OK, how about a Speedex? Never see much on them here, so gonna give this a try. This is a 1641 I bought with no engine, long distance from PA. Username picked it up for me, then Chuckbob, and it finally got home here. This is a late model tractor, about 94, even tho most look like from 70's or older from Speedex. Can't change a solid design, heh! It set around awhile and decided needed to get it and another inside during winter so tore down and had frame blasted. That was gonna hold me for awhile, so I thought. Soon got into blasting at home the small stuff just to add axles and wheels, so could roll around to move. Then, what the heck, went full scale into it anyway. Acutlly did two Speedex's at same time. This one had a Vanguard twin in it at one time and had a narrow frame mount, harder to mount another engine. SO, started looking for one, seemed hard to find. Ended up buying a Wheelhorse with one in it, just a put together rig, yet it ran and drove. Had straight pipe exhaust. SO, home comes Horse, removed engine, dropped in Spdx frame and bolts right up and lines up great. Sold the Horse at next swap. Had some issues with starter on engine and had to clean it up, a real muddy mess. After new starter, getting wiring right, she starts/runs great. The tin seems to be hardest part for me to do. Hoods are one-piece on these with grill attached and hard to get into the blaster and work around. We did best we could and then lots of power brushing and sanding to finish. Bolting up all the dash and side belt cover and hood is a bit of work to get it all straight and fitting right I found. Both of my Speedex's that I was working on had about same tin and same problem. One is now real good and other is almost right. Tractor drives real nice, steers easy, goes good. I do not have attachments at this time, but do have a couple of decks if I can figure out if I have right hangers for one, might try that next summer. Still need the decals to make nice and be finished, but working on those now. New Holland red is color and Safety Orange wheels set it off and the black chassis. They would have been most all red, kinda less bright, but I like this color better.
Edited by glgrumpy, October 17, 2015 - 11:47 AM.