Hello ALL, and Thank God you're out there! I have this project I've been working on for a while...the last piece of the puzzle was finding a lawn tractor that looks like a tractor. (not so easy in the city & never owned own) So the other day I found one on Craigslist and BOUGHT it. It said on the hood SS12, but the paint on the frame and the engine didn't match anything I saw on any forum for a ss12. Carb was missing the needle, but fella swore it ran. So, Carb in, with needle, engine runs, BUT rough. Also new battery makes contact with the hood. I have a pretty good guy to work on it as I am not there yet, says leak at the head gasket and exhaust. Also said he didn't think it was the SS12. So I looked up the serial number as best I could and it is indeed a ST16 from 73-74. Engine is Tecumseh OH160. Ordered the gasket set, gonna try fab the muffler to a stack. Any and all advice is welcomed.
Easy ideas for stack muffler? Tractor supply is about 40 minutes in three directions...
What battery fits?
Anyone have the hood and grill for a ST16 to swap or sell for the hood and grill for a SS12?
Mine has some of the 3 point hitch, I'd like to pull a mini-float for a dog parade, what the weight I can safely pull? (Never really drove a tractor but maybe twice)
Anyone in Atlanta/North Georgia with a boneyard?
I have until October to fix it up and pull the "float", but I also have to build the float. Thinking of a tandem float, 5x8 trailer with a 52x36 wagon attached, with a lawn cart attatched at the end. ONLY DOGS on the float part. (pulling about 6 blocks, less than 15 mins of parade, then back)
I'm geeked about the extra power, but have been warned she's a beast, bucking and jumping (hence gaskets)
I'm thinking non-traditional paint scheme since the hood doesn't match, is rusty and it's a parade?
Anyone with a snow plow? I only need to borrow it every 4-6 years....usually in March.
I think I just found a new love...
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