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#1 Deck_Drive OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 11:35 AM

Ok, I have had this tractor for about 2 months. It is in GREAT shape and had been repainted at on point in time. But Just last Wednesday I bought some galvanized piping for a stack. Well, come to find out the threads in the engine block are stripped out. So I had to improvise. I took a sheet of steel and drilled a 3/4in hole in it and made it so I could screw a pipe fitting in it. then I took a spring and hooked it to the hood strut.
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You can see that in some of the pictures there it a bent over bolt, that bolt is what is left of the original support. It sounds alot better then it did with its pepper muffler lol.

here is a video of it.
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Posted March 12, 2011 - 01:52 PM

Nice improvisation. Tractor seems to be in very good condition.

2 questions;
Are you planning on a rain cap/flapper?

Is that deck as good as it looks? If so, that's a fantastic find.

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 05:18 PM

Nice improvisation. Tractor seems to be in very good condition.

2 questions;
Are you planning on a rain cap/flapper?

Is that deck as good as it looks? If so, that's a fantastic find.


I am planning on a rain cap. In fact I just bought one today lol

the deck is in worst condition. the front and back are broken out and one of the wheels are broken off and held on by some strap iron.
its missing the shaft and one gearbox. But I am gonna get one from a fellow MTFer

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 08:02 PM

Nice upgrade. I like the sound of the straight pipe.

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 04:50 AM

Nice upgrade. I like the sound of the straight pipe.


:ditto:

The tractor looks great!

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 09:44 AM

Looks like you did a nice job of improvising. Thanks for the pics and vid.

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 08:47 PM

I don't remember the model I had but it looked like yours . Sears Custom 6 I think , built pretty strong . It was my first tractor , not as good looking as yours and that was 25 years ago, Al

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 06:58 PM

Hey, Great looking and sounding tractor ,for 14yrs old you seem to have alot of knowledge about tractors,nice shop you got it made good job

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Posted March 22, 2011 - 06:49 PM

I search for more knowledge. It seems to help in the long run. Thanks for the complement. My shop is nice. Doesnt have some of the tools I would like but I cant have everything lol

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 05:15 PM

Hey there craftsmankid,I just watched your video again.I just love the sound and looks of that tractor, anyway was that a sears suburban in your garage and if so what hp and year is it and your plans for it.

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 07:20 PM

Hey there craftsmankid,I just watched your video again.I just love the sound and looks of that tractor, anyway was that a sears suburban in your garage and if so what hp and year is it and your plans for it.


Thats a 66 suburban 12. I dont have plans for it really sept to repower it when I get a good engine.




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