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?