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#1 A.C.T. OFFLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2013 - 11:10 AM

A few months ago I responded to a CL posting a 1969 H3 with rebuilt motor. Got it home and drove it around the yard. After about 10 minutes it began to run very poorly and I shut it down. I was sick as I saw oil running out of the muffler. Well as it turns out nothing was true about that ad. That feeling that you just got taken (insert profanity) sets in. The happy feeling quickly turns to remorse and anger. The seller said the carb was to blame, too bad but your the owner now. OK but now what?

 

I knew I needed to find a real good mechanic that I could trust. Well my neighbor who I always brought my truck to said he would take a look. The next day he gives me a call and says you better come over here. I did not like the sound of that. He took the head off and found a piston that was so loose and other signs that this motor was no good. How the motor even ran was a mystery. Well after bad news upon bad news, now what?

 

To make a long story a little shorter we ended up doing a total rebuild with Kohler parts. Cost more but worth it. Then we find the hydro leaking so that was replaced.  Pretty much everything is new or rebuilt now. And of course I have a small fortune in this GT. As it turns out this John Deere is a 1971 model.

 

I may have learned the hard way but a rebuilt or new engine or parts without paperwork has no value! 

 

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Now I can focus on the small details. I need lights and a few things.


Edited by anderson classic tractors, May 14, 2013 - 04:34 PM.

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#2 Marty'70 ONLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2013 - 12:05 PM

Nice lookin little ride you got there! Just too bad you got bit in the (insert profanity here) on the deal. Glad to see it up and running.


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 12:18 PM

congrats, Steve ildeere.gif


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Glad you got it going and yea its enuff to make you sick or make a Preacher cuss when something like that happens, but then when you finally get it right it gives a lot of satisfaction..............congrats on a beautiful tractor!!!!


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 12:36 PM

sorry to hear about the troubles but it came out great


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 12:54 PM

lookin' good now!


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 12:58 PM

When the price is right for actual condition, then I'd rather get one needing work so I know how it is done.  But to give a good price for something NOT as represented, I'd be PO'd too!  She turned out real nice in the end.  :thumbs:


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 02:53 PM

Looks good ! Sorry to hear that the PO lied to you about the condition of the engine. I find it's not that common for someone to outright lie but that often they leave out little details like the engine has a cracked block etc. 


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 04:22 PM

Looks good ! Sorry to hear that the PO lied to you about the condition of the engine. I find it's not that common for someone to outright lie but that often they leave out little details like the engine has a cracked block etc. 

You are right that it's uncommon. Just like so many things a few bad ruin it for the others.  I have sold several things and never lied but may not have disclosed everything.



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 07:42 PM

Nice looking machine.  


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 10:56 PM

 I have sold several things and never lied but may not have disclosed everything.

 

If ya dont mind me asking.. (if you do just ignore this) what kinda stuff do you not disclose?



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 03:02 AM

If ya dont mind me asking.. (if you do just ignore this) what kinda stuff do you not disclose?

The several things sold were more car related. Small stuff like a rattle in the dash etc.


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Posted May 15, 2013 - 09:01 AM

Took a close look at your 140.. Its a nice machine.. now that you have her running all the better it is.. 



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Good looking 140. What all work have you done besides the engine rebuild and the hydro leak repair?



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 09:22 PM

Some people don't know what rebuilt is.Some don't care. The best car salesman I have seen know little about cars it makes them beleive what there selling too

 

Looks like you have a handle on it now nice little 140






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