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#1 powerking56 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 04:09 PM

Bought this Speedex S-19 for a number of reasons...
#1 it was my introduction to one of my best friends...
#2 It is a real worker
#3 When he mentioned he was thinking of selling it, I couldn't let it get away as I had helped on its rejuvination and liked it since I first saw it out behind his barn.

It is on its second repower that I know of, when he got it it was REALLY rough, had steering issues and the Wisconsin Robin on it had carb issues, we couldn't find another carb for anything like reasonable $$. Someone had given him an older snow blower to scrap, the Briggs on the blower looked promising so he got it running and it fit the original mount location on the Speedex. Freed up the transmission, found a correct length belt and off it went. Originally it must have had battery start and an electrical system, just pull start now. Front tires look to be original and need tubes, if I can get tubes into them without ruining them, they are pretty tender. Snow plow works and I've seen it pull an old horse drawn disc so I KNOW it will pull like a champ. With the CFO's permission, it is in my garage now!!

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 04:13 PM

Nice find Ruffy. Are you going to restore it or leave it as is and put it to work?

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 04:19 PM

Very nice Speedex, glad you were able to get it.

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 05:03 PM

Nice Speedex,

Are you sure it says S-19 on the hood
All the S19's I have seen did not have that kind of grille and hood

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Posted November 27, 2011 - 07:21 PM

Peter, I've had tires I feared would come apart to put a tube in. So now whenever I have that situation, I just pop the bead loose, , push the tire down, then work the tube into the tire without rolling the bead off the rim. Sure it hurts the hands this way, but it saves the tires. Worse thing is my hands are large, so it makes for some pain with arthritis & all, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 11:49 AM

Are you going to restore it or leave it as is and put it to work?

For this winter it will get a couple of fix-its and get pressed into snow removal service at the in laws. Long term, unless I find a correct engine for it, probably a clean up and paint.

Are you sure it says S-19 on the hood
All the S19's I have seen did not have that kind of grille and hood

It appears to be original paint and decals, a bit of checking shows that some of the later S series models rec'd the "new" style sheet metal. I'm guessing this is about 1972 vintage.

I've had tires I feared would come apart to put a tube in. So now whenever I have that situation, I just pop the bead loose, , push the tire down, then work the tube into the tire without rolling the bead off the rim. Sure it hurts the hands this way, but it saves the tires. Worse thing is my hands are large, so it makes for some pain with arthritis & all, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do!


Thanks Daniel, I had thought about trying it that way, guess I will get brave next weekend and see how I do, one side goes down pretty quick, I will try that side first.

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 12:29 PM

Nice save Ruffy, I bet you will have fun pushing snow with it.

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 12:44 PM

Peter, I've had tires I feared would come apart to put a tube in. So now whenever I have that situation, I just pop the bead loose, , push the tire down, then work the tube into the tire without rolling the bead off the rim. Sure it hurts the hands this way, but it saves the tires. Worse thing is my hands are large, so it makes for some pain with arthritis & all, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do!


Lots of baby powder will help too, as long as the inside of the tire is dry.
Good looking machine, looks like it's ready for some snow!




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