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#1 dennfen OFFLINE  

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 09:50 PM

Picked this up last weekend. The large cast iron pully says Quick Mfging Springfield 2140. The engine is a Clinton. The serial number is 2070807 B and the model is B761AOG. The hp is wore off. I rubbed a lead pencil on it  to pickup some type of impression but came up with nothing. 

 

I have more projects than i can handle and looking to find this a good home. Would appreciate any information and a fair value. You can't tell from pictures but there is a crack in the housing on the small pulley shaft. 

 

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 10:49 PM

you found a Springfield, made during the 50's. They don't bring very much, I got my last 2 for $25 each.   The engine has about 1 1/2-2 hp.


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Posted January 05, 2016 - 12:08 AM

:welcometogttalk:  :wave:

 

Sad to admitt but I don't recall exactly what I paid for mine.   Think it was $17.50.  Decent shape and has always been shedded with virtually no weather checking on the tires.

I live less than 40 miles from the largest amish settlement west of the Mississippi River and that creates somewhat of a demand for walk behinds that other parts of the country might not see.

 

I do remember very vividly the first yank of the rope when the lil Clinton sprang to life like it was going to explode!  Thank goodness I kept my witts and yanked the plug wire quick saving the engine.  Once the air filter was removed I could see the problem.  The throttle butterfly had worked loose and it was sucking air/fuel at wide open even though the governor was telling it to idle down.  With 2 new screws reattaching the butterfly to the throttle shaft, the engine ran beautifully.  Those old Clintons were one heck of a good engine.

 

I can only assume the original two little brass screws went through the engine.  That why they are soft brass!


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Posted January 05, 2016 - 08:32 AM

Those little screws will digest fairly well as long as they don't get under a valve head.


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Posted January 05, 2016 - 10:22 AM

You should peen those screws a little to keep them from vibrating loose.


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Posted January 05, 2016 - 05:44 PM

You should peen those screws a little to keep them from vibrating loose.

accurately they are from the factory, but   some times people take things apart the don't relies how it was put together the first time. Ive seen a lot of engines that swallowed tiny carb parts and lived to tell about it.


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Posted January 05, 2016 - 05:56 PM

:welcometogttalk:  :wave:

 

Sad to admitt but I don't recall exactly what I paid for mine.   Think it was $17.50.  Decent shape and has always been shedded with virtually no weather checking on the tires.

I live less than 40 miles from the largest amish settlement west of the Mississippi River and that creates somewhat of a demand for walk behinds that other parts of the country might not see.

 

I do remember very vividly the first yank of the rope when the lil Clinton sprang to life like it was going to explode!  Thank goodness I kept my witts and yanked the plug wire quick saving the engine.  Once the air filter was removed I could see the problem.  The throttle butterfly had worked loose and it was sucking air/fuel at wide open even though the governor was telling it to idle down.  With 2 new screws reattaching the butterfly to the throttle shaft, the engine ran beautifully.  Those old Clintons were one heck of a good engine.

 

I can only assume the original two little brass screws went through the engine.  That why they are soft brass!

wow 17.50 is about bargain basement for anything running. I figure the tires are worth the $25 I spent on mine, and one set went to a Bolens. Theres two kinds of these tractors. One is red with yellow wheels and the other is green with yellow wheel . I used to know the model # for them. My Red one runs great and has one of the 700 series Clintons on it. that thing idles so slow you can hardly hear it run. I have several different attachments for it and the green one, which has a stuck 8R6 briggs on it. If the engine wasn't stuck and if it wasn't so hard to find a good 6-1 motor, I'd have it going again too. heres about the only picture I have of the RED model, and its evil brush cutter. Don't have one for the Green model.

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Posted January 09, 2016 - 07:04 PM

wow 17.50 is about bargain basement for anything running. I figure the tires are worth the $25 I spent on mine, and one set went to a Bolens. Theres two kinds of these tractors. One is red with yellow wheels and the other is green with yellow wheel . I used to know the model # for them. My Red one runs great and has one of the 700 series Clintons on it. that thing idles so slow you can hardly hear it run. I have several different attachments for it and the green one, which has a stuck 8R6 briggs on it. If the engine wasn't stuck and if it wasn't so hard to find a good 6-1 motor, I'd have it going again too. heres about the only picture I have of the RED model, and its evil brush cutter. Don't have one for the Green model.

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Her you can find  a good 6r6 or 8r6 pretty easily for aroudn 15-20 bucks.

I bought a planet jr Bp-1 With fenominal original paint and stickers with new tires and a good running 8r6 for 50$


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 07:26 PM

Thanks all for the information. Any web sites where i could pick up parts?



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Posted February 05, 2016 - 08:36 AM

:welcometogttalk:






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