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#1 mrf1002u OFFLINE  

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 08:16 AM

Hey guys,

 

I figured I would show you my new to me 42 Twin.

 

Got it from Indiana while I was visiting the parents in Ohio form Florida last week.  It's really a parts unit I guess, I bought it mainly for the wheels.  I am planning on swapping them over to my other 42 four wheel conversion.  Planning on putting some steel wheels on the front too and have a 42  four wheeler on all steel.  I have a disassembled 42 engine that came with it too, but it would need some work.  Not sure why they tore it down actually.

 

I got some really cool paperwork with it.  You can see the envelope (looks original to me) on top of the trans in the first pic.  It has a finance agreement that was never used, A cool letter showing when it was bought and where (on Standard letterhead).  Also two large sheets that show the attachments available.  I will probably get around to posting the documents for all to enjoy.  Thinking about finding a Kinko's or similar place that has a large format scanner so the big sheets can be scanned to pdf in one page so it can be viewed like it should when you are holding it in your hand.

 

I thought some of the cultivators in the pile were just junk that the guy wanted rid of, but looking at the letter that shows the equipment ordered with it, at least some of it is original.  I think the weights are original, and I know the plow is.  The lift for the plow is still on the tractor, they just slid it off the pin.  I'll probably end up mounting the plow on the back of the four wheeler for show.

 

 

Larry W.

 

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 09:04 AM

Looks like a good project. I hope you can get that sales sheet scanned so we can all enjoy it. Very neat.

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 09:06 AM

Did some Standards come on four wheels?



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Posted September 04, 2014 - 10:17 AM

I have a friend here in town that has one of those for sale. He had to have the magneto rebuilt but it now runs. He has the plow with it also. They are neat machines but not good on asphalt when moving it. lol



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Posted September 04, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Did some Standards come on four wheels?

Nope,

 

I used to think so, but they didn't.  The closest factor option was a sulky for the back and then it was dubbed the "convertible".

 

You will see a well done conversion sometimes.  They were usually done back when small 4 wheel tractors were not all that common.  Machine shops, mechanics or maybe even the blacksmith did them I think.

 

My 4 wheeler conversion is about a 5 or 6 on a scale of 10 I'd say.  It was done long ago.  It was that way when my Dad got it, and I was little a kid then. Maybe 40 years ago.

 

Here is a nicely done one. No idea who's it is. The first pic is the convertible model mentioned earlier.

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Very professional looking! I'd like to see yours.



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Posted September 04, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Done.

 

Mine is still a work in progress.  I've had it started once since I got it back from Dad about a year ago, but it has mag issues.  Hasn't moved under it's own power probably since the mid 80's.  Dad put a corkscrew log splitter on one of the axles and exploded the gear housing.  That's been fixed, but I still have to deal with the mag. I have a spare but haven't looked into it. That's nota leak at the wheel, it's PB Blaster.  That odd t-post frame on the left was part of the log splitter and has since been removed.  I'll have to find or make a better shroud for the cyl. heads, but they are rarer than hens teeth I guess.  Still looking for one in case someone has one they want to part with.  The third pic is of the hubs that someone made that allow the car wheels to be mounted on it.  Very well done parts.  The gas tank is wrong, I'd like to have an original.  The hand crank was also made from something else.  It had a seat, but who knows where it went.  It was missing when I got it from Dad.

 

Larry W.

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 03:05 PM

Guys, those are some very neat conversion Y'all have there. Looks like they put some thought into them !! :thumbs:



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Posted September 04, 2014 - 03:22 PM

Texas,

 

I have never had it apart far enough to know what they had to engineer between the "bell housing" and the trans. when they split mine.  (The one in my signature.)  A shaft obviously but no idea what the ends are like.

 

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 04:58 PM

Its cool

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 07:41 PM

Very nice. That is quite a steering arrangement on that four wheeled version. Thank you for sharing the photos!

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 08:30 PM

Very nice. That is quite a steering arrangement on that four wheeled version. Thank you for sharing the photos!

 

I found a few more pics in the archive.

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 09:30 PM

Found another...

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Posted September 05, 2014 - 08:33 AM

Would it be okay with you if I copied your plow pictures over to the Plow Identification guide ?



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Posted September 05, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Would it be okay with you if I copied your plow pictures over to the Plow Identification guide ?

Absolutely.

 

Just keep in mind that the lift mechanism and handle is still on the tractor.  They just tilted it up and slipped it off of the pivot pin I guess.

 

Larry W.


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