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#16 Tbrooks OFFLINE  

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Posted October 28, 2015 - 07:27 PM

Here are a few pics of my wiseacre

has anyone here ever seen rims like these on any other walkbehind? I found a chassis for one more of these but it is missing the wheels.

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Posted October 28, 2015 - 09:58 PM

has anyone here ever seen rims like these on any other walkbehind? I found a chassis for one more of these but it is missing the wheels.

To me, the rims look Ford. It's the cast hub bolted in there backwards that makes it look funny.



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Posted October 29, 2015 - 04:38 AM

To me, the rims look Ford. It's the cast hub bolted in there backwards that makes it look funny.

did ford ever use a 12" rim?

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Posted October 29, 2015 - 07:10 AM

did ford ever use a 12" rim?

Not on a vehicle they didn't. I didn't realize they were that small. I'd still need to see one without the hub.



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Posted October 29, 2015 - 12:31 PM

I can tell you that gas tank is from a Continental engined David Bradley.



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Posted October 29, 2015 - 03:45 PM

Not on a vehicle they didn't. I didn't realize they were that small. I'd still need to see one without the hub.

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Does this help? This is the one good rim off mine.
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Posted October 29, 2015 - 07:18 PM

I can tell you that gas tank is from a Continental engined David Bradley.

That was my first thought, but under the poorly repainted red spray bomb on the front of the tank I can still make out the clinton arrowhead decal. I think gas tanks were one thing that may have been outsourced. I have a ultamotor that has the same tank as a briggs A or B. I know that clinton outsourced the magneto to bendix, so it would not surprise me if they had a vendor for feul tanks.

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Posted December 12, 2015 - 05:37 PM

I found this today aftrer cleaning off the computer desk. I knew I put it in a safe place. It reads "The wiseacre tractor custom built by united associates inc., Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. Construction and agricultural machinery. "Anything from a cotter pin to a locomotive"

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Posted February 12, 2016 - 05:03 PM

We built a sulky for the wiseacre. Will have to post some pics soon. Runs like a champ now, but I still need an original wheel.
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Posted February 22, 2016 - 09:47 PM

Interesting tractor, I discovered a tractor built in PA that no one seems t have heard of either, built in Lititz, see pics below.

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You should find some info on your Mellinger by typing in "Mellinger Garden Spot" on the internet. There are a few of them out there. I have one here in Illinois. There is also one in a Va. museum but can't remember it's name. Hope this helps, gary


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