Never got that far. As soon as he said that we could make an arrangement on here I realized his English was lacking and wasn't interested in a live view so I sent him an email I was no longer interested. And truthfully, the tractor looked way too nice in the photos for $1100.Wouldn't you just luv to be able to scam the scammer?
Glad to hear you walked.
To keep the spring in place, pack the seal with Vaseline or grease, unless you just happen to have tranny assembly grease. Keeps the spring in place while you install itNew issue. The oil seal on the magneto side looks in good shape but the spring retainer that holds the rubber against the shaft popped out. After flailing for 20 minutes trying to get it back around (while the seal is still in place I think I've figured out that it's likely not possible so the best thing to do is order a new one. .
Ah well, only another $9. Ordered the bits and pieces today. The broken balancer arms won't be here until next Saturday so other than a bit of cleaning this part of the project is on hold until then. Meanwhile I can continue to clean the deck and make my own adaptor for the PTO cable.
I'd probably get in it for a test drive. Remember all the bad things I have forgotten and bail on the purchase...Yeah, I may be a bit more mechanically competent and adventurous today than I was 25 years ago
And were I to come across a 64-67 MGB in Robin's Egg blue with sound doglegs I might be tempted to do it...