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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 08:08 AM

I bought this thinking it had a tecumseh (assuming) 10hp on it - it was cheap and drove too far (60 miles) not to bring it home to salvage it. At this pint I think I am going to pull the engine, seat, and tires and salvage the rest. What do you think? Any other parts worth selling?

Has a Briggs 10hp model 251417 type 0025-01. Code 740517_ _? Serial E-14891

Best I can guess is it is a Custom 10. Hard to read the model number 917.25_ _ _. Maybe 097, 697, 692, 097???

Just trying to decide which way to go. I bought it for the engine and tires (holds are and used on my GT's when I am restoring their rims)......but it not being a tecumseh kinda messes up my plan.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1375448893.563297.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1375448924.723340.jpg


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 08:48 AM

I'm saying it's a mid 60's custom, but yea, that 10Hp Briggs throws a monkey wrench into the mix.

Wonder if the original motor was swapped out years ago?

The rear fenders makes it a 64-66, they switched to round fenders in '67. Only offered the customs in 6Hp until '68 when they were bumped to 7 & 10 Hp

The model number with the 917.25_ _ _ doesn't make sense either cause they didn't start using the "25" until '67 along with round fenders.

Not sure what ya got.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 12:09 PM

1964 Custom 600   917.99550 Recoil        917.99510 Electric
1965 Custom 6       917.99520 Recoil        917.99530 Electric
1965 Craftsman Semi-Commercial   917.8360 Recoil          917.8370 Electric
1966 Custom 6       917.99800 Recoil        917.99820 Electric
1968 Custom 7 Manual  917.25220

 

 

Best I can come up with.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 12:45 PM

just sprayed a little WD-40 on it.....I am 99% sure the first numbers are 917.2509_  thinking last number is a 7........

 

But not find this model number at vintage sears tractors??



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Posted August 02, 2013 - 12:59 PM

The fender reminds me of the ones on a Roper Badged tractor and the deck looks to have been red at one point  so I think this may be a Roper tractor.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 02:53 PM

This is either a Custom 6 or custom 7 tractor. The fenders are either '66 or Roper Transplants.

 

The engine is not OEM.  The 6 & 7 HP teccy's were not long term engines (not cast iron) and were often replaced by whatever.

 

The fender reminds me of the ones on a Roper Badged tractor and the deck looks to have been red at one point  so I think this may be a Roper tractor.

 

 

These tractors were OEM Red & White, really pretty IMHO.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 03:45 PM

Thanks for the info.

 

Wondering what the briggs originally went too??? I can really find anything on it either.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 03:53 PM

At this point it may be time to decide on parting or running it no matter what, looks like it's a Heinz 57 for sure


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 04:23 PM

I parting for sure....too many projects....bought this for "yard tires" to put on my other gt while I am sand blasting painting rims.....just needs some tires to keep them mobile....the Tecumseh was to be a bonus.....now looks like the briggs will be the bonus.

 

thanks for the feedback






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