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upstate yank

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About upstate yank

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    1969 model 1-7041

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    springfield mo

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  1. upstate yank

    UPDATE on the older tractor with the Briggs motor

    sorry about your health but we still can tinker with these find old reds 'again any horse is worth saving rather then go to the junk yard even if they are for parts one day 'most can take there john deer's the so called MTD'S sears and more plus other junks and scrape them but a horse is worth saving 'i wish as i mentioned that i never sold the ones i had ;but now again even at my age i will enjoy them all ;tin verses metal does not work ;thanks for the reply and i hope things work out for you
  2. upstate yank

    UPDATE on the older tractor with the Briggs motor

    yep that is so true as i had it running the other day and drove it around the yard ;once i moved the lever to the forward boy did the front wheel want to go in the air ;it sure is powerfully that's for sure;now if i can get that small set screw to move i can adjust the neutral ;it might be some one else tried and stripped it but i will keep trying ;but now with this darn cold weather each day it will have to wait ;again i feel for the 100 i paid plus the trip from Springfield mo to the st' Louis area and back ;i left at 9 in the morning arrived home at 3 on the dot as i told the mrs i would ;really sad though after close to 40 years of trucking 48 state and Canada with logging over 300.000 plus miles it should had been a breeze but after retiring a few years back i really don't care for those miles any more 'but in the end the ride was worth it ;saving any horse is sure worth it rather then the junk yard ;i grew up with these horses and at one time i had over 6 in the barn plus most attachments but once i went trucking i did not have the time for them and i felt my family came first so i sold them off ;boy could i kick my self now' but that is life we have to make tough decisions at times ;what is more important family or a piece of steel ;i choose my family ;but heck i am back now with 7 more 'one day when i am gone as we never know our time as we are only here for short time it is up to the guy upstairs to make that decision but being the age of 68 i take each day as it rolls by but i want to pass these fine old reds to my boys and hope they will appreciate these fine old machines as i have plus so many others who collect them and restore them as they sure are worth it'
  3. upstate yank

    Pictures of A-Z Tractor

    i was wondering if you check your e bay messages as i did send a few explaining the parts i could use ;if not i can send one though your e-mail ;i look forward to your reply when you get the time
  4. upstate yank

    1972 commado 8 wheel horse

    thanks so it seems the owner was correct stating a 72 ;now to find a carb for it
  5. upstate yank

    1972 commado 8 wheel horse

    the numbers on the tag are #10110-7 885600 i hope this helps'i was told i could buy a carb number #16 on the bay but the ones i found the sellers had a bad feed back and i really do not like to go though the hassle of a dispute ; on the motor again the numbers are #30461-D 181-S it might be a 72 model i just went by what the seller told me 'again thanks
  6. upstate yank

    1972 commado 8 wheel horse

    mine has the mule drive in the front as a B-80 would have plus the mower deck is different ;i will have to get to the garage today and get the numbers off the tag below the dash 'thanks and yours looks very nice ;
  7. upstate yank

    1972 commado 8 wheel horse

    thanks for the reply and i will have to check the numbers under the dash ;i was told by the owner that it was a 72 model ;the decals on the sides state a commando 8 ;i will also check e-bay for the carb you mentioned ;
  8. upstate yank

    1972 commado 8 wheel horse

    thanks i will check the site out
  9. upstate yank

    1972 commado 8 wheel horse

    well guys here i am again ;what i could use is a carburetor for a commando 8 the year is i was told a 1972 ;it has the kohler motor and the numbers on the front are #30461-D it is a K-181-S if this helps ; so any help would be appreciated; really for the year it is nice shape other than a seat but that is not a big thing at this time ;getting it to run id more important 'the motor smokes really bad but i can rebuild it in time or take the head off and either use sea form or the so called mystery oil to help but again i can rebuild it ;thanks again
  10. upstate yank

    UPDATE on the older tractor with the Briggs motor

    any thing is worth a try really'thanks again
  11. upstate yank

    UPDATE on the older tractor with the Briggs motor

    thanks so much for the advise as if this works it sure would be cheaper then new cables 'yes they still have the coatings on them and yep the throttle cable could be locked the other issue it runs great other than the adjustments on the neutral 'i will let you know when i can as the weather is getting colder here ;
  12. upstate yank

    UPDATE on the older tractor with the Briggs motor

    thanks again guys for the replies on the old girl again yesterday i was able to get it off the truck and it started the first time with a little choking and the throttle wow did it run so fine and a ride around the yard a few times 'though i need to get new cables as these ones are really froze up ;heck i even engaged the deck and no chattering ;the pan was set to high so it really didn't cut very well ;leaves that is every wheres 'but heck it works great;then to remove the deck and replace the blades ' i will need to adjust the neural as it rolls once the pedal is down but that isn't a big thing to do ;yep i know it is not the correct steering wheel but it works for me 'due to the care that some of these old horse go though people do change things due to busting certain items and not really taking care of them ;and yes for the 100.00 and the ride it was well worth it ;to save any horse is the right thing to do ; 7 in the barn and i am a very happy camper 'horse of course '
  13. upstate yank

    UPDATE on the older tractor with the Briggs motor

    thanks for the offer but i will add it to the other 6 i have in the garage ;yep that is true not letting it sit and rust ;
  14. upstate yank

    UPDATE on the older tractor with the Briggs motor

    it could be the same as what you have ;a picture would be great if you could send one so i can compare ;thanks for the reply
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