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#1 diesel nut ONLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 03:41 PM

Just got back from picking up the Brillion that was on E-Bay last week.  The seller claimed that his grandfather bought 2 of them new and he was selling this one because it didnt run and the other one was all restored.  Its an impressive little tractor for its age.  Has a 32" mower on it, a vari-drive for the transmission, a cast aluminum grill, rear swept front axle, cable steering,a Troy Built style setup to make it go forward and backward and no brakes.  Doesnt look like it ever had them, so it probably relied on the vari-drive and gear reduction in the drive chains to slow it down when you put it in neutral. It also came with what he claimed was a homemade snowplow frame, but when I got home to unload it I noticed that the paint on it was almost a perfect match to parts of the tractor so it might be original.  Here is the only picture I have of it right now as I forgot my camera at home and the battery died on my phone.     Stewart            

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 03:59 PM

Thanks Stewart, and thanks for saving her. Some of these rare small production machines are already gone glad you got thsi one


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Posted August 24, 2013 - 06:08 PM

Was that the one up in North Conway?

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 07:36 PM

That is a great save!

 

More pictures would earn you points, you know.  :D

 

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 07:49 PM

Congratulations Stewart.  That looks like a nice save.  I can't wait to see more photographs.


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Posted August 24, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Was that the one up in North Conway?

Yes it was.             Stewart



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Posted August 24, 2013 - 08:36 PM

Great save, glad you got it. I will be waiting on more photos to see.


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Posted August 24, 2013 - 08:37 PM

Here's some more pictures now that I got the battery recharged in my phone.  (You'd think a smart phone would give you more than a 2 min notice that the battery is going to die).  I found a new coil for it through one of the parts warehouses we deal with at work so I'll be ordering that monday and it should be in by the end of the week.      Stewart

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Boy it sure looks to be in great shape, even the tires are good on it.


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 06:49 AM

I was almost going to bid on that. It went so cheap! But, I was afriad of that traffic in North Conway! I'm glad someone from here got it! Good luck with it!

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Posted August 26, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Great buy I love odd ball tractors
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Posted August 30, 2013 - 10:46 PM

IT LIVES.  Just got done putting the new coil in it.  Had to sand and regap the points, put some gas in it and it fired right up on the FIRST pull.  Needed to readjust the settings on the carb cause it didnt run very good and then it took right off and ran perfect.  It drives almost like a Panzer.  Except you dont need to stop the engine to change speeds just move the lever further forward.  Just need to put a gasket in the sediment bowl ,change the oil, and get some new belts for it.  When I was driving it around I heard a ripping noise and when I started looking for the noise I found the side wall of one rear tire started to give out and it was the cords I heard breaking.  If thats the only problem that comes up I can live with that.  Now time to get it cleaned up and then this winter probably see about tearing it down to restore it.  If I can find someone to make the decals for it.                 Stewart


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 11:24 PM

GREAT NEWS!  Sounds like it should be an easy restoration for you.  I will be following this one closely.


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 06:31 PM

This is great Stewart, definitely the same one I had a few years back when I first got started and have kicked myself more times than not for not keeping it.  Congrats on a real find.

 

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Posted July 26, 2014 - 01:07 PM

Been thinking about this and thought I would bring this back to the top as I was curious how the restoration is going or if it was even started yet.  Was a machine I had thought of bidding on but was just too far for me to go pick up.






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