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#1 Merle013 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2015 - 05:47 PM

I just purchased a 1965 Jim Dandy. The restoration was started but he lost interest and unfortunately the wiring harness too. It has set out in the weather for the last year. Got to pick up some fluids though. He drained everything for the restore but did not replace them yet. Someone went insane and painted the two left wheels silver and the two right wheels yellowish-green. He did do a good job on the sand blasting. There is no rust to be found. The rear tires are new. The front tires look new until you get close. They have all the tread on them but they are completely weather rotted. He also threw in a half a dozen gasket sets for Briggs, Tecumseh and Kohler.

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Posted November 17, 2015 - 05:55 PM

The silver wheels don't look bad! Are you sure the other side isn't a primer?


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 05:55 PM

great tractor!  congrats!


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 06:48 PM

That makes me feel real old, I worked on those back in the late 60's and can not remember. How do you put the starter / generator belt on ???


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 06:56 PM

Nice little tractor.  If I read the serial numberright, it's actually a 1964.  Either way it's a very desireable model with that round hood.  Great little tractors.


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 07:30 PM

I guess it could be primer. Does not matter. That side is definitely getting painted. As far as the belt goes. I was advised to use an adjustable v-belt. They are quite expensive but it saves having to pull an engine. The hydraulic pump on my PK uses the same mounting setup. Has same issue. 



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Posted November 17, 2015 - 08:16 PM

Good looking tractor, I'm also thinking the green wheel could be primer, the good think is the PO painted them before he lost interest so no serious rust. Good luck with you project keep us post updated.


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 08:53 PM

Those things are so neat I always wanted one but I could never find a good deal. Online is the only place I've ever seen them for sale I never saw one in real life. How many horsepower is that briggs, good find
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Posted November 17, 2015 - 09:47 PM

that yellow looks like zinc chromate
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Posted November 17, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Its a 23DFB with 9HP. 


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 12:36 AM

That's a nice machine.


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 06:16 AM

It's a very nice tractor :thumbs:   I like the had brake controls , do you think the seat spring/support is original ?  It seems high but might just be the pictures .


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 10:50 AM

The seat spring is original as far as I know. This is my first Jim Dandy so I could be mistaken. It looks correct in the catalog I have.


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 07:34 PM

Thanks for the correction it is a 1964.






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