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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted August 27, 2016 - 11:16 PM

I'm a sucker to drag in a old (vintage) GT any time I can. I sure didn't need anything else to work on right now but I have any addiction  :D . So I drug this 318 out of the weeds tonight. It has a rebuilt Onan but the dip stick tube started leaking and got bad so he parked it last spring. The 212 has a bad transaxle but a good K301 engine and other good parts.The 318 is a 1988 by the serial number and appears to be in pretty good overall condition,peeling paint not withstanding. Here's a few pictures.

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Posted August 28, 2016 - 06:56 AM

Not a bad haul
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Posted August 28, 2016 - 07:24 AM

That 318 likely has peeling powder coat on it.  Deere had a real problems with powder coating on machines of that vintage.  My '88 318 has been repainted and I am sure it is for that reason.  Nice haul!

 

That 212 has a fair amount of good parts on it.  Looks like a 39 deck.


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 07:44 AM

Good haul even though I am not a fan of green machines.  Engines alone are worth haul home.


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 11:57 AM

I put the booster on the battery and a little gas in the carb. The Onan fired up and sounded good. It is completely packed with mouse nesting though so a complete tear down of the engine tins and cleaning is in order before I can run it. All air cooled engines need to be kept clean but Onans especially like to run hot easily.



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Posted August 28, 2016 - 12:05 PM

I can't beleive you put that much GREEN in your shop!!      :(      Rick


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 02:08 PM

I can't beleive you put that much GREEN in your shop!!      :(      Rick

Just basically saving the 318 CR. I don't have much desire to mess with it right now. It will make somebody a good tractor though. I will probably have it listed for sale in a week or less. I can't afford Deere parts and attachments. I also ain't crazy about the fact that they copy right most of their literature so its tough to get good manual info without buying them.


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Posted September 09, 2016 - 07:23 AM

Back in the day i bought a new John Deere 318 It was in the winter so it set untill spring .

That spring I started it the first time and moved it outside and let it run ( warmup ).

Next time I looked it was on fire the battery cable was installed wrong and shorted out ?

 

The dealer sent a new one out next day with the battery cable routed correctly .






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