Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Newbie


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 dropped82 ONLINE  

dropped82

    Nut Case

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 9923
  • 1,401 Thanks
  • 1,230 posts
  • Location: Indiana

Posted December 06, 2015 - 09:09 PM

Picked this up today. Actually sealed the deal past spring. Just now got possession of it. Runs and mows great. Can't find the serial numbers. Figured the engine has been replaced. School me please?!!!!

uploadfromtaptalk1449454108229.jpg
uploadfromtaptalk1449454127042.jpg
uploadfromtaptalk1449454141384.jpg
uploadfromtaptalk1449454155584.jpg
uploadfromtaptalk1449454170992.jpg

Eric
  • Alc, Traill95, boyscout862 and 5 others have said thanks

#2 Alc ONLINE  

Alc

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1094
  • 5,459 Thanks
  • 6,629 posts
  • Location: Bangor Pa

Posted December 06, 2015 - 09:23 PM

Nice Jim Dandy you picked up
  • dropped82 and chieffan have said thanks

#3 Dieselcubmike OFFLINE  

Dieselcubmike
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 11127
  • 1,327 Thanks
  • 1,511 posts
  • Location: Southwestern,Pa

Posted December 06, 2015 - 09:44 PM

Hello and welcome :wave:  


  • KennyP, dropped82 and chieffan have said thanks

#4 Bill 76 ONLINE  

Bill 76
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 49625
  • 1,646 Thanks
  • 1,060 posts
  • Location: 5miles west of Milwaukee Wisconsin

Posted December 07, 2015 - 12:03 AM

Model 1424   me thinks


  • dropped82 said thank you

#5 WNYTractorTinkerer ONLINE  

WNYTractorTinkerer

    Tinker Master

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 10789
  • 8,319 Thanks
  • 4,666 posts
  • Location: Avon, NY

Posted December 07, 2015 - 12:31 AM

Hello and welcome :wave:

I think he's been here a while DCM but I'm sure he appreciates the welcome again..   :big_hug:

 

The tractor is a newbie though!!  It looks like a beast of a machine & I can't wait to see the resto! 


  • dropped82 and chieffan have said thanks

#6 dropped82 ONLINE  

dropped82

    Nut Case

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 9923
  • 1,401 Thanks
  • 1,230 posts
  • Location: Indiana

Posted December 07, 2015 - 02:12 AM

900+ posts in one night. I've been busy.

Eric
  • KennyP and chieffan have said thanks

#7 David Brown OFFLINE  

David Brown

    I said I work on them. I never said I fix them!

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8570
  • 4,219 Thanks
  • 2,316 posts

Posted December 07, 2015 - 05:33 AM

That looks to be somewhere around a 1965 give or take.  It would have the "L" shaped gas tank.  The serial number plate MAY be there afterall.  It should be ahead of the shifter on the housing on which the clutch pedal is attached.  I thought mine was gone as well until I cleaned that area and found the plate.  The model is simply Jim Dandy, no number involved on this one.  My guess is it has a 10 or 12hp kohler.


  • Username, dropped82 and chieffan have said thanks

#8 dropped82 ONLINE  

dropped82

    Nut Case

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 9923
  • 1,401 Thanks
  • 1,230 posts
  • Location: Indiana

Posted December 07, 2015 - 05:47 AM

I can faintly see 14hp on the hood. Whether that's original, I don't know. Didn't have much time to check it out last night. I'm off tomorrow so I have plenty of time to peruse over it. It needs some carb work and fluids changed first thing.

Eric
  • chieffan said thank you

#9 David Brown OFFLINE  

David Brown

    I said I work on them. I never said I fix them!

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8570
  • 4,219 Thanks
  • 2,316 posts

Posted December 07, 2015 - 08:22 AM

I can faintly see 14hp on the hood. Whether that's original, I don't know. Didn't have much time to check it out last night. I'm off tomorrow so I have plenty of time to peruse over it. It needs some carb work and fluids changed first thing.

Eric

Well they started putting the 14hp k321 kohler in these tractors in 1968 but I am unsure as to whether or not this included the Jim Dandy.  It's possible that someone "beefed up" this tractor with a 14hp engine.  k321 engines were used on later Jim Dandys (when they started using the number system in particular) but I think it was pretty much 10 or 12hp for what you have as standard.


  • Username and dropped82 have said thanks

#10 glgrumpy ONLINE  

glgrumpy

    Getting Out!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8360
  • 6,666 Thanks
  • 6,485 posts
  • Location: Huntington, IN 46750 North East in State

Posted December 07, 2015 - 08:32 AM

14 is on hood, BUT, thought those old JD's were only 12 at most, maybe I'm wrong? Hood might be off Power King then, the bigger model in the line? Serials can be on sticker on front grill or on the dash. This one has BIG decal with name, but serial kind is similar looking but smaller, so guess it's not there. Dash?  OR a plate on the bellhousing on top? Can you see any rivets there, maybe it was knocked off?  The engine grey makes you think short block? Is there stampings on the old tins that might give at least a year or close?  It is a short hood at least with no electric pto on front. Those had longer hoods and were later, not sure when that started. the number of bolts on steering gear mount and maybe the hitch in back if one, might help with year. Dash arrangement and weather key start or big push button also changes over years.


  • Username and dropped82 have said thanks

#11 Username OFFLINE  

Username

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2568
  • 2,065 Thanks
  • 1,425 posts
  • Location: Punxsutawney,Pa

Posted December 07, 2015 - 08:37 AM

I have heard at one point and time that 12HP engines were not available for a while and that 14HP engines were substituted.

 

That tractor has a bendix starter and I think they were not used until the 70's.Also the full wrap around grill around the PTO was used in the later years I believe.


  • Alc, David Brown and dropped82 have said thanks

#12 TAHOE OFFLINE  

TAHOE
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 24522
  • 6,504 Thanks
  • 4,955 posts
  • Location: "Hamiltucky" Ohio

Posted December 07, 2015 - 09:27 AM

:nothingtoadd:


  • jms180 and dropped82 have said thanks

#13 637Yeoman OFFLINE  

637Yeoman

    The Simplicity collector

  • Senior Member
  • GTt Junior
  • Member No: 77049
  • 465 Thanks
  • 467 posts
  • Location: SW Michigan

Posted December 07, 2015 - 01:19 PM

Nice find! 

Sorry i cant help. dont know much about economies or jim dandys or what ever :D


  • dropped82 said thank you

#14 MNGB ONLINE  

MNGB
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 62466
  • 1,018 Thanks
  • 839 posts
  • Location: Minnesota

Posted December 07, 2015 - 03:02 PM

Welcome to the Power King / Jim Dandy gang, I'm not up on the older ones so I'll leave that to the others have fun getting it cleaned up and going you'll like it at least I sure like the ones I have. :wave:


  • dropped82 said thank you

#15 Bill 76 ONLINE  

Bill 76
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 49625
  • 1,646 Thanks
  • 1,060 posts
  • Location: 5miles west of Milwaukee Wisconsin

Posted December 07, 2015 - 03:39 PM

Model 1424   me thinks

Sorry didn't see the Jim Dandy on the grill     me thinks I was wrong


  • dropped82 said thank you




Top