 

The good:

 

42" mower deck--kind of rusty

 

snow blade- looks good

 

Bagger and shute

 

rear wheel weights and chains

 

And the ugly:

 

wiring looks like rats nest, hacked and cut,spliced etc:

 

The story is it ran when parked in the storage shed years ago.

 

This guy has no idea where the missing parts are, and the JD was his dad's that passed away.

 

The finally:

 

$650 for all.

 

My brother made a deal with this guy (22 ) and he and i are the type to stick by with what we said.

 

 

Opinions ? Good or bad , i can take it :)

 

Pics coming tomorrow.


Edited by nade-em, February 06, 2013 - 08:39 PM.


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:17 PM

I would say the blade and bagger helped. I just gave $400 for a complete 82 314.

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:19 PM

Without seeing it....ouch!   Maybe the engine is ok other than the stuff missing.....hopefully!   Pics will be very helpful, but really it doesn't matter if it's a good deal or not, as she is yours, good or bad.  



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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:20 PM

I would say the blade and bagger helped. I just gave $400 for a complete 82 314.

 

 

Just got done reading your thread. Yours looks about the same condition as ours. Brother found a carb and starter on ebay for about $ 100 , so as least we can get started on it (no pun intended :)



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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Well a deal is a deal, now just bring her home and make a list of the thing you will need to to get her up and running.  The really good thing is that you and your brother will be creating a memory together while you work on it.  So all is not lost.


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Without seeing it....ouch!   Maybe the engine is ok other than the stuff missing.....hopefully!   Pics will be very helpful, but really it doesn't matter if it's a good deal or not, as she is yours, good or bad.  

 

 

True, i had the feeling last night just to leave and say no, but we had already made a deal so we had to stick with it. We have one last

 

hope though, he said there is another storage shed that MIGHT have the parts in it... we'll see...



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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:23 PM

If the weights are cast John Deere weights, they are worth quite a bit themselves.  I commend you for standing up to your word.  That is a rare trait these days.   :thumbs: 


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:25 PM

Did you screw up, we won't know untill we see the pictures.

 

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:27 PM

Well a deal is a deal, now just bring her home and make a list of the thing you will need to to get her up and running.  The really good thing is that you and your brother will be creating a memory together while you work on it.  So all is not lost.

 

 

That's what i was thinking. He just retired from the Navy last Dec. and we never saw him a whole lot , so this will be nice to work on the JD with him.


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:30 PM

That's what i was thinking. He just retired from the Navy last Dec. and we never saw him a whole lot , so this will be nice to work on the JD with him.

 

Tell him thanks for his years of service from one USN retired to another.  I hope the two of you have a great time with this tractor.  :thumbs:


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:31 PM

If the weights are cast John Deere weights, they are worth quite a bit themselves.  I commend you for standing up to your word.  That is a rare trait these days.   :thumbs: 

 

They are JD weights , i took them off to make it easier to push it up on the trailer. Heavy little sucker!! :)



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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:33 PM

I'll be back in about 45 minutes , going to take some pics!!!


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 08:07 PM

I gave $400.00 for my313 butit did run but smoked and minoe things and paint and tires are weather cracked on back but hold air.Got a 48" mower deck a little ruff but works good,

 

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 08:18 PM

Good deal or not is up to you. I hate buying a truck (new or used). I always feel like I left money on the table. Some one may have bought one like it cheaper and some one else payed more. Having a few in the backyard for spare parts comes in handy. The guys that say " the hydraulics, or steering, or whatever are worth more" are not much help, unless you plan on parting it out. It sounds like you plan on keeping this one. Win some, loose some. You learned a lesson that you can apply to other purchases. I have payed a little too much for some things, but what I learned from that will save me money next time.


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 08:32 PM

nade-em,

 

Only one way to sum up your purchase:

 

JD 314 = $650.00

Miscellaneous Ebay Parts = $100.00

Spending time with a long lost Brother = Priceless!

 

Money well spent my Friend!


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