Very nice ! Well worth the trip. Hard to believe he kept it that nice for so long!
My New D4-7
Posted July 18, 2013 - 07:31 PM
- larryd said thank you
Posted July 18, 2013 - 07:53 PM
Very nice thats a good haul there
- larryd said thank you
Posted July 18, 2013 - 08:48 PM
Posted July 18, 2013 - 08:50 PM
Nice looking machine!
Posted July 18, 2013 - 09:49 PM
Congrats! Lookin good..
Posted July 19, 2013 - 08:14 AM
Peter I was thinking about your deal driving back from Florida last night. You found the holy grail of garden tractors. I like nice original Gt's ( like most of us), but the ones that have history with them and in good shape, especially one owner history, are the ones we hope to find. They are just special.
I sold to Critter a MF10 that I found in PA back a year or two ago, one owner, had all the repairs that were made (and oil changes) documented for the first 20 plus years.....that was a special one to me. I only sold it because I had gotten into Bush Hogs and it no longer fit into my plans. I still wonder if I should have kept it.
Congrats on a great addition to your collection. One I might add, is one of the best collection of originals that I know of. Look forward to what else comes your way. Thanks for sharing. She is a beauty!
- Titus said thank you
Posted August 09, 2013 - 08:47 AM
I finally found some time to get my hands dirty. I jacked up the rear end and let her run, starts right up, runs excellent.
I checked underneath to see if the clutch plate is sticking, not the case. That moves as it should. It looks like a custom built drive shaft was installed at some point. The man I bought it from was a manager for a machine shop, so it only makes sense that he had that done.
Somewhere between the rear axle & the engine, something is loose. I was able to see it under the hi/low levers, but it's hard to get too with the mowing deck on.
I'll try to snap some photos and post what I am talking about.
Posted September 03, 2013 - 07:19 PM
The aftermarket drive shaft, where it connects to the engine, it looks like they used a sleeve of metal to connect the shaft from the engine to the rear end and the pin fell out. I added a new nut and bolt and seems to be fine now!
I'll run it tomorrow if the weather is good. :)
- Texas Deere and Horse and sacsr have said thanks
Posted September 03, 2013 - 07:34 PM
Now thats barn fresh! Sweet tractor.
Posted September 03, 2013 - 07:56 PM
Peter, Glad you found it and got it fixed!!