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PostSubject: Long time lurker, first time poster. Western PA   Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:08 pm

Hey guys
I'm Andy and live about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh pa.

Little but if my back story- I picked up an old mtd about 10 years ago for free. Found this forum and started lurking. Mods were minimal, kept it running and cut the tires.
Fast forward 10 years- I am married with a year and a half old son. My wife is a RN and I walked away from a supervisor job in a five axis CNC architectural concrete shop to start a landscaping business.

Back in the spring I needed a cheap tractor to drag a thatcher and aerator around and came across a running suburban st10.  Old tractor wheeling memories started coming back... 25x8x12's were mounted.. Steering broke... 27x12x12's went on... Motor went (actually working not playing)

So here I am.  My plans for this fall are to dust off the welder, dig out the tubing roller and find a use for some heim joints sitting on the workbench.

I am looking forward to meeting up with some of you guys and doing some wheeling.  
Andy
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PostSubject: Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. Western PA   Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:23 pm

Welcome! I think there is a few people from PA on here that would enjoy wheeling with ya. Got any pics of that Suburban?
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PostSubject: Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. Western PA   Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:41 pm

Whoo for PA! Rackin in the members!
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PostSubject: Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. Western PA   Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:32 pm

Welcome. Can't wait to see what you do with the tube bender.
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PostSubject: Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. Western PA   Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:14 am

I don't really have much in the way of pictures yet. But there will be!
I just have the 27x12x12 stuffed on the original rims. I massaged the fenders a little to make them fit. Predator 212 with pretty close to factory gearing.

Tentative plans-
*19x7x8's upfront
*beefed up steering
(5/16" heims somewhere on the work bench)
*either rebuild the axle pivot or 1 link with Panhard.
-Current pivot allows about 3" of fore/aft moment at the tire.
-Sourcing shocks will be the deciding factor.
*lock there reared- undecided, I still need to use this as a utility tractor. Also the 27x12 tires might be pushing my luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. Western PA   Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:06 am

Nice sears man! Are those 16's on the front?
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PostSubject: Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. Western PA   Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:09 am

@MatthewD wrote:
Nice sears man! Are those 16's on the front?

Yes sir
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PostSubject: Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. Western PA   Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:06 am

Thanks, any idea what age she is?
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PostSubject: Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. Western PA   Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:00 am

'65?
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PostSubject: Re: Long time lurker, first time poster. Western PA   Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:59 pm

That's pretty old. Is that a single briggs or Tecumseh?
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