I bought a Cushman, 4 horse, upright, binder engine last summer just down the road @ an estate auction.
It runs fine and came mounted to a skid but I don't like lugging around cast iron. I installed two steel wheels and two wooden handles so I could move the engine by myself.
So I sat there at a few shows watching the flywheel go round and round slowly.... thinking.
I gotta build another tractor
Most of you will remember my last build, a Case crossmotor I call the "Fabricobble".
The inspiration for The Fabricobble was how the exhaust manifold of a Wisconsin twin my brother gave me came out the side of the engine and turned up. With an angled exhaust pipe it would look like the Case tractors of back when. For 5 years that idea rolled around in my pea brain until I finally sat down and built it.
The Cushman engine has a 6-spoke flywheel on one side and a small flat-belt pulley on the other side with a clutch. I want a tractor on steel wheels so it looks really old. 1900's through 1930's.
Here is the flywheel that screamed to me to build another miniature tractor.
Lets play a game called "Name that Tractor"
I already know what I'm building and Lowell you can't play. [I already discussed this project with Lowell]
Granted there are not that many ways to design spokes in a wheel so they are mostly the same.
What 100+/- year old tractor has a flywheel that looks like this?
Guesses accepted. Winner gets nothing.