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The Engine has been replaced , the tractor body is from a mid to late 70's model possibly a G14 since its the hi/lo 6 speed transmission. Hood and fender are from a different model too.
Looks like a mixed bag with this one
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It won't lack for power. Looks like they made a plate to bolt to the frame that the motor bolts to. That's a good way to do it. Same approach I have used on my tube frame repowers. And it appears that the hood was carefully trimmed, not crudely hacked. I myself don't see any issue with a reasonably well thought out and crafted repower on a GT. IMHO that is.
 

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So, the battery goes under the gas tank? Or behind the seat? I see they fabed a heat shield, so the hot air doesn't blow back on the tank. My first repower on a 1050 had the tank where the battery was originally, with the battery behind the seat above the hitch sitting on a plate. I reworked it a few years ago so the seat tips up with a Cub Cadet tank mounted under it, and the battery back where it's
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supposed to be. But that's just me. whatever works for you. It looks like they did a decent job piecing it together. This tractor has a Kohler Command 12.5 hp. Love it! It's my main mowing tractor.
 

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So I looked and he did build a shelf if you will to hold the tank above the battery and the bottom of the shelf has a plastic “insulation barrier” if you will. I have several loose wires and the air filter looks terrible but I’m gonna try to work on it after work and on the weekends to see if I can get the Briggs to start. I’m sure the carb is nasty but the tank was very clean and dry. I’ll send more pics as I get closer to starting and running it.
 

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It should work alright for you. So what if it is a "mixed bag". Just tidy up a few things and it ought to be a real workhorse. Like Eric stated, the big cast block Briggs motors were plenty stout. They aren't terribly hard to work on either. I believe parts for them are fairly easy to find too. Hopefully it runs good for you. Should. Myself, I wouldn't be a bit worried about it.
 

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It should work alright for you. So what if it is a "mixed bag". Just tidy up a few things and it ought to be a real workhorse. Like Eric stated, the big cast block Briggs motors were plenty stout. They aren't terribly hard to work on either. I believe parts for them are fairly easy to find too. Hopefully it runs good for you. Should. Myself, I wouldn't be a bit worried about it.
I’m really excited about it. I think the man who repowered it did real well. I think I also have 2 extra generator starters for it. I just pulled it in my shop becuase it’s raining here. Can’t wait to get to work on it.
 
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