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#1 brownboystoys OFFLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Hey just tring to gather more information on my 1954 mighty mite tractor. I finnaly got together with a friend who owns a ottowa tractor to compare the two. we know his has had some modificatins. mine is as complete as I cad make it. I came across a website  awhile back. Unable to find again. Just checking to see how many are out there. I like mine . Fun to drive. here are a few pic.

 



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Posted November 23, 2014 - 01:37 PM

... here are a few pic.

 

yep, pics will be great, I've never heard of these tractors



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Posted November 23, 2014 - 03:07 PM

There aren't really many around, but there are some pics online if you search. Mine is disassembled and I'm in the process of restoring it. What model is yours? Mine looks to be a 1948 model 10, but the dash tags are gone.

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Posted November 23, 2014 - 03:29 PM

The pics didn't make it through. 54 would be too new for a Mighty Mite. Ottawa bought out Jacques in the second half of 49 and were done in 51. Mighty Mites would be in the 46-49 range. There were some differences with the Ottawa tractors.



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Posted November 23, 2014 - 04:53 PM

Here are some pictures of my '48 Mighty Mite.  I picked it up it at the end of July and did get it running, but not much else.  I'll give it more attention this winter in preparation for next spring so that it's up to snuff.  It'll be the first one that I take for a cruise to McDonald's for a coffee.  I also included images of an ad, as well as a brochure.  By the way, does anyone know if they were all a crank start, or if they offered a rope start as well?  

 

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Attached File  Jaques Mighty Mite Ad, 1948.pdf   1.45MB   47 downloads

Attached File  Jaques Mighty Mite Brochure.pdf   8.02MB   33 downloads


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Very nice can't too see it restored



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Posted November 23, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Thanks for the info. I will get pics soon. I was having phone trouble. pic. did not down load from phone. Mine has a crank but do not use it. it has a rope start that works better.



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Posted November 24, 2014 - 01:19 AM

Thanks for the info. I will get pics soon. I was having phone trouble. pic. did not down load from phone. Mine has a crank but do not use it. it has a rope start that works better.

I'm excited to see the pictures!



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Posted November 24, 2014 - 08:29 PM

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Posted November 24, 2014 - 08:34 PM

Just some of the pictures I took at the Christ church show in littlestown pa. We know that the ottowa has had a lot of add ons and modifications. The Mite is as complete as I can make it. Would like to find some attachments. The owner  of the ottowa is looking for pictures and parts to makeit original.Hope some people will have pictures of these units. thanks for the help.



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Posted November 24, 2014 - 08:50 PM

I like that Ottawa!  Looks Artistic with diff colors and the Mule or whatever in it.  That engine sure is Low in chassis! What kind of clutch? Kinda like a PK 6" disc and plate?  That rear is diff, no real enlarged area for ring gear. It is worm then?  Is there really a differential in those? Look plenty heavy for sure. 



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Posted November 25, 2014 - 06:46 AM

The rears is ring and pinion. Small but have plenty of power. some of the drive train in the ottowa is like that of power king.



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Posted November 25, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Other than the starter generator set up and the automotive coil, what is he questioning about the Ottawa? Looks fairly right to me. It's one of the last ones with that style front axle and cutch housing. Does it have the Ottawa tag?



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Posted November 25, 2014 - 08:18 PM

Yes it has the ottowa tag.The owner knows that it has a oliver throttle and farmall cub fenders. and rear tires not the right size. But you are saying the clutch housing and engine are right. If so the owner will be happy. Would like to  find pictures of the original items. Thanks for the info. 



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Posted November 25, 2014 - 09:42 PM

There used to be a good website on the Mule Team tractors. i'm not sure what all happened but the owner of the site sold all his tractors and let the web page expire. Either he wouldn't or couldn't turn the info over to someone else to keep it going. We lost a lot of info. As far as we can tell they made less than 250 Ottawa's. There seems to have a been a bunch survive for the few built. A guy by the name of Warner owned Ottawa Mfg. He bought out Jacques in the second half of 49. He died in Feb 51. After he died the factory was still producing saws and tractors but things were kind of up in the air. There was a flood in July of that year and the factory and all records were lost. The tube style axle was a late design change as was the bell hsg and trans like your friends ottawa. The trans is actually late 20s Chevy. There should be a bow tie on the shift cover. The engine looks like a Wisconsin. An AEN or AENS would be original  Seems there were other Wisconsins used too. The model 23 Briggs was also an option. At the end it was more like they were building tractors out of spare parts so there are some odd combinations show up. the higher number Ottawas have the Mighty mite hood instead of the bomber wing shell. Thought i had better pictures of this tractor with a set up like your friend's but I can't find them. Maybe you can see the bell hsg though.

 

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This is the clutch that it uses.  

 

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