753 rat tractor project
New Project. We have what i think is a 753. Correct me if i'm wrong please. Tractor probably hasn't run in 2 decades and was missing allot of parts. Don't think the engine is original as it has white, blue and turquoise paint on it and the carb had red and yellow. Its missing all the cables, and hood. Coil and all wiring was gone. We put on a new coil, points, plug, wire, battery cables, and wiring. We tried rebuilding the carb but is was full of dried gas. completely solid clogged fuel bowl. The whole carb is corroded inside. It does start with spray but i don't think the pump is working as it will not throttle up. New carb, pump and parts to make it run on order. We found the exhaust valve stuck. Pulled the head and soaked it good and worked it loose. New head gasket on the way too. Tank is leaking, got a new gasket coming also. My neighbor wants to rat it out. He has a deathtrap pile of parts that someone gave him that has a really cool deep arch to the beam. Its already been flipped to lower that one. Gonna put it on the front of this tractor. Someone created this front axle. looks like someone fabricated spindle mounts. Were gonna make 5" wheel spacers to widen out the rear so the seat can drop between the fenders to get it low.
Update. New carb, fuel pump, tank gasket, and head gasket came. I fixed the governor, the little arm that the throttle lever connected to was broke off so i welded a new one on and hooked up the throttle cable. Make a new bracket for the choke cable and hooked it up. Then......... We cut off the front axle and welded on another. We had a monstrosity that someone previously tried to make a ra tractor out of that was more of a death trap than anything. We cut 7" off of the front and welded it to the front of the 753. Thr front tires are 3" lower and the axle mount is another 2" so the front is about 5" lower than stock. We cut the hood out to fit around the gas tank. We mocked up the dummy fuel tank. We just have to make a hood hinge now and mount the tank.