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Posted December 03, 2010 - 08:47 PM

This looks fun to use :bounce:


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Posted December 03, 2010 - 08:54 PM

Thanks for the video, that was awesome. I love it that the thing runs that well. Any idea on age?

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Posted December 03, 2010 - 09:00 PM

That is an awesome piece of history. I would love to see it working just to see how well it does for a machine of that time period. Just sits the putting away, almost like it is relaxing and begging to be used :D

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Posted December 03, 2010 - 09:04 PM

Thanks for the video, that was awesome. I love it that the thing runs that well. Any idea on age?


I'm not sure. I believe 1910-1920?
A friend of mine has one just like it. When I see him I'll have to ask him.
this one is his
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Posted December 03, 2010 - 10:05 PM

"This looks fun to use"

I agree. Those old machines are simply made, probably sip gas, and do a nice job. Today's machines, made for any numbskull to use and with features that keep said numbskulls from killing or maiming themselves, are no comparison. Thanks for the video.

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Posted December 03, 2010 - 10:15 PM

Nice video.

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Posted December 03, 2010 - 10:31 PM

Thanks for the video Brian! Thats a great old machine. I love to see them running like that!

...Today's machines, made for any numbskull to use and with features that keep said numbskulls from killing or maiming themselves, are no comparison. Thanks for the video.


I couldn't agree more!

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Posted December 04, 2010 - 05:42 AM

Great video.

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Posted December 04, 2010 - 06:09 AM

I'm not sure. I believe 1910-1920?
A friend of mine has one just like it. When I see him I'll have to ask him.
this one is his
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Production of the Red-E started in 1923. The restored one is earlier than the one in the video. If you look at the flywheel it says MBM Mfg and has a cast iron shroud. These were only made for the first year or two. Next they say Pioneer mfg and have a tin shroud. They still used the oval tank. Later, the tank was round. Eventually the handlebars were changed to steel. They made this basic design into the 40s. It used a Model T Ford piston and rod, valves and carb. Their sales brochure states "we use many parts from a well known low priced automobile. The one in the video is owned by a buddy here in Ohio.
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Posted December 04, 2010 - 08:27 AM

Thanks for that information.
I do remember my Friend telling me about the Model T parts used.

What were the original Colors for this machine?

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Posted December 05, 2010 - 10:01 AM

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What were the original Colors for this machine?


The original color was green. I've seen them in gray and also green with gray sheetmetal. Probably a varying year thing or what ever paint was handy. They changed to red sometime in the forties.

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Posted December 05, 2010 - 11:02 AM

That is a great machine. Thanks for the video.




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