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 Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16

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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16   Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Oct 05, 2021 10:08 pm

The duro's are nice, but they are starting to rub a bit.  Especially when the tires build up dirt!

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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16   Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Oct 06, 2021 10:14 am

neat I like the Duros on that tractor I have a 1974 sears st 16 with a 14 hp Kohler swap and a 69 12 hood and grill.
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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16   Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Oct 06, 2021 1:47 pm

I'd love to find an old Kohler or Briggs to put in this tractor.  The clone 13hp is nice, but old cast iron is cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16   Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Oct 06, 2021 1:59 pm

yes, the 14hp Kohler is an absolute monster in the tractor in 1st gear low it can pull about anything. I am a big fan of the Tecumseh singles though.
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The 16hp Tecumseh it had blew up a few too many times.  Last time did it in.  Engine scrapped.  I think I have the carb somewhere in a bucket and I turned the cowl into a clock.

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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16   Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Oct 07, 2021 6:51 pm

That's really cool I have wanting to make one for in my shop for a while after watching taryl fixes all make one on youtube.
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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16   Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Nov 14, 2021 6:58 pm

Got the rear tires changed out.  I let my daughter do it.  She seemed to enjoy doing it.   I also felt pretty bad that I put the old tractor away last winter pretty darn dirty.

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I installed the mower deck mule on the tractor.  I have decided to semi-retire Thor.  It has issues that I just don't feel like tackling at this time.

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I also moved the seat from Kal over to Grandpa.  Looks much better on 'em.

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Once I am done with Red, I plan on bringing Grandpa back into the garage and it's time for possibly a full tear down, clean, and repaint.

I am also thinking of replacing the fronts with a more aggressive tire.  I bought this engine back in Feb 2015.  It's been a decent engine, but I do think failure is a few years away.  I would LOVE to replace it with an old cast iron 15hp briggs, lightly modded, but we know I'm not going to find that.  I will continue to run what I have, but I am pretty sure the charging stator is toast, (will check on breakdown) and I am not sure what is going on, but the rocker on the engine doesn't seem to be quite right to me.  I could be wrong.  If I knew what I do today when I was restoring this old tractor.... I would have gone with a 420 Hemi Predator instead of the 420 Lifan.  This one was suppose to have to bigger charging stator, but I think I got snookered.

I also plan on replacing the old incandescents with LED replacements.

Thoughts of the day...

Restore looking close to original again, or go custom with the paint.

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Little video update!


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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16   Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Nov 23, 2021 10:36 am

@MN mudder wrote:
That's really cool I have wanting to make one for in my shop for a while after watching taryl fixes all make one on youtube.
He is a great guy, and has a great shop, He is a helpful guy, I recently found out he had a youtube channel, I knew him for a few years lol, he helped me with carb work on my first mini bike and has repaired my grandpas lawn mower a few times, great guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16   Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Nov 23, 2021 11:30 am

not to thread jack, but are the teeth that he has in the videos real?
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No, those are fake teeth, he sells them on his store, the link is on his youtube channel. He also doesnt talk like he does in the video

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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16   Grandpa - 1975 Sears Suburban ST/16 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Nov 23, 2021 2:59 pm

@MightyRaze Those old tires were some cool ones liked those better, but for an engine I think a vanguard or one of those new 196cc mini diesels would be a cools swap.
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