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model 129 paint

Postby birddog » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:15 pm

What is the correct color of the engine and shrouds on a 1971 "129"? I've looked at a lot of pictures and have seen all kinds of variations. All yellow; yellow with black starter/gen.; all black; black engine with yellow shroud, yellow air cleaner and black starter/gen.; all black except yellow air cleaner.

Also, is the voltage reg. suppose to be mounted in the battery compartment?
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Re: model 129 paint

Postby gitractorman » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:00 pm

Originally the tractor and engine (including starter) was all yellow, with just a white hood, grill, dash panel/tower, gas tank & supports, and transmission tunnel cover. The reason you see so many with black engines, or black starters, is that the Kohler replacement engines come from Kohler painted black, and most electrical repair shops re-paint starters black when they rebuild them.

I actually think the black engine and starter looks better than the yellow on the 1x8/1x9 series tractors, as the yellow paint on engines will turn a brown color due to the heat, oil, gas, etc.

Here is a 149 that I used to have. Same tractor only with a 14 hp engine instead of the 12hp in a 129.

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Re: model 129 paint

Postby birddog » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:24 pm

Thanks; I like the look of the black better also. Now I'll just have to figure out which way I want to go.
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Re: model 129 paint

Postby Ida Red » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:53 am

Message to Bill. Can a fellow still get those ribbed front tires like on the front of your former 129.
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Re: model 129 paint

Postby gitractorman » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:36 am

Oh yea, they are available everywhere. Check eBay and you'll see. Miller and Tucker tire both have them too..
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Re: model 129 paint

Postby Ida Red » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:39 am

Thanks Bill.
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Re: model 129 paint

Postby Merk » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:23 am

The correct color for a wide frame engine was the same yellow as the rest of the tractor. The starter however was black.

All replacement Kohler engines were black.

Ken Updike and Hank Wills books on Cub Cadets shows the wide frame engines painted the way I stated.

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Re: model 129 paint

Postby birddog » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:58 pm

Thanks Merk;
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