Ok, as I had posted in a previous thread, starter issues on the 1972 ST/12. Well the original starter was fried, so I ordered what Amazon, Ebay, and a Sears forum claimed to be the replacement. It is not!! I found ways to shim the starter as it did not match up, I then ran into the problem of the starter engaging and then sticking out full length. I fixed that issue so that it goes back in (most of the time). It's one issue after the next. I have had enough, I'm frustrated and I just want to be done with it. PLEASE, if anyone has a starter, I will pay what you want plus the shipping. The number on the starter is Tecumseh 32817. Someone, somewhere has to have one of these starters.
Just incase anyone is curious what exactly it looks like....(these were used on many tractors not just Sears)