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#1 superaben OFFLINE  

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 10:38 PM

I was happy to find a 1948 Standard Monarch this week. 

 

It had an older repaint job, and it has sat for a couple years.  If anyone has been to the Berryville, VA, Steam and Gas show a couple years ago, this machine was there and was probably cruising the grounds. 

 

The engine has great compression and probably won't take that much to run. 

 

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The Standard safety start lever (pushes in front of the cranking hub if the unit is in gear) always cracked me up.

 

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The previous owner had to added the seat on the cultivators so he could ride it around.  Its not that bad.  It has a great ride.

 

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He also had to add a brake to comply with the Berryville show regulations.  The brake is simply a piece of wood that he jams into the tires to stop the tractor.  It is pretty smart in my book.  It works great unloading off my trailer.

 

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So a couple questions, then. 

 

Didn't these machines come with Zenith carburetors?  This brass Schebler screams "old!" to me at the top of its lungs.

 

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Did these machines have a muffler?  Must pictures I see have a straight pipe.

 

Did these machines have an air cleaner?  They have to??  Is it the dry air cleaner I see in some pictures or (more likely in my mind for the time period) an oil bath cleaner?

 

Ben W.

 


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 05:51 AM

Ben, the carb is wrong. That carb was used on Briggs engines in the mid 30s. It should use a Zenith. The air cleaner was a dry element that clamped directly to the front of the carb like the Standard Twin. You're also missing the crank snout that holds/guides the crank on the pin.


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 06:56 AM

This is on my bucket list. Great machine. What is the threaded bolt that sticks out of the intake manifold over the head?


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 07:29 AM

Those are really great wheels, nice to have the tags still on it. That steel seat has got me thinking.... Cheers Mike


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 08:23 AM

Doug, I figured that carb was wrong.  Do you know what model series Zenith it should be?  I know it is a probably a cast iron body model, but I am curious what the venturi and bore should be. 

 

This is on my bucket list. Great machine. What is the threaded bolt that sticks out of the intake manifold over the head?

 

That's a decompression valve, you use that to help you crank the engine and get enough momentum to get the thing to fire.  These machines were very unique in that the intake valve was a poppet that was pulled in by the engine intake stroke.  The only think pulling it is the intake pressure, versus most engines using a push rod or a tappet.

 

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Posted July 06, 2014 - 02:01 PM

Great looking tractor Ben, nice pick up.
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Posted July 07, 2014 - 09:01 AM

Ben, the carb is aluminum and basically like the twin carb. Here are the picks. The last one is the snout that goes over the crank stub.

 

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 09:33 PM

Good Night Ben...That's Yours?

 

Looks Great!

Monarch are so Cool!

Like the seat, too.

 

I agree it should be a Zenith Carb.


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 09:43 PM

Good Night Ben...That's Yours?

 

Looks Great!

Monarch are so Cool!

Like the seat, too.

 

I agree it should be a Zenith Carb.

 

Its mine for now until I decided what I will do with it.  Its happily parked behind the shop.  I'm looking forward to trying out that seat.  I'm sure it rides nice.

 

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 09:51 PM

Possession is 9tenths of the law.;0\

I get pretty possessive on these critters.

Mine, Mine, Mine. His well...maybe I'll throw my hubby a few of his favorites.

He can have the ones I don't want.  Now, which ones are those...Hmm....


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 09:52 PM

The seats help you keep up with the tractor when it starts to run away.

Where is that throttle control lever.  Some appear not to idle down too well you know.


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 01:03 AM

Looks like you have a nice tractor there!

 

Seeing the seat design on that thing has got me thinking. I might be able to get something conglomerated like that on one of my Gardeners for tooling around.......Hmm...


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 07:38 AM

. . .   and it's good for traction, too!


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 07:41 AM

The seats help you keep up with the tractor when it starts to run away.

Where is that throttle control lever.  Some appear not to idle down too well you know.

 

The throttle lever is tucked on the left side handle bar, with the bright blue cable running to it.

 

It was a creative paint job, to be sure.

 

. . .   and it's good for traction, too!

 

Are you implying something about me?

 

Ben W.


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 09:29 AM

"Drain and refill" with  Mobiloil "AF" twice a year. That's just classic!


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