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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 03:40 PM

Got the lake house finished today and to celebrate work slowing down, I am buying a Sears ST/16. Kind of a basket case right now with no engine and rear tires/wheels. I'll pick it up tomorrow morning. Good news is most of the paint and decals are in real good shape. The hood hinge is broken loose from the grille, but looks fixable. It is a six-speed! Pics tomorrow when I get it!


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 11:08 PM

Yep you definitely got the incurable bug lol

 

Here ya go a nice "cheap" unbroken hood  Only $319.95 with FREE SHIPPING  :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

http://www.ebay.com/...gwAAOSw-YBXGPJ5

 

 

 

Did you see this Sweetheart in the Classifieds? She's beautiful.

http://gardentractor...h-front-loader/


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Posted May 14, 2016 - 03:56 AM

Yep you definitely got the incurable bug lol

 

Here ya go a nice "cheap" unbroken hood  Only $319.95 with FREE SHIPPING  :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

http://www.ebay.com/...gwAAOSw-YBXGPJ5

 

 

 

Did you see this Sweetheart in the Classifieds? She's beautiful.

http://gardentractor...h-front-loader/

That's an SS hood. Mine is fine, just broke at the hinge on the grille side. Should be fixable!



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Posted May 14, 2016 - 11:54 AM

I'm back! Got some pics too! Grille is a little worse than I thought. Steve got the first ride on it!

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A tour around it.

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Lower Grille.

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Hood & Upper grille.

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A better shot of the 3-point parts and tailight.

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Dash and other decals.

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Model #: 917.25742

Serial #: 3354

 

3-point model # 917.253060

 

It's odd to me there is no deck lift on this thing! Hangers & Mule are there, just no way to lift.

 

 


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Posted May 14, 2016 - 12:12 PM

I see its a puller you hook another tractor to it an pull it :dancingbanana: :wave:  Just kidding Kenny looks like its got lot of potential, partial 3 pt mule drive I've repaired hoods is that shape maybe worse some better but it can be done, as for the deck lift that's part of the deck 


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Posted May 14, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Nice! :thumbs:

 

I'm sure with your fab skills you will be able to fix that grill. Maybe an internal metal structure and some fiberglass for the shape. Would be stronger than the original. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

 

What motor are you going to use?

I'll be :watch_over_fence:  on the build.


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Posted May 14, 2016 - 12:56 PM

It'll be a while before much is done. First have to find an engine that'll fit. Then get things fixed. But I have others waiting for attention too.



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Posted May 14, 2016 - 03:33 PM

Good starting point
Shame about the hood, but I am sure you'll be able to fix it.
Most any Teccy will fit, it would've been an OH160, but a 10 should even bolt in if needed.
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Posted May 14, 2016 - 04:54 PM

The 10 and 12 hp Tecs have a slightly different bolt pattern but that's no biggie just drill the needed holes, some of the Bolens had the OHV Tec's in them or  maybe install a big cast iron B&S 14 - 15 - 16hp in it that would make a beast of it.


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Posted May 14, 2016 - 05:55 PM

Wish I had a small diesel!



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Posted May 15, 2016 - 08:25 AM

aaaah very nice find .......did you see the one I shared a while back a guy used the front end off the 68-69 on the front clip of a newer frame that fit the onan twin? To me it was the best of both worlds having the bigger engine with the older style not as fragile front end. 


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Posted May 15, 2016 - 08:38 AM

aaaah very nice find .......did you see the one I shared a while back a guy used the front end off the 68-69 on the front clip of a newer frame that fit the onan twin? To me it was the best of both worlds having the bigger engine with the older style not as fragile front end. 

I probably did, but don't remember right now.



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Posted May 15, 2016 - 10:28 AM

Well The suburbans are pretty cool because you can interchange parts. The CG ad I found had the older 68 rear with the 70's style nose clip like yours has that fits the onan 16's and such. He had to do slight modification to the grill to have it fit around the engine but it looked nicely done. I myself prefer the single cylinder tecy's  but I was tempted because this tractor was just to cool. 

 

Looks like your missing the gas tank...those can be a pain to find 


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 08:26 AM

That's an SS hood. Mine is fine, just broke at the hinge on the grille side. Should be fixable!

 

Hoods are a little different, upper grills are the same

 

 

 

It's odd to me there is no deck lift on this thing! Hangers & Mule are there, just no way to lift.

 

The decks only mount to frame at four points with a scissor lift, the lift it actually part of the deck.

 

That's a 73 or 74 model, they used the same model number for both years.

You got the optional tool box.

I switched my 73/74 over to an under the seat plastic gas tank, took some frame mods and different rear fenders, but it is on. You can use about any metal gas tank on it, even one from a Troybilt tiller would work.

 

You can fit an Onan on there, but requires a tab welded to the frame for the front corner engine mount. an old Briggs will mount up pretty easy too.


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 08:31 AM

Thanks! Not much happening with it right now. Waiting for my hand to heal. Gets a little better every day. Not working will maybe let it heal up.


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