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Thanks everyone. Been collecting a while now. Also have a 1959 porter cable, 4 a/c's, a jd 140, and a wheel horse. Have had several jd round fenders also. I bought the amigo and it is in my shop now. Been driving it around the yard the last 2 days. It's a hoot to drive. Does'nt even smoke, motor runs great. Only issue is shifter under seat is loose and does'nt do just right. I'm thinking shifting fork is coming loose. Any tips? Should I pull trans top off?
 

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Nice find. Any attachments. ?

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Thanks everyone. Been collecting a while now. Also have a 1959 porter cable, 4 a/c's, a jd 140, and a wheel horse. Have had several jd round fenders also. I bought the amigo and it is in my shop now. Been driving it around the yard the last 2 days. It's a hoot to drive. Does'nt even smoke, motor runs great. Only issue is shifter under seat is loose and does'nt do just right. I'm thinking shifting fork is coming loose. Any tips? Should I pull trans top off?
They are a HOOT to drive! Not much out there quite like them, and they work great. Nice, over-built machines.

I'd certainly pop the trans cover off...these are easy to do with no ill-effect. Give it a good inspection and save the heartache of a failure on a machine you probably can't find the correct parts for. I know there was a lot of NOS parts sold at auction a few years ago, but I have no clue where they all went.
 

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Did'nt get any attachments. One other question. It seems to have a posi trac rear end as when i turn the inside wheel bites and spins. Is this normal?
You have a much better looking barn find than mine!

I've been driving mine around and haven't noticed that happening. There is a differential that should prevent that from happening.

Popping the lid off is no big deal, Easy enough to re-install.

I've just recently replaced the bearings, seals and bushings in mine.

The shifter fork on mine is homemade but is functional. Good luck with yours. rick
 

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Did'nt get any attachments. One other question. It seems to have a posi trac rear end as when i turn the inside wheel bites and spins. Is this normal?
I hope this isn't welded together inside. Not sure what rear is in these, but never seen one do that unless welded.
 
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Ok guys I need help. Unscrewed the lever for the hi/lo and got all the bolts for top plate out but it does'nt want to come off. Does hi/lo cap come off or stay with it? What is holding it to trans? Thanks.
 

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Ok guys I need help. Unscrewed the lever for the hi/lo and got all the bolts for top plate out but it does'nt want to come off. Does hi/lo cap come off or stay with it? What is holding it to trans? Thanks.
Don't know if I can help much. My Hi-Lo lever and fork is homemade. I manage to easily remove the lid after removing my collar.

After looking at the parts manual it would appear that you need to remove the collar from the shifting fork. Rick
 

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Check out the manuals section. There is a parts and price listing, and a service manual. Should be very helpful.

I recently bought new bearings and seals for my Amigo. The guy at the sales counter just laughed at me when I asked him to sell everything at the 1961 price listing.

While you're at it if you decide to change the fluid, the manual calls for four quarts of 10w. Rick
 

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Got the collar off and the lid. One gear is worn but still very useable. Cant see any thing that looks wrong so still not sure why both wheels pull. Fluid looks like trans fluid. Cr I read in manual about the 4 qts 10w. Does that mean 10 weight motor oil? I wonder how that will work on the friction clutch of trans? Could you find 10w oil in 60's and can I find it now? Got the old oil draining and going to clean it all out good before putting new in. Everyones help is greatly appreciated. I sure like to see all these old tractors saved.
 
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