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#1 derek collins OFFLINE  

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 08:40 PM

hi im new to this ha i was wondering if anyone could help me with my john deere 60. i restored it about 1.5 years ago and it ran fine until i switceh the wires to the motor and burtn every thing out of it i got all the new parts put back on but the coils. it ran but put new coils on and now cant get it to run. what should i do repower or have a technecian look at it cant decided

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 09:12 PM

The 60 & 70 are not that easy to re-power! They used 6 & 7 HP Tecumseh engines with a stepped crank to fit the deck clutch. So either the crank or clutch will have to be redone to fit, if you want to use the deck. Without the deck an 8-12 HP Briggs can be used without a lot of trimming. ~~ grnspot

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 10:44 PM

If you disconnected the kill wire from the motor and there is no spark the coil is generally no good

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 06:36 AM

that is my problem i cant figure out where the two wires go and the flywheel keeps hittin the coil assembly and bending it up. i was wonderiing what would be the hardest thing about repowerin a 60. i would love to put a li biger motor but i still want it to look original like that old look.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 03:40 PM

ive been told that i could get a regular briggs and bolt it on and just bolt the stepped pulley on it from the underside it would be great if it was that simple like no trimmin or anything

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 03:53 PM

derek, It's your tractor, do what you want. If it were mine, I would take it to someone how has worked on GT's a good while and have them fix it. If you want more power and want it to run for several more years, with no restoration value, then re-power it. I try to keep as many of the GT's stock as I can. But that just me.. Good Luck !!!

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 07:37 PM

I agree with texas deere and horse. These little tractors are getting harder to find, especially with the original motor in it. If it were mine, I'd find, and pay someone to try and fix it first. If it can't be fixed, then maybe I'd think about the re-power option. Just my two-cent worth.
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Posted September 20, 2011 - 06:00 AM

how much does it hurt the value without the original motor?

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 06:34 AM

how much does it hurt the value without the original motor?


For re-sale, quite a bit. Collectors usually want original equipment! ~~ grnspot

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 08:15 PM

Does anyone on herer no how to adj. the timing on a tecumseh with the coils under the flywheel without feeler gagues?

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 06:36 PM

Derek, to set the points without using a feeler gauge use the doller bill trick, folded in half is around .030 of an inch, best of luck and join us again in chats,

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 06:31 AM

will do trowel ill be timing it probly this weekend ha and hope the best. ill keep u guys updated

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 08:37 AM

Setting the timing on the Tecumseh V/VH series engine is a real treat. I picked up a nice original 60 that I sold to a friend who is getting it running. From what he told me I will stick with Kohlers ;-)

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:22 AM

Thanks for the post Trav1s, very good reading and info. there,

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 03:05 PM

Thanks for the post Trav1s, very good reading and info. there,


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