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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2015 - 02:56 PM

I want to start a more thorough thread when I have time but for now here is a few pictures. 68 Suburban 12 non running and in the weeds to grading work yesterday.

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Posted January 22, 2015 - 03:07 PM

All right! Looks like it did a fine job grading!


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 03:08 PM

Looks like a keeper for sure !! :thumbs:


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 03:53 PM

Nice long driveway to play on, oh I mean work on. Nice job on the driveway and tractor. Noel


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 04:39 PM

Looks like the seat might be a little crooked...I wonder why  :D Just kidding this looks nice & a hard worker at that. Most of the old sears seem to be hard workers & run well. I only have one sears & it's an SS15. When I bought it it was covered in barn dust with minor surface rust. I get it home carb had been ran dry, tank empty, but when I put gas in it, it ran like it had been running every day. Glad you shared this it just goes to show a little rust & dirt means nothing.


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 06:01 PM

Good job.My this to that usually is switched around from what yours is.


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 11:59 PM

WOW now thats a drive way.... how many tanks of fuel did you use?  LOL............ great looking gt. Thanks for the pic's


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 08:30 AM

Do you do any kind of tearing it up before you grade? I try to do the same with mine, but it is packed hard, blade doesn't dig up much.

 

Nice job with the old girl!


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 03:02 PM

I just realized, she got new shoes at some point... Don't remember that, when did it happen?
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Posted January 23, 2015 - 09:17 PM

WOW now thats a drive way.... how many tanks of fuel did you use?  LOL............ great looking gt. Thanks for the pic's

T these old Tecumsehs get a bad rap. When they are running good they will start within a revolution or two,the are very smooth and strong. They also squeeze fuel pretty good. I worked the driveway for a hour and half-hour and forty five minutes. I topped it off before I loaded it at home and it had used half a tank when I loaded it back up.

 

Do you do any kind of tearing it up before you grade? I try to do the same with mine, but it is packed hard, blade doesn't dig up much.

 

Nice job with the old girl!

TAHOE,we chose to do it right then because everything had thawed and it was very wet so it worked up really well. My father in law noted that the Sears done a better job than his 8N Ford because I was able to "micromanage" the grader blade.

 

I just realized, she got new shoes at some point... Don't remember that, when did it happen?

MH,I got this tractor in the condition of the first pictures and before I got it running good I traded it off. Then got a call from the kid wanting to trade it back,so I brought it back home again and tore into it.This tractor has been turned upside down and cleaned,the tins taken off the engine and cleaned. The carb went thru,new fuel line,new drive belt,starter generator belt,etc.The tires are on Wheel Horse wheels with a wider offset. They were basically given to me because one was "junk" with a hole in the side wall and they had lots of dry rot. I broke down the tire,patched the tube,then,patched the tire.So far so good. While I was changing wheels I noticed the pinch bolt was loose on one hub and I had noticed earlier that the other hub was out to far,so I took care of those issues at the same time.I also had to replace the ignition switch and do some wiring work because of the wiring that mice had chewed up.I replaced the exhaust with new pipe and one of my buddys custom made mufflers. I still have to put the drive belt guards/guides back on. I also plan to use rubbing compound and cleaning wax on the paint and paint the wheels before show season. I have two 42 inch and one 48 inch decks for this tractor too and plan to find out how it mows. It will also most likely be the tractor that plows the garden this spring. 


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 11:58 PM

I wasn't busting on your gt, I was saying ....... DANG that's a long drive way. I have 2 Sears one's a 68 ss12 the other is a  ss16. I like them, their great gt's


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Posted January 24, 2015 - 12:39 AM

I know you weren't T. I am always just amazed at a good running Tecky. They are strong smooth and seem to be better on fuel then a cast iron Kohler or Briggs. Last winter were having more like blizzard conditions with some pretty crazy blowing and drifting snow. I used a different GT to plow that drive out. Its a lot of fun to have a lot of room to work with.lol. I have plowed and disced their big garden with a SS12.


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Posted January 24, 2015 - 01:02 AM

I'm chomping at the bit to get out and putter with the latest purchase, it's a 74 -77 Sears ss16 with the Onan and is one heck of a machine. I really want to get a 3 point hitch for it. 


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Posted January 24, 2015 - 01:15 AM

You know that tractor is a Hoss. The 3 point setup is nice but I will admit on big jobs this older guy's right should and back feel it for a day after the work is over. Have you started a thread with pictures for your SS16 ? I would also love to see pictures and hear more about your SS12.


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Posted January 24, 2015 - 04:50 AM

It always is a good feeling to sit and run a tractor after tinkering on it a while.


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