Welcome to the madness, err, I mean forum!
Yea, not sure why they hacked hte hood like that, doesn't look like there is anytihng to interfere with it causing the need for the hacking.
While I like red tractors, that one should not be. Color should be a medium blue with white hood/etc.
If you search enough, you may come up with someone parting one and have a good hood. Maybe even a used 12 Hp motor too.
Exhaust can easily be modded to exit where ever you want, just some pipe and maybe a welder
Not sure why they hacked the right side of the hood, doesn't seem to be anything in way. Left side is hacked around the air filter.
Blue huh. Not a hint of blue anywhere on the tractor. The whole thing is red with gold pin stripes.
I think it is usually worth while to bring old iron back to life. As Tahoe said the exhaust shouldn't be a problem. You may be able to find a new, to you, hood. Check with our sponsors and see what they have. Are you wanting to replace the engine with the same model that came in the tractor?
Nah, The engine runs fine. The carb needs a good clean, and it needs some adjustment because it will over rev. But, it starts right up. I do need a battery cage/box. Not sure how the original held the battery down.
Site sponsors the ones up top in that first part of the forum?
Sears easy to find parts for, go to swapmeets in summer. Biggest issue with the Tec engines are the ones with electronic ignitions, or Solid State I think they say on label. IF you don't have that, just has points and should be OK and easier to fix. Get some manuals, here or somewhere. Even Sears Parts has some parts pages shown on their site. One of hardest things I found on mine was removing the pedals, shafts and linkages to all the controls in chassis. Lots of stuff there, lots of rust holding strong and PIA to remove. Take your time and lots of penetrant and light heat will help. I could get set bolts out of the parts, but parts didn't move. There are even many that have keys in the shafts, which makes it stick harder. Good luck, these are strong machines.
I will have to see if there are swap meets around here, not sure where to even begin to look. Points or solid state...I posted a pic of the label...I still need to find more info on it though.
Not much rust on the critical parts of the tractor. Don't think I will be using too much penetrant luckily.
I would definitely check the Site Sponsors for a hood,
The exhaust will be interesting, but should be doable. If you are going to unmod that hood, maybe even a straight pipe?
Unmod the hood? You mean restore to original? Not sure. I saw tecumseh quiet muffler on some site, was going to look at that. I really just want to exit the exhaust from under the hood, not sure what the original had.
As for the plow, I definitely want to spruce it up after the season. Ideas on refurbing that? Paint all the parts? I was thinking of sanding off what I could and then painting it black. But...you guys know more than me :)
Thank you all again!
Edited by Dpregs, December 19, 2013 - 08:45 AM.