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Old 06-30-2017, 11:30 PM
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Hello everyone,
My name is Mike, screen name is h.d.fire (I used to be into Harley Davidsons and I'm a retired career Firefighter/Paramedic, see what I did there?....lol). I just bought a 1450 quite line garden tractor. It's a 1974, needs a little work but I think it'll be a fun project! I remember MANY years ago my Dad bought a brand new model 124, he taught me a lot about mechanics over the years doing maintenance on that old machine.
I'm also an avid Hot Rod builder and have a collection of cars & trucks.
Looking forward to networking with you guys!
Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!!!
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:10 AM
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Hello and welcome! Glad you joined us! Lots of friendly helpful people here! Happy Fourth of July to you also!
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Old 07-01-2017, 09:53 AM
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:33 AM
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Welcome! I always enjoy seeing a new member from Illinois! Mind if I ask whereabouts in our wonderful state of Illinois you're located?
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Old 07-01-2017, 02:57 PM
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Always good to see another member from the "dysfunctional state".

Lots of great folks and good info here.
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Old 07-01-2017, 03:35 PM
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Welcome! I always enjoy seeing a new member from Illinois! Mind if I ask whereabouts in our wonderful state of Illinois you're located?
Hi Guys,
Yea, sometimes you cringe when you tell people you're from Illinois! lol
I'm in Minooka, small town about 5 miles west of Joliet, right off I-80. Born in Chicago (MANY years ago, thank goodness!), grew up in Plainfield. I was a Firefighter/Paramedic in Naperville.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:47 PM
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Thought I'd update my intro page with some pictures of my 1450. She's no beauty queen, but I finally got it running today and took a couple pictures:







I bought this tractor through a craigslist add and as they sometimes go, it wasn't quite what the seller described...
I've added a new battery, starter solenoid, plug, points, condensor, air filter, oil change, hydraulic fluid filter, deck belt, drive belt, and working on getting the mower deck operational again. It also included a snow thrower that I've yet to dive into. Seems to be running well now and the trans operated as it should. I hope to use it this summer for mowing the pasture and clearing the drive over the winter. Maybe a restoration next spring.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:57 PM
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Welcome Mike. And I would say the opposite and that's not a bad looking 1450 at all. The IH hub caps are money and the rear lift and lights options are a plus too. I like the way someone redid the seat cushion. Looks like a combination of the 6 pad and the other textured mid back seat of that era. Overall looks a lot better than the rags I bring home. Sounds like it just needed some simple routine maintenance and you've been good to go. Thanks for posting!
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Welcome and I love the hub caps. I have them on my 782. Nice looking tractor.
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