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Got My Ole 700 Out And Started It For The First Time In Two Years.


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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted June 02, 2013 - 08:35 PM

I had kind of slacked on care of the old tractor lately. I bought this tractor 20 years ago. It was sitting in the woods by a pond on the edge of a field. It was completely surface rusted,missing carb,no exhaust and the tires were dry rotted off of it. I have went thru it over the years and taken pretty good care of it,always keeping it inside. A couple years ago i kinda let it go by the way side. I left it sit out in the weather and left it on the back burner. The other day i thought i would see if i could get it started. I poured some gas and seafoam in the tank,hooked up the jumpers and with a little fiddling with the points it fired up but smoked like a diesel with the pump turned up. I assumed it had a stuck ring ( blue smoke ) so i ran it a while again a few days later then today i started it up and drove it around a while ( boy i have missed driving this old,old school tractor ) the seafoam done its job the tractor is running good again and the smoke is gone. Ya gotta love the putt putt sound of a old cast iron,long stroke,big block Briggs. The tractor is looking a little worse for wear after sitting outside that length of time. Its time for a good cleaning and some steel wool for the stack.

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Posted June 02, 2013 - 08:38 PM

It is amazing what 7 cast iron hp feels like compared to 7 aluminum hp.

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Posted June 02, 2013 - 08:45 PM

There is something special about an old engine coming to life.

I consider the cast iron motors the best for long life it's doubtful that most of the mowers built today will be running in 20 years much less 40 years from now.


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Posted June 02, 2013 - 09:39 PM

Glad you were able to find a little time to spend with the 700. I'm sure she enjoys stretching her legs.
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Posted June 03, 2013 - 05:43 AM

Glad to see you get your tractor back in running condition !   I know how you fell, just had a tractor given to me  that was sitting in a barn for a long time , and same thing fiddled around and got it going , must have had a smile from ear to ear when I took it for a little drive lol


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Posted June 03, 2013 - 08:24 AM

Is that an Airens Model B I see in the background?  With a Wisconsin AHH?


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Posted June 03, 2013 - 03:43 PM

Flight engineer,you are correct,it is a Model B Ariens Trans-a-Matic with a Wisconsin AHH.Great eye Engineer. I'm guessing that you are familiar with the the old Ariens walk behinds ?



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Posted June 03, 2013 - 04:18 PM

Ohhh ya, I'm familiar with them, since 1967.

 


  This mine breaking new ground last year.  I have this one and my Grandfathers that he bought new in '48.  Looking for another one though . . .


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Posted June 03, 2013 - 06:47 PM

I would sell you this one if you were closer.



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Posted June 03, 2013 - 07:19 PM

Is that an Airens Model B I see in the background?  With a Wisconsin AHH?

Wow, great eyes is a understatement


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 01:13 PM

Nice to see the old 700 up and running, one of those is on my short list for a second tractor.  After a couple shows using my big Landlord for a butt buggy, I want a smaller Simplicity for that duty.  So I am watching for a free or next to free 700 to fix up over the summer/coming winter for next year butt buggy duty.  I just missed out on a freebie that was along the lines of that one when you found it.   She looks decent now!   Mike


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 01:35 AM

It looked a lot better 10 years ago,i have let it run down some. I need to get it spruced up again.






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