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Bought it. now will wait and see what I have. fingers crossed. Says the trans is free and shifts properly.

 

 

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That's a purdy one! :banana-dance:I luv my 857  got from HHHOOOWWWAAARRRDDD!!! Going to plow snow with it this winter. Really would like to find a quiet deck for it. I have one that's so-so. 

 

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I'm in.

Keep us posted.

Really nice looking horse there Terry!!

 

 

6 hours ago, Vinylguy said:

started life as a 657 but was upgraded to an 8 horse

Just like Trina's.

We're going to make a reasonable attempt to get the Tecumseh running again.

If it takes any more work than simple reassembly or needs money for repairs it's getting chucked in favor of a Kohler 8 or 10.

 

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Very nice looking tractor!

You will get it running.

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Terry looks nice. But it seems strange that some one would go to that length and not have it running. They did a nice job on the restore. I hope it all go`s well. When done it will be a fine tractor.

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8 hours ago, Vinylguy said:

non runner but has a clean tank and engine turns free no spark?

:text-coolphotos:           Presuming it has run and has good compression the ignition issue should be a matter of cleaning and setting the ignition points.

8 hours ago, Vinylguy said:

Painted dash but I can fix that problem.

:text-yeahthat:                                                    :ROTF:

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Pictures can be deceiving. Hoping it looks as nice as the images. The guy I'm getting it from has all brands of tractors and acquired this in a 4 tractor deal. 

He says the decals are not original so I will do a search of illinois customers to see if I sold any 657 decals close to home.

The kohler looks too nice to be toast. Picking it up Sunday so will know more then. 

 

 

 

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Nice find!  We’ve got one (almost) that nice!  :ROTF:  It’s surely a runner.  “Hey Jada, run back and grab some gas, would ya?”

 

We’re the 657 and 857 decal sets completely different?  More than one option?  One/some of ours are customized?  

 

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1 minute ago, Vinylguy said:

Pictures can be deceiving. Hoping it looks as nice as the images. The guy I'm getting it from has all brands of tractors and acquired this in a 4 tractor deal. 

He says the decals are not original so I will do a search of illinois customers to see if I sold any 657 decals close to home.

The kohler looks too nice to be toast. Picking it up Sunday so will know more then. 

 

 

 

 

Funny, we were both thinking the same thing, you posted first!  Is Jada’s an original set you suppose?  I could get you more pics of whatever you need...

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Very nice Terry :handgestures-thumbupright: ! Sure hope it all works out as I know you’re missing your Commando8.

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32 minutes ago, ACman said:

Very nice Terry :handgestures-thumbupright: ! Sure hope it all works out as I know you’re missing your Commando 8.

very true 

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A 857 hood should not have the headlight Kev, an 867 would have tho but not that decal.... someone swap the hood out?

 

You did ok on the price Terry.. I paid 450 for this one and it was delivered, came with a mid mount blade and a deck. This one is all orginal  and didn't have any PO cobblements

Brett Esse of the Portage Tractor Daze show fame just showed up at my door with it one night. Was dark out but quick over with a flashlight I fell in love. Been a go to tractor ever since.

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I am thinking the 657 would not have had this belt guard with the indent. Will be interesting to see the ID Tag

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Heading up to my Buddies shop for coffee.

Everyone have a great day.

 

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59 minutes ago, Vinylguy said:

not have had this belt guard with the indent.

I think that would make it a year or two older

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I think 65 was the last year for the indents but not positive. Might have been on some 66 models but they used the same guard few  models in those years so a swap is possible. Anybody know for sure pipe up.

Make yourself a 857... decal and you might have a one of a kind! :)

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2 hours ago, WHX21 said:

I think 65 was the last year for the indents but not positive. Might have been on some 66 models but they used the same guard few  models in those years so a swap is possible. Anybody know for sure pipe up.

Make yourself a 857... decal and you might have a one of a kind! :)

my 856 has the indent on the belt guard with the 856 logo.  i know for a fact it is all original

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8 hours ago, Vinylguy said:

I am thinking the 657 would not have had this belt guard with the indent. Will be interesting to see the ID Tag

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Could just be a replacement belt guard because 1967 was the first year of that style without the indent (including the Lawn Rangers)...But, have you ever noticed that many of the original 857's had the indent on the belt guard?    Theres no way to prove this, but I'm thinking the 857 model may have been the first 1967 model to roll down the assembly line.   Nice looking tractor there, Terry :handgestures-thumbupright:   

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Makes perfect senseTerry

 

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Interesting Brian... another case of using guards on hand at the time? Makes real good sense Terry M since the 857 was the most popular and affordable model in the day.

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I'd say that's a nice little tractor ya got.

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20 hours ago, Vinylguy said:

I am thinking the 657 would not have had this belt guard with the indent. Will be interesting to see the ID Tag

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Terry could have been a left over from a 66 or 65?

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