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Posted October 12, 2015 - 04:48 AM

http://albany.craigs...5240367025.html


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 05:12 AM

Was there a Crosley tractor or somebody's very nice working the engine  into a PK ?


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 06:22 AM

Dont really know, looks an awfull lot like a pk and i know crosley made small cars and trucks with a 4cyl in them
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Posted October 12, 2015 - 06:27 AM

There was a Crosley tractor at one time but this is not one of them.  This tractor is an Economy Jim Dandy.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 07:39 AM

A few years ago there were two homemade Crosley tractors that showed up at Zagray on the same day. Both were running too. My brother's first cars were Crosley station wagons. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 08:48 AM

My Dad had several Crosleys over the years. They were sold in the basement of Macey's department store. The water pump is driven off of the rear of the generator! I have a lot of fond memories of the one that got stuck in the snow, he opened the door and got out with the car in gear and pulled the manual choke out to throttle it a little and pushed it out.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 08:55 AM

There was a Crosley tractor at one time but this is not one of them.  This tractor is an Economy Jim Dandy.

Did the Jim Dandy have a frame like that? I was thinking the rails went from the front to the rear. This looks like the rails T in with a center section.



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Posted October 12, 2015 - 09:04 AM

Did the Jim Dandy have a frame like that? I was thinking the rails went from the front to the rear. This looks like the rails T in with a center section.

Yes, the early Jim Dandys did indeed have a frame as you see in the pics.  In later years they switched to the larger type frame.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 12:50 PM

I think what happened here is that someone dropped a Crosley 4 cyl. engine into this Jim Dandy.  I didn't notice the engine this morning as I was trying to get on to other things.  I knew someone at one time who was trying to do the same exact thing only on a larger Power King tractor years ago.  I don't even know if he ever got it done.  The Economys were somewhat easy to do this with because they already used Crosley transmissions for most of their run.


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Posted October 13, 2015 - 07:43 AM

Judging from the location of the gas tank on the left side, I definitely think this was an engine transplant. I doubt if this was a factory tractor design with the intent this would be used in a field etc., they would put a gas tank in harms way like that. BUT, that's not to say that I think it's fantastic! Imagine how cool the 4-cylinder sounds with no muffler?


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