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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2014 - 06:31 AM

:welcome: to GTtalk, glad you're trying to being the girl back to life.
Looking forward to the transformation.

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Posted June 20, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Could someone show me some of the implements that went with it?



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Posted June 20, 2014 - 11:59 AM

There were approx 15 +/- attachments for these

 

Take a look at this brochure

http://gardentractor...-12ba-brochure/



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Posted June 20, 2014 - 08:39 PM

IMHO any time you can take something left for dead, for decades,and breath new life into it..... IT'S WORTH IT... I did this with my dad when I was a kid with an old steel wheeled John Deere tractor and the memories are priceless, Do what you enjoy and have fun doing it. Good luck with your recent project and please post lot's of pic's


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Posted December 23, 2014 - 03:15 PM

How much will the parts that I've listed before that I need cost?  

I've already got some money for parts set aside and am ready.  With the cultivator attachment already mounted that came with it, it will come in really handy for spring when the time for planting comes, as normally, my grandparents use a John Deere 5400, which is kind of too big for the job.  

My main reason for restoring it is, for one, it will come in handy, and secondly, I'd say there aren't very many of these left, most were sold for scrap by people who could care less about the rarity of these, probably decades before I was born.  In addition, this tractor has spent its whole life within a few hundred feet of my home, used by our neighbor, man who died in his 80s ten years ago, and the tractor had likely been parked there since well before I was born.  

 

How hard are the implements that were sold by Bolens for this to find?  So far, all I've been able to find is the front mounted snow blade, and most of those were already sold.  


Edited by cody6268, December 23, 2014 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted December 23, 2014 - 04:47 PM

I think your referring to me with the throttle cable?

Just send me a PM of what you need and I can shoot you some prices



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Posted December 23, 2014 - 09:07 PM

I just realized the cultivator is only about 50% complete at the most.  It's missing a LOT of parts. The small wheels on the cultivator I've located.  They're in a shed just below my house in the adjoining property.  Luckily, several years ago,  the owner  of the property gave me permission to take anything I wanted, so as soon as possible (likely tomorrow when I get the mail, I will go to the shed and pick up the wheels).  There's also a 1970s Montgomery Ward garden tractor on that property which I want, but it's missing the engine and is too far gone.  Plus, it's a little too new for me.  Would it be a bad idea to pick it up?  

 

Also the shroud on the right side of the motor is missing.  Is that an available part?  

 

Here's a link to  some pics I found of a complete one just like mine.  I will email the owner of the tractor as soon as possible. They may be of some help, providing me with more detailed pics of a complete one.  

 

http://www.roaring-t...den_tractor.htm


Edited by cody6268, December 23, 2014 - 09:08 PM.


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Posted December 24, 2014 - 01:48 PM

its all about what its worth to you.. its not a big jobs and wont cost alot to do and when its done you getthe satisfaction of makeing something that looks like a pile of scrap into a gem. and your preserveing history too so thats how i look at it


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Posted December 24, 2014 - 09:57 PM

How far are you from Fredericksburg VA? Reason I ask is in Jan. I'll be shipping some stuff to a friend. If your not to far from him I could send some parts for the cultivator with. I have some parts ones.
Are you talking about the fan shroud on the engine?

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Posted December 25, 2014 - 04:58 PM

How far are you from Fredericksburg VA? Reason I ask is in Jan. I'll be shipping some stuff to a friend. If your not to far from him I could send some parts for the cultivator with. I have some parts ones.
Are you talking about the fan shroud on the engine?

 

I'm in Bluefield, Virginia.  According to Google Maps, I'm 4 hours and 46 minutes away from you.  


Edited by cody6268, December 25, 2014 - 05:29 PM.





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