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Posted June 17, 2014 - 08:35 PM

my dad goes to the local mcdonalds for coffee every morning and struck up a conversation with another local. he was telling him about my sons addiction to gt's along with me too. the guy says I bet I got something he's never seen and proceeds to telling dad about this contraption. well we finally went over there today to see this said contraption and he is right, I have never seen nor heard of this "other" brand. so I told him I would like to have it and asked him what he wanted for it and he said "its yours, you can have it" and would not take anything for it. he is a super nice guy and I thanked him and told him when I get it going he will have to take it for a spin. with that said it is a manco ridemaster model rc16 ser.5301 and is has a Clinton on it. the gas tank is split and has the small side marked gas, and the larger side marked kerosene. looks to be all original. has anyone ever heard of these or seen one?? here are some pics.100_2942.JPG 100_2943.JPG 100_2944.JPG 100_2945.JPG 100_2946.JPG
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 08:45 PM

   I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 08:46 PM

Looks very interesting. Anxious to see it running. Good luck. Nice to see something like this rescued.                                                        Roger.


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 08:48 PM

we drained the oil and got about a gallon of water out of it. it was stuck when we got it home and with alittle kroil she freed right up. hope to mess with it alittle bit tom.
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 08:51 PM

Fantastic !!!  Besides never seeing one of theses brand ,never saw a small tractor that was duel fuel  like that


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 08:57 PM

I hope someone comes along that has seen one before. by looking at the tank, its made to start on gas and switch it to kerosene. the k1 side is larger than the gas side. just hope I can get it running.
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 10:04 PM

I have the four wheeled version. :)

You all must get tired of me having one of something lol.

Excellent score.
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 10:12 PM

What model Clinton engine is that?  Its a big one, I can tell.  If its a Red Horse I'll be very excited...

 

I have never seen a kerosine Clinton live.  I want lots of pictures! 

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 10:34 PM

I have the four wheeled version. :)

You all must get tired of me having one of something lol.

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do you have any idea what year it is?

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Posted June 17, 2014 - 10:36 PM

What model Clinton engine is that?  Its a big one, I can tell.  If its a Red Horse I'll be very excited...
 
I have never seen a kerosine Clinton live.  I want lots of pictures! 
 
Ben W.

don't know. I don't see any numbers. will they be stamped anywhere?
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Posted June 17, 2014 - 10:44 PM

do you have any idea what year it is?


Mine has a 1950s Briggs engine on it, and yours has a Clinton, so I am certain they were 1950s.
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Posted June 18, 2014 - 05:14 AM

Another rare and unique early ride on design. It's always interesting to see how the ride on mower evolution started.


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 05:50 AM

That's a cool little machine! Good luck with it!


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 05:58 AM

RARE INDEED GOOD LUCK WITH IT


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 06:24 AM

Many of the early big tractor mfg had dual fuel or kerosene tractors.
Fordson, of example, had a system where they switched over the fuel from starting on gas to running on "tractor fuel" (kerosene)
The little experience I have is that the kerosene tractors had a slightly higher compression. I think it was Massey that was 7:1 gas, 9:1 kerosene on the same engine. (Don't quote me here) it was a domed piston and I think one more ring that made the difference.
Reasoning was "tractor fuel" was much cheaper and once you got it running on gas, it would run on kerosene. I do believe most of the big tractors had an air shutter system o the radiators so you could keep the temp a little higher for proper combustion.

Very cool little rig. It will be fun to watch it come back together.
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