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#1 MNGB OFFLINE  

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Posted December 21, 2014 - 11:55 PM

Hi all, have a question about this PK, its a 1614 nmot sure about the model yr I'm thinking 1974 or newer, one of the questions is I see there is a hole in the hood at the gas tank filler was this something from the factory or was this an owner mod? Pics of the tractor if someone know the yr of the tractor  that would be good also.

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Posted December 22, 2014 - 12:14 AM

Someone has cut that hole, its not factory. 


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Posted December 22, 2014 - 08:41 AM

Easy enough to fix.



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Posted December 22, 2014 - 09:55 AM

The front quick hitch mounts started in 1974 and that steering wheel and seat ended in 1977.

 

Maybe someone installed a taller tank that could be filled without opening the hood.



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Posted December 22, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Nicer year, not sure. Serial number on dash or grill stcker?  Plus's are twin trans, seat back, nice steering wheel. The Short hood PK"s had a tank above the engine and it had filler right in front thru hood. The Long hoods, which this seems to be, had tank back inside, in front still, but not exposed. Seems that hole is back a ways from front. any chance it has some short hood grill and parts with a Long hood as final used part? Doesn't look like short hood grill at all tho, so guess I'm wrong. Maybe he had older style tank, not correct one and used it??


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Posted December 22, 2014 - 02:02 PM

Thank you guys, yea I looked at many yrs of sales lit and kind of had it narrowed down to the mid 70's yea I know about the SN dating now but didn't when I took the pics and after all the searching I got to thinking someone must have cut the hole in for the gas cap probably thought that was easier then opening the hood. This tractor is not too far from me its missing one of the rear wheels and has no engine I keep saying I don't need another tractor or project but it keeps popping back into my mind every so often.



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Posted December 22, 2014 - 03:48 PM

Hi GB,

It looks like its been sitting for a long time.

If it could be bought for the right money it would be either a good project or parts for other ok's.

Chuck


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Posted December 22, 2014 - 06:28 PM

Yes its been siting for years the good thing is that its been in the shed dry and out of the elements.  If I were to buy it it would definitely be brought back to life its just too good for me to part out just couldn't make myself do it.



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Posted December 23, 2014 - 01:10 AM

What's the hold-up?  Not a crazy price is it?  If reasonable and near me, would be in my truck already! Did you ask if he had the orig engine around still or other parts?  Can put a car/truck wheel on it for now to move around, Chevy trucks 6 bolt same I think.


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Posted December 23, 2014 - 01:15 PM

Hu gl, the price is more than I wanted to pay but may not be to bad now that I know about the PK's, I now have a spare rear wheel so that's not a problem, he does not have the original engine he had it overhauled and it blew up with in the 1 st hr of usage (something about the shop installed a bearing in wrong) so I sure what happened there got to be words said when he took the engine back to the shop. I was seriously thinking about it when the one I have came up for sale and that's kept me busy for a while. I was worried about finding an engine  that would work in the PK.



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Posted December 31, 2014 - 05:20 PM

What's the hold-up?  Not a crazy price is it?  If reasonable and near me, would be in my truck already! Did you ask if he had the orig engine around still or other parts?  Can put a car/truck wheel on it for now to move around, Chevy trucks 6 bolt same I think.

Grump ... 6 bolt chevy/jeep/samari wheels won't fit.    6 bolt Farm wagon wheels fit.   Can be bought from Tractor Supply & such..

 

I scored a set of Chrome "Wagon Spoke" Chevy 6 bolt wheels one time & I thought -  COOL .. I'm gonna have Chrome wheels on my PK ... NOPE.






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