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manco ridemaster briggs and stratton 23ab

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#1 Bbrush34 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:32 PM

Does anyone have any manuals or info for this Manco mower? I think it's a Ridemaster r36w 1962 year.

 

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:40 PM

I love those little Mancos.  That one is a real beautiful tractor in great shape.  What is the history of it?

 

A Briggs 23A series is a good sturdy engine that you can still get parts for versus other 23 variations.   I have 23A parts in case you need something. 

 

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 06:13 AM

Welcome to GTT. Cool machine. Does it run? I thought that I saw something in our threads like this in the spring. Do a search. Our Manuals Section has the engine manual. Good Luck. Rick


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 08:14 AM

:welcometogttalk: That thing looks tough.


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 11:25 PM

The history of this machine is it was bought in Greentown In in 1962 by my parents neighbor. She used it until 1971 and parked it in her heated garage until now. When I was a kid I mowed her yard but never new she had this. I bought it and am in the process of restoring it. I had no idea how scarce it was until I started looking for info. Can't find much. It did start but the carb needed cleaned. I put new jets and needles in it and ultrasonic cleaned the body. Now I have the mower stripped down to the frame and am repainting. It's all there just needs cleaned up. The inside of the tank is rust free. The ol' girl wants to shine again.
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Posted September 16, 2014 - 11:35 PM

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 05:39 AM

What a neat little mower !!  I could just see how long it would take people this day of age to , burn there leg on the muffler or any part of the engine , get caught in the rotating parts lol   Keep us post as your make progress , Al


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Posted September 17, 2014 - 09:16 AM

The original ad said " so simple even a child could operate it",
But I think if a child did he might lose an arm!
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Posted September 19, 2014 - 07:26 AM

Love the gearboxes on the deck.



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Posted December 05, 2014 - 03:31 PM

OK, Bbrush34.  For lack of a first name.  I think I have what you are looking for concerning your Manco mower.  I have a pamphlet that is 13x18".  It details a great deal of info.  I would be willing to have a copy made and sent to you if you would like.  It is too big for me to scan.  I believe you have a model RC1600DW witch stands for Dual Wheel.  The RC1600 and RC1600ES have a single rear wheel.  According to this flyer they did not come with a Briggs but had a 6.3 HP Clinton.  Now, I have a Manco Junior (see pic or go to my Gallery) and it has a Clinton also but you could have purchased it with a Briggs.  So maybe your machine could have been bought with a Briggs.  Enough said for now.  Lets keep this topic open.  You can PM me with your address if you wish and I'll get the copy out to you soon.

 

Dave

 

 

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Posted December 06, 2014 - 02:55 PM

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Posted December 06, 2014 - 02:58 PM

This is where I'm at on the restoration. I did get the front wheels back on. I'm going to tackle the steering linkage next. It's a very slow process.
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Posted December 06, 2014 - 03:12 PM

Looking good, Bob.  Oh how I wish I owned it.

 

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Posted December 18, 2014 - 08:13 AM

OOPS.  Where is the post, Bob



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Posted December 18, 2014 - 01:41 PM

Great looking machine and I think I see a Manco decal on the engine tin, so I would think that would have been a factory decal. Most places that did engine swaps wouldn't take the time to apply a decal on the replacement engine.


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