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#1 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 04:59 PM

Yea, for the lack of a good name for now, I present The Brother of Hulk II. For $150 he is in pretty good shape. I still dislike belt covers on the decks, and will see about modifying the cover on this. I checked the deck and it looks good overall. I wire brushed the ends of the cover bolts and PB'd them, all came out without breaking. Cut the old belt out and all the mandrills spin, but are really tight. Some rust pitting under the cover, but not bad. All the deck bolts ate PB'd and the deck stored. I have him up on jack stands and prepping to fire the engine some time next week. Undercarriage looks pretty good. 

I am thinking on an original color restore, I'll need to see if the pin striping and labels are still available.

I have a full house again.

 

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 05:19 PM

I agree on the deck belt covers.  A good place for grass and crud to collect and start rotting out the deck.  Those big flat air cleaners on the Briggs twins make it hard to do much leaning on top of the engine area.  Nice looking gathering with a variety of colors.  Is that the MTD built Craftsman?



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Posted January 31, 2016 - 05:42 PM

Is that the MTD built Craftsman? Not sure, maybe someone can chime in. 917.255914


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 07:26 PM

Wow! Looks like that guy had a hard life. Not a bad deal for the price though. Had one similar to that but want to said it had a m20 Kohler. Fairly decent tractor. Had a 3 speed with Hi/low range lever.

Edited by Marty'70, January 31, 2016 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 07:42 PM

He is in good hands now. Plenty years of use left in him. 


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:02 PM

How many folks out there have a Craftsman III?


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:30 PM

That would have made the name too easy "Hulk III" :hitting_self_roller: . Looking the engine over for the plan to fire it up next week to see if it runs, and if it smokes. Hood is removed (still need to address some storage issues). I removed the drive belt (don't want to spin the tranny yet), Still need to remove the  PTO, and vacuum out the top of the tins to keep the debris from flying.

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 09:09 PM

Thought the choke cable was frozen so I removed it. A little oil and it was working smooth, the carb choke was frozen, some carb cleaner and oil on the shaft freed it up. I checked the throttle lever and it was frozen wide open. Governor lever is smooth. I sprayed the throttle lever and it has freed up some what, still sticks a little near the closed position. I have several carbs, Just want to hear this run before I continue with the teardown.  



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Posted January 31, 2016 - 10:22 PM

How many folks out there have a Craftsman III?


I do.
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Posted February 01, 2016 - 01:22 AM

Resembles mine...917.255919

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 01:26 AM

Is that the MTD built Craftsman? Not sure, maybe someone can chime in. 917.255914

How does one tell who built it?



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Posted February 01, 2016 - 05:19 AM

How does one tell who built it?

If it's a 917 model #, then Roper built it.


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 07:40 AM

For 150 bucks it is a must have


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 10:32 AM

If it's a 917 model #, then Roper built it.

Woo Hoo, then I have 4 Roper built machines, and One is a true Roper!

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Son of a Hulk LOL. 

 

 

Or maybe Andre. You could put this picture abiove their parking spaces

 

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