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#1 Gfann OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2013 - 02:11 PM

I bought an S19, still has the original paint and good color too. Got a plow with it also. Everything on it is in good shape starts up and runs good. Tires all good. The only things that neeed repaired is the hood, seat, and fuel pump but it is currently by passed. Payed $300 for it, for its over all appearance and minor issues, I thinks its a good deal. This one is a keeper.

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Posted July 11, 2013 - 04:35 PM

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Looks good!



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Posted July 11, 2013 - 07:06 PM

Nice find.

I know nothing about Speedex, so I can't comment on

the price/value.

 

Just wondering, how does one go about rusting the hood like that?

The hood must have been laying in the ground somehow, and the rest

of the tractor, inside or covered. It looks pretty good.

Best of luck, fixing it up.



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Posted July 11, 2013 - 07:54 PM

The original owner put plastic over it and let it set in the woods for fourteen years. The plastic on the hood evidently got a puncture and water got trapped between the plastic and metal and that is the result. Essentially the same as letting it set on the ground the spot exposed the moisture ate the metal pretty. As far as price goes the $300 is descent perhaps a notch over but I intend on keeping this guy. So for that purpose it's a good deal. I've have a set of wheel chains, a usuable plow and deck that I got with another very reasonable Speedex purchase all in all its a good deal.
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Posted July 12, 2013 - 12:49 AM

I saw that somewhere, epay?  Whatever! Was wondering on hood too. There are fellas making those new and usually at shows if you search around. Welcome to the Weird world of Speedex!  I have two now, one just done, sold a big late model last year and have another now to start soon.  They can be crude systems on them. Never have gotten many answers on parts requests, even on the Forums for Those and leave info, but get no responses from fellas supposed to have parts. That one shouldn't need much looks like.



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Posted July 12, 2013 - 07:58 AM

I did buy it on Ebay. It was about an hour away. I'm going to go out today and work on it. Clean it up a little and get the deck on it. The throttle and choke cables are hard to pull I need to clean those up. I might get it mowing today!

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Posted July 12, 2013 - 12:33 PM

Other then the hood being rusted, it looks pretty good! Congrats!


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Posted July 12, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Looks like it has the Kohler engine.  If so, it's an S-18. 


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Posted July 12, 2013 - 01:01 PM

What's the top speed of a speedex? I had one with a 4 speed? peerless tranny.It was friggin wicked fast in high gear.Mine went around 20mph.I'm not sure if it had it's original rear pulley but the front one was original.

 

Mine had a Briggs engine with pull start.Can't remember the model number but I THINK it said S16 on the hood.


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Posted July 12, 2013 - 01:36 PM

Looks like it has the Kohler engine.  If so, it's an S-18.


Is that the order? I knew the S18-19 were essentially the same but for the engines. I was thinking Kohler was the 19, but I'll take your word for it, I don't claim to be a Speedex expert. Either way is fine by me. I like Kohler engine better then Briggs not sure why other then they just seem tougher with the cast iron verses the cast aluminum.

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Posted July 12, 2013 - 01:44 PM

What's the top speed of a speedex? I had one with a 4 speed? peerless tranny.It was friggin wicked fast in high gear.Mine went around 20mph.I'm not sure if it had it's original rear pulley but the front one was original.
 
Mine had a Briggs engine with pull start.Can't remember the model number but I THINK it said S16 on the hood.



I have another four speed Speedex with a Briggs 5 hp that I put on because it didn't have an engine. The pulleys are sized correctly, but it goes faster then the Kohler I just bought which also has the same pully setup. Other then the engines, the drive shafts are a different diameter, the Kohler is 1" while the Briggs is 5/8th.
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Posted July 12, 2013 - 11:21 PM

Here is a link to the history of the Speedex tractors.

 

http://www.speedextr...delhistory.html


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 08:50 PM

You have the rare 8hp kohler s 18 if its all original its 18 cubic inch  hense the s 18 that goes for all s series speedexes nice find i have to and have learned that it easier to build your own parts then buy them.






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