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#1 Handiman OFFLINE  

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 01:04 PM

Hello All !!
I'm looking at 2 Kinkade Tractors, 1937 L and a 2 cycle 50-52? I Don't know much about these type tractors . Any information would be greatly appreciated, like problems with them,questions to ask about, value ,how rare are they. Not many (any) around here in LA (lower Alabama) .

Thanks Again !!!
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 01:11 PM

good to see you here Ted. I alerted DougT of your troubles and we shall wait to see what he says ,as i dont know this type of tractor well enough to make to many comments on them.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 01:45 PM

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I've been here in the Gravely forum. Didn't think about posting here! You know what that's a sign of!

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 03:16 PM

I've only seen one other in person that I know of. That's Dads.

I agree DougT will be your best bet.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 05:16 PM

From what I see in the pictures, they both look good as far as originality. The air cleaners are an item that is usually missing and these both have them. Do they run? The 2 cycle model was called the Suburbanite. The cultivator and dirt beater set up is original. Seems the coils were a weak link in these and originals are made of unobtainium but it also seems like I heard of a work around with another coil. I've got an owners manual for the L and some advertising for the Suburbanite. I would say the L is probably the most common of the line but like you say, you don't see a lot. I hate to guess value.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:46 PM

The L is running. The 2 cycle ran not too long ago. I guess running means no coil problems? If I make a deal on them I would love to have manuals and any information!
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 10:52 PM

i think they look great and mostly complete. As always id see if i could work him down $50 a unit and see where you end up. Theres alway more of them out there.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 04:50 AM

That's a neat looking machine.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 07:28 AM

The 2 cycle ran not too long ago. I guess running means no coil problems?
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Reminds me of the statement, "Ran when parked" I guess the only way you would know would be to check the spark. Also compression on the 2 cycle.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Hello All
Having to work today, get back later!
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Hello All
Having to work today, get back later!
Ted


Go make that all mighty dollar; so, you can get them both!
You, Lucky Dog!

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 02:29 PM

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 06:48 PM

That's a nice looking model K. I've had a bunch of them over the years. I almost think they may be my favorites. Parts from this tractor are also interchangeable with the Walsh. I'd like to know the back ground on that tractor as far as if the pices are all original to the tractor or if it was pieced together. If its original, I'd like to know if that carb has the Dec '28 patent date cast in the bottom or if it says "Pat. Pending". If the mag is original to it, then it is going to be an early tractor. If you pick up the 3 Kinkaids in this thread you will only be 2 away from having an example of every model they made. Of course, those are the hardest to find!
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Posted May 04, 2012 - 07:39 AM

Doug
I'm not sure about the Carb because the tractor is more than 900miles away but will check with the guy over the weeend. The original mag was Wico coffin type? Thats the only part thats not original to the tractor. The guy has the other 2 Kinkades but doesn't want to sell them at this time. I'll let you know when I find out something.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 05:18 PM

I need impulse for the Wico magento for a K Kinkade garden tractor.
manufactured in 1928 to 1935.
Where can I find one or have one built for this tractor
Evan Patrick




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