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#46 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Home at last. We had dry pavement all the way up to the last 15-20 miles...answer to our prayers. We had a great trip. I'll share more pics as I can. Wish I could have seen you all.
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Posted November 03, 2014 - 12:53 AM

Good to se that you are home safe and sound.

 

Wife and I were beginning to wonder if you got caught up in all that snow that came down up there in Maine


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 05:34 AM

Glad you made it home safely! Glad you got to meet some folks!


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 08:01 AM

Thanks for the "play by play" on your road trip, and glad all went well.

Reading through this makes me want to get on Kijiji, or craigslist, do

some shopping, and get out there for a road trip too.


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 07:48 PM

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Glad you got home safely & everything worked out well for you. Looking forward to seeing your pics.
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Posted November 04, 2014 - 06:53 PM

Hey guys. I hope to get the pics down loaded tonight. The tractors are still on the trailer as I have been playing catch up from being gone. It was fun sharing my trip with you all, thanks for following along. I drove a good portion of the way home so updates were a bit tricky. More to come.
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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:16 PM

You know how people go cross country to rescue a horse or something of the sort, well this trip was truly a "tractor rescue". The PK was sitting just under an over hang and has been in the elements for many years. Based on my early assessment it looks like I'll need new rims due to the tires being loaded with what I presume is calcium chloride. Everything seems to be in tact just in much need of TLC. The MTD will do just fine as my donor tractor for the 1974 MTD 990 I'm currently refurbishing. Many useful parts and a mower deck that is fully operational and solid. The snow caster will need some help before she's put into operation but it should come together nicely. I'm missing all the lift rods, turn rod and maybe more but those should be easy enough to fabricate.

 

Here are a few pics of the additions to the herd:

 

(What I believe to be a 1965-1970 2414 Power King Economy tractor)

 

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(What I now believe to be a 1977 MTD 990 with mower deck & snow caster.) I have the grill, hood, carb, and gas tank in the garage.

 

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I'd be interested in your opinion of the dates of both tractors. Thanks.

 

Matthew


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 06:48 AM

Nice scores on those!


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 11:58 AM

(What I now believe to be a 1977 MTD 990 with mower deck & snow caster.)

I'd be interested in your opinion of the dates of both tractors. Thanks.

Matthew


The "7" as the 3rd digit of the 990's model number means you're correct.

For some reason, I've seen very few (if any) '77s posted on forums so it's good to see yours as it helps nail down what year several things changed. Yours has the dipstick on the left so the gas tank would have to be notched for it. Yours has the earlier style bolt-on front wheels so '78 must be the first year for the integral hubs.
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Posted November 05, 2014 - 02:37 PM

You should of stopped by my place you could of picked up my pk
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Posted November 05, 2014 - 02:59 PM

You should of stopped by my place you could of picked up my pk


There is always next weekend. I could tell my wife I'm going out for milk and then pick some milk up at Krogers while I'm out your way. What year do you have?

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Posted November 05, 2014 - 03:06 PM

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Never looked into it, there she is.


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 03:12 PM

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Never looked into it, there she is.


That's a nice looking tractor. Thanks for the pics.

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Posted November 05, 2014 - 03:37 PM

I love that old Economy Tractor. That would make a nice project looks good and solid. 


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 03:58 PM

I love that old Economy Tractor. That would make a nice project looks good and solid.


Darn winter may slow my progress in getting her up and running.




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