After several years of not real hard searching. I finally found a 212 for sale $250 obo 10 miles from my home. Ad was listed in November. No mention on ad that it had been sold. So I called, and to my surprise. Yep still for sale. Went and looked at it owner said it didn't run just needed new coil and muffler. Looked it over all body panels were there, tires in decent shape, minor rusting and no major dents that I could see. Then something caught my eye at the back end. It had JD rear wheel weights on it. I think to my self "$200 in just wheel weights". So even if I don't get it running and it turns out to be a junker I can still get my money back from those. So I offer $200. Next day rolls around and It is in my garage. WHOO HOOO! Lucked out there.
Ordered new coil, points and condensor as well. Total of about $45, no biggie. So I now have $245 in a running 1980 212. Which by the way I have not installed points or condensor yet. Since I got it running I ordered a new muffler and going to install the points this weekend when I get the chance.
No pics yet sorry. Too windy and cold and got too dark to do much else on it tonight. Maybe this weekend if the weather stays decent.
I also currently own a side tag 1968 110. It has the front lift bar (the thick one, not the skinny one) and the lift assist spring. For use with my 43 show blade.
Now comes my questions......
I know that the snow blade will work with the 212. But....
1. Will the front lift bar from the 110 fit the 212? or does it use a different bar?
2. Will the lift assist spring from the 110 work on the 212? From the diagrams I found it looks different. So I don't think so.
I have not looked under the 212 yet to see if either are there. Which I highly doubt they are. I got lucky once doubt I could get that lucky.