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Old 06-03-2017, 07:56 PM
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I picked up a 73 for $75 recently and I plan on fixing this up using nothing but parts, paint, tires, etc that I already have. I bought a new 12x24 shed this spring so money is a little tight and I thought it would be fun.

It doesn't run right now but PO said it should run! They always say they ran when parked right?

Someone was building a puller out of this I think. The guy I bought it from had a couple hundred mowers and appeared to sleeping in a tent behind the house where all this stuff was. I didn't want to ask too many questions!

Here is a pic of how it was when I got it.
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:02 PM
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I adding tires and wheels and will paint them and the hood linen white. Its not the correct color, but I have the paint and may try to tint it to get it a little closer to stock. Swapped over the seat and mount from another tractor I bought last year.

Also put the steering wheel from the 2182 parts tractor I picked up this spring.
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:10 PM
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Here is a couple of pics from after the trip to the carwash. I used oven cleaner to get all the grease off and it worked really well. It took a lot of the paint off and some primer right down to the bare metal.

Somebody stripped a lot of the this cub down and primed and rattle canned it. I will DA it down and reprime with good primer before I paint.

Driveshaft and clutches actually look pretty good, but will pull it apart and look it over. I do have a blue spring to add to the driveshaft.
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Very cool!

I can see from the first picture that you Randy, are one tall dude! Wow!
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Very cool!

I can see from the first picture that you Randy, are one tall dude! Wow!

Man I wish! I am really a short rounder!




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Amazing what a good bath and new tires do!
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Looks good thus far.
Does it run?
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Looks good thus far.
Does it run?
Not sure yet. It looks like someone worked on it recently, but wiring is trash, carb shaft is very loose so it will need rebuilt and no S/G.

No big deal on any of that, but I have a complete stock 301 out of my puller that I don't pull anymore and its a good strong motor. Probably swap it out and play with the other motor another day.

If it runs, I will use it in a well used 100 that I am going to give to my neighbor. He is a good kid and he is going to help me do some work around the shop is trade.

Gonna try and have it running by next weekend.




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Nice tractor. What's the story on the 4 bolt front hubs?
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Nice tractor. What's the story on the 4 bolt front hubs?

They came on a little wheel horse I bought and they held air, so I put them on for now. I have some other tires and wheels but I am currently emptying out some storage and moving stuff to a new shed I bought, so its what I had at the time.

I have too many wide front wheels and not enough narrows. I really like the narrows better for running tri-ribs.

Its really a nice little tractor, can't decide how deep to get into it. Just enough to work it, or make it nice enough I can take to some shows too.





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