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#1 Bigger Hammer OFFLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 12:31 PM

Hello all, new guy to the site, with a new 1967 S18.

 

I will have to post up some pictures when I take some. I just picked up an S18 over the weekend. It is mostly rust free (may even be the original paint, faded to orange). Drained out the old gas, put in a new(er) battery and fixed the wire to the points and it fired right up. There are no decals on it, if the paint is original, I may just stick on some decals.

 

Problem is that it pops out of gear while moving. The gears themselves feel OK, although 1st is noisy. No problems moving if I hold it in gear, or at minimum push the gear shift lever over every 30 seconds. I have only had a couple of transaxles apart, and a few larger tractor transmissions, but I am assuming these have springs and balls to detent the gear positions. Is there a recommended source for a seal kit/rebuild kit for these Peerless transaxles? Also, the ID tag is missing from the engine, I am assuming it a is K181?


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Hello welcome to GTT!

 

We would love to see some pictures when you get a chance!

Once we determine the peerless model number used on your machine I can get you a partslist, I should be able to get most of the parts still for them


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 01:16 PM

Welcome to the forum! Pictures are always nice! :wave:



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Posted November 23, 2015 - 02:22 PM

:welcometogttalk:



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Posted November 23, 2015 - 02:48 PM

Welcome to GTT. Check our Manuals Section(3 free downloads per day) for what you need. The transmission may be under Peerless. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 03:11 PM

Welcome.

We have a couple Speedex experts, hopefully they will be along in a bit.



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Posted November 23, 2015 - 03:36 PM

No expert, but most Speedex had Briggs engines. Some models did have Kohler, not many.  I'm not familiar with S-18 at moment. Might try www.speedextractorinformation.org   for manuals and info. Note .org, not .com for that. If odd model, may need to copy a diff model or series to get the parts diagrams. Think there is an S series for all those as example. Might be that one on here too I think. Some sights have better clearer pictures than others, have to check around. Nice to see another Speedex being saved.  Most of these tractors are in NE Ohio and PA, see you are in MI. Waiting for the pictures!



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Posted November 23, 2015 - 05:50 PM

:welcometogttalk: and :wewantpics: 



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Posted November 23, 2015 - 07:24 PM

I'm no expert either but I tried something with one that I was having trouble with. First removed the shift leaver. (3 bolts). Next I drained the oil and put the plug back in. I then poured some varsol in the transmition and then blew it around inside with the air hose. I also sprayed WD 40 through the sift lever hole on to the sliders. then I drained the varsol out and refilled with fresh oil. It has been working right since. I likely got lucky but it wasn't much work to try it.They say necessity  is the mother of invention, , I say laziness is the father of invention.


Edited by speedbird, November 24, 2015 - 06:02 PM.

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:19 PM

OK, here are some pictures, sorry for the mess :smilewink:

 

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A previous owner put the decals on the front, the serial number (BB929) comes back as 1967 even though the decal says '65. I haven't cleaned it yet, so its pretty much as I got it, excpet that I hooked up the throttle cable to the governor, it was bypassed. I haven't look around the transaxle real good yet, but the axle housings are marked 1072-P1. Now that I have looked at it closer, I think it may have been repainted. The red paint is cracking, so it is an older respray, but I would think there would be some evidence of the original decals (diffent levels of fading) if it was the original paint.


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:53 PM

OK, here are some pictures, sorry for the mess :smilewink:

LHeeoH1.jpg

KatSuqW.jpg

2NP3kOd.jpg

gJGwuC2.jpg

udLRcVh.jpg

A previous owner put the decals on the front, the serial number (BB929) comes back as 1967 even though the decal says '65. I haven't cleaned it yet, so its pretty much as I got it, excpet that I hooked up the throttle cable to the governor, it was bypassed. I haven't look around the transaxle real good yet, but the axle housings are marked 1072-P1. Now that I have looked at it closer, I think it may have been repainted. The red paint is cracking, so it is an older respray, but I would think there would be some evidence of the original decals (diffent levels of fading) if it was the original paint.

Welcome to GTTalk! I did a 67 s-18 as my winter project last year. The serial number is stamped on the frame on the front right hand side if I remember right. Yours looks to be in really great shape!

Here is mine.

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 09:01 PM

Should be a model 2300 transmission, I can get parts for them

 

See manual below:

http://www.odref.com...S/2300-2339.PDF

 

According to the Speedex site the S18 was the only one of that series to feature an 8HP Kohler engine instead of the common B&S


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 10:34 PM

Hello and welcome  :wave:



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Posted November 23, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Nice tractor good luck with the rehab



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Posted November 24, 2015 - 06:15 AM

Nice tractor good luck with the rehab

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