WHOSE TRACTOR IS IT ANYWAY?
31445 8th Avenue SW Federal Way, Washington 98023
The chassis is a John Deere 210 lawn tractor that had a bad engine. I removed the original engine and had a newly restored 1? HP John Deere Model E in my collection. I decided to put the two together. The installation went well. I had to do some cutting on the frame and weld in angles for the engine base. Fortunately, the rotation of the original engine in the chassis was the same as the E with the flywheel aft. I added a pulley inside the right-hand flywheel and, with a few pulley modifications, I was able to use the original belt-clutch system.
This coming winter I will disassemble, clean and repaint the tractor; also I will purchase a new seat. In the interim, I will be showing my ‘2000 John Deere 210-E’ at our club shows in western Washington this summer.
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