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#1 Dane in PA OFFLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:18 PM

Just traded for this ugly-duckling...  I think it should turn out nice.  I need to get a LOT of parts for it, but I think I can do it.  I plan to turn this into a golf-cart/parade rig as I really need a tractor that is good on gas, easy to modify, and is very simple.  It is missing basically everything but the wiring harness when it come to electronics, but it has very nice compression and turns over easily by hand.  Looking forward to working on it. 

 

Can anyone tell me the year?  4-digit is the only code I wrote down: 9679

 

Thanks.

 

BTW; It only cost me about $50 in the end.  Figured the engine was worth that.

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Looks like a great project.

You've got most of the main parts there.

If that Kohler is good, that's the first hurdle, you're over.

Good luck with it.



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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:27 PM

I think ya did well for that!

 

Nice thing is, there really isnt much more to these things. They're really pretty basic. Some quirky things are the axles are 7/8" and not 3/4". And, the wheels had bushings, not bearings in them. Original wheels can get kinda pricy but, you can get alternatives by swapping bushings or, getting a set from chad westfall.

 

Everything else is pretty simple so, it should be a fun fix. We're currently working on our second Original. Our first one does the pulling, the second will be our parade vehicle.

 

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:37 PM

I was wondering... I knew they werent 1' and I knew they werent 3/4...  Couldn't find a pair to fit.  The guy I got it off of said his friend was borrowing his set and he will get it to me next week.  These old cubs are pretty easy to fix, so I figure it ought to be a fun one to get going.  We have some old people that I'm friends with at some of the shows, and they have issues getting around sometimes, so I want to make something they can use to move about that is quiet and safe...  I plan to have it seat 3/5 and it will always have duals on it to keep it steady.  I don't think this thing will ever be in the grass.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:48 PM

9679 = may 1961 .

Early in the product run . It should have collared spindles and no steering adjustment hole in the steering console .

If you were closer I'd offer to double your money.... :D


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:55 PM

9679 = may 1961 .

Early in the product run . It should have collared spindles and no steering adjustment hole in the steering column .

If you were closer I'd offer to double your money.... :D

 

Hmmm... Maybe I have something worth while here...



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Posted March 31, 2013 - 08:25 AM

You did great for $50. That is an early "O". Glad you finally got a "real" tractor. Nice score :thumbs:



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Posted March 31, 2013 - 08:37 AM

IF you decide to do the mods, you might want to do them so it can be returned to the 'original' state easily. Some folks would love to have that as is!


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 02:38 PM

IF you decide to do the mods, you might want to do them so it can be returned to the 'original' state easily. Some folks would love to have that as is!

Anything I do will be bolt-on, and I will keep all of the parts to put it back to "original"...


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 06:53 PM

Happy Easter everybody.  Did a little more work today.  Just got the engine off and cleaned up the frame a bit.  I need to get a bunch of parts for the engine...  Including the gas tank, points, condenser, coil, points lifter, points cover, S/Gen, etc...  Oh well.   I plan to replace the rear seat with a bench seat, and use 2 original seat springs instead of using other springs or hard mounting it.  It will have custom running boards and no lift once I'm done.  It will be strictly a show/golf cart/trailer-pulling rig.  It should be able to be ridden by 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 children once I'm done, and the operator will sit on either the right side or the middle, as normal.  I'm basically making this for the older gentlemen at fair for when they need to run to the bathroom or the consession stand...  Figured it would be nice for them.

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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:12 PM

And what is the best way to get this thing to run quiet?  I'm going to put a rubber pad under the engine to cut down on vibration, but I am also thinking about making the exhaust run to the back of the tractor, then into the ground, using a fairly large muffler as it will be used around crowds and I don't want to be blowing loud, hot exhaust on irratable people...



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 07:34 AM

It's all sounding real good. Large exhaust would be good as long as it has good ground clearance!


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Posted April 01, 2013 - 09:04 AM

It's all sounding real good. Large exhaust would be good as long as it has good ground clearance!

 

As it will never be taken off-road, I doubt Ill need it...  And it will most likely be mounted on the side of the frame, in front of the running boards, or directly behind.  How big is too big for one of these engines to handle, muffler wise?



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 06:06 PM

I wonder how one of the small import mufflers would do?



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Not sure.  I think I'm going to make a project thread and let this one die...






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