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Deere 214 just finished.

Postby WJ » Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:46 pm

Here is my first attempt at a Lawn tractor restoration. It started out as a free tractor, but we all know how that turns out. :lol: Image
If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use duct tape.
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Postby Rudi » Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:00 pm

For a Free Tractor - sure looks nice. Excellent job
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Postby beaconlight » Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:24 pm

Looking good/

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Postby WJ » Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:39 pm

It got a long way from free after tires, gaskets sets, battery, etc etc and more etc then some more etc. But it was worth while. :D :D
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Postby Scott » Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:06 pm

Lookin' Goooood 8) :lol:
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Postby Dan England » Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:47 pm

Nice job, looks very good. Did you also go through the power train and restore as needed? Dan
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Postby WJ » Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:58 pm

Dan England wrote:Nice job, looks very good. Did you also go through the power train and restore as needed? Dan


Yes, I had every bolt out of this mower and replaced everything that needed it. Thats what I call restored. Not just paint and new oil in the engine.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:01 pm

Looks like you did a fantastic job, but if you wnat to do ti right I think I have some 2150 red left over. :lol:
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Postby WJ » Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:12 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Looks like you did a fantastic job, but if you wnat to do ti right I think I have some 2150 red left over. :lol:
You don't know how tempted I was to do just that..But I am planning on selling it and didn't want to have to fight a deere guy over it. :P :twisted:
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Postby Rudi » Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:08 pm

WJ:

It got a long way from free after tires, gaskets sets, battery, etc etc and more etc then some more etc. But it was worth while.


Image I think you did pretty well.. and it was more than worth while. That 214 looks like it just came off the show room floor !

Oh, btw.. my smilies ain't working.... have to use my server based ones...
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Postby John Niekamp » Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:56 pm

WJ,

I don't come here in this part very often, but wanted to comment.

The 214 was my very first John Deere mowers and it ran flawless. Mine was bought new in the late 70's I believe and mowed one of the local cemeteries for 20 some years and then I bought it. I used it for a long while and I was so impressed with the Deere machines, that's when I deicided to get my 318.

I really liked the varible speed drive on these models, one could go in between the gears selected. The Kohlor engine will give you many many years of trouble free service too.



GREAT JOB!

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Postby 'Country' Elliott » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:10 am

Hey WJ...GREAT JOB on your JD 214! :D I only hope my JD 112 restoration comes out lookin' as nice as yours! :wink:
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