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#31 wilberj ONLINE  

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 06:02 PM

would it be possible to scan this so I can print it and possible read the whole thing?? Boy Im pushy huh! LOL?   plllleeease?

 

 

This is the best I can do for now the info I have I am still trying to work out some mis prints and would hate for the mis prints to become fake facts or for people to take them wrong..

 

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 07:06 PM

thank again! just had to see the proof myself you know how it is!. Im a beleiver!! thanks again!
 


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 09:06 PM

Ray did you wright all that or is it on a PC file?

 

Ray,

Service Bulletin #3 that I have states the Ridemaster Strarted in June of 1948...

I wrote it out Jerome.

However, the copy of the engineering changes that I have shows the first engineering change at 4/15/48  ?

It shows the front wheel size being changed from 18 inch to 16 inch at 6/23/48  ?

 

I have no idea if any of that is correct or not but I would think that it is very possible that the engineering change could be dated for April and the tractor not actually produced until June.

 

I do know one thing that is for sure and that is that I gave up a long time ago in trying to make sense of the information that is available on these tractors !

 

It's really too bad that this Ridemaster does not have the original engine.

The engine serial number would sure clear up some of the questions that we have on these tractors.


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 09:23 PM



I wrote it out Jerome.

However, the copy of the engineering changes that I have shows the first engineering change at 4/15/48  ?

It shows the front wheel size being changed from 18 inch to 16 inch at 6/23/48  ?

 

I have no idea if any of that is correct or not but I would think that it is very possible that the engineering change could be dated for April and the tractor not actually produced until June.

 

I been trying to get some of this stuff unmixed up. :D

 

This date is in the engineering records... calls it out as 12/20/48 so I think the dated service bulletin was sent out shortly after.

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 09:35 PM

I been trying to get some of this stuff unmixed up. :D

 

This date is in the engineering records... calls it out as 12/20/48 so I think the dated service bulletin was sent out shortly after.

I don't think you can get any clearer than that.

It says right there that the production was started in June.


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 09:43 PM

I don't think you can get any clearer than that.

It says right there that the production was started in June.

 

With the engineering records it very well could be the first Drawings were made long befor the Ridemaster came out later on like the gas tank change I think they made the engineering change within a month before of the change on the factory line... 

 

The engine numbers I have saved tells alot and every one I add helps!.


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 11:24 PM

Thanks again guys!.. A friend of mine is sending me docs that prove the #1 of my machine so I thank you guys ALOT! Now to get a fueltank and some other misc. parts and get this thing restored!! I want this in a tractor show in a month!!!!


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 06:04 AM

 Now to get a fueltank and some other misc. parts and get this thing restored!! I want this in a tractor show in a month!!!!

That's an aggressive schedule for a restoration on a tractor in that condition.

I take it that you have already found a early 1948 Ridemaster Wisconsin engine ?


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 03:00 PM

Thanks again guys!.. A friend of mine is sending me docs that prove the #1 of my machine so I thank you guys ALOT! Now to get a fueltank and some other misc. parts and get this thing restored!! I want this in a tractor show in a month!!!!

 

 

Not trying to bust your buble bud a month is is not alot of time for these when you have a tank and a engine.

Last tank I found took a year.

What do your friend have for doc? Just like to see if its something I dont have.

Did you push the guy for the engine he may have anymore sence last time?


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 03:01 PM

That's an aggressive schedule for a restoration on a tractor in that condition.

I take it that you have already found a early 1948 Ridemaster Wisconsin engine ?

 

 

Can you do one in a month?


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 04:55 PM

Can you do one in a month?

Every Ridemaster that I have restored has taken more than a month.


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 08:26 PM

I have alot of help!! I wont be done in a month just painted lol!!!


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 09:31 PM

Having it painted will make a big difference for you at the show and you will get a lot of people looking at it and asking questions.

Most people at the tractor shows know nothing about these tractors and will not be able to tell if it is fully restored or not.

It takes a Ridemaster nut like Jerome or myself to be able to look at one and tell if it is restored or not.


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Don what do you plan on doing for a engine? Your looking for a early 1948 engine right?

The Ridemaster wisconsin AKS did not have the same flywheel a every day AKS did. I think Ray has good photos to show what I am talking about.


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 02:32 PM

I am looking for the follwing parts

1 rear RIM

1 rear Hub

1 Fuel tank

STICKERS for the machine

1948-49 Wisconsin Engine have a 52 to trade!
 


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