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#1 saukengines OFFLINE  

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 11:38 PM

Hello to everyone, this is my first post here, and I am hoping that you can help me out.  I have worked on antique engines, tractors, and farm equipment, but I recently bought my first garden tractor, a Standard Twin.  I have searched these forums, and have found a lot if interesting info that will help me in my restoration.  However, the tires on this tractor are shot, and I didn't see anything about tires when searching here (sorry if it is here, and I missed it).  So, I have two questions for the guys and gals of Garden Tractor Talk.

1)  What sized tires are on a Standard Twin Garden tractor?

2)  Does anybody know where I might find a pair of these tires?

I would appreciate any help that you could give me.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:52 AM

Welcome to the forum! Hopefully someone has answers for you soon. Post up some pics of it when you can. We Like Pics!



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 07:12 AM

Not sure of the size. But look at millertire.com He carrys all the old style tires.



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 07:52 AM

Welcome to GTT. Look around the site and enjoy. There are several Standard tractor items that you can download for free(3 per day) in our manuals section.



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 08:13 AM

Welcome to GTtalk   ,  glad to have you here . Can't help you   with your  question  but I'm sure others  here will be able to



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 10:13 AM

Original rubber was 18 inch. I don't remember the width right off. I'm thinking it was 7.50.



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 12:45 PM

The orginal tire size was 7.50x18, and they were mostly Firestones. One of the easiest places i find them is off of John deere corn planters from the 70's. Most of the 6 and 8 row machines had them, and they hardly ever wore out. Places like Miller tire have them, but they are pretty proud of there stuff.



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Thanks to everybody who posted and helped me out.  I am attaching some pictures for the tractor for you to look at.  In addition to the tires, I also need the tin that bolts to the shroud and goes over the heads, as well as a gas cap.  The gas cap that is on the tank now is not the original one.  If you have either of these parts, or know where I might find them, please let me know.

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Looks like your gas tank might have been alter as most of the orginal one had a very small hole in them, not a bigger cap like the more modern machines.

 

Not sure where you will find the sheet metal parts, but ebay would be a good place to start.



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:19 AM

I wouldn't be too quick to condemn the tank. Those big filler necks show up across the board on various models with no ryhme or reason. Most have the 2 tab cap instead of threads similar to a wisconsin tank. Is that what you need? The top sheet metal piece is probably the hardest to find but it wouldn't be too hard to make. What is the number on this tractor?

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:56 AM

That thing is cool!



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 05:59 PM

The gas cap is the two tab type.  The number on the serial tag is 36C1566.  Can anybody help me with a date of manufacture?   Thanks again to all of you who posted info.



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:07 PM

1936



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:35 PM

I pulled the engine this evening, and here is a picture of the engine sitting on my workbench.  I thought that you might enjoy another picture.

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:40 PM

That's one weird looking tractor.

I'm not into 2 wheel tractors but the engine on yours makes me look twice. :thumbs:






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