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#1 lamina1982 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 22, 2016 - 05:03 PM

Just picked up this beauty. So far my love has been walk behinds but i saw this beauty on cl and i cldnt pass it up. Guy said he thought his grandpa bought it new and its sat since he died like 15/20 yrs. I think most of its there. It looks like its had some timkering done to it and finding references is tough to figure out if its missing anything. The engine ahroud was packed with mouse nests and was thus rotted out. I got this off and cleaned out n engine wasnt seized as guy thought..just from shroud being packed. Its a briggs zz 308116. Any chance anyone might know where to get a shroud from?? Also 1 front tire is off a gravely...wjat are chances i ckd find a rim? Back tires hold air..i think maybe originals? Plan is to get it functional and then maybe paint up. I need info on beelts and operating and fluids for the diff gear boxes and axle. Such a neat little tractor Heres bunch pics.tmp_9747-20160222_150228-1552696910.jpg tmp_9747-20160222_123831-1205157062.jpg tmp_9747-20160222_123816-79519549.jpg tmp_9747-20160222_123807-355865809.jpg tmp_9747-20160222_123800328689351.jpg tmp_9747-20160222_123753283830096.jpg tmp_9747-20160222_123746-1957118307.jpg
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Posted February 22, 2016 - 05:55 PM

I'm not familiar with the B's at all. Make sure you do google searches and join the Speedex forums out there. Not a lot of action on them, but they are there. Think if you look thru the postings in this forum, you can get more addresses and more info maybe on your model? Tear-down, blast and repair as you build back up is way I always go. That way it's like new again in most mechanical ways.



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Posted February 22, 2016 - 06:05 PM

Welcome!

 

A quick look around on the internet and I didn't find any information on the B model.  I think you can safely assume 80W89 gear lube for the transmission and differential.  I don't know if the drive down to the axles is chain or gear but I suspect there is a reservoir at the bottom either way - I'd use 80W90 there too.

 

Someone else may be able to give you information on an engine shroud.  If nothing else something should eventually turn up on eBay or craigslist.  I think you can probably try to get it running without the shroud, but just for a minute since it won't cool properly without it.  I bet you find everything behind the flywheel is shot and may end up re-engineing it.

 

I did find a picture of one restored:

 

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Edited by MiCarl, February 22, 2016 - 06:07 PM.

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Posted February 22, 2016 - 06:06 PM

Bye looking at the pics the whole pulley configuration has been modified. The cast iron tower as we call it has been turned around and appears to be stationary. It is meant to slide up and down. We have 13 model Bs and I have various parts.

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Posted February 22, 2016 - 06:08 PM

Ya seems like someone restored one on here, thats about only pics ive found. Seems pretty limited info. It does have a resevoir for both sides axle, it has a model a trans and a model t axle. Sure is a neat tractor though.

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Posted February 22, 2016 - 06:12 PM

Tractornut46..itd be great to get more info and pics from you if possible so i can get things set up.right, as wellmas fluids and amounts for the specific areas. With a quick survey so far i need at least 1 front rim and then not sure what else missing...i guess it depends what they did with the tower. What do theae tractors donfor brakes??

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Posted February 22, 2016 - 06:21 PM

What a great project! I hope you will keep posting photos of the rebuild.



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Posted February 22, 2016 - 08:56 PM

Ya seems like someone restored one on here, thats about only pics ive found. Seems pretty limited info. It does have a resevoir for both sides axle, it has a model a trans and a model t axle. Sure is a neat tractor though.


Yeah, that's me and that's my B that MiCarl posted. There is a site dedicated to Speedex. I'll look tomorrow when I'm on the computer and see if I can find it if someone doesn't beat me to it.

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Posted February 22, 2016 - 10:38 PM

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 09:12 AM

That steering would take some practice!



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Posted March 02, 2016 - 05:53 PM

Great find. I had someone offering me one last fall but it was missing the whole clutch/belt assembly so Ipassed on it. hope you can find the shroud.



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Posted March 02, 2016 - 06:39 PM

That steering would take some practice!

The stick steering is real simple and really no practice required, I have a home-made tractor that dad built, copied off the Gibson A with same steering

Pull back and turn right

Push forward turn left

Times I find it easier than a steering wheel,



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Posted March 09, 2016 - 06:43 PM

Tiller steering is easy to catch on to once you have done it a couple of times. I'm on my 3rd tiller steer. The fun starts when you back up a trailer, but that comes  with a bit of practice.






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