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#31 oldcuz OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:56 PM

Got a little work done on my broken nose, most of the bottom and part of one
side is missing I do have the center piece that tilts the hood but that's the
weak link think I'll try to make something stronger maybe ? its going to have a
little different look but as long as it opens and shuts and don't fall a parts
ever time I open the hood that's all that matters here are some photos of how I
am connecting it back together

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Posted August 31, 2016 - 05:34 AM

I have a grille on an ST/16 that need repair. Gonna be a while before I get to it, though.


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 11:49 AM

Yes sir that's a poor design on the front nose of these hoods they look good just
built weak where they tilt, really the whole nose piece is compared to the rest
of the tractor, Good Luck on your repair.
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Posted August 31, 2016 - 08:54 PM

Changed the oil in the transaxle today and yes it had some water in it I think my old buddy I bought
it from must have used this little tractor for a boat anchor, no I knew it had been sitting in the
weather when I bought it

Think I'll go back to plan B and put on the 5hp Tecumseh that I already have and check out the
transaxle and make sure its good before I buy a new 13hp engine, if its bad I won't need a engine

Wanted to go straight to the 13hp but this will tell weather this project becomes parts ?
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Posted September 02, 2016 - 06:23 PM

I would tinker with that onan and see if you can make it run.  You'd be surprised.  I'd crack it open and see what the crank and bearings look like.

 

In 2005 me and my dad bought 2 cubs with 12HP kohlers from a guy.  In 2004 we got flooded by Katrina and then Ivan(?) back to back.  These tractors went through two floods, and sat for months afterwards.  We bought them from the guy for 50 bucks each. 

 

We dumped a 1/2 gallon of water out of them.  They were froze up.  We cleaned them, broke them free, soaked parts in oil, and put them back together.  A little starting fluid, they fired right up.  One smoked like a freight train, the other ran like a new one.  We put the tractor back together that smoked, and sold it to a friend of ours.  He took it home, honed the cylinder and put new rings it.  He is still cutting grass with it.

 

Just saying I'd play with it before dropping 300 on a predator. 


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Posted September 02, 2016 - 07:52 PM

Toomanytoys84 - Yeah I am going to try and fix the old onan engine eventually if
it is fixable, it just seems like it would take a lot of work and parts to even
try to start it, starter is locked up maybe burned up, flywheel teeth wore pretty
bad, coil missing, rectifier looks like its melted where you plug it in, no
starter switch, no gas tank, what little wiring harness was left its pretty bad
to, no air breather, carburetor bad would need rebuilding if its any good at all,
shroud that covers flywheel missing bunch of little stuff, might buy something
more complete that definitely has a bad onan engine then I'll try to fix it.
That's why I am going the repower route bolt it on gas and oil I am rolling
If my transaxle is good if not I got $30 dollars worth of parts ?

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Posted September 05, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Just letting you know I haven't give up on the rebuild / repower yet I got
another project tractor John Deere 210 its a little more complete has a motor
did not want another project right now but could not pass on it, plan on working
on the Sears nose piece at least get it ruffed in this week post a photo when I
get done, here's a photo of my new old tractor 1980 JD-210

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Posted September 06, 2016 - 10:33 AM

I now what you mean. I have about five or six projects going all the time and can't seem to get anything finished.


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Posted September 06, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Merle013

Yes sir one is enough to do at one time and 5 or 6 I could not imagine but you
know when a good deal comes along there it is another project you just got to
have it, I know where you coming from now that I got started I don't see no end
in site, I am sure there are worst things a person could be doing but this
hobby isn't one of them.

I am not looking for another tractor project and wasn't looking for the 210 but
seen someone I knew a TSC buying some stuff for my Sears Twin next thing I know
I was loading the 210 I am really glad I got it and its in a whole lot better
condition than my Sears but the old Sears will live again.
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Posted September 08, 2016 - 08:19 PM

Hey everyone team twin is still moving forward the 210 is at a standstill so
the old sears is back at the top of the work list my goal is the nose for the
hood and the rear fenders this weekend I been getting a few things together so
all I have to do is work on them hopefully goes pretty good I will post my
progress Sunday night
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Posted September 09, 2016 - 03:27 AM

I'll be lurking! Need some ideas to fix the nose on mine.



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Posted September 09, 2016 - 10:05 AM

KennyP - I'll try to not get to far ahead before I take any photos so you can see
how I am doing mine I kinda got a plan for how I am going to fix it, wish I had
the corner piece that's broke off I could have made it look a little more
original looking and not see that bottom brace but when its painted maybe not as
noticeable
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Posted September 09, 2016 - 08:29 PM

Got a little done may not even tell any difference unless you look closely I
added two 1/8" thick x 1 3/4" wide pieces of aluminum flat stock one to fill in
and one longer piece to sandwich all the bottom metal together and to strengthen
it up used 10 - 1/4" rivets to tie it all together. I will bolt the center together
haven't decided how I will mount it to the lower section yet it will be hinges
or pivot like the original worry with that later, next I will finish the side
structure where its all broke away and tie it together with the bottom maybe
even get a coat of fiberglass on the side its less likely to crack than bondo
might put a real thin coat of finishing putty not spot putty on to fill in the
sanding scratches, little priming, little blocking put the oldcuz curve on it

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Posted September 11, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Got the side of the nose framed in it looks like overkill but I just used what
I had and could have used something thinner but I am glad I did its solid and
should not flex and crack the outside finish when I get it applied.

There was not a lot to connect to cause there is a hump molded in the nose for
the bolt to connect the nose and hood together

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Posted September 11, 2016 - 10:46 AM

Measured the crankshaft on the Kohler K241 pump motor that came with my JD210
that absolutely will not work on it, looks like there is about 2 inches of
straight shaft before it starts to taper and all I need is one V-belt drive
pulley I don't have any attachments or mowing deck and this old tractor will only
be used for towing and whatever could be pull with a hitch and would make a great
repower motor for the old sears

I need to take another look at the bottom of the oil pan it does not seem to sit
flat or see if there is another flat oil pan that will fit this motor just put it
in the building and did not look at the bottom was not thinking about using it on
the suburban at the time if I had to make a pedestal to sit it on could make it
sit to high with no hood clearance.

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