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Posted December 11, 2012 - 09:34 AM

Hello Bearbon,
Welcome to this site. Thanks for posting your pictures of your Standard Twin. You have a great looking tractor.
Does your plow have any ID numbers and letters on it?
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 11:21 PM

DBI, thank you for posting the image of the Standard. I have a Viking twin that I am just starting to work on.
Pretty neat to see these old adds. I do appreciate you posting it here.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 11:28 PM

Just to show the tractor that started this thread really does exist, here is a picture of one that showed up at Portland swap. Even had my name on it!



It always amazes me that this stuff is still hiding in a shed or barn somewhere for someone to find and rescue.
Thanks for posting the picture Doug.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:09 AM

Hi Steve, Welcome to the forum. Glad you found your way over to join us here. Hope you like the place.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 12:27 PM

Hi Doug, thanks for letting me know about this forum. So much info on these walk behinds here.
I guess I should post some pictures of my Viking Twin.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 12:45 PM

Hi Doug, thanks for letting me know about this forum. So much info on these walk behinds here.
I guess I should post some pictures of my Viking Twin.

I forgot to add that this is a 1935 model. The serial number is 35f189. This twin still has the tag between the handles.
Viking Garden Tractor. Made by Allied Motor. Says some other things that I would need a magnifiing glass to read.
So, is the F in the serial number the model letter?

I want to thank all of you that have contributed to this thread. I have learned quite a bit here. I will read it again and again to be able to take it all in.

Steve

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 09:16 AM

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So, is the F in the serial number the model letter?
Steve


In the case of the Viking, yes that is the model designation. When they went to the date coded serial numbers all models had a letter designation but all the letters aren't used as an actual model.
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 04:33 PM

Thanks for info Doug!

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 02:01 PM

I can't make it out from happyfoots pics. Does the viking twin use the same carbs as the standard twin? Something other than the Zenith 9711 or whatever Tillotson?

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 04:37 PM

I saved the picture and tried to blow it up but I can't tell. Kind of looks like a Zenith to me. maybe he'll look over at the carb pics I posted in the other thread and be able to recognize it.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:20 PM

I went out and took a couple pics for you.

I was wondering if someone would take some measurements off the starting crank for their twin and post them here.
Mostly what the throw is in the crank. 9/16 round stock seems to fit the hole in the flywheel good. Not snug at all but not sloppy either. Also, how long is the cross pin in the crank for engaging the flywheel.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:43 PM

My crank has been modified, but I remember seeing some pics of a crank sitting on graph paper somewhere. If I find them I will post them.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:45 PM

Found'em.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:53 PM

You can see the mods done to my crank here. Not much that isn't modified on this machine.

There was a crank for sale on "epay" that looks like a repro to me, unless making you own is entertainment. Item 290827374602. He was asking $20.00 but it didn't sell. You could look it up and contact the seller to see if it is still for sale.

My guess is that you are having fun with it though.

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 05:59 PM

Thanks for posting the pics of the crank MrF1002u.
I will be making my own. Piece of cake to make. Always nice to have something to look at when you want to copy something.
A drawing is good but with the crank on the graph paper its even better.

Will post a pic when I get it done.

Thanks

Steve




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