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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 10, 2012 - 07:09 PM

here is a chart of how long it took me to go about 40 feet in different gears. I was on the same path, same direction, and same rpms. I used my '75 1614 power king, front is the gear in the front tranny and rear is the gear for the rear tranny.
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Posted January 10, 2012 - 08:23 PM

Thanks, that shows how different the gearing can be and where the speed overlaps are. Neat.

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Posted January 11, 2012 - 06:42 AM

Interesting experiment, looks like RR is slower than 1/1. Will have to play with that when I have the PK out again.
Thanks for sharing the info.:thumbs:

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Posted January 11, 2012 - 07:00 AM

Looking at your times, it look like 3/2 is the fastest. I would have thought 3/3 would be. Anyone want to convert this to mph?:bigrofl:

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Posted January 11, 2012 - 09:34 AM

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Speaking of transmissions, has anyone seen a PK with the gearbox instead of a second transmission? Was this something you could engage and disengage?
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Posted January 11, 2012 - 09:47 AM

Never knew they had a gearbox option , thanks for posting it .Al

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Posted January 11, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Looking at your times, it look like 3/2 is the fastest. I would have thought 3/3 would be. Anyone want to convert this to mph?:bigrofl:


I wasnt able to elimanate the "human" variable.

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Posted January 11, 2012 - 10:02 AM

i have never seen a gear box in person. my neighbor bought 2 in 64. one for them, and one for a friend. the one the friend bought had it. i think it wa only for jim dandys. i have the spec sheet for it, ill post a pic of it later.

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Posted January 11, 2012 - 10:16 AM

You're welcome Alc.

I don't know if it was only for Jim Dandy models, but the 1965 brochure says it was more practical for Jim Dandy's. It is not listed as an option on the order form on the brochure though. I wonder why.

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Posted January 11, 2012 - 10:53 AM

I as well have never saw one of them. Mine has 16" wheels and the lower gears are so slow they are unusable.

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Posted January 11, 2012 - 11:22 AM

They must be very rare indeed. I emailed Jerry Frank of Powerking Tractor Barn, and he said he has never seen one (certainly doesn't have one), only heard of them. He said a few customers had them.

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Posted January 12, 2012 - 08:40 PM

finally got those pics. i will post a link to a larger image under each one for easier reading.

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this is what they cost new...
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Interesting story behind the purchase too. My neighbor and her late husband wanted a power king and one of their friends wanted a jim dandy. Economy would not sell tractors to private buyers, only to dealers. So they made up a fake dealer and called it "Joe's engine and mower sales" or something close to that, Joe was the friend. after they made the fake dealer they contacted Economy and bought what they wanted and had them shipped here. So, those prices are actually what the dealers bought them for, not what people who bought them from dealers paid for them.
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Posted January 13, 2012 - 09:05 AM

Nice post Ryan. Very interesting. That gear box doesn't look practical at all if it can't be engaged like a hi-lo.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Yea, I would rather have a dual tranny. They make it sound so easy to put in! I would only want one for a show tractor.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 11:40 AM

Yeah, just take out a few bolts and drop it in. Only takes a few minutes. :rolling:

They make it sound so easy to put in!






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