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#16 HWinter OFFLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 03:36 AM

Dear All

I have a model 70 "new" and my dream is to restore it. My problem is, that I received the 70 totally demounted. I am searching for a manual to get an overview. I would be glad if anybody can help me!

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 05:17 AM

Welcome to GTtalk , HWinter have you check to see if there are any manuals ? If not maybe some of the JD people will be able to help , Al

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 05:19 AM

Welcome to the group. If we don't have a manual in the manuals section for the 70 hopefully someone has one they will share.

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 06:05 AM

The 70 and it's predecessor, the 60, were good little lawn tractors, but the Tecumseh engine was their weakness. A lot of the 60s and 70s were retrofitted early on with Briggs engines or the V70 Tecumseh (original engine was VH60 in the 60 and VH70 in the 70). You should be able to have the crank turned down if need be on a repower engine. There is a thread on wfm now that deals with repowering a 70. You might check that out for ideas.

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 06:32 AM

:welcometogttalk: Hope you can figure it all out. Lots of JD people to get you informed.

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Posted July 15, 2011 - 12:17 AM

Welcome to the group. If we don't have a manual in the manuals section for the 70 hopefully someone has one they will share.


Thank you all for the warmly welcome! Yes, I´ve checked the net for manuals but I found nothing. The engine I have is a Tecumseh VM80 with a broken carburetor. This is a bigger problem, because it is not easy to get replacement parts in Germany (I´m a fan from overseas :wave:). I hope that will will make progess this weekend.

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 05:19 AM

Hard work but the old lady is running like a little dog. Loud and slow :-)
Now I have to find a fuel tank for the VM80, cleaning and revarnishing. My little daughter (4 years) is thinking that she is having a new toy. Better I will conceal the key. She wanted to drive to the kindergarden...

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 07:25 AM

Hard work but the old lady is running like a little dog. Loud and slow :-)
Now I have to find a fuel tank for the VM80, cleaning and revarnishing. My little daughter (4 years) is thinking that she is having a new toy. Better I will conceal the key. She wanted to drive to the kindergarden...


Better ask her for her license. LOL

Glad you got it running again, thanks for the update & sorry I missed this before. :welcome: to GTTalk!

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 10:12 PM

Here is a picture of my 70 that I put a little briggs engine in from Northern Hydrolics. It is only about a 3 horse but I have played with the pulleys and have it geared at a happy medium. It goes a little faster than stock and has no trouble with lower end torque. I was nervous that the little engine just wont sound right for the "farm tractor" look but the stainless stack worked and sounds great. I can help with any questions if you need. I also have all the dealership tech manuals for the 60, 70, and 100. I installed the narrow front on this one after I used the original front axle for a miniture hayrack project and just couldnt scrap the frame. Im pretty happy with the outcome and already in the works to build a few more.
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Posted August 12, 2011 - 05:45 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk. That's a nice looking row crop you've made there. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 06:05 AM

23Noble,welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 06:35 AM

Welcome, 23Noble. Nice tractor. Thanks for the pic.
HWinter, your daughter is growing up fast, wanting to drive to school already.:bigrofl:




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