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#1 BigFlash OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 04:07 PM

I decided my first post on the this forum should be something of interest. I have been a member for a while now just have not posted anything. I figured i would document my most recent project. My father and i recently restored a john deere 70. The final step on the project was the rear tires. They're cracked dry rotted and were amazed they still hold air. The only problem was the wheels are and forever will be attached to the axles. So we took the easy way out. New (to us) transaxle and another set  of wheels. All for a set of tires.......

 

 

So i broke this transaxle on a previous date to make sure it wasn't a waste of time. So i don't have any pictures from that. but i do have a crap load of disassembly pictures.

 

Here be the tractor it's going into

 

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The new wheels and tires.

 

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The transmission was fairly clean inside. A little but of sludge on the bottom, but nothing to to get worked up over.

 

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There is some rust on some of there gears, which at some point it had water in it, but all the bearings roll smooth and look good.

 

 

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It looks like to me the previous owner of this transmission like to make some quick shifts.

 

 

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The parts clean up pretty nice with some parts washer and a brush.

 

 

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Im waiting on seals from my local deere dealer so I can start re-assembly. Ill have plenty more pictures coming with once i get my seals in. 

 


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 04:42 PM

That's a heck of a first post. Welcome to the forum.


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 05:22 PM

Looks good!! peerless 2300 series??


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 05:35 PM

It is a Peerless 1200 series. 3 forward speeds, 1 reverse.


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 05:39 PM

It is a Peerless 1200 series. 3 forward speeds, 1 reverse.

I gotcha looked alot like the 4 speed


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 05:44 PM

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Great post!!!   Very nice 70!!!


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 05:47 PM

Welcome!  What a great way to walk into this forum!  Thanks for all the pictures, even the most picture lustful should be glad!

 

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Looking good BigFlash. I know you and I have had each other on our friends list for quite a while, but I'll Welcome you aboard again. Didn't realize you and I are from the same County. We should make plans on getting together to meet sometime. Nice little 70 you have there. What year is it, '70 or '71? My son (jdelfjunior) started restoring his '71 70 earlier this Spring, and I'm really hoping he'll get it done by next Spring.

 

Have fun with the make over, and if you have questions, don't be afraid to ask away!



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Posted November 26, 2013 - 06:31 PM

Looking good BigFlash. I know you and I have had each other on our friends list for quite a while, but I'll Welcome you aboard again. Didn't realize you and I are from the same County. We should make plans on getting together to meet sometime. Nice little 70 you have there. What year is it, '70 or '71? My son (jdelfjunior) started restoring his '71 70 earlier this Spring, and I'm really hoping he'll get it done by next Spring.

 

Have fun with the make over, and if you have questions, don't be afraid to ask away!

 

It is a '71.  Serial 038675M. Had a barely legible dealer sticker on it from the finger lakes new york when we bought it. It has the 6hp engine out of 60 in it due to the original engine having a rather large crack in the block.


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 06:40 PM

Any plans to duplicate the dealer sticker?  Nice work and great looking project.



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Posted November 26, 2013 - 07:02 PM

Any plans to duplicate the dealer sticker?  Nice work and great looking project.

 

unfortunately the sticker was way to far gone to be saved or reproduced with any sort of accuracy. 


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Posted November 27, 2013 - 12:21 AM

Hello and welcome! :wave:



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Posted November 29, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Alright, New seals form deere came in, so the transaxle went back together, i do not have as many pictures this time, it was in a bit of a hurry( you'll see how that came back to bite me) plus there just wasn't as much to take pictures of. it shifts nice tho and it still has 3 forward and one reverse speed so i consider that a plus. I sealed it with some red RTV so ill put oil in it tomorrow to seal if all the seals hold. (that 70 doesn't actually have dual tires, there new tires were rebuilding it going to get hose ag tires.)

 

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I dont have a shop press readily available to me, to i have to improvise, so the right sized socket and some very carefull tapping and the seals slid right in.

 

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This will probably be everyone's favorite photo

 

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If it hold oil nice, then i will make sure the tires mount nice on it, form there, it will get cleaned up nice and painted, once the paint it good and hard it will get swapped into the 70.


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 09:15 PM

Look good Bigflash. You almost got me wanting to take my son's tranny apart, just to see if I can put it all back together. Keep up the good work!  :thumbs:


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