Good morning everybody,
I am new on this forum, have only registered this morning.
As an "enthousiast for things mechanical and unconventional" I bought last week a Gibson Model D 1947 tractor.
(As the wife said : another addition to your other useless (albeit all in working order) colelction of old iron.. (Consisting of some Russian made Ural sidecar motorcycles, a SAMOFA Dutch-made stationary engine and other assorted "interesting" things)..
Never seen a Gibson before and apparently not many of those have been sold in my country.
It is in running condition (pull wire starter) but needs some TLC.
I have managed in he tmeantime to download the Operation Manual (which does not provide an enormous amount of informatio anyway) as well as the Service Manual for the Wisconin AEH engine.
This is where the enigma starts to develop :
On all pictures in the tractor manual as well as the engine manual the fueltank(the small round version) is mounted on the left hand side of the engine, exhaust and carburettor are on the right...
Mine is exactly the opposite, i.e. fuel tank to the right and carb/exhaust to the left (view from rear).
Also in the (little) documentation I found on this model the carburettor is either Zenith or Stromberg.
Mine is Bendix.
More of a problem and the real reason to start this topic, I am now in need for a SERVICE manual for the tractor because I need to :
- Change wheel bearings (all shot) and manual does not specify which bearing type
- Adjust or replace brakes on rearwheels (22" by the way)
- Adjust or replace all V-belts on clutch
- Find out the shift pattern of the gearbox
- Replace the aircleaner assembly (missing).
So questiontime :
- Does anybody know where I can find a service/repair manual for the tractor
- Can parts such as brakbands etc still be purchased or can the old one be re-lined
I would appreaciate any feedback to help me on my way with this project.
Looking forward to hear / read from you,
Devanton, The Netherlands
PS. Now off to the last ice speedway races of this hear (hope I don't get tempted to buy one of those too....)