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Posted January 10, 2014 - 09:08 PM

I figure that at the beginning of '66 they had some frames and parts left over from the Big Tens the prior year so they just stuck the engines in them and sold them in '66.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 10:05 PM

I figure that at the beginning of '66 they had some frames and parts left over from the Big Tens the prior year so they just stuck the engines in them and sold them in '66.

Wast not, 10 and 12 made at same time, finishing up with the big 10.


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 03:03 PM

The Big Ten was a single-model year machine...1965.  It is generally believed that they did finish up production in early '66.  Then the late model B-10 and new, B-12 were introduced.  There are no significant differences between a Big Ten and late B-10/B-12.  All parts interchange.


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 12:05 AM

thats what I figure, how do you correctly decode the dates on these engines?

here are a couple of the plate in the grill, it kinda looks like it has sunglasses lol

and the dash is paintedlawn tractors 009.JPG

 

also a few pics of big ten number 2

It needs a gas tank, a carb, rear tires and the side cover where the battery goes needs attention

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Posted January 12, 2014 - 09:07 AM

There should be a model, type, and serial # on the blower shroud, below and slightly behind the carb.  Tough to see...but it's there.

 

Whe you have that, it's easy.  The last sequence of #'s is the serial #.  The first two digits will give the year (65 or 66), the next pair is the month, then the day.


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 10:26 PM

ok both are 66 one being March the other being April

where is a good place to get a tank for it?

The poor old tank on the new Big Ten has seen better days

 

also will the 23x10.5-12 AG tires fit on this tractor? and the factory wheels?

it has 23x8.5-12s now



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Posted January 13, 2014 - 02:01 PM

ok both are 66 one being March the other being April

where is a good place to get a tank for it?

The poor old tank on the new Big Ten has seen better days

 

also will the 23x10.5-12 AG tires fit on this tractor? and the factory wheels?

it has 23x8.5-12s now

 

Best bet for a tank is a want ad or watch ebay.  They are on there most days, but expect to spend $40-60 on a good one.

 

The tires will fit...they will work on the rims, but depending on brand/actual dimensions, could be a bear to mount.


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Posted January 13, 2014 - 02:24 PM

seen a set of deerstone AG tires on ebay for 145 shipped thought I would go that way, also says they are tubless 4 ply

so I hope they will work

also not sure if its cause I have a new account or not but it wont let me post want ads on here?

 

I hope to have this old Big ten running this weekend, going to also want to por15 inside where the gas tank and battery goes



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Posted January 13, 2014 - 03:31 PM

You should be ok now....I think you need 10 posts before you can list an ad here. Sorry, I had forgotten.
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Posted January 15, 2014 - 05:38 PM

Thanks, these tanks are hard to find, i was told a sears suburban tanks will fit with the pitcock being in the wrong loaction

also a hh60 tecumseh runs that same tank

 

has anyone ever used one of these tanks? I wish they didnt have the gas gauge in thetanks so they would let water get in the tanks



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Posted January 15, 2014 - 05:52 PM


 

has anyone ever used one of these tanks? I wish they didnt have the gas gauge in thetanks so they would let water get in the tanks

 

Yes, the ethanol in the gas shrinks the plastic gauge cover, i liked them and replaced the old discolored plastic with new ones before the ethanol introduction. Now, replace with plain vented caps and use a dip stick with marks on it for the 1 1/2 gallon tank.

Techumseh used different size opening and threads on some of the old tanks.

While the tank is out, dry and being cleaned i would reline it with tank sealer : http://www.google.co....59568121,d.aWc

Never worry about it rusting out from the inside.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 01:19 AM

Im super excited I got a gas tank today for the big ten #2

It looks new inside and its also painted black with old stickers saying replacement on the sides

 

I also put the old tires and wheels off the 2012 on the big ten so its got decent rubber all the way around

Just need to have the motor serviced with the coil flywheel and points cleaned, Have a rebuilt carb ready to go!!

 

the old yellow Big Ten will be my mower this year,

does any know if old catapillar yellow is a close match for the original color?



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Posted January 19, 2014 - 09:17 AM

It's close as you will get, off the shelf.  Many folks use it.  I've used it on a handful of attachment resurrections and like it.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 11:18 AM

have you used the tractor supply majic brand?

I might go the route when I restore the b-1 and the Big ten #2

whats a good white?



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 05:00 PM

I got 2 big tens at an auction in 2003 that are in the process of being restored.


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