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#1 Nascar3244888 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 09:05 PM

Well after watching a Jacobsen GT 12 on ebay the past week or so i decided to put a bid in and at the end of the bidding I found out I won it. I brought it home today but didnt have time to take pics since it was dark out so that will have to wait till tomorrow. I dont know much about it, other than the fact it looks like a P.O.S., and have no idea if it has compression or anything.....so that will have to be figured out. Anyways I am looking for a Jacobsen GT 12 Manual(Owners/parts etc) so if anyone can help me out there it would be much appreciated!! Also If anyone has one of these tractors or the ford version and would like to share some tips on trying to get this thing running or something I should check out please let me know. Thanks

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 10:36 PM

It never hurts to have another project :D

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 11:04 PM

It never hurts to have another project :D


:ditto: :D

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 04:22 AM

It never hurts to have another project :D


:ditto:#2

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 05:24 AM

:ditto:#2

I'll add my :ditto:to the above. Sorry, Brad. Had to do it! I can't help you on those manuals. What year is it? How 'bout some pics?

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 06:36 PM

Well, after going to the junkyard today with my cousin i decided to come home and work on this gt12 for once. For one the one front tire was flat and it was so bad i couldnt fix it so...i put a bolens 1050 front tire on to hold me over....then i began to remove the gas tank which is totally rust free inside....unlike the rest of the tractor.....Then I removed the frozen up starter got it unfrozen and then checked inside the shroud for a mouse nest, there was none......THANK GOD.....then i tried hooking up the jumper pack to it, with no result.....then i tried jumping it at the strater.....to no result.......and thats where I said enough is enough for one day, but then I remembered I said I would take pics.....So here they are...enjoy....oh....anyone know what year it is or how to tell????

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 07:50 PM

That looks like a very restorable tractor you found Nascar! I'm not having any luck with the engine information for you. I'll keep trying though.

OK I found it! The model number breaks down as follows:

The "K" is the series
The "30" is the displacement...30 ci
The "1" is single cylinder
The "A" designates a special oil pan
The "S" designates electric start

The first 2 digits of the spec # tell you that it's a K301...which we already knew.

The serial number tells you the year using the first 2 digits. The 70 represents an engine made in 1975. The rest of the numbers are factory code and no details were available as to what they mean.

Edited by caseguy, July 30, 2011 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 04:37 AM

That looks like a very restorable tractor you found Nascar! I'm not having any luck with the engine information for you. I'll keep trying though.

OK I found it! The model number breaks down as follows:

The "K" is the series
The "30" is the displacement...30 ci
The "1" is single cylinder
The "A" designates a special oil pan
The "S" designates electric start

The first 2 digits of the spec # tell you that it's a K301...which we already knew.

The serial number tells you the year using the first 2 digits. The 70 represents an engine made in 1975. The rest of the numbers are factory code and no details were available as to what they mean.


Thanks for that info!!!! So the tractor is about a 1975...thats good to know, im going up to the junkyard today to....hopefully....find a starter for this thing, as well as a solenoid......

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 04:52 AM

Brad, since this is a 1975, you might down load the manual for the Ford 100,120, etc. It maybe the same as the Ford 120, or at least close since Jake made the Fords. Looking at the pics, they look awful similar to me. Since my tractor is a 1977 and closed side, I am not to familiar with the open side models.
I just looked through the list in the manuals section and there are several that may cover this tractor. Good luck. And thanks for the pics.

P.S. The starters are not hard to rebuild. Yours may just need brushes and bushings.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 05:09 AM

Brad, since this is a 1975, you might down load the manual for the Ford 100,120, etc. It maybe the same as the Ford 120, or at least close since Jake made the Fords. Looking at the pics, they look awful similar to me. Since my tractor is a 1977 and closed side, I am not to familiar with the open side models.
I just looked through the list in the manuals section and there are several that may cover this tractor. Good luck. And thanks for the pics.

P.S. The starters are not hard to rebuild. Yours may just need brushes and bushings.


The manuals on GTT??? I seen what you mean about the CD thing.....

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 05:23 AM

Yeah, the manuals here. The one dated 5-15-2011 is a likely choice. Wish we could look without down loading first. You may have to go thru several to find the right one. I'll look in the one I have on the computer and see if it covers this tractor.
I checked the repair manual for the Ford 120-125 and the engine spec is not the same (47606).

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 05:27 AM

Yeah, the manuals here. The one dated 5-15-2011 is a likely choice. Wish we could look without down loading first. You may have to go thru several to find the right one. I'll look in the one I have on the computer and see if it covers this tractor.
I checked the repair manual for the Ford 120-125 and the engine spec is not the same (47606).


I downloaded the manual thanks, im going to get ready for the junkyard now...ill let you know what i find or didnt find lol

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 05:29 AM

I down loaded the 5-15-2011 manual and it has a different frame. Yours looks to be a tube frame, what is the model # on the tag at the front left of the frame?

Looked through your pics and the tractor model tag looks to be just below the ignition switch. Can't read it in the pic. What is that #?

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 12:15 PM

GOOD NEWS!!!! The starter works....Turns out that i believe the nuts that hold the cable on are to rusted and i believe wouldnt take the battery voltage but as soon as i touched the cable itself it sparked some and turned over about 10 times and IT HAS COMPRESSION!!!! It sounded good turning over so atleast that works becuase I didnt find a single starter at the junkyard. I did however find the shifter knob which was missing, wheel and tire that actually belongs on it rather than using the bolens one I had on for a short time, a fuse for in the fuse holder becuase it was missing, rubber clutch pedal part since mine broke in half yesterday, and also a good used battery + cable since mine was missing the end that hooks on the battery.....all for $10. So not to bad....and the number for the tractor is....53215 and i got the deck number too, it is 59834

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 12:56 PM

Awesome, Brad. Glad the starter is working. I'm going to check Messicks for parts for your model #. I'm thinking it is real similar to the 3221 Ford, but could be mistaken.
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