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Posted March 04, 2014 - 08:29 AM

990 is Simplicity, im thinking 184 is more like it but would have to look at mines to confirm it, i may still have the manual but might of sold it will the tractor, too many model numbers running around into each other in my head.

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Posted March 04, 2014 - 09:08 PM

990184 is a 1957 model I think. Go to
http://www.simplicit...support/manuals
and bring up the manual for model 990074. The 990184 manual is near the back of that manual. I always figured it was a model built for Montgomery Ward but wonder how it got this far north.

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The Article 1269 shows up as a PowerTrac in the 1962 MW catalog.

Edited by GWest, March 04, 2014 - 09:20 PM.

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Posted March 04, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Well, it's going to live.

Checked the oil. Checked for spark. Put a new fuel shut off valve, filter,

and fuel line on. A bit of gas in the tank, and opened the valve. gas came

pouring out of the carb, so I figured I needed to clean up the inlet needle

and seat. Guess what, there was no needle in there. I found something in

my junk bin, that stopped the flood, and it fired and ran on the 3rd pull.

I then found a belt, and fiddled a bit with the pulleys. All the gears are

working, so I took it for a walk around the yard.

 

The thread in the body of the carb, that the main jet gland nut threads

into is stripped. Any suggestions, on how to fix that? Right now I've

got it stuck in there with "Seal All".


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 10:35 PM

990184 is a 1957 model I think. Go to
http://www.simplicit...support/manuals
and bring up the manual for model 990074. The 990184 manual is near the back of that manual. I always figured it was a model built for Montgomery Ward but wonder how it got this far north.

Garry

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The Article 1269 shows up as a PowerTrac in the 1962 MW catalog.

 

 

Thanks for that link Garry. That's the one.



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Posted March 05, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Well, it's going to live.

Checked the oil. Checked for spark. Put a new fuel shut off valve, filter,

and fuel line on. A bit of gas in the tank, and opened the valve. gas came

pouring out of the carb, so I figured I needed to clean up the inlet needle

and seat. Guess what, there was no needle in there. I found something in

my junk bin, that stopped the flood, and it fired and ran on the 3rd pull.

I then found a belt, and fiddled a bit with the pulleys. All the gears are

working, so I took it for a walk around the yard.

 

The thread in the body of the carb, that the main jet gland nut threads

into is stripped. Any suggestions, on how to fix that? Right now I've

got it stuck in there with "Seal All".

Good to hear you streaching it's legs, nice looker :thumbs:

I usually change out the bottom half of the carb. The threads should be 1/4 NPT

Fine, you could try helicoil and repairing it with http://www.google.co....62578216,d.cGU

For reading and help here :

http://www.google.co....62578216,d.cGU


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Posted March 06, 2014 - 04:29 PM

990184 is a 1957 model I think. Go to
http://www.simplicit...support/manuals
and bring up the manual for model 990074. The 990184 manual is near the back of that manual. I always figured it was a model built for Montgomery Ward but wonder how it got this far north.

Garry

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The Article 1269 shows up as a PowerTrac in the 1962 MW catalog.


Should have explained why I think the 990184 is a Simplicity 1957 model. Starting in 1955 I believe it was they introduced this 99xxxx numbering system. They also started to publish one manual per year and it included the 3 models of walking tractor sold that year. Some models were sold more than one year and the 990184 may be one of them. As a result you will see the same model number in more than one manual but the other two models are different. If you get them all lined up in order it becomes apparent what year each 3-model manual is for.
I suspect the 990184 was not that popular and built to satisfy a particular market and it may have lingered since MW offered it in 1962.
I found some very old manuals at Simplicity before B&S got involved when they used model letters or a simple description for a model name. Whoever entered the information certainly knew the product as the model numbers they used were genius. Some model numbers start out with the 99 followed by the 4-digit article number that MW used and this is years after they were sold. This is why I think the 990184 is a 1957 model because whoever placed that manual with the 1957 models knew a lot more than the rest of us. This is the first time I've heard a 990184 existed.

Garry
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