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Posted June 18, 2014 - 06:27 AM

Did the air shroud/flywheel cover come with it?  That may be where the engine information is located.


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 06:37 AM

http://gardentractor...co/#entry376475

Might look here, at least the engine model number is there.
Might also try to PM the member and see if he had any lock pinpointing the year.
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Posted June 18, 2014 - 07:37 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)

  If I remember what was explained to me was like you said started on gas then once the exhaust/intake  manifold got hot it would drip kerosene into the intake and would vaporize  it , please correct me if this info is wrong .


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 08:01 AM

  If I remember what was explained to me was like you said started on gas then once the exhaust/intake  manifold got hot it would drip kerosene into the intake and would vaporize  it , please correct me if this info is wrong .

Close, on this Clinton there should be a valve on the fuel line, turn off the gas and switch on the kero, run through the same carb, the jetting was usually a little different on the carb then the standard ones and as it was stated, the head compression is a little different.

 

Power factor was usually always 1/4 lower then on gas, example : 5 hp became 4 1/4 or so, usually you bought a engine that was larger then what was needed and rated it by the hp it produced on kero or white gas.

 

On a lot of the pre-war farm tractors there is a lever to advance/retard spark for burning distillates, some of the early air cooled engine (pre-40's) had the spark advance/retard lever to move the points/mag, after the war when head compression was raised due to the changes in un-leaded gas and engine combustion chamber advancements (squash zone) a universal spark timing was accepted for the kero and white gas, i think at 6 degrees of TDC but have not looked at one in a long while so could be off a bit on that.

 

That Clinton looks like a late series model D block, Red Horse, very few with the dual fuel set up survive, even rarer to see one on a tractor much less a mower, many was switch for another engine and thrown out.

 

Candy is a wonderful gal to chat with, i would PM her for more information.

 

I hope you restore that odd and unique mower.


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 08:24 AM

Did the air shroud/flywheel cover come with it?  That may be where the engine information is located.

yes we have everything for it. blower housing, side panels, wheels. I didn't see anything on the blower, I will look again

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Posted June 18, 2014 - 08:36 AM

The engine being built after 1961 the model type and serial will be stamped on the top of the flywheel shroud much like Techumseh did.

 

yes we have everything for it. blower housing, side panels, wheels. I didn't see anything on the blower, I will look again

Sometimes it is buried under paint and hard to see, Clinton did not do a very good job with the stampings at the end of production.


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 01:03 PM

WE HAVE SPARK!!!! cant believe it but we do. I have the carb apart and soaking. will have to find kit and float it is no longer floating so I guess that would make it a sinker. got the drive wheel off and removed the tire, sandblasted the wheel, priming it and gonna replace tire and tube.
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Posted June 18, 2014 - 06:27 PM

I would swear there was something on these in LAGT magazine in the last few years. I've heard of the brand and I don't know where else I would have seen it.
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Posted June 18, 2014 - 08:04 PM

well it does run!! for about 5 or so seconds then dies. carb is needing a kit really bad. but it does run.

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Posted June 23, 2014 - 08:54 PM

IT'S RUNNING!!!! HERE IS A VIDEO!!!!


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 09:08 PM


HERE IS ANOTHER ONE
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Posted June 23, 2014 - 09:16 PM

Way cool!
No land speed records, but no Mosquitos either :D

Glad you got it running.
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Posted July 03, 2014 - 06:38 PM

cool early mower, can't wait to see it restored. Tom


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 07:37 PM

had to replace the drive chain. I had it spliced in about 3 places and wire tied together in the videos. got the new chain on sunday and tried it out, did fine. decided to do alittle mowing with it, since the tires on the front are not the right ones and are bigger when I turned all the way to the right I sliced the tire wide open. so I guess its time to get new tires.



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Posted July 05, 2014 - 10:58 PM

Did you figure out what engine that is?

 

It looks like a real live Red Horse.  :dancingbanana:

 

Ben W.


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