First gotta say I love Speedex tractors. Dad had one (1630) growing up that we used for everything. So when I found an old S series for sale in the local bargain sheet I had to have it. A day later it was at home. A nice looking tractor. Not the original engine... has a model 170432 B&S 7hp.
Ok.... on to the questions. I over worked it... tried plowing a field with it. It was barely working, and was really hard on the tractor so I decided to stop before I broke something. On the drive back to the house I heard a snap. Rear axle is now in two pieces.
Anyway, I got it home and am going to tear into this weekend and weld the axle back together. Since, I'll have the rear end apart, I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone has any words of wisdom for the teardown, and/or a source for new gears? I was not sure if they are custom for this tractor and no longer available, or if they are a standard size that is still available.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Here's a picture of her with the plow on.