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Posted July 01, 2014 - 05:41 AM

I bought a site unseen DB 57561  w/ Continental   AU8 engine , from a fellow at work , he bought it at a auction from the original owner's wife  some years ago for $200 w/sickle bar and cultivator . He said the wife went to the auctioneer  because she thought it should have sold for more but there wasn't any reserve . He put it in one of those portable garages but time and moisture took a toll on the paint  & decals . The sheet metal is pretty straight but everything has surface rust with the handle bars being the worse . Kind of cool it has recapped ag tires and the Sears logo is on the cap ( different brand casings )  . I'll try getting it running first , he tought the flywheel would need to be pulled and magnets clean , will post pic later


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Posted July 01, 2014 - 09:10 AM

Sounds good. Too bad it had to sit and rust like that. 



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Posted July 03, 2014 - 07:13 AM

Finely got around to posting some pics and looking at it a little closer . It doesn't look like it was used very hard , the cultivator points are just slightly worn and the opposite ends were never used !   I'll have to ask the fellow I bought it from if he restored the sickle bar or if was like that when he bought it because it almost looks it might have have been used once , could that be ? 

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Posted July 03, 2014 - 07:49 AM

That it is a really nice looking tractor!


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 05:05 PM

Al, beautiful new machine.
Congrats.
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Posted July 03, 2014 - 06:16 PM

Wow !! that Super 3 is in very good shape ! the sickle is very good condition, you did very well it looks.


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 06:45 AM

Nice tractor and implements..!! I love to see them with their original work clothes..!!


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Posted July 08, 2014 - 05:48 AM

The fellow that I bought it from  said it didn't have spark,, double checked and he's right , it has external points and condenser so I'll check/replace first but he thought the flywheel would need to be removed to clean the magnet . What do you do if the magnet lost it's strength ?


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Posted July 08, 2014 - 06:25 AM

The fellow that I bought it from  said it didn't have spark,, double checked and he's right , it has external points and condenser so I'll check/replace first but he thought the flywheel would need to be removed to clean the magnet . What do you do if the magnet lost it's strength ?


Feed it some spinach?
I have no idea. That's for someone more wise than I to answer.
I would think the culprit would be more apt to be the pickup on the mag or like you said, the points and condenser.
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Posted July 08, 2014 - 08:12 PM

you need to be talking with with Jessie's uncle Kevin Shaw, he would have that conte running in about 6 seconds.


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:01 PM

The fellow that I bought it from  said it didn't have spark,, double checked and he's right , it has external points and condenser so I'll check/replace first but he thought the flywheel would need to be removed to clean the magnet . What do you do if the magnet lost it's strength ?

Very rarely does that ever happen, very rare, magnet usually does not have to be cleaned unless the coil air gap is to be re-set.


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Posted July 11, 2014 - 06:42 AM

I hope  to check it out this week , sure would like to take it along to the Jacktown show next weekend . Though it's light enough to push on the trailer un-powered

 

 

Just thought of it  , I should take it there and bring tools to work on it 


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Posted July 11, 2014 - 07:44 AM

Those Continental engines have a finicky gov, slow to react sometimes, the linkage arrangement leaves much to be desired, even the Deco Grand engines has the same linkages.

 

Anyways start with the points at .018 after filing.


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Posted July 18, 2014 - 03:51 PM

Update? :tapping_fingers:


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Posted July 18, 2014 - 04:14 PM

Update? :tapping_fingers:

yes that's the deal, peoples are on the edge of their seats here waiting, for action pictures. :wave:


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