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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Made the deal last week but today was the first I could get away to retrieve it.  Tractor looks rough, rear end cracked, both rear wheels bent, wrong hood which is junk.  Deck needs new gauge wheels but is solid.  Thrower needs work on the one corner where the gauge shoe attaches.  Blade is good.  The soft cab is in the back of my truck and needs new windows and minor repair like stitching, clean up.  Also got the wheel weights and tire chains.  I have a good rear end to put in as well as wheels.  Got the complete original engine too.  Plan is to overhaul it and put it back in the tractor, replace the hood along with other minor repairs.  Get the deck cleaned up and ready and put the blade along with it as a flip package.  Thrower I may sell separately or include it, depends on the buyer. 

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Posted August 08, 2017 - 12:13 PM

Sounds like a good parts machine
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Posted August 08, 2017 - 06:06 PM

Don't know for sure yet.  Real cobbled engine switch.  Will see how the frame, front end, pto, etc. look.  I have a good Hi-Lo rear end to slide in.  See what it will cost to do a quick overhaul on the engine, or drop a running HH160 in.  At the least will have a parts tractor for sure. 
Can get my $$ back out of the attachments, deck, thrower and blade.  Might salvage a couple gears out of the transmission I hope.  The engine starts and runs good so that is worth a little.


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Posted August 08, 2017 - 06:56 PM

Definitely has had a hard life!


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Posted August 09, 2017 - 06:06 AM

Sure glad that they still have the original engine, hopefully there is a chance it can be gotten going...or SOME made in USA engine that would work on that tractor. for me that blue engine is a major turn off.... that would come off right away and be sold off for whatever I could get for it.

Which, being so sick n tired of seeing people brag about how cheap they can be bought new, I know that would not be much!


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Posted August 09, 2017 - 07:24 AM

Sure glad that they still have the original engine, hopefully there is a chance it can be gotten going...or SOME made in USA engine that would work on that tractor. for me that blue engine is a major turn off.... that would come off right away and be sold off for whatever I could get for it.

Which, being so sick n tired of seeing people brag about how cheap they can be bought new, I know that would not be much!

The PO was quite the cobbler on that engine swap for sure.  As for the rear end, it got hit by a car on the left rear wheel.  Shoved into a retaining wall where it broke the RR axle housing and messed up the hood.  Hood wasn't put on right from the start.  Tower was extended up with two flat irons.  Battery is way oversize.  Just kind of a mess but I have lots of parts.  Those HF engines are an inexpensive engine all right.  Biggest thing I have found with them is when worked hard they lack the hang power.  I probably wouldn't buy one but there is a lot of them out there and in GT's also.   First thing is going to be the rear end exchange and remove the hood.  Will see more of what I have at that point.  Hard to roll with that rear end messed up like it is.


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Posted August 10, 2017 - 06:46 PM

Got the 1256 off the work table today so rolled the 1055 in the shop.  Removed the hood to get it out of the way.  Then started on the rear end removal.  Both rear tires are good but the wheels are bent bad.  Got the old transaxle out and out the door.  Looked in the top of the transaxle and saw daylight.SAM_0359.JPG

 

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It should make a good working tractor with the 6 speed transaxle in it.   Will help the engine out a bunch.  Tomorrow morning will slide the replacement under the tube and hook things up.  Throw a couple extra wheel on it a be ready for a test run.  Then can work on some needed modifications on the front end like throttle and choke hook up, etc.

 

 

 

 


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