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#1 akretowicz OFFLINE  

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 03:02 PM

Well, am now (after a year & a half) getting started on my little Rugg-ed Rider. Am starting by removing and replacing rear tires. God, this is one tough built little rider. Almost every part is cast iron or solid steel! For a tiny little rig, it sure weighs a lot. The two piece rim sure made taking the tire & tube off a breeze. Heck, this thing even has rear exit exhaust! Cannot wait to get her running and cleaned up!

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 03:17 PM

Looks to be a fun little project.

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 04:03 PM

I think the little Rugg is a cool little lawn tractor. I am with you on the two piece rims making life a lot easier. I will be anxious to see how she turns out. Hope it doesn't take much to get it running.

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 07:30 PM

That's a neat little machine. Best of luck on the project and keep us posted with pics of your progress!

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 08:50 PM

That's a neat little machine. Best of luck on the project and keep us posted with pics of your progress!


Busted one of the lugs off in the left hub today! Am more than likely gonna work on the ignition tomorrow. First see if she has spark. Most likely not considering she sat for the better part of 40 years. Pull the flywheel, clean and regap the points, and see from there. I'm sure the carburetor needs to be completely gone through. I will say one thing. The previous owner had the foresight to completely drain all the gas, as the inside of the tank looks brand new! I would love to rebuild the recoil as it appears to be seized up, and the handle is missing. Perhaps soaking it in something for awhile will loosen things. I freed up the pawls for now.

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 03:34 PM

Well, pulled the flywheel today to check iRugg Project 014.jpg I just read that points gap on this particular engine is .018-.021, so will readjust gap this morning. Stay tuned.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 06:44 AM

Do you know the model of the Clinton engine?
If you got some numbers I can d some searching for you.

Looks like your moving right along

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 06:59 AM

Looking like you're making progress! Will follow this one to see how she comes out akretowicz!

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 07:27 AM

That looks like a neat project. I hope you bring it back to life.
I really like the brake arrangement in the first picture.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 07:53 AM

Tulsa Engine Warehouse carries some Clinton parts. Didn't see a coil though. Replacement Parts For Clinton Engines
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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:10 AM

Do you know the model of the Clinton engine?
If you got some numbers I can d some searching for you.

Looks like your moving right along

Sure, it's a VS1100 model engine.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 09:17 AM

What do you know about this company & mower? .......It bears a striking resemblance to early Springfield riding mowers.

I'm wondering if it was built by Springfield for another company?

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 09:47 AM

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What is the number cast into the rear hub? .....I am curious to see if it is the same as Springfield part #.

The ignition coil looks like it may be the same as the Tecumseh #30560 coil used for many years by Tecumseh.

Do you have the parts manual for your Clinton? .....I may have one that I can scan if needed.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 10:19 AM

Rugg Project 021.jpg Here are some pics of the coil and hub. You can clearly see the number 2113 on the hub, also. And I do not have a parts manual for my engine, either. I would appreciate it if you could scan a copy for me. Also, all the parts off this thing have Clinton on them. Even the condensor and carburetor.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 10:23 AM

What do you know about this company & mower? .......It bears a striking resemblance to early Springfield riding mowers.

I'm wondering if it was built by Springfield for another company?

As far as I know, Rugg manufacturing was its own company. An entirely different entity from Springfield.




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