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#1 case442 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2015 - 08:32 PM

Hello All,
I picked up this little PK JD or 1612 yesterday. I got it from the original owners son in law. Was bought new in 1978 and kept in the family until yesterday. I was told the rod broke, replaced by the son in law and when trying to start after doing so it locked up. So as you can see its apart and headed into surgery now. This is a really nice original tractor with hydro lift , 48" deck and snow blade. Came with all original manuals as well. I was going to part it for one if the 1614's I just picked up but its too nice.
Here's the pics.

Mike

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Posted August 13, 2015 - 08:55 PM

Hi case 442, that is a nice looking original PK definitely to nice to part out. Looks like its been inside most of it life also.



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Posted August 14, 2015 - 03:26 AM

Most lighter model parts are different than the bigger ones and won't exchange anyway. Yes, too nice to part out! I bet on engine, the rod was put in backwards and didn't have oil hole right and locked up from that? OR, didn't fit piston if changed? Backwards piston inserting?  Could be lots of things. 


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Posted August 14, 2015 - 05:16 AM

When I first read that it was a JD I thought it was like my 1612 but mines a 1968 , whole different animal then yours . Very nice looking tractor .

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Posted August 14, 2015 - 06:38 AM

Sweet PK! Congratulations. If it never started after the rebuild then chances are you can correct what was done wrong and there won't be much damage. 



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Posted August 14, 2015 - 08:54 AM

When I first read that it was a JD I thought it was like my 1612 but mines a 1968 , whole different animal then yours . Very nice looking tractor .

If yours is 1968 it would actually be a Jim Dandy as the 1612 did not come out til 1978.


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Posted August 14, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Correct , I guess I should have said mine was an "Economy Jim Dandy Deluxe " the brochure only listed 16" wheels for the JD not sure if you could have gotten the 14hp ?

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Posted August 14, 2015 - 03:44 PM

I agree much to nice to part out---heck I wouldn't even paint it-------Hope the engine is fixable on the cheap and easy.



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Posted August 14, 2015 - 08:03 PM

Sweet PK! Congratulations. If it never started after the rebuild then chances are you can correct what was done wrong and there won't be much damage.

I'm hoping/ thinking that something was installed wrong as it never turned over after re installing the parts. Never know until breakdown though.

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 07:24 PM

Hello All,
I got her up and running. All cleaned up and ready too go.
Here's the pics!

Mike

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 07:43 PM

That's great, Mike! What was the issue?
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Posted August 17, 2015 - 07:52 PM

That's great, Mike! What was the issue?


The PO never had the rod reconned. I had the crank polished and all is fine.
Runs great now.
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Posted August 17, 2015 - 08:17 PM

Good deal that's a nice looking tractor, interesting about the engine, your saying the connecting rod wasn't attached to the CS.



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Posted August 17, 2015 - 08:31 PM

Good deal that's a nice looking tractor, interesting about the engine, your saying the connecting rod wasn't attached to the CS.


No it had aluminum from the previous rod still on the crank shaft.
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Posted August 17, 2015 - 09:22 PM

Oh my ok now I understand yes no doubt that would make for a tight fit.






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