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Hot project 680

Postby sdurnal » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:17 am

Here's an old project of mine. This 680 (actually the PO) was the cause of a garage fire. Apparently the gas cap was lost and replaced with a rag. After mowing, was parked beside the gas water heater, and you can imagine the outcome. The fuel tank, dash, wiring, carb, tires, were all melted. (the hour meter showed 75hrs total) The mower deck and hydro were untouched. I repaired this old girl about 15 years ago, and have been using it ever since. I bought it from the Ins. Co. very reasonably. The blade I built from scrap (quick hitch included) as well as the tilt bed trailer which has the guts to haul around a 350 V8. I'm on the 3rd mower deck, and overhauled the engine 2 years ago. (bored 20 over) It has a 12hp Kohler single.
Unfortunately, I took no "before" photos, here's the "after".
New paint, decals, tires, etc, etc.
Enjoy...
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Re: Hot project 680

Postby JimT » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:47 am

Looks like ya done a good job. I like to see the older cubs still in action.
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Re: Hot project 680

Postby CKCowboy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:09 am

Looks like a nice job of rebuilding the Cadet.
Always nice to have a good tractor around.
To soon old to late smart!
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Re: Hot project 680

Postby sdurnal » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:00 pm

She's not nearly that pretty now, in her working clothes. Luckily I've been able to find most components I've needed for it. (craigslist etc)
Thanks for the compliments. I don't plan on replacing her with a "stamped out throw-away" any time soon..
I suspect there are more around this forum who feel the same way...hehe
Regards,
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Pennington 3 spindle deck
LF-194 plow
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