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#1 Mncdriver OFFLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2017 - 09:10 AM

I am new to this forum.  Last Sunday I purchased what appears to be a 1967 Chief 800.  I came with Sears 55 LB plastic wheel weights, push blade, 2 blade mowing deck (guessing about 32 inches wide), spare set of rear wheels & tires, and an early model sears pull cart.   The tractor and accessories had been stored in side a basement and not ran in probably 3 years.  After about 30 min of prep, got it fired up and drove it on to the trailer!  Paid seller $350.00 and home it went.  I have a punch list of maintenance to accomplish, some small mechanical fixes to do. 

 

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Posted December 15, 2017 - 09:29 AM

Sounds like a cool score. I can't get your pic to open though. Use the link in my signature on uploading pics to the site.


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Posted December 15, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Welcome to GTT. Check in our Manuals Section(3 free downloads per day) for the manuals. Post some pics when you can. Enjoy your new treasure. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted December 15, 2017 - 08:49 PM

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Posted December 15, 2017 - 10:19 PM

Second picture came through just fine looks like a nice tractor,more pictures would be great. Welcome aboard. Don


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 01:53 AM

That a nice original looking tractor.  What are you plans for it?



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Posted December 16, 2017 - 03:08 PM

wow that is a nice unit. I agree on the year of 1967



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Posted December 16, 2017 - 08:15 PM

What to do with it. Great question. Right now I am hoping to get it up to par. Tractor was parked because shifter is super sloppy. Here is what I have done so far. Power washed tractor, it was 40 degrees outside. My wife and neighbors think I am crazy. Drained and replaced engine oil, guessing it was5 or more years old. Drained all the fuel. Looks like a new fuel line is in order. Pulled seat pan, to get access to shifter and transaxle, drained transaxle oil, probably first time that has ever happened. I pulled shifter and found out the roll pin was broken. Replaced it but the shifter cone took some abuse from the damage. Looks like I might have to gamble on an eBay replacement. I pulled battery, as of now it is dead so it is hooked up to a 2 amp charger. Doubtful It will be able to revive. Both battery cables looked so nasty, not worth saving, built some new replacements. It looks like at some point some sort of purple sticky substance has dribbled all over the seat. Spent about an hour cleaning it up, seat is in really good shape now. Took the cutting bar off of the dozer/push blade. It is worn out. I have a woven plastic material I pulled out of the plastic dumpster at work. It is what NASCAR race cars use to make the front splitters out of. 1/2 inch thick and tough as hell. Duplicated the bar, and just need new hardware to install it.
The mower deck has a tag, 59730 12842. It is need of new belts badly. Hopefully I can source them. I have no other pictures as of yet. So excited to dive in, never took pictures.
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Posted December 16, 2017 - 09:25 PM

Go to your John Deere dealer and order AM30743 Kit you will get the cone and the parts inside, you will fix that right up.


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Posted December 19, 2017 - 08:14 PM

Thanks, I jumped the gun. I am gambling on an eBay shifter from a 110/112 John Deere.

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Posted December 26, 2017 - 03:36 PM

Welcome to the forum,Nice tractor does not look like it needs much loving I am also live in Mooresville.

I buy and frequent quite a bit a place that sell small engine parts and would have the belts you need

Mitch Repair Co

705 W park ave

Mooresville.

That address is actually Highway 801



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Posted December 26, 2017 - 11:16 PM

Thanks for the info. Not much has been going on with Jake because of the holidays. Hoping shifter parts arrive tomorrow and can button the transaxle up.

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Posted December 27, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Received my Deere shifter today. Stripped it and cleaned it up. Thankfully it is in good shape. Put Jacobsen shifter in Deere housing and installed on transaxle. Bingo! We are back to to finding all the gears. Pulled gas tank and drained remaining fuel. New 1/4 in fuel line. 2 quarts of fresh 75/90 gear oil in transit axle. Pulled mechanical PTO cover off. Down right nasty. Full of Grease and 40 years worth of debris. Degreaser and dishsoap soak for the night. All in all, a good day tinkering with Jake.
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Posted December 27, 2017 - 10:13 PM

Don't forget to service the reverser gear box mounted on the trans, also run a little Lucas gear oil additive to the trans to keep the noise down.
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Posted December 27, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Thanks Dayton_King. About how much gear oil is needed for that? It is on my list to do for sure.
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