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Added an SS15 to my suburban fleet today


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#1 Tecumseh power ONLINE  

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Posted May 17, 2016 - 03:43 PM

Got it for 200 bucks. Has a bad rear end he gave me a good rear end with it and a 3pt lift arm. He also threw in a very nice rust free deck for 50 dollars. The tractor runs good. Will restore it this winter. Think I got it for a pretty good price. He also had the belt gaurd he gave me
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Posted May 17, 2016 - 04:04 PM

Doesn't look too bad! I'd fix the pics, but I have my hand wrapped at the moment. Takes a bit of work with the left one.


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Posted May 17, 2016 - 04:06 PM

Thats a great tractor. to bad its not a tecky....lol 


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Posted May 17, 2016 - 04:10 PM

Doesn't look too bad! I'd fix the pics, but I have my hand wrapped at the moment. Takes a bit of work with the left one.

I got it Kenny.
You relax your hand.

Tractor looks nice. Excellent save.
I have a friend who only owns one Sears because it was the only one he could find that "didn't have a damn Tecumseh or an Onan" in it LOL
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Posted May 17, 2016 - 05:06 PM

I think you stole that one for $200.

 

I could not let my 71 SS14 go for any less than $400 with all the parts I put into it.You did good.

 

Looks like a Suburban 15.From What I recall the only deference between SS/15 and Suburban 15 is Tire/Rim size.Rear tires should be rear 23x8.50-12 front 16x5.50-8 VS SS/14-SS/15 rear 23x9.50-12 and 16x6.50-8 ribbed fronts.

 

 

Good thing you got the belt guard.I tore up 2 pair of boots on my Starter pulley while plowing.Not much room between the front plow lift arm and that pulley.My feet are pretty wide so that doesn't help.

 

 

I did upgrade to a slightly newer splined axle rear out of a 14/6 and a slightly higher compression 16hp head and newer 16hp carb.Next on my list is to tear the engine out and give it a good rebuild.And send the flywheel in and have it repolerized.Really tired of messing with Points ignition.

 

I have my old transaxle sitting here yet.It still worked but had an extremely noisy set of Diff gears.

 

Before you put the other transaxle in I would change the oil in it and replace the Shifter boot.Those shifter boots fall apart and water runs down the shifter and right into the tranny.

Here's the offending boot that's always tore on them.$4.11 + shipping from sears.Transaxles hold 5 quarts of non detergent 30 wt.Some people put 80/90 gear oil in them but I would not if you plan on using it in winter months.

http://www.searspart...47/1509200.html


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Posted May 17, 2016 - 06:44 PM

Nice find,good looking tractor, and a good price too
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Posted May 18, 2016 - 06:50 AM

nice find.

I had a Suburban 15, one I should not have sold.


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Posted May 18, 2016 - 07:43 AM

Nice for 2 bills!


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Posted May 18, 2016 - 08:16 AM

If I would have got the Briggs before the tech, I may have been a briggs guy. I love em all but for me I just want the same engine in all my equipment so having a spare parts can be a bit more organized and easier for me. 


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Posted May 18, 2016 - 08:19 AM

I'm thinking Suburban too the SS has the decal SS in front of the 15. Either way you got a good deal looks like its been cared for. Here's a pick of my SS15 not as good looking as your's but she purrs like a kitten & very solid.

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