609 Church Street, St. Johns, Michigan 78879
One day, my son Larry called and said that he had bought me
something at his neighbor’s garage sale. He said it was a
garden tiller, and he thought I might like the engine, and that it
might be worth the two dollars they were asking.
When he said ’tiller,’ I pictured a rototiller, and
didn’t get too excited. I was real pleased when I saw what it
was-a Planet, Jr., Super Tuffy, in pretty bad shape and very rusty,
but all there.
I proceeded to free the valves, clean the gas tank and
carburetor and repair the magneto. The motor ran pretty good, but
smoked a lot. The belt and chain would not stay on due to worn
bushings, which caused misalignment.
With a lot of time and elbow grease, new bushings, piston rings
and a little paint, I think it’s real cute. You never know what
you might find at a yard or garage sale.