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Posted November 25, 2015 - 01:41 PM

Cant do nothing with the hi/lo I think thats where the problem is...not going to start that till i clean up the garage some. good thing a gasket is still available, i could make one but buying one is a lot easier.....i'll post what i find.



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Posted November 26, 2015 - 08:21 AM

Found the problem last night it was a c-clip inside the trans that slid on the shaft. So now I know what its like to split the tranny case. Its very easy to do and nothing to fear.  it was #29 on this diagram http://www.searspart...7586/00007.html  

 

it was not something I did while taking it apart like I was thinking at first. 

 

 

I am happy once again!

 

Sorry did not stop and take photos it was a 3 handed job and I was neck deep into this last night. 


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 08:12 PM

This tractor is coming along awesome. I want to thank you guys that have helped me along the way and also for the information I have been able to find on this site.

 

As of now I have a complete rolling chassis minus a seat and a steering wheel. the brake lever has seen better days either going to try and repair it or get a used replacement. Have to order an ignition system for the hh120 and figure out what springs are needed and where. when I got this I got a box of parts with it I think it shows 2 springs in the diagram for the brake clutch but its sure hard to tell. I will be taking a few photos soon as well just want to get it a bit further along first.



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Posted December 13, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Got the rear end in 20151212_123341.jpg

 

 

 

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Tried my best to refurbish the plate. 

 

 

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Now what engine do we use. 


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 10:49 AM

Preferably one that runs!



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Posted December 13, 2015 - 11:30 AM

what ever one I choose to get running will run, its just a matter of getting errr done as they say. Any of the HH120s will need ignition conversions and I am thinking thats the route ill go. I also have a few briggs I was thinking of using but they are back ups for my simplicity daily driver. I was also thinking of doing something fun like a diesel or a vanguard 18. But something draws me back to the tec in this tractor. I only plan on using the plow on this one I am thinking the front bull dozer and a back blade. 

 

The next ss12 is the hydo I have the sickle on, I am going to restore that one and mount the sears blower I have then I won't have to take the mower deck off the simplicity & WH I have to mount snow equipment. My simplicity mows like no tomorow, while the WH has a rear chute and mows between the rows of my garden. 

 

I love these old tractors so much that I don't mind if they hog up a little room, having one for each task to me ideal, its a way to collect and appreciate these old steeds as well as use them for what they were made for.

 

My goal is to have

Sears ss12 Manual with the dozer plow on front and a back blade in the rear.

Sears ss12 Hydro W/ snow thrower and hydro or electric lift. (for wife) Ag tires weights ....complete snow set up.

Wheel Horse C-120 W/ Large Garden Cart .....small rear discharge deck.  (W/back up snow blower)  

Simplicity 3415H 48" deck   leaf bag trailer vac system  (W/ back up snow blower in case we have an issue with the sears)

Simplicity 3212 V with a rear tiller and a front mounted generator. 

 

Then at that point I feel I will be able to tackle any task at hand with out needing to swap attachments and make good use of these old tractors while enjoying every second of it. 


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Got my Ignition order from overnight ....its getting closer and closer.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 03:28 PM

Got the engine in today and I am not paining it. I kinda like the old look it has so here she is 

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I also installed a starter solenoid so that I could by pass the 12v high amp switch to a standard motocraft ford sytle. So no need for a toggle switch. 

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Put a fuse off to the side for easy access. I use an old alternator bracket to mount the solenoid to save space for the 12v coil I am going to be mounting when I get my parts from over night solutions....they are shipped and on the way.

 

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The red wire is the main power to my coil from the ignition switch and the white fused one is for the lights. so I will have 2 fuses in this before it had none. 

 

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A little scratch up but not to bad , very very livable  I am getting excited to hear it run, I realize tat I will have to do something to the exhaust to make it clear the hood and find somewhere to put my coil but its shaping up.

 

 

 

 


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 04:35 PM

Looking good! That engine color reminds me of an old Pontiac engine color!



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Posted December 26, 2015 - 07:02 AM

Haha ...ok so I got a parts tractor with these two 

 

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I should have noticed that one had a different hood....well its all painted but it won't fit. Boy do I feel stupid. I did notice the screen mesh instead of the louvers and thats why I wanted this hood. I guess I should have sized it up when I took it off the parts tractor. 



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Posted December 26, 2015 - 06:31 PM

Bet that's a custom hood which is shorter. 


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Posted December 26, 2015 - 06:47 PM

Bet that's a custom hood which is shorter. 

Ah that make sense, I was thinking that the Suburban hoods up thur 1972 should be very close to the same, but I know anything is possible.



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Posted January 01, 2016 - 06:35 PM

Found these on ebay to repair the snow plow with 

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Spacers 5/8 Round x 3/16" .380" ID Stainless Steel also all brand new hardware grade 8. 

 

since I am stripping the plow I will also get started on my hood again. 



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Posted June 11, 2016 - 03:51 PM

Well its past winter but its still a project. Have not updated this thread but the plow works great! 

 

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I rebuilt the plow this past winter but it was so cold and hard to get anything done with all the extra clothes and the needing to build a fire I never took any time to document my plow rebuild for you guts. The plow was so straight forward and easy though it was just stripping and repainting new hardware and bushings.

 

Next attachment I got working for this is the 48" deck....I love it but still need to figure out how to raise the front end a bit I have an idea and if it works I'll update it in the mower deck thread. 

 

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I mowed the lawn today with it although its still not completed still need to do the wheels , get a seat , grip tape the floor boards, repair , paint, and mount my rear fenders and a few other small things.

 

I think i have another tractor on its way ....I am looking at a 69 sub 12 to mount the deck on so that I can mount my plow back on this one. 

 

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Come along way from this 

 

Now it mows and plows 

 

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