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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:26 PM

So a few weeks ago I picked up three Springfields, one runs, two don't. But I'm sure you guys already guessed that lol. So I started in on repairing the running one that I bought, because someone had some really far out ideas on the correct way to treat it. Allow me to list the repairs i have performed so far and why.
1) Clutch didn't work, so had to replace a roll pin, easy fix, like I like.
2) Muffler had to be replaced because the dumbass wanted to keep the $6 muffler because it was good... Resulting in a ripped apart stuck in the block muffler, so you can guess the fun.
3) Carburetor to engine gasket was homemade and the hole too small, so switched in a real Briggs gasket I had around.
4) Replaced the plastic fuel barb fitting in the carburetor with a metal one. (personal preference)
5) The only engine tin present was the shroud, so it was missing the head tin and the cylinder tin. So far I have installed a cylinder tin (all I have scored for it so far)
6) The transaxle was bolted on with 5/16" U bolts, which is not correct, so installed the correct 3/8" bolts.
7) The tractor was hard to start and I spotted rust in the gas tank, so the tank is off, and the fitting on the bottom was 80% clogged so still working on that.

Now for what is left to do:
8) The shifter is wrong for the tractor, so to make it work they left it loose on the transaxle... Dumb... So I have to swap a correct shifter and drain the transaxle (betting water)
9) In the middle of throttle and choke assembly build, since the original is gone and they chopped the hood to fit their idea of controls.
10) fix the steering arm on the spindle by installing a roll pin... After I cut the bent over bolt someone stuffed in there....
And if I find the guy that did this.... Well.... Alan knows what I will do and why LOL.

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, June 04, 2015 - 09:28 PM.

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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:43 PM

Yeah, people do strange things to old tractors, some dumb a** decided that instead of spending $5 for a correct pin welding a bolt to the cultivator lift on my Farmall C to install the snow blade was a good idea, now I have to carefully cut it free without damaging my tractor. :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :mad2:


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:48 PM

Yup, some people do mean well by their repairs (or modifications), but in this scenario, I happen to know the guy indirectly (and on phone) and he is the kind that buys stuff, takes the good parts off, and sells the rest of it for whatever he can get at that point... And quickest dollar wins... Verbal agreements don't count....
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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:49 PM

You forgot #11, which is take pics.
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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:52 PM

You forgot #11, which is take pics.


Saving pics for when I'm ready to uh... Text a really nice picture of the repaired Springfield to the piece of crap that uh... Sold it out from under me LOL. (no worries, he is not a member here, and if by chance he is and I not know it, we don't need him)
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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:57 PM

Picture of when the idiot owned it (pulled from Facebook when the idiot was selling it)ImageUploadedByTapatalk1433473018.698589.jpg

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Posted June 05, 2015 - 04:23 AM

that's to be a nice little GT i think , it's in reasonable condition though for the age & appearance if nothing else  


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 05:32 AM

Glad you posted a picture , at first thought ,," why did he buy such a pos" . Doesn't look bad at all !!



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Posted June 05, 2015 - 06:38 AM

Saving pics for when I'm ready to uh... Text a really nice picture of the repaired Springfield to the piece of crap that uh... Sold it out from under me LOL. (no worries, he is not a member here, and if by chance he is and I not know it, we don't need him)

  

Picture of when the idiot owned it (pulled from Facebook when the idiot was selling it)attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1433473018.698589.jpg


I have a couple.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 09:49 PM

I swapped out for a different gas tank, painted it, and installed it with a new fitting.
Robbed a shifter off of another Springfield and repainted it red. Should be able to install it tomorrow evening when I get home from work.
Might get this thing done by next weekend. Then I will get the Toro 10 working right.
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Posted June 07, 2015 - 09:12 PM

Oil in transaxle is changed, different shifter installed. Learned that peerless transaxles are picky about shifter mounting base. 1965 shifter fits in a 1964 shifter base, but the 1965 shift base will not fit a 1964 transaxle, yet the 1964 shifter base and shifter will fit the 1965 transaxle. Confusing to you? Ya, I got frustrated too...
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Posted June 07, 2015 - 09:21 PM

Sounds like operator error to me...

Glad you're making headway. I need to get one or two more moving under their own power.
If they get done, they get done,
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Posted June 07, 2015 - 09:26 PM

Yes. If this thing moves by this weekend I have three more to get running. All of them will need fuel work.... Minimum....

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Posted June 14, 2015 - 04:19 PM

Close enough for a tractor show.
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Posted June 14, 2015 - 06:09 PM

Tractor show? Show tractor. Yeah that's nearly the same! Looks good!


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