I have a model 70 lawn tractor that over a three year period I restored-refurbished. It also has a running Tecumseh 7 hp. cast iron engine, which I test ran only one time before I rebuilt the tractor. Since the rebuild I have had it stored under soft blankets to protect it as it sat in my garage. I really have no use for it & I did the rebuild part time in my spare time to have something to keep hands & mind busy.
I now have a 110 square fender lawn tractor which is another basket case that I would like to restore. I'm thinking of seeing if there is a market for the little 70. Would like to sell it for the $ it can bring so I can buy parts for the 110 project. If I recall correctly, years back this 70 tractor could bring as much as $700. Now I never see any little 70's for sale as a complete tractor on any of the usual sites. And the fact that it is a 99.999% impossibility to find a running original Tecumseh 7 hp. cast iron engine is a plus. And its becoming almost as impossible to get rebuild parts from a quality source to do a proper rebuild.
What I'm trying to find out is who would want one of these little 70's & what the current value would be. Personally I would never buy one of these machines for daily use. They are so underpowered & really cheaply designed. Now just a collectors item. And yes I have a mower deck for it & its in great shape but not in refurbished condition. Sorry I currently do not have a photo I can post, but I'm working on that because if I sell it I will need to show it of course. Thanks.