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The over-sized piston just came in for the K341 (16HP Kohler)! Just got to get the block sent away to be bored now. I'll let you know how the mod goes




On a serious note, we just went to NY this past weekend to pick up parts for our project. It is a 1955 John Deere 70 Diesel Two cylinder. I anticipate on starting a thread in the Corner Store sometimes in the new year! We are rebuilding the motor/restoring the entire tractor from the ground up.
 

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Good service deserves mentioning too. I ordered a pair of 26x14-12 Carlisle turfs from Miller Tire (one of our sponsors) for one of my 400's and like a dumbkin didn't read the whole ad, which said only (1) tire was available. Realizing the error I emailed them. 20 minutes later I received a phone call and the gist of that was they'd see if they could find me a 2nd tire. They called back and indicated the exact same tire was not available anywhere. Since one tire was no good to me my order was cheerfully canceled. The process was straightforward and the lady who called me both times was very pleasant and easy to deal with. That wasn't the first time I've dealt with Miller Tire and I always get good service.


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Woke up to this sight here in Jersey this morning. That pyramid on the left should have a car underneath it.



Good thing the Pope Mobile was up to the task. Snow was twice as tall as the top of the blower housing. Slow going but it did the job. 216 with a modified 37a throwing snow a good 20 to 30 feet.



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John, we had about the same amt of snow here and some of the drifts were amazing with all this wind.
Our side of the street got hit the hardest of course ! I was not ready for this storm so I had to use my little single stage TORO I got from HOME CHEAPO a few years ago but it worked pretty good ! Hope you had a great Christmas!...ED.
 

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Eddie! Great to hear from you! Was actually thinking about giving you a call today to yak about all things Deere. Hope you had a great Christmas too my friend
 

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John, can you drive that tractor across the river to my sons' house? He lives on the end of Drum Point Rd.

I'm sure he would appreciate it!!!

Bill.

 

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Hi Bill - Would love to help but driving across the Metedeconk river might just be the only way to get to him! The roads have been impassable for the entire day. Have not seen a car on the road. Just got in from helping shove out neighbors with the 216 (what a beast... in a real good way!). Would not mind going over and getting some more seat time!
 

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John, I just talked my son, and he said that the plows have not even come down the road yet.

I was only kidding about going over there. My son-in-law lives near the Lakewood border and has a Bobcat, but he can't get there either.

What a mess.

Bill.
 

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If you are looking at a 420/ sweepster broom, or Cozy Cab, you should read this.. Note the hood, quick attach, position of the fog/warning light on the roof of the Cozy cab.



john deere 420 with cozy cab - $5000 (omaha)

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Date: 2010-12-28, 1:25AM CST
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john deere 420 with cozy cab with snow brush and 60 inch mowing deck ser number moo420x420136 is my tractor and if you see this offered call me at 402 391 0050 or call the police immediately. if you buy this tractor you are buying stolen property and will be prosecuted
 

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Matt,
Are you saying this is your 420? Even if it's not, I think it needs to stay to alert anyone about buying this.
 

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Not mine Terry, I found this Stolen Ad on the Omaha Craigslist.. Wanted to pass it along to see if WFM's Members can get this guy back his tractor.. ( I thought the seller was smart for posting it there!)

I'd be too sick to type if it was my tractor..
 

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A couple days ago I thought my front tires looked low, so I checked them and added a little air. Last night I came home from work and had two almost flat tires on the front. The tri-ribs kinda look low with weight on them anyway but they were surely almost flat. I did some checking and found that both valve cores were leaking slightly. Tonight I took the weights and wheels off, hooked up a hose and put 5 quarts of WWF in each tire (with tubes), then put new valve cores back in and pumped 15lbs, of air in there.
20 more lbs of weight + the fluid will be easy to spot if they leak again. Not for everybody but it works for me.
 

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Had an interesting find yesterday, hope someone can provide some insight...

I had a couple telling me they wanted to sell their 1963 110. I figured the odds were against me but I knew I should go check it out. I got there and could tell immediately that it wasn't a 63...(47 deck, wide tires, 4 speed transmission, etc). It did have headlights, snowblower, and the setup to lift rear implements. But looking at the serial number, it was something like: 002714. So obviously they looked it up at one time and was told it was a 63, but everything else points away from that. Do you think it's possible the S/N Tag was stamped wrong...should have been 082714? It looked more like a 67 to me.
 

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Shawn did you happen to get the type code as well as the serial number. You can tell alot from the type codes in those early years.
 

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Shawn, I'd look at things like the footrest, front axle, frame... I've heard of guys swapping in the 4 speed trans (tiller and other use).. Even blowing up the 7hp engine.. But if you don't have the correct frame, you'll never find a guy to sell you his 1963 frame if you wanted to re-convert it to original..
 

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I didn't write down the type code (nor do I remember what it was). But I do remember looking at it and thinking it was an odd one...It wasn't T1000...it was one more similar to the 67's.
 
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