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#1 farmerall ONLINE  

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Posted November 10, 2014 - 10:29 PM

One of my favorite things to do is browse Craigslist so I can see all of the cool stuff that I can't affoard. Today wasn't any different until I came across an ad listed as "Antique Tractor". The title caught my eye and even better I could afford it lol. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw it was a Tiger. So I called my brother over and said lets buy this, he agreed. I was the first to reply and was lucky enough to be close to the seller.

 

The seller told me he found this in an old garage that he was cleaning out and there was a 69 Camaro in the same garage too, it was just buried under tons of stuff.

 

As you can see this tractor has been sitting for a long time. Luckily it was stored indoors so everything is free. The engine is a big unknown though. I think it has a stuck valve and the spark plug is missing. I will post an update tomorrow after I start working on it.

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Posted November 10, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Nice score on a rare beast.
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Posted November 10, 2014 - 10:51 PM

That's an oldie and a rare one at that!

 

Did you buy the Camaro, too?

 

Ben W.


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Posted November 10, 2014 - 11:03 PM

He couldn't afford to put 24 sets of rear tires a year on a camaro lol.
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Posted November 11, 2014 - 12:44 AM

Nice find.


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Posted November 11, 2014 - 01:09 AM

Hey Matt
Nice pick up, I seen that on CL.

Take care
Mike
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Posted November 11, 2014 - 05:25 AM

I was looking at that same ad last night and contimplating what to do.  I finally decided that it's more of a project than I need right now.  Glad someone on here got it.  It's a lot of work but definetely looks to be worth saving.  Nice find!


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Posted November 11, 2014 - 06:40 AM

YEA MAN !


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Posted November 11, 2014 - 07:22 AM

Nice find! the best way barn fresh The engine is Briggs probably model 14 or 23 Briggs engines are easy to date as long as the tag is there
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Posted November 11, 2014 - 09:55 PM

Today was a real nice day for November so I was able to work on the tractor for about an hour. I started off by pulling the head to check for a stuck valve. The valve wasn't stuck it was just being held open by some dirt. Next I checked for spark and found it was weak. After cleaning the points the spark didn't improve much. Does anyone have any suggestions for what else to check so I can resolve the spark issue.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 02:23 PM

try replacing the condenser. spark will most likely improve


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 02:36 PM

Did you check the point gap? Those engines were bad for coil problems. One thing to check before you replace the coil is where the laminations of the coil rest on the circle lamination is to clean the area good. The ground path for the coil goes through that connection. There are spring clips that hold the two together.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 04:43 PM

Did you check the point gap? Those engines were bad for coil problems. One thing to check before you replace the coil is where the laminations of the coil rest on the circle lamination is to clean the area good. The ground path for the coil goes through that connection. There are spring clips that hold the two together.

 

What is the correct gap for the points? I will check and clean the coil too, thanks.



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Posted November 12, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Please try another set of points. I had an elusive spark recently and it was bad points. And no you will not be able to judge them by looking at them.
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