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#1 oldmanmopar OFFLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2014 - 06:42 PM

 A standard twin. Year unknown. he ran it on my trailer.  I wouldn't want one of those wheels on my toes. It is definitely a man's machine. serial number 40507600 . Could any one decipher it for me Thanks Steve?

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Posted June 03, 2014 - 06:58 PM

No help here, that kind of machine would not have been even sold here in my area ! Nice find, hope you have fun with it. Noel.

And don't have to worry about flat tires !!!

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Posted June 03, 2014 - 07:12 PM

Left overs? What's the matter with people? Beautiful machine!


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 07:13 PM

Okay, I thought about it. I'll trade you a Lee Enfield rifle for it.



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Posted June 03, 2014 - 07:14 PM

First two digits are the year.  1940

 

very nice!!!!!!!   :thumbs:


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 07:28 PM

   It is amazing what others think Is junk, I like it!!!!!!  Just out of curiosity what is something like that worth? I wont ask what you paid for it I know the rules. :D


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 07:37 PM

I can't believe that was a leftover. What are people buying at the sales? Cell phones?


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 07:58 PM

As much as my wife hates "lawn art" she would let me park this on her front lawn.  Might be a little hard on the little Grandkids though.
 


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 08:08 PM

Incredible...what a super find. Good for you!

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Posted June 03, 2014 - 08:18 PM

As much as my wife hates "lawn art" she would let me park this on her front lawn.  Might be a little hard on the little Grandkids though.

That reminds me of something that happened Memorial Day. We had a ton of people out for a grilled dinner. The previous owner must have been nuts about lawn art. Out front of the house is a bird bath, 3 concreteDeer and a lot of stones surrounding them (have not gotten around to hauling them off to the ditch)
My sister-in-law came in and said Chase(one of her grandsons) liked sitting on your deer till he got his shirt caught on the antlers. But that little girl( Brooke a nieces 6 yr old) in the flag dress helped him get off.
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Posted June 03, 2014 - 09:06 PM

That would have been sold within the first few minutes of the sale if anyone had brains.

 

If they'd rather have the second hand clothes and used baby toys, they can help themselves.  :D

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 04:37 AM

Its different strokes for different folks. We tractor people are the very small minority!  With the "normal" standards of thinking and behavior these days I don't want to be part of the "mainstream". The majority is usually wrong so, why be part of it. If old tractors were very popular, prices would increase ten fold and we wouldn't be able to afford what we have. Be glad it is the way it is. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 07:18 AM

First two digits are the year.  1940

 

very nice!!!!!!!   :thumbs:

 

That only applies if there are 2 digits in front of the letter. In this case the number would actually have 3 digits but he's got it wrong without a letter. They all used a letter in the serial to signify the model.  40507600  should be 405C(?)7600. Can't remember if the twin was a C or a D this AM. In a serial like this the middle zero is dropped making it a 1945.


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 07:37 AM

I never see anything but clothes and baby clothes at yard sales around here.  Well, maybe toys or old TVs now and then too.  Same with Goodwills here.  I miss the Florida yard sales and Goodwills too.  I bought my Homelite chainsaw at a goodwill in Florida for $6. Took it home, fresh gas, new plug, started right up.  Whenever I needed a mower, that was my first stop.  They always had a couple. I never saw a garden tractor at Goodwill but I sent a friend to get a zero turn mower that had a dead battery. He paid $100 for that beast.  I lived on a 60X125 foot lot and didn't need a mower like that.

Enough of my ranting about crappy yardsales and Goodwill stores in Va.

Great Find!  I wouldn't mind having a walk behind like that to play with!  :thumbs:



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Posted June 04, 2014 - 09:16 AM

That only applies if there are 2 digits in front of the letter. In this case the number would actually have 3 digits but he's got it wrong without a letter. They all used a letter in the serial to signify the model.  40507600  should be 405C(?)7600. Can't remember if the twin was a C or a D this AM. In a serial like this the middle zero is dropped making it a 1945.

I walked to the shop to check the numbers. With my glasses on.  Grabbed some pics of all the junk while on my way .  Most of the junk can be adopted. Enjoy the mess !

 

 You were right it does look like a C

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