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#1 RustyTub OFFLINE  

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Posted April 13, 2011 - 07:39 PM

Hello I am new here and new to the GT fever. Back story is about two years ago when my wife and I got our house with 17 acres of land I always noticed the neighbor had an old GT with a till attached to it. I always wanted to go look at it and see if he would sell it. But 20 years of neglect to the landscaping and the house kept me busy.

Till last week when I was browsing C list after burning another day with the kubota getting ready to have the new lawn put in. I saw the wards garden tractor posted!!! I grabbed my son (2 years old and loves tractors) we hopped on the kubota and drove down and ironed out a deal on the Montgomery Wards 15 Hydrostatic, it has the PTO and rear tiller, and a 42Inch mowing deck. The tractor was purchased by the previous owner of my neighbors house and left there when they moved. The PO also passed along all the OG manuals for the mower, tiller, tractor, and pull cart.

I have the manuals and would be more than happy to scan them to my comp. for a reference for anybody.

I got the wards turning over but it has no spark so next time I get a free minute I will diag that and hopefully drive it around the property a little bit.

I am torn on wether or not I want to leave it in its neglected looking state and just make it mechanicaly sound or restore it and have something both me and my son can enjoy (of course when he is a bit older)

Pics to come soon.

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Posted April 13, 2011 - 08:02 PM

Welcome t the Forum!
Sounds like you got a nice machine

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Posted April 13, 2011 - 08:04 PM

:welcome: to GTTalk! Sounds like a great father & son restoration project coming! Can't wait for the pics.

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Posted April 13, 2011 - 08:07 PM

Welcome to GTtalk the HOME OF THE GOOD OL BOYS. and the GT's are addicting

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Posted April 13, 2011 - 10:50 PM

Welcome , Glad you found us. Jump in a chat sometime. Shawn

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Posted April 14, 2011 - 12:32 PM

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Well there it is in its neglected glory, hopefully I will find some time on Saturday to get her running and the fluids changed and get some rubber put on.

I want to fully rebuild the mower deck before I start mowing with it. Then I will sell my trusty snapper rear engine riding mower. The snapper just has a single blade deck and is too small for the mowing I do.

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Posted April 14, 2011 - 01:20 PM

Nice older Gilson/Ward tractor, it's just like the one I have. There's a picture of it in another thread here on the Wards Forum.

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Posted April 14, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, definitely a great garden tractor. Also looks to be in good shape other then normal wear. I vote to restore it :D

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 11:50 PM

Well today after work I came home cleaned up the points fixed the connections and cleaned up the electrical. Some carb spray a few cranks later and it breathed fire. Now I have the carb off to take to work and put in my cold tank for a rebuild. And later this week I will take the tractor to work and steam clean her all up.

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 04:20 AM

RustyTub,:welcometogttalk:

Glad to have you with us.

That's a neat looking old tractor.:thumbs:

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 05:23 AM

RustyTub, welcome. Looks like a good machine, like the front weight.

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 11:13 PM

Well, I rebuilt the carb today put it on started it up and it ran great for ten min, now the new float I put in and needle valve are holding close well till tomorrow.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:29 AM

That's a stout looking machine. Looks to be in great shape and should restore pretty good! Congrats on the purchase and on getting it running!

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 12:31 PM

RustyTub, welcome. Looks like a good machine, like the front weight.



That's the tiller Pulley guard and mounting bracket for the shaft driven tiller.But it does look like a weight.


Those tractors are Beasts.
Tillers for those are getting hard to find,and decks that aren't completely rotted out are near impossible to find.

I'de restore it.Atleast through some paint on it to keep it from getting any worse.

Edited by EricFromPa, April 22, 2011 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted April 22, 2011 - 02:01 PM

Well I believe the tiller is in bad shape, The PTO shoaft only makes ten turns then binds Now it is time to tear her apart




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