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A acquaintance of mine picks up and delivers new/repair tractors and equipment for a local dealer. If the owner of a new tractor has an old one that was not "traded in", for whatever reason, my friend can take it home if he wants and the owner agrees. He then repairs and sells them to supplement his income.

One day I asked him if he ever gets one he doesn't want, and is not a "basket case", I'd like to have it. He said he just happened to have one, no deck, and brought it by. The tractor ran good but smoked badly. Probably shot rings, but otherwise in very good shape. I need a "puller" tractor so I can put the mowing deck and bagger back on my "L1000". I will need to rebuild the engine.

Here are some pics of the tractor in various stages of "restoration".

As my friend brought it. The engine is a 15.5hp B&S IC with Turbo Cool. Look familiar Andy?

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In various stages of disassembly. Lots of oil and grass clippings.

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After a power wash, the basic guts and body parts....

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Since this will be a puller tractor only, for my cart, aerator, and spreader, all the deck associated hardware has been permanently removed. I also want a fun tractor to putt around on. I plan on giving it a completely different paint scheme and adding some "accessories"....

This is my first tractor restoration/small engine rebuild so I'm sure I'll have lots of questions.

Greg
 

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I have the exact same LT

hahaha --- it is been to HELL and back ---- as you mentioned!
Mine is the 19HP TC B&S --- REALLY NICE ENGINE... strong as an ox --- but not as nice as the Kohler Pro 25! HAHA

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Hey, I need a new hood for my oldy one lke you are restoring ..Any ideas? No, calling sears and paying $300+ is not an idea to me... HAHA

Andy
 

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Your tractor cleaned up pretty good. Have you done any engine work on it yet? Anything else in the planning stage like homemade snow plow or using the pto to run an electric generator? Have fun and enjoy!
 

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That looks better than what I mow my lawn with! My old wheel horse sure has taken a beeting!
 

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Andy,

Maybe I could bore and stroke the B$S. Hot cam..big carb..Whoooa, talking buck$.

There was a guy advertising for hoods and some other body parts but they were for Cubs.

Bontai,

No engine work yet. It is still sitting in the garage just like the pics. Got a few other projects that got moved up, especially my Dad's toolbox. This winter is going to be long and bad, I think, so I'll get started on the engine after Thanksgiving.

JimD,

Pressure washers can do wonders...LOL

Greg
 
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