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Posted March 16, 2017 - 05:46 PM

I think it is a 78. Serial # 917.253176. Is this a sububan?

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Posted March 16, 2017 - 06:36 PM

Are those atv wheels on the front ? What are your plans for it ?
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Posted March 16, 2017 - 06:48 PM

Are those atv wheels on the front ? What are your plans for it ?

Im not sure what the wheels are. I have the origanals too but will not hold are. I just plan to get it running and looking better. It came with a 46 inch blade I am hoping to modify for my FF-18. Just have fun and use it as a learning project.
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Posted March 16, 2017 - 07:30 PM

Yes that has the same frame as the suburbans. That should have the briggs twin. Good tractors i have the gt 18s i have 3 of them and love them. Yours is a 1978
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Posted March 16, 2017 - 07:31 PM

Yours is the the first one i ever saw besides mine with the speed hitch plow mount
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Posted March 16, 2017 - 07:50 PM

Yours is the the first one i ever saw besides mine with the speed hitch plow mount


Unfortunitely one side is broken.
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Posted March 16, 2017 - 07:56 PM

Unfortunitely one side is broken.

   Should be an easy fix if you have some welding capability. To bad we are so far separated I could fix that for you.  Don


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 08:17 PM

I agree welding that bottom corner is an easy fix if you can weld or have a friend who can
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Posted March 16, 2017 - 08:26 PM

I do not weld myself even though I want to learn, but I do know someone that has a small engine repar bussiness that may be able to help me. He does a lot of stuff.

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Posted March 16, 2017 - 08:57 PM

I do not weld myself even though I want to learn, but I do know someone that has a small engine repar bussiness that may be able to help me. He does a lot of stuff.

   There again to bad it's like a 500 mile round trip I could show you how and let you do it yourself. Don


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 10:28 PM

There again to bad it's like a 500 mile round trip I could show you how and let you do it yourself. Don


Yea I wish we were closer!!

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Posted March 17, 2017 - 06:46 AM

Yes it is a suburban. That should have the briggs twin. Good tractors i have the gt 18s i have 3 of them and love them. Yours is a 1978

 

x2, 1978 was the first year Sears used a Twin briggs in a suburban. I heard a lot didn't make it cause they had oiling issue if the oil level ran low, but then I see good running ones pop up here and there. Either way, Sears didn't make a ton of the 16 Hp that yr. Most suburbans had a single Tecumseh or twin Onan up to this point.

You have the typical broken upper nose cone, never seen the rubber hold down approach used on one to hold the hood on.


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Posted March 17, 2017 - 07:30 AM

x2, 1978 was the first year Sears used a Twin briggs in a suburban. I heard a lot didn't make it cause they had oiling issue if the oil level ran low, but then I see good running ones pop up here and there. Either way, Sears didn't make a ton of the 16 Hp that yr. Most suburbans had a single Tecumseh or twin Onan up to this point.
You have the typical broken upper nose cone, never seen the rubber hold down approach used on one to hold the hood on.


Yes it has the Briggs & Stratton twin and the broken nose cone.l am going to find a way to modify the hood to fix that if anyone has a fix I hope they will let me know. The only issue with the motor is it needs a new coil. Pulling that of todat to get the part # Got the thing for almost nothing, so just having fun and learning more about the hobby. Everyone on here has been great.

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Posted March 17, 2017 - 07:48 AM

I've seen tons of fixes for the nose, it depends on what you want it to look like and if you just want function over form or both. It's fiberglass so it can be built back up and finished off nice. I preferred to build a metal frame underneath then cover.

That nose has to be one of Sears/Ropers worst design flaws in the suburbans.


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Posted March 17, 2017 - 09:05 AM

I've seen tons of fixes for the nose, it depends on what you want it to look like and if you just want function over form or both. It's fiberglass so it can be built back up and finished off nice. I preferred to build a metal frame underneath then cover.
That nose has to be one of Sears/Ropers worst design flaws in the suburbans.


I think I will just fix it with fiberglass, but would like to see what you did.




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