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Hello all,
My name is Richard and I am glad to be joining the community.
Here is a little about me, I live in Spartanburg, SC and have been in the world of Automotive Repair for the past 15 years. I worked as an ASE certified automobile repair technician for 12 years and have been working as an ASE certified Parts Specialist in sales for the past 3 years. Enough about me, lets talk Tractor.
I was at my Dad's this past week in Northeast Alabama. In one of the buildings on his property, that he hasn't gone through since he bought the place 14 years ago, there was a "mower". Long story short we dug it out of the building and I believe I have found my next "masterpiece" as Dad didn't want it and was going to scrap it. So I picked up a trailer from my cousin and towed this puppy back home to South Carolina.
I believe I have a Craftsman GT 18. Part number 917.255914. Another cool thing, we found the manual as well. Which I will be scanning into a .pdf format shortly. Pretty Awesome I think. So as I go through the restoration process I will be needing a few folks to lean on for advise, talk things through, and so on from people who have experience and knowledge where i don't. Hopefully i can find a way to contribute to the group along the way as well. I am excited to be here and love what I have read so far from the community. Looks like I have found a home.
Thanks so much for having me, including some pics the way it sits.
Have a good evening
Richard
 

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Welcome to GTtalk Richard. I had one of those many moons ago. In the pic's it doesn't look in that bad of shape, a little water and soap then some cutting compound will work wonders on it.
 

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To my knowledge it is the Briggs. Pics I've seen of Briggs vs the Kohler show a round air filter housing for the Kohler and the square which I have for the Briggs. Also the manual list part number 422437 type 1209 trim 01 in the repair parts diagram which is of course a Briggs and Stratton Engine. So that is my best guess.

As far as soap and water......I pressure washed the fire out of the little devil and wow, what a difference. Didn't fix any of the rust or scratches, but we'll get there.
Thanks guys
Richard
 

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Welcome Richard! Glad you decided to join!

That tractor wasn't a bad rescue. Roll through that carburetor, check the wiring, and it will be ready to go.

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Richard, Welcome to GTtalk. That is a good looking GT18 you have there and it should clean up nicely. Anymore questions, just fire away and someone here will get it answered.
 

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Welcome to the forum! Nice tractor and a great save!
 

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Welcome to GTtalk Richard, not a bad looking tractor you have there. It will take a little while to get it to look you want it to be but it will get there. You are going t find that everyone likes pictures and they also make it a lot easier to explain a problem.

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:wave: Welcome Richard, I can see with your experience, you should be able to figure out a lot of your problems. Don't be afraid to jump in. I have learned a lot about these old tractors just from tearing into to them. Not like working with obd1 and obd2's. These guys have your back and will help you out! Don't be afraid to ask questions. Keith
 

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Welcome to GTTalk, glad you found your way here. Look forward to seeing how the restoration comes along.
 
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