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Posted January 02, 2012 - 07:24 PM

Well,
Picked the Bradley up on Saturday. Model # is 917.5751 Series 236
Date of manufacture? Running gear is working and not leaking. Motor has been replaced. What motor should be there? It is frozen right now. Needs 2 tires, May need rims. Not sure they will survive sandblasting. I am going to need a gas tank as the replacement motor had a tank mounted on it. Good news is the hood is in real nice shape. No dents and only a very small bit of surface rust. Sickle bar cutter is in nice shape as well. Looking around a bit I also found 3 sets of cultivators that seem to fit as well. Guy threw them in for free. Won't be picts till spring. I hosed it all down with atf and diesel fuel and stuck it into several storage barns. Is there a manual for this model on line here? Good deal for 40 bucks i guess... but not as good as the Stanley 45 Plane with all of it's cutters and pieces for 15.00.
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Posted January 02, 2012 - 07:33 PM

You have a 1946-1949 model the original motor would be a B&S model N or 6.

It would be the first of the post war tractors.

Here are the manuals for it.

http://amigatec.net/.../David_Bradley/
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Posted January 02, 2012 - 09:02 PM

Thanks Amigatec for the link and the dates. I guess I will begin looking for parts one of these days. What is the horsepower of the 2 motors you listed?
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Posted January 02, 2012 - 09:07 PM

1.6hp is what your looking for. parts are fairly easy to come by for them.

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 09:26 PM

Amigatec,
Very nice info on your website. Thanks for your work on that. ( Link to B&S 6 is not working at the moment )
I will try ot ID the motor that is on there. Looks like an older 3.5 hp Briggs to me.
So was this the first David Bradley model offered?

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 10:56 PM

yes the 51 is the first type. Your with a 236 series number would be in the middle of the yrs of production. I think the numbers go up into the mid 300's. No real way to tell an excat yr, but they started at 100. I just traded off a couple(106,110) last fall that would have been in the first yr. Those had the early model N engines with the fan shroud bolts in the sides, later one had a notch in the top and bolt up there also. I would beleive that the 236 should have a model 6, which are fairly easy to come by. I like the 51 as the clutch is spring loaded and way easier to adjust than the ball lock ones used later on. I wouldnt worry about the rims, as i know of an easy cheap way to repiar them, unless they have huge rusted out places. I'll start looking for boxes as your going to need some stuff next spring, after you get it back out of the shed.

Does the hood close down over the engine currently in the tractor? You might have a factory replace engine if it does.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 06:00 AM

Here is the early model 8 I installed on mine it's 2 1/4 hp but the N and 6 will look just like it.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Thanks for the info folks,
I will have to look at the tractor this weekend. I can get to it pretty easily. I am not sure if the clips that hold the hood on will clear the motor that is on there or not. Looks like there is an inch or so of the frame sticking out. I will download the manual and take a look at how the hood attaches. I don't see what holds the back on. If it is something on the gas tank or its mounts they are gone. Thanks for helping, will post again Sat or Sun with what I can find out.
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Posted January 03, 2012 - 11:58 AM

the hood is held on by pins though the gas tank mount, which bolt to the top of the tranny case.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 02:22 PM

Thanks Lauber

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 10:41 AM

Hi Folks,
Here are some photos of the DB Basket Case. I could find no markings on the motor. It is not frozen anymore, atf and diesel fuel works wonders for freeing up stuck things.
I found the pins that hold the back of the cover on. The cover will not clear the recoil starter on the motor as it sits now. I guess the cover is a little rustier than I first thought. Any idea what this motor is? Well enjoy the picts. Going to shovel some snow now.
Steve

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 11:29 AM

Can you check the model number again? It has the 1950 and later motor mount. The slots on the mount are angled from the bottom up, the 5751 the front slots are straight. It also appears to have the 1950 and later spring clutch on it. The pulley on the 5751 was steal this one is alunimun.

Also the motor looks like a B&S.

Edited by Amigatec, January 22, 2012 - 11:35 AM.


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Posted January 24, 2012 - 01:46 PM

I will check again this weekend, but I am sure I wrote it correctly.
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Posted January 29, 2012 - 10:09 AM

II checked the numbers again yesterday, here's what I got.
Model # is 917.5751 Series 236

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 11:18 AM

Then somewhere along the line someone has changed the motor mount, and the clutch, or the transmission. The setup you have would have found on either the 5752 or the 5756. The only difference between these two would have the motor. The motor on yours has been replaced.

The 5751, and the 5752, the motor would looked like this one.

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This is an early Model 8 Briggs but the Model N and Model 6 would have looked just like it.




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