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Well I stopped by my JD dealer to take some pics of my "new" JD 140. I wanted to move it out in the sun and take it for a drive. Unfortunately, the engine wouldn't start. It had sputtered a few times yesterday but today was a no start... period. Hmmm...checked the gas....empty! Duh! Filled up the tank, checked and added oil and hit the starter. VAROOOOOM. Except for some smoke, it ran like a champ, even at idle.

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Driving a GT and driving a small tractor like my 170 is sure different. Steering is heavier, turning circle is wider, (brakes need replaced/adjusted) It was a little hairy backing it up with the power bagger and maneuvering through lines of new tractors. With the throttle full, the smoke isn't that bad, but the engine needs rings. You can see the oil around the head on the front side of the engine. The Hydro control tension needs to be adjusted as, without holding the control, it would gradually return to neutral. The transmission had no unusual noise.

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I raised and lowered the deck. It was smooth and no pump or actuator noise. I lifted the PTO switch and the mower blades spun and the power bagger fan spun fairly quietly.

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The amp meter works, one light works, front tires look like they were replaced fairly recently, back ones are OK.

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The body/fender metal is in real good shape. Very little surface rust and no dents, dings or bends. The hood is broken in front and needs to be replaced. The plate that covers the bottom front of the tractor with holes for the 4 hydraulic connectors is missing as well as the deflector over the motor. The seat cushion/cover needs to be replaced.

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There was an old beat up cardboard box on the seat that I took off and set aside the first time I checked out the tractor. I had forgotten it until today and it turned out to be a treasure chest. Inside was:

Missing front grill
Operators Manual for a 48" mowing deck.
2 different Illustrated Parts Catalogs for the 140
Owners Manual for the 140
Tabbed Service/troubleshooting Manual for the 140
Detailed (thick) Service Manual for the 140
Full set of engine rings
Full set head/manifold gaskets
2 Bearings (mains?)
A carb rebuild kit
A new belt pulley
Brass spacers?
Various seals
3 drive belts (haven't cross referenced them yet)
2 air cleaner filters
Everything but the manuals/grill are new in box/sealed bag

Looks like I have everything to fix the engine already!

I'm really looking forward to getting the tractor. I'm working hard on the "honey do" list so I should be able to have it delivered next week.
 

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Careful Greg! It seems you are getting a little careless! Between these pics and the craftsman with the RV in the background, you giving out many clues to the location of this dealer!;)
 

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Its already too late.............I have the location....I copied te image of all those ner tractors and other assorted powered equipment i thre background, blew them up so they had to be seen on mthe big screen projection TV and wrote dopwn the serial numbers of them, called the manufacturer, who gave me the dealers name that had them. Right now I am packing up my vintage VW van to make a roadtrip since its the most fuel efficient vehicle we have so I have more $$ to spend on these jewels when I get there.........Oh and as to the location.........well its &8(lkaj& located in OO*y9.........dar0999n kk3333ey09booatd

Greg..I have to ask you a simple question.....
Can you sleep at night knowing you stole these items?:furious: :furious:
 

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Hee Hee Heeee..

6er,

Ain't Photo Shop handy...... What you see ain't always what you think!:whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

Chipmaker,

Hey, I'm helping clear up the environment by cleaning out the ol' boneyard. Can't have these old junk vehicles just laying around, can we?

Did some cross referencing and it looks like:

The bearings do not appear to be mains, Timkin roller bearings, (made in Australia). The brass "spacers" are actually bronze bushings for the front axle. one in the center and one each in the spindles. Seals are for the rear axle. There's a split engine valve keeper and a new wiring kit for the coil/breaker.

The manuals and parts cost alone are close to, if not more, than the $225 I paid for the tractor/bagger!

I do have some sleep problems, but that's just my apnea...:furious: :furious: :furious:

Besides, I do make a great cup of coffee.....


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my dealers never git me any good deals but l got a good deal on the 70 and 56 57
 

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and the new game for deere got it for 5$ can don't know how much it is for the dealers
 

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Looks good Greg!

It appears to have spent most of it's life inside a building when not being used. Just the usual signs of age and working earning it's keep, should clean up real nice.

Yep, it's confirmed, you have been bitten by the tractor collecting bug. And I do believe it was a green one.

Warning! Attachment collecting is a known side effect.

Mark
 

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Nice going Greg!

Now for the real story! Are those "Honey Do's Liberal in nature?

BAHABAHA :twoonone:
Dean
 

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SJ,

This makes 3, 4 if you count the "hotrod" project buried somewhere in the garage...:D

The Beemer is great. Best car I've ever had.

jbetts,

You've got some good projects going. We all look forward to seeing the tractors when you're done.

Mark,

Yep, I'd love to also get a 316 or a 318, or both, especially a diesel. That would be the ultimate!:thumbsup:

The accessories are what scare me. I bet they could get real addictive and expensive. And....I'd need to get more storage space, like a new barn!!!
 

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Dean,

I don't know their political affiliation, but my wife makes sure I have a "Liberal" amount on my list!
:furious: :furious: :furious: :furious: :furious:
 

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Originally posted by memmurphy
Warning! Attachment collecting is a known side effect.

Mark

Not realy a side effect, but an illness all its own. The tractors are just the start. Wait to you start driving hours to get some odd, little known, WAY to expencive, attatchment, that you probably dont need anyway.:D
 

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Greg,
You definitely need to go to www.weekendfreedommachines.org and check out the model info section for the attachments and the allied attachments that you can use for your 140.

I sure wish I had a dealer like yours. The dealers in my area want an arm and a leg for their "boneyard" specials. The Toro dealer to my north wanted $500 for a beat up 112 that smoke and wouldn't even turn over the last time I looked at it. He was going to part it out and said he could get more than $500 if he did. My JD dealer wants $650 for a tired looking JD160. Greg, you are lucky to have a dealer who knows what a "boneyard" is.
 

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ARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!:argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :knife:
 

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You got a REAL nice deal!:argh: And your hood can be repaired! It's fiberglass and here is a link to one that was much worse getting fixed:

http://www.weekendfreedommachines.org/discus/messages/335/41843.html

And what a bonus to get the spare parts and manuals!:argh: :argh: :argh: I am very happy for you! :argh: :argh: :argh: And you got it all for $225?:argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh:
 

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It hurts even more now that I have discovered you are in western Washington:argh: :argh: :argh: Even if I can figure out what dealer you are dealing with, it's too far away from Pennsylvania for me to poach in your hunting spot. :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: Some of my local dealers have some interesting stuff in their boneyards, but prices are as if the stuff is almost new:money: :money:!!!:argh: :argh:

Anyhow, I'm inspired to improve my tracking skills, to see if I can score some decent deals.:thumbsup:

Anyone know a good remedy for headache? :D
 

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Now C'mon Greg,
What self-respecting tree-hugging liberal would buy a tractor that was designed and built to run on leaded gasoline.:eek: I should know I use to buy Tetra Ethyl Lead and other additives for gasoline for a couple of years after your new baby was born!;) ;) Nice new (oops I mean old) rig and if that ancient Power Flow Unit works, it will save you a lot of time picking up leaves this Fall.
 

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SJ,

Main damage is just the lens. I'll take a pic and post. I just know it's gonna be big bucks...
 
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