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PostSubject: Parts Springfield revival   Mon 05 Oct 2009, 10:53 pm

This past weekend on my way back from Evan's I met up with a guy that was selling some Springfield components to me cheap, I mean dirt cheap. He had a 4 speed transaxle, a front axle, a steering wheel, a dash tower, and a drive shaft for a Toro like the one Evan sold me earlier this year. So for $40 I bought all of those parts to revive my 1961 Springfield that I parted out due to being worn out. So far the story is good, cause all I am missing is a couple odds and ends, and the engine. However, here in a week or so I will have a 7 hp kohler that I am buying from Brendan to mount to this contraption. I am confused as to what to call it so it may get a goofy name for a while. I think FrankenFeild might work for a while, it is pretty much the same basic principles of construction. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Parts Springfield revival   Mon 05 Oct 2009, 11:04 pm

Here is a pic of the parts Springfield before dismantling, and trust me, it had issues all around, from front to back (well abused):



Here is a pic of the Toro I bought off of Evan to give you a basic image of what I am planning to end up with: lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Parts Springfield revival   Mon 05 Oct 2009, 11:58 pm

I think thats the first time I got to see the '61 all together! Oh, btw, take an updated pic of the Toro! I think that was the day I bought it when it was still a dirty mess! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Parts Springfield revival   Tue 06 Oct 2009, 12:19 am

Why bother, you took a good picture the first time. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Parts Springfield revival   Wed 07 Oct 2009, 7:36 pm

Alright, I made some discoveries today.... none of them encourage the success of the project with plans A though C.....

The driveshaft mount is supposed to be welded to the chassis, which the new one is... the frame was just hacked out... I cant have bolts under the engine for mounting it so that's an issue...

Looks as though the right angle drive boxes Dad has are huge... so that might be a problem...

Hydraulic system wont work, not enough room between tranny and tire for a hydraulic motor...

I am working on plan C and I have low hopes for it currently.....

I am discouraged now....
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PostSubject: Re: Parts Springfield revival   Wed 07 Oct 2009, 7:55 pm

Evan(PA) wrote:
I think thats the first time I got to see the '61 all together! Oh, btw, take an updated pic of the Toro! I think that was the day I bought it when it was still a dirty mess! lol!


Hey Ev he already took a pic. Its jus we gotta wait 4 months till we see em lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Parts Springfield revival   Wed 07 Oct 2009, 9:55 pm

Jared Olson for SO IL wrote:
Evan(PA) wrote:
I think thats the first time I got to see the '61 all together! Oh, btw, take an updated pic of the Toro! I think that was the day I bought it when it was still a dirty mess! lol!


Hey Ev he already took a pic. Its jus we gotta wait 4 months till we see em lol!

Very true indeed Jared...Very true!!!!

As far as your new Springfield build Casey, I'm sure you'll be able to cobble something together that runs and drives! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Parts Springfield revival   Fri 27 Nov 2009, 8:35 am

Recentley at the Wapokenta, OH swap meet I seen 3 or 4 of those Springfields & one Toro GT too.
One guy bought all the Springfields, an old Massey that looked like the Moto Mowers, & a Panzer.
Neat tractors.
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