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#1 trowel OFFLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2014 - 06:53 PM

Clinton's ghost has arrived.

 

Born from a dying engine dreadnought and into an era were Fuji, Honda and Kawasaki had just invaded the US it was not old enough to survive, Clinton's ghost faded into the unknown.

 

Only a few years apart between the Japanese built Newton and the Gem series Clintonalloy on the left.

During Clintons death rattle they sold their rights and patterns to a engine mfg in Japan, after trying to market the engines under the Clinton name the arrowhead was flipped up side down and the Newton was born.

Very, Very little is known about this engine.

 

Now i have the very first and very last of The Clintons.

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Edited by trowel, June 20, 2014 - 06:58 PM.

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Posted June 20, 2014 - 07:19 PM

Nice looking engine Jesse. Looks like they stuck pretty close to the clinton build. 


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 07:47 PM

They didn't build the Newton very long?



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Posted June 20, 2014 - 08:05 PM

I'd love to have a Newton.  My understanding is a lot of them were made but more were junked for scrap since they went to pots very easy.

 

Are the castings made as poor as what I hear? 

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 08:54 PM

I have a Clinton I'm trying to revive on a Merry Tiller. Need a carb for it!


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 09:24 PM

Very neat that you found one. I had never heard of them, thanks for the history.
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Posted June 20, 2014 - 09:26 PM

Neat

First time I heard of those, great find!


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 12:22 AM

Shoot, I got excited because I thought you meant Bill and Hill.


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 04:33 AM

I have a Clinton I'm trying to revive on a Merry Tiller. Need a carb for it!

Model number, type number and type of carb it currently has and i may be able to help you.


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 04:44 AM

Shoot, I got excited because I thought you meant Bill and Hill.

Ha, ha, since Bill became the pres i always have had to add ''engine'' after Clinton during google searches.

 

I'd love to have a Newton.  My understanding is a lot of them were made but more were junked for scrap since they went to pots very easy.

 

Are the castings made as poor as what I hear? 

 

Ben W.

Yes, very sad, quality control left much to be desired. Externally everything looks to be within specs to the Gem series, the spark plug told me she was a runner, not sure if i should try, would be like lighting a gas furnace, ,,,,cringe and hope it don't blow !!


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 05:19 AM

Model number, type number and type of carb it currently has and i may be able to help you.

I'll see what I can find on it today!


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 07:17 AM

Ha, ha, since Bill became the pres i always have had to add ''engine'' after Clinton during google searches.


And make sure you have Safe Search turned on...
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Posted June 21, 2014 - 07:17 AM

Shoot, I got excited because I thought you meant Bill and Hill.

My thoughts too! :bigrofl:


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 10:32 PM

filter housing for a d700 clinton ?



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Posted July 03, 2014 - 04:39 AM

filter housing for a d700 clinton ?

Depends on which one, Clinton made several type.






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