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Old 06-21-2012, 09:39:43 AM
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Hi everyone; I've been reading this forum for sometime and decided to get involved. I'm from mid-Michigan, own two small John Deere lawn/garden tractors (1972 JD 110 & a 2012 JD 130), and firmly believe tractors should never be junked and always be rebuilt. Glad to finally hop on board here and hope I can offer as much help as I have gleaned from this site.
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Welcome!
I understand the sentiment, but actually if no engines had go junked, most of MINE would never had been completed. So though it's sad to see old stuff get melted down and made into Chinese junk, I don't mind too much at all to see one get parted out. It's like organ donation program for antique engines.
Enjoy the site, and again, welcome.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:45:56 PM
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Kevin, very good point. For each engine parted out, probably 10 more get completed. I'm not a part-er out. But I do have a couple of great stories about engines I bought that were far beyond restoring. One, an about 3 hp Maynard. Only thing good was the flywheels and crank Blasted the wheels, and crank and kept them for almost 4 years. Man had one given him that was complete but they'd thrown it down in a huge gulley and broke the wheels and bent the crank. The parts I had, made him a complete engine. AND it's a fine runner.
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Howdy and welcome,

I got a '86 JD 111 my daughter drives around at the shows, lots of fun! If you haven't made the leap yet, think about getting into the full sized tractors and hit-miss engines. There are lot of good collectors in your neck of the woods that can give you pointers.

Have fun!
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jonathco,

Welcome, I'm a JD man myself L111. Kids love the wagon-especially when the snow blower is on the front! :.)
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Hi Jonathco
Welcome to the Stak, this is a nice place to hang out and there is a lot of good info here also. Clio has a real nice show in Sep 21 - 23. Thats my last show for the season, stop by and say hi?
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