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Forgot to show you guys the last Craftsman we found....

This popped up on CL literally in back yard! Only four miles away. Guy said it ran and was moving so needed it gone. We got it for $80 with little to see with 5" of snow on it!? Actually only picture in ad!?

We went over and good thing truck is 4X4 as it was tough getting up driveway! Look it over and buy it. Good thing guy is young as loading in those conditions suck! Got home in like 5 minutes and started right in!


Number one issue is missing solenoid as well as lead to starter? I have them in stock and thank God found a lead right length to look stock. The compression seemed low and found the issue!? LOL




New head gasket was needed as well ( Keep them in stock too! )






Got it all together and tried to start it with no carb work.

This took us a couple of hours, got home around 2:30 and time was closer to 5. We took carb off and in our haste broke the idle mixture adjustment screw off. Stop gap measure was to swap another carb onto it for now. This carb had issues on last engine it was on with surging as you can see/hear.
We fixed the broken screw next day and installed the original then.

After a couple days we got back on to working on it. I detailed it as dad serviced deck, finding a broken star on one spindle. We bought a replacement at local parts guy I was going to work for. Got deck all done and painted.




















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You guys are just amazing with the work you do.
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Thank you Smitty! Turned out pretty good!


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WOW! That's pretty cool stuff, Eric. Great work. It's nice to be able to work on a project with your dad, I imagine.
What kinda money will that bring? Also, how's the back doing?
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WOW! That's pretty cool stuff, Eric. Great work. It's nice to be able to work on a project with your dad, I imagine.
What kinda money will that bring? Also, how's the back doing?


Thanks! We got it on CL for $625 OBO. Let's see what it goes for!
Back is same basically. PT I do on my own now helps some. .


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Crazy snow drift! Looks nice!
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Looks nice! I think you'll get a good price.
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1972 Sears Custom 8M Tow tractor
Craftsman 9HP snow blower
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Sure is a "Beauty"...One of your best,,,Definate worthy of a bagger... a triple bagger..if ya had a spare...Would bring Top Dollar...[in spring]....Bet ya wish ya had a snowblower for it...Shame how pricey they are !
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Sure is a "Beauty"...One of your best,,,Definate worthy of a bagger... a triple bagger..if ya had a spare...Would bring Top Dollar...[in spring]....Bet ya wish ya had a snowblower for it...Shame how pricey they are !
One Craftsman we are selling had a blower by looks of mounts under it. Seem to be none for sale of late here! We mounted all our baggers we had on machines this fall too!


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John Deere 180
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1967 Sears Suburban SS10
1971 Bolens 1256
1972 Ford LGT145 plow tractor
1972 Sears Custom 8M Tow tractor
Craftsman 9HP snow blower
Honda HRB215SDA mower
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