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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 28, 2014 - 06:43 AM

About two weeks ago, I called a CL ad for a couple of Sears GT's. Following some pictures, we made arrangemetns for me to go look on Saturday. Unfortunately, I ended up haveing to work. The guy was "OK" and even held them on my word that I would take them.

Saturday, KK and I Made the trip into Ohio and picked them up.
They were a little rougher than the pics showed, but I had said I would take them and he had saved them for me for a week (one guy stopped as we were loading to see if I showed up)
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Anyways, in the list:
one 18/6 frame. Basically two tires, a tranny, and a steering wheel.
One st16. This one is an engine, (broken pulley, no carb) partial 3 point and a good dash. We got the engine to pop on fluid, so I think we are in better shape that it looks. The starter is wonky.
One 18/6 with front blade and tiller. The 18/6 also has the tiller 3 point and a (bent) depth stop. It will be straightenable.
The tiller: it's the wide one. Happy to get it. Needs some teeth, but I can handle that.

We stopped at a friends house who was holding a 10hp Teccy for me and he also loaded on a GT6000 from the early 80's. It has a snow blade and a piece of the integral lift. It (had) a Kohler engine that lost a rod and punched out thru the block. May be able to do something with it, IDK.

We more or less started with the Tiller. It had really low compression.
The guy said he had it running, but it was always hard to start, had no power and ran hot.... Hmmm.
The intake valve wasn't closing all the way. Whoever was in it last, just replaced the valve and never ground the stem for proper gap. No wonder it would be hard to start.

Ryan and I did that and here are the results.


We then go onto the Onan. It would run at idle only.
The carb needs help, but it runs pretty well at partial choke now that the throttle cable isn't just sliding back and forth in the clamp. :wallbanging:

We put some lime on the garden up at Mom and Dads and I used the new rig to till it in.

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Posted April 28, 2014 - 07:00 AM

:dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:  

 

That's a whole lot of new "Chickens" in the pot!!!!!!

 

That'll keep you busy for a while.


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Posted April 28, 2014 - 07:15 AM

Good haul.


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Posted April 28, 2014 - 07:42 AM

I see your garden grows a lot of rocks like mine does.  Fortunately mine still grows some great veggies also.  Great haul looks like to me!  :thumbs:


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Posted April 28, 2014 - 07:58 AM

Good score on all the goodies! Glad you got the tiller going!


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Posted April 28, 2014 - 08:30 AM

Wished I could see videos, looks like a nice haul. I would love the rear tiller, I got one, but have to find a motor, build mounts, then build 3pt mounts to fit tractor.


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Posted April 28, 2014 - 09:01 AM

I thought I felt the earth shift a little Saturday. Must have been you over here pillaging the buckeye state for treasures.  :D   Nothing better than to be able to do a little tinkering and put it right to work. Makes the wife a believer. Looks like a good haul.  :thumbs:


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Posted April 28, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Very nice


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Posted April 28, 2014 - 11:48 AM

I see your garden grows a lot of rocks like mine does.  Fortunately mine still grows some great veggies also.  Great haul looks like to me!  :thumbs:

Yeah, Veggies don't mind rocks as much as the tiller does.


I thought I felt the earth shift a little Saturday. Must have been you over here pillaging the buckeye state for treasures.  :D   Nothing better than to be able to do a little tinkering and put it right to work. Makes the wife a believer. Looks like a good haul.  :thumbs:

I believe her exact response was, "Look, more tractory crap"
Mom and Dad were happy and Ryan was surprised we got the tiller running. That and he learned several things... Always a good day when that happens.

Wished I could see videos, looks like a nice haul. I would love the rear tiller, I got one, but have to find a motor, build mounts, then build 3pt mounts to fit tractor.

Why no video? Is something wrong with the link?
If you need measurements, please speak up Marty. I would be happy to help.

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Posted April 28, 2014 - 12:54 PM

Why no video? Is something wrong with the link?
If you need measurements, please speak up Marty. I would be happy to help.

 

No video due to work network restrictions of internet sites, i.e. no youtube, FB, radio stations, religious sites, etc.

 

I've got all the measurements, just getting a motor and finding time to build.


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Posted April 30, 2014 - 07:06 AM

The bent up and seized top link on the tiller tractor, we took it off and cleaned it up. I played around and got it pretty straight, Ryan and Kaylen got it cleaned up and then we lubed it and ran it in and out. Ended up pretty passable.
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