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#1 karel OFFLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 09:40 AM

I got the midland tractor for 25 bucks,intending it for parts,and the briggs engine for 40 both off craigslist

 the midland has mint tires on it,just a couple of cracks,i opened up the gear cases and found virtuly no wear at all on bushings or gears, bearings,The briggs is also mint it looks as if it had never been run, or at least has been rebuilt and never run there is no carbon in the spark plug hole,the carb needs attention,so I used one of my panzer tractor spares. it fires first pull

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 09:57 AM

You did a nice job. One problem that I see is the muffler can catch rain and put it into the engine. Have fun. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Nice tractor. Especially for the price.
Boys out does being an interesting point about the exhaust tho.
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Posted June 26, 2014 - 01:39 PM

Great job! That gearshift is great!

 

You got yours done first, proving it is workable. Now, I don't have to finish mine. It is costing more anyway.


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 01:43 PM

Looking good and my kind of price------keep it cheap and just put a soup can over the muffler when done using.


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 02:09 PM

everyone knows a can rots out,i use a ball jar!


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 03:46 PM

Tie a wire to the soup can or what ever you use so you don't loose it and remember to put it on when done.  Noel  Just a thought. 


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 05:48 PM

That is one nice Midland.  If that is original paint... wow. 

 

I'd love to have a copy of that gear shift plate.  Someone needs to reproduce that in vinyl.  That is a big hold up on restoring these old walkers. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Nice looking tractor. I love the original paint. :thumbs: I havent found a midland yet.


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