Okay, I've been promising since I signed up on GTT to get up a few photos of what I bought. I'm not able to post pics of the snow blade, tractor or disc harrow since each of these items are still out at the farm.
I do however have some photos of the hood, the cultivator and the plow. I'm hoping that by the weekend I'll be able to let you see the tractor with the AG tires and wheels weights mounted, (I still have to get the turf tire wheels off and the others put on).
Another couple of photos that I've included are of a brand new Tecumseh HS50 motor that came in today.
This is a motor that an Ebay seller has been offering over the last couple of years that have been in storage since the late 70's - early 80's.
According to a piece of newspaper that my muffler was wrapped in, mine dates around 1979. If anyone is interested I have an advertisement for some 15" radial tires for $32.00 each.
The motor is quite simply perfect. It came with all documentation, in the original box and with the motor decals that still have to be applied. I filled it with oil and gas and it fired on the first pull and was running on the second.
A major bonus to this little engine is that it appears to fit perfectly under the hood.
I lined up the driveshaft and recoil on the hood cutouts and everything cleared without any problem.
Another bonus is that it came with a mini-bike style muffler that also aligns with the hole in the front of the DB hood. I had to take the "hood" off of the end of the muffler to make it fit under the hood but I'm sure I'll be able to fabricate something that will allow the end of the muffler to protrude out of the hole, like it's supposed to.
I really didn't want to spend the $345.00 for the motor and shipping but now that it's here, I'm glad that I did. I'm not so sure that my wife shares my excitement but she's a good woman and understands my many obsessions.
One other photo that I included is of my John Deere garden and lawn tractors. I just threw it in as an added bonus, because I like them and they were there.