I will throw my/ my son's 1964 Sears/DB 725 in the ring.
My boy was wanting to get a tractor of his own, he wanted to do a restoration as a 4H project for our county fair.
I had a buddy who has oh probably 30 old Sears GT's, he had this '64. He always wanted a 61-62, but ended up with this one. After talking to him, he said he would sell me this one for $150 including a DB 3pt hitch setup....SCORE! Tractor had sat at his place for over a year with out being started. We pour a little gas in her, few pulls and she fired right up, aired up a front tire and drove on trailer.
Only drawback is when he bought it, the belt cover was on and did not discover there was no reverse pulley/belt until he had gotten home. You could see someone had removed it. Other than the exhaust being change and those old Nelson's are really hard to find and $$$, it's pretty much an all original tractor.
Once we get it home, we do some adjustments, steering needs a complete rebuild. It took me almost a year and a half to find a reverse set up, some of you know that fiasco with the GT graveyard I dealt with. I ended up paying more for the reverse pulley/bracket and new grill than the whole tractor.
We got the reverse all mounted and working well, belt cover back on. She runs great when we get it started, but a little fussy starting probably cause we only start every 2-3 months, and when you shut it down, gas drips out of carb so we have to make sure petcok is shut off after using it. I hate to fool with that updraft Briggs as she runs so well, but we will have to do it someday due to the leaks. I am on a lookout for a starter/gen setup so we can get rid of the pull start and hopefully my son gets a fire under his tail and we can start restoring the ole girl. It does need a good working over especially the steering, steering wheel, and gear selector, but it does run and do light work. We also have some front Tri-ribs that still needs mounting.
She only moves about 4mph top speed with the variable speed selection, but I enjoy driving it.
My sister does some cake decorating, she made his 16th yr old bday cake to look like tractor.
Edited by TAHOE, January 14, 2015 - 09:02 AM.