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#1 waynegdg OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 07:48 PM

I recently found this GT while working on a guys car that's a friend of a friend. He wants to get rid of it. The engine isn't seized, has a good mower deck, not sure of size. Also comes with rear wheel weights and tire chains. The seat is off in the pics but it's included and is in good shape. Can anyone give me an idea on how much this thing is worth not running, and maybe some more info on the tractor?

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Edited by KennyP, March 24, 2015 - 08:04 PM.

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 07:49 PM

Sorry for the upside down crappy pics, I can't figure out how to make them right.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Sorry, have no idea what it's worth, but nice can on engine bonnet. That's a good thing. Noel

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:05 PM

Fixed the pics for you. Nice looking Sears!


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:08 PM

Thanks Kenny! And yeah Noel, it's been a long day. I needed a few of those lol.

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:11 PM

Any idea on what engine it is? Weren't most Sears tractors Briggs engines? This one didn't say, it had a few stickers on it but didn't say the manufacturer.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:11 PM

200 to 250 not running
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:15 PM

I'd stay 2 or less. If the ignition is shot that could get pricey to fix. Otherwise it looks to be in pretty good shape. The weights are worth a 100 easily. I'd show 150, q75 and see what happens.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:15 PM

200 to 250 not running


Cool, he said I could have it and a John Deere 116 for $200. Neither run, have been sitting inside for years.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:27 PM

Check our Manuals Section for info. Have fun with them. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:49 PM

back then everything Sears with an engine had a Tecumseh of some sort. That should be an HH series cast iron. and judging by the tractor grill it may be old enough to have points instead of the pricey solid state. which would be easier and cheaper to fix.


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 09:10 PM

Yep, Tecumseh. I paid 250 for mine, similar condition with a deck. I was able to get mine running with spare prts.
If yours has points, your options for having a runner are greater.
The guys here can help you, take pics and as for the points, it's a little tin cover below the muffler.

:thumbs: you'll love that little tractor once it's running. Amazing how powerful it is.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 09:36 PM

1968 Sears suburban 12 Hp with a Tecumseh flat head. Most likely it has a solid state ignition-should be stated on engine cover if it has it. 

I would say maybe $150 tops not running. Carb could go 50-100 to get rebuild or replace. 

Ignition can run 150 and up if it's bad. 

 

All Sears 1966-1972 were all Tecumseh engine except the 1971 SS14 and 72 SS15 which were the only 2 yrs offered with Briggs. 

73-79 had single techs, but were also offered with Twin Onans. 


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 09:45 PM

$ 200 for it and the Deere?!? Don't hesitate. Go get them. Now.

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Posted March 25, 2015 - 06:54 AM

$ 200 for it and the Deere?!? Don't hesitate. Go get them. Now.


The deals allready made, I've gotta go dig em out this afternoon. I'll post up some more pics later today. Thanks for the info guys!
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