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#1 bhbuster OFFLINE  

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 04:10 AM

This is my 1430. It is not pretty but it does run great. This was passed to me from my Stepfather. It has been setting in his shop for about 6 years. New points and ignition switch brought it back to life. I am hoping to be able to give it a good restoration within the next year or so. Thanks for looking.

Brian

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 04:29 AM

bhbuster,welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.
That is a pretty good looking 1430 you have there.

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 05:41 AM

agreed...nice tractor...they're pretty heavy duty too, you will have fun with the restoration...GL

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 06:09 AM

Brian, welcome to GTTAlk. It looks like you have a very nice tractor there and a good candidate for a restoration. Don't forget to post some pictures when you do the restore.

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 06:16 AM

Welcome, Brian. (Oh God, another Brian!) Nice 1430, looks like it can do some serious work. Good luck with the restoration and be sure to post some pics.

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 06:57 AM

welcom to GT Talk, very nice speedex, good work horse,

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 07:01 AM

Very nice Speedex and welcome to GTtalk. I am interested also in what it is that you are pulling behind the Speedex. Is it s pickup trailer of sorts with a toolbox?

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 07:27 AM

Welcome to GTtalk! :wave:

Thats a nice looking tractor you have there

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 10:15 AM

Thanks for the welcome!

The trailer on the back of the tractor is the front half of a Model A frame with an old Dodge Caravan rear end. The toolbox was left over from when I changed trucks and it would not fit in the new one. A coworker of mine used it for hauling goats at one time and had no need for it. My Stepfather re-fabricated it to hold the toolbox and the Caravan rear end. When I got it, it still had the front axle off of the Model A, but the rims where so rusted out that they were not worth saving. It makes for a great cleanup cart around my 3 acres and it is more than road worthy if needed. Thanks for asking!

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 08:46 AM

Thanks for the picture!



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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:23 PM

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 11:03 PM

Hello Everyone!

 

My 1430 is still running great.  I have added a few minor modifications such as a cement weight to the rear to help with grading the driveway.  Placed some old wheel weights on the front to help keep the front end grounded.  Biggest thing was cutting off the old spindles and having stub axles butt welded on.  This allowed me to upgrade to new front wheels with ball-bearings and packed grease.   Mechanically this thing is very sound.  One of these days I will get around to giving this thing a paint job...

 

Here is a link to the spindles: http://www.northernt...42385_200442385

Here is a link to the tires: http://www.northernt...uct_48405_48405

 

-Brian

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Had a 1430 and sold this summer, pix here somewhere. I like those and 1630, and think some of best of Speedex models. I now have either late S-24 or 1630, haven't figured out for sure yet, about the same as yours. That is a project. I really WANT one of those front weight brackets like yours, nut can't find anyone that wants to sell theirs. Probly be making one when I get to it.  Love that rear weight, is diff than most. Front spindles with Real bearings in wheels, sounds like good idea. Hard to find new bushings like used. Not sure how durable bushings are, never worked mine hard to test. Darn axles being 1" makes it hard to match bearings also.

  I also have 1240 with transaxle and foot boards, headlights in grill that I want to get back together. Kind of a "Modernized" Spdx in that and has Kohler engine and FOOT clutch. Think will be easier to run at least. See you on here.....

 

I see these are 1" axles already, neat! Have to keep that link for future use.


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 11:41 AM

One question...You have the 3pt hitch option on yours too? Hard to tell in pix, but looks like may have?  It isn't much of 3pt, non-movable lower arms that just bolt on in place of the regular hitch arms. I have one to try to modify for mine, just haven't looked at it yet.



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Posted November 04, 2014 - 10:53 PM

Here is a picture of my hitch.

The front bumper is a Speedex bumper that has been cut off. A piece of flat iron was shaped and welded on so that the wheel weights could be bolted on to the front.

The rear weight is a cement stair tread.

Thanks
Brian

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