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Posted June 09, 2015 - 09:34 PM

Hey guys,

 

I finally finished my 1967 Speedex S18 tonight! Went from a barn fresh find to my newest show tractor. Rebuilt the k181 Kohler and most of the Peerless transmission. Thanks to Old Path's Equipment for all the help getting parts for the transmission! It ended up costing me quite a bit to fix her right, but when I see it finished it is all worth it. I don't think it turned out too bad!

 

Mike

 

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Posted June 09, 2015 - 09:38 PM

Nice looking gt.  It shold stand out at the shows.


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Posted June 09, 2015 - 10:36 PM

Great job! That is one sharp looking GT! :thumbs:


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 12:23 AM

Very nice, not many with lights on them, and especially not that kind.  Kohler engine and peerless trans must have been big improvements for an S series. Most had briggs and those two speed or similar trans, not much trans at all really. Being kohler, the engine doesn't slide then?  The briggs usually did, but think kohlers used belt tensioners for clutch??



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Posted June 10, 2015 - 05:16 AM

Awesome!  Great before and after.


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 06:37 AM

Very nice, not many with lights on them, and especially not that kind. Kohler engine and peerless trans must have been big improvements for an S series. Most had briggs and those two speed or similar trans, not much trans at all really. Being kohler, the engine doesn't slide then? The briggs usually did, but think kohlers used belt tensioners for clutch??

The engine slides on this one too.

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 06:54 AM

One of the nicest S18's around!  Great job!


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 07:11 AM

Sweet. nice restore.

I have one similar that is still barn fresh.....or field fresh, guy had it sitting out like a lawn ornament.


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 07:31 AM

Sweet. nice restore.
I have one similar that is still barn fresh.....or field fresh, guy had it sitting out like a lawn ornament.

Wow. Did you get it working?

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:03 AM

That's a beautiful tractor. Something to be proud of, for sure :thumbs:


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 10:10 AM

You did an incredible job restoring that Speedex! It's well worth the effort to sink a few bucks in a restoration like that.
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Posted June 10, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Wow. Did you get it working?

 

Nope, just sitting in a shed now. Not sure of the model of mine, it has a briggs and just has F/R tranny, but looks like yours



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Posted June 10, 2015 - 11:32 AM

I don't know why speedex tractors arn't as popular to collect as some of the other brands. Any thoughts?

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Most of them do have a briggs and 2 speed tranny. Any idea of the horsepower of the briggs? That will help identify it. Also, the serial number is stamped on the right of the frame beneath the engine.

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Most of them do have a briggs and 2 speed tranny. Any idea of the horsepower of the briggs? That will help identify it. Also, the serial number is stamped on the right of the frame beneath the engine.

 

I think it's an 7 or 8 hp, not sure if original. Frame has been painted over, I need to scrape or sand paint to see numbers, I've tried to find them. 

"ran when parked", but I've never tried to work on it, just to many other irons in the fire. I bought in a package, a while back, just not high up on the list with remodel and move the last 2 yrs.

 

 

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