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PostSubject: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeFri Feb 19, 2010 10:43 am

So my mom found these... The first 2 are of me on my very first tractor. It looks like a huffy, but I don't REALLY know for sure. It had an 8hp pull start briggs and a chain drive... You would have to push the clutch to make it go. That thing hurt to pull start, it was HARD! I really wish I still had this one!

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And my second tractor, this was about a year later. I think this one was a 7hp tecumseh. My dad is in this one, probably tring to get it to run right... Which it never really did.

I look like an ugly girl! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeFri Feb 19, 2010 12:31 pm

haha well thats an old toro Razz
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeFri Feb 19, 2010 7:30 pm

That first one i think was called a mustang- i saw one like it somewhere online.

That Toro is a 70 toro- just like mine is - cept mine has a 5HP briggs - same fibreglass hood n all. I dont have the original wheels anymore- the fronts were plastic- the rears were lil tiny air filled ones- since i changed em, im having problems mounting the deck.

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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2010 3:33 pm

That first one is definatly a huffy type machine. I agree with dangeroustoys, Im pretty certain it's a mustang (bet not many folk can say they owned a Mustang at 11!) Cool

Looking at old photos is great! Thanks for sharing these man, pretty cool.

Guess you've earned that title of a proper .... gardentractorhead I suppose! lol
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2010 8:23 pm

Wow! thats it for sure! I remember that seat! How did you find that?
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 5:30 am

i just googled 'mustang riding mower' ( back then they werent called 'lawntractors') and looked for a pic- theres a video on YT of someone who chopped one up for a modified .....
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeWed Apr 07, 2010 11:11 am

I was wandering where to post this, but seeing as you had a huffy on this page, well here goes!

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Not a great picture, but I just bought this from ebay for..... £0.99 yup, hell of a bargain if you ask me. It's a Mowett Mustang. Its a risky buy, I know little about it. Other problem is its at the other end of the country. Ive you a good tractor friend of mine picking it up for me though! Gonna store it for me until I can pick it up. cheers gotta love the generosity of others. His channel is https://www.youtube.com/user/Artwa7mm check him out if you want.

5hp Briggs, not running, apparently Missing a wheel too. It'll need alot of work, but Im gonna try restore the old girl.
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeWed Apr 07, 2010 12:56 pm

Wow your so lucky ive been trying to get one to restore. There great lil tractors. Good luck
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeWed Apr 07, 2010 4:17 pm

Wow- couldnt beat the price at all - does it have the deck or no? Im sure you could probably make one out of another deck .

The wheels? id look around at push mower wheels n see whats closest- could run into a serious amount totally restoring it correct.

Looks like its been seriously beat on- i believe they either came with a 3 or 5 hp briggs ( dont quote me on that) .

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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeWed Apr 07, 2010 8:13 pm

Your lucky! Do a nice restoration on it and speed it up to about 20mph or so, put some nice wheels on it... You know, Classy...
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 08, 2010 3:35 am

dangerous: they came in 5hp, 7hp and 8hp versions (yup, Ive done my research Cool )
No deck either, but I was thinking of building one. The blades just bolted straight to the engine shaft. So it wouldn't be hard to make one.

The only thing I can see being expensive is getting decals for it, we'll see!

fearless: YEah, I was thinking about maybe speeding it up. But I may want to use to for cutting too. As for wheels, well, I was thinking of putting go kart wheels on the sucker. Or something like that. Not exactly classy though
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 08, 2010 8:42 am

Go kart wheels would look sharp. Id say if y could find a push mower somewhere, use that deck n stuff- probably not much bigger actually. Hard to tell what the original color was .

Decals shouldnt be too expensive- any sign place should be able to make em- the few people ive talked to about having decals made for my lowes machine said that they probably wouldnt be too bad of cost under $100 ( those would need to be custom made tho).
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeThu Apr 08, 2010 8:49 am

Its getting pictures of the decals themselves though. I think I'd only need the two Mowwet ones and maybe a couple others, shuldnt cost much.

As for colour, they were all originally yellow with white frames, although most you see seem to have been painted at some point in their lives. I like the blue though. I might go down the road of blue and white or something!
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2010 2:43 am

That little tractor is so cool, I remember seeing a video of one on youtube a couple years ago. I was browsing the local craigslist and found one like it
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2010 8:55 am

How much is that going for? I still need to work out how Im going to get my Mustang from the other end of the country scratch
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2010 10:10 am

it says 100 or best offer
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id defenitly get it in a heart beat
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2010 2:29 pm

$100 isnt too bad (as far as I know), these things can get to about £150+ in the UK, more reason why mine was a bargain.
It wou ld be cool to have for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2010 7:18 pm

The one for $100 looks complete - being as rare as it is- its worth it ( most of them wind up as hacked up racing lawntractors) - be worth it to get it and restore it.

Heck id buy it for $100 - and thats saying alot since i hardly like to spend over $50 for one.........
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeTue Apr 13, 2010 4:53 am

Yup, Im planning on restoring mine on the most part. Which is unlike me, usually I'd mod it. BUt you gotta keep the oldies original in my opinion, or at least some of them.

Depends if I can get front wheels for it.
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PostSubject: Re: This is where it all began!   This is where it all began! Icon_minitimeWed Nov 30, 2011 8:31 pm

i would love a old lawn tractor like that to get it running and make it look good
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