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#1 jabelman OFFLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 03:12 PM

As the title says I am to pick it up. Looks complete with a deck a bunch of mystery parts included. We will see it looked nice in the photo and the price was right. I am guessing it's a 725.
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Posted August 29, 2015 - 04:05 PM

Watch the videos on Youtube that Zippovarga shows how to evaluate the condition of old ACs(same as Simplicitys). Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 29, 2015 - 07:39 PM

Got it home tonight I have to upload some photos to dark now.

Seems the Trans is stuck in gear? It doesn't roll didn't really mess with it just load it in. Other than its clean. Seat needs a recover. Some engine work.

Parts wise all he couldn't find were the 2 side emblems which hopefully will find
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Posted August 29, 2015 - 08:19 PM

Here's a pic from the ad is this a 700 or 725?. I am guessing 61 or 62

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 08:35 PM

What is the serial # on the engine? It appears to be the original model 19. Its a Wonderboy 700 or early 700. 700s and even early 725s had the 2 piece seat and low steering but late 700s and all 725s had a different mid pto than what you have.

A shot of the otherside might reveal a short clutch, which is a Wonderboy feature. The badges pop up for these, but never cheap. 725s are a dime a dozen...a set of 700 badges... $40+? Wonderboy badges can soar over $100 if nice chrome survived.

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 08:56 PM

Here's the other side. Still has the original 19 briggs. Will get the #. Hopefully nothing major with the gearbox. The PO Was Going To Start Restoring It But Lost intrest.

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 11:14 PM

I have a 700. Its been sitting for maybe 8 years awaiting either an engine swap or rebuild but when in use it was a pleasure to drive. It seemed to steer much easier than the B-12 and B-110 which have different steering gears.

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 07:06 AM

Its cool no doubt.

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM

It was bugging me all night why it was stuck in gear hoping it was nothing major. Luckily I got it out (thank you YouTube! )

Something did happen at some point.
The drive shaft has a nasty bend in it. Also one of the cast engine mounts snapped. Rough guess but it looked like the by clutch/brake band the drive pulley loosened up an slide in and got caught on a stud, there's a weird wear mark and rubs. Maybe?

Next question do we have any manuals for these? The PO took stuff off and most of the wiring is shot and or missing.
Other than that it might be a go engine seems solid and good compression. I dated it mar/apr 1960

Anybody recomend part sources for these?

Going to need a driveshaft, seat covers any ideas?, lower pan for 19 briggs and who knows what else

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