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Got The '62 Simplicity/ Montgomery Wards Squire Running Today.


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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2014 - 03:47 PM

I pulled the carb off of the Squire since one of the carb mounting holes was stripped out. Also, the engine would only run a few seconds then quit. I pulled the carb apart and found the main jet was snapped in half.The previous owner must have tried taking the carb apart without removing it first. At least the stripped mounting hole can be repaired and the carb is rebuildable. Anyway, I installed another carb that I pieced together and it fired right up. I replaced the starter belt and the front driveshaft coupling and took it for a ride. It doesn't smoke and the steering and drivetrain feel great. I have a bunch of little issues to fix, but nothing serious.

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#2 classic ONLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2014 - 04:31 PM

Did these Squires originally have these markings on them under the grill? It looks like three white stripes to the left and right of the PTO.

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Posted November 19, 2014 - 06:57 PM

That broken main jet is a classic one.  At least you figured it out before you tried to unscrew it.  A lot of times one will break off, first bending, and when the would be mechanic tries to get it out, he strips it since it hangs up at the bend.

 

Then it is really fun to get it out.  :D

 

Ben W.


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Posted November 19, 2014 - 07:39 PM

What was left of the jet was a pain to get out since the screwdriver slot was messed up, Ben. Luckily the threads weren't corroded and it came out. The steering column is short on this Squire, so I have to make up longer battery terminal wires and reverse the battery so I can close the hood. The starter generator is quiet and seems to be charging fine, so that's a plus.

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Posted November 19, 2014 - 08:37 PM

Happy for you that you got it running!


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Posted November 20, 2014 - 06:49 AM

Nice tractor! Glad it's running for you.
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