Jump to content

Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Before winter gets here.


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 John Arsenault OFFLINE  

John Arsenault
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 76279
  • 3254 Thanks
  • 1432 posts
  • Location: Maine

Posted August 23, 2017 - 06:34 PM

Decided to rebuild my little HH120, this block was in great shape but had a bad knock so I retired it until I could find the time to tear into it. Piston was in great shape had the typical wear, but the wrist pin was wallowing around in the piston. I got the new rod and piston already just waiting on the gaskets and seals to get here. 

 

 

Since being on this forum I have learned about "original survivors" and also have seen some really nice ones painted up. My wife and I choose to stick with the original survivor with Lucy because we both love it the way it is. 

 

20161230_104859.jpg

 

Unfortunately  the engine a choose to rebuild the P.O. had repainted it and was orange and brown so I could not allow that to stay. 

 

I read somewhere on here that Pontiac blue was a good match or close to so I got a can of Pontiac blue engine paint and this is what we got.

 

20170821_193148.jpg

 

Wow huh....Man I am so tempted to just keep going with that but No we will keep her original after all this is our go to tractor winter and summer and our main concern is the mechanic ability.

 

20161013_152412.jpg

20170517_144712.jpg

 

Engine will be a breeze, but I need to get a new cylinder head and new electronics because lucys engine will live on.

 

To really add to my work load and to clear my conscience I dug out the oldest ugliest tractor I got in the pile of parts I bought. This one was originally used for parts to get lucy going so it will need quite a few missing pieces, spent quite a bit of time so far on this thing cleaning it and extracting broken bolts.

 

20160619_142405.jpg

 

20160619_142413.jpg

 

20160619_142335.jpg

 

20160619_142446.jpg

 

20170821_193016.jpg

 

20170821_193032.jpg

 

This will be our next hydro tractor 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • KennyP, Traill95, boyscout862 and 4 others have said thanks

#2 stiemmy OFFLINE  

stiemmy
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 53712
  • 2541 Thanks
  • 1830 posts
  • Location: Freekin cold central WI

Posted August 24, 2017 - 01:25 AM

Lucy looks happy already.

#3 John Arsenault OFFLINE  

John Arsenault
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 76279
  • 3254 Thanks
  • 1432 posts
  • Location: Maine

Posted August 24, 2017 - 07:08 AM

Lucy looks happy already.

 

 

Well right now she looks like this.

20170821_193103.jpg

 

Thats her engine sitting behind her, it runs great was using it all last winter , will give a puff of smoke on start up so wanted get the other engine rebuilt and installed before this next season. 


  • KennyP, Traill95 and stiemmy have said thanks

#4 nkaust OFFLINE  

nkaust

    Deere Hunter

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 6766
  • 294 Thanks
  • 269 posts
  • Location: West BI-God, Berlekey Springs, WV

Posted August 25, 2017 - 10:50 PM

I love survivors, what kind of electronics do you need, i got a hh120 i am parting out



#5 John Arsenault OFFLINE  

John Arsenault
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 76279
  • 3254 Thanks
  • 1432 posts
  • Location: Maine

Posted August 30, 2017 - 06:53 AM

I love survivors, what kind of electronics do you need, i got a hh120 i am parting out

I gave up on the electronics , just ordered a new engine and going to be running a re-powered sears this winter.



#6 John Arsenault OFFLINE  

John Arsenault
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 76279
  • 3254 Thanks
  • 1432 posts
  • Location: Maine

Posted August 30, 2017 - 07:42 AM

Lucy is getting a new engine. The old tecky needed to much work , cylinder is out of round and has a bad valve. Needed a muffler , crank bearings, and a few other things that I just didn't feel like rounding up and purchasing. On top of that I only have one LME carb that is usable so if by chance this winter I have issues with it I'll be stuck. 

 

 

I opted for a Subaru Robin EX40, I hope its a good choice. 

 

There seems to be an abundance of these engines around and they are made in Japan not China. I have searched for more information on these little engines but not much talk is coming up just nice parts diagrams and most important available parts. 

 

I was going to go the Honda GX390 route but the EX40 has a little more HP and torque and is fractionally smaller. Will save me a couple bucks too. 

 

http://www.smallengi...00D-SE5031.html

 

Good or bad if you know anything about these engines I want to hear it. 






Top