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Mid 60's (?) Yardman. It is TINY, my knees are almost over the front of it when I sit on it. It's only missing the gas tank and the battery cover. I have "plans" for this.













 

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Nice clean little yard man. For the age it looks pretty good shape :thThumbsU
I can't help but feel sad when I come across these things in the local junkyard. I feel the need to save them from the crusher.
 

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Neat little tractor mower! Good save man!:trink39:
 

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That looks a lot like the '78 MTD my dad got from Montgomery-Wards ,that had their name on it....I had the battery cover for it somewhere,we put a car battery in it when we got tired of replacing the dinky one every year,and after I sold the tractor ,I found that cover (it was left off cause it wouldn't fit with a larger battery in it)--and a few other parts we had for it (oops!)...if I come across it,I'll let you know!...

I had a few Sears riders like that one too,that had the same diamond tread studded rear tires,and a 3 speed "box" tranny..I saved them from the crusher,but found it very hard to sell them,I couldn't get 35 bucks for them at a yard sale,after spending twice that to get a new carb for one and fixing them both up enough to get them useable to mow with..I ended up scrapping them both,I kinda wish I hadn't,but I had at least 15 tractors in the yard,and my father and neighbors were unhappy about that.,so I got rid of them...
 

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That looks a lot like the '78 MTD my dad got from Montgomery-Wards ,that had their name on it....I had the battery cover for it somewhere,we put a car battery in it when we got tired of replacing the dinky one every year,and after I sold the tractor ,I found that cover (it was left off cause it wouldn't fit with a larger battery in it)--and a few other parts we had for it (oops!)...if I come across it,I'll let you know!...

I had a few Sears riders like that one too,that had the same diamond tread studded rear tires,and a 3 speed "box" tranny..I saved them from the crusher,but found it very hard to sell them,I couldn't get 35 bucks for them at a yard sale,after spending twice that to get a new carb for one and fixing them both up enough to get them useable to mow with..I ended up scrapping them both,I kinda wish I hadn't,but I had at least 15 tractors in the yard,and my father and neighbors were unhappy about that.,so I got rid of them...
I have a complete in very good condition 77 Wards Farm & Garden catalog. It was given to me by a guy I got an old Wards snowblower from.
 

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I think you should repaint it to look like a mini Pennsylvania Panzer

 

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Well this went from stupid to ridiculous fast.

I tried to get the original motor running. It has good compression, and turns, but someone robbed half the carb off of it since I first spotted it at EZ Pull, so I pulled it. I'll hang onto it in case I want to go full on concours restoration later on. Barret Jackson style.

Here is it's new motor.



I have a bit more of a clearance issue than I anticipated.



 

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I would think there is a good supply of used 8HP briggs carbs to put on the original motor.
Yeah, for now though I'll have some fun with it.
 

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Worked on it a bit tonight. The engine almost fits now.

Took off more stuff I'm not going to need. Right after this picture I hammered off that tray on the "firewall".



Turned the motor around, and re-drilled the holes. Engine fits nice now. Just need to address the height problem yet.





Too bad I'm out of gas for my welder, kind of hinders the fab I can do until I can pick up another tank.
 

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Turning the engine around kind of made the exhaust a bit tricky. I'm thinking I'm going to run it along the running boards on both sides. I have a bunch of 1.5'' mandrel pipe I can make it out of.
 

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what about running pipes down and under and dumping out the back?
 

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Was thinking about that too. I have to wait until the engine is final mounted before I can run it, and I want to pull the skins off and paint them orange to match the tractor and make it look more "factory".
 
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