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#16 JiminRI OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2015 - 09:55 PM

Great tractor! It is a real workhorse. And you can't beat free. I've had mine since 1977 and plan to keep it running indefinitely so I can keep using the snow thrower. I've been looking for a parts tractor and haven't found one under $500 in RI or MA even without any accessories. If I were you, I'd take your friend and his wife out for a nice dinner.


One suggestion - while you have the carb apart, make sure you check the float. The original fiber floats crack and stick - causing problems from flooding to no flow at all. If you have the fiber float, replace it with a brass float (about $20) even if it isn't yet cracked. You might want to replace the high speed jet at the same time (about $10).


Good luck,


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Posted October 25, 2015 - 08:32 PM

Hi Captain, welcome to the group good deal on the SS16 once you get it going you;ll like it and that's a nice bunch of attachments, good lick with getting it going.

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