Talked to a fellow down the road a piece about his DB in pieces he has. It was his Dad's so not interested in selling, but will almost certainly never do anything with it. So the tractor and plow sit out in our wet weather rotting away. Sigh.... Gear box 917.5751 Series 176. He does have two DB decal-ed B&S engines in the garage that next time will try to date them. Just going by looks they are probably from the 1950s.
Yes, the blue is a bit much on that one hood! Have a local source for 55 gallon food quality plastic drums. Going to get a pair for derusting parts. Been looking for a container like a used larger hot tub/sauna for bigger items.
Good eye on the VW single cab! Most folks would just think it was a Bus. Do love having a truck that has side and rear gates that can be dropped down for flat bed use. Need to make a new tilt canvas for it. Not many of the trucks got over here after the chicken tax was signed into law back in 1963 by president Johnson. Sad and funny the results that has produced. http://blog.caranddriver.com/feds-watching-fords-run-around-on-chicken-tax-riles-customs-officials/
You can still buy a good restoration single cab candidate for $10,000 or less, and a restored one for 20 to 30 grand. It is the Deluxe Buses that are getting out of this world, some selling for around a quarter of a million in original or fully restored shape. Not like the old days when you could buy a Deluxe out of a wrecking yard for a few hundred bucks.
Gear boxes we have are:
917.57561 Series 303, and 917.5751 Series 156.
Engines we have are:
81302 943579 5904020 B&S with DB decal (Think 9 cubic inch, 1959?)
61102 940558 6005190 B&S decal (9 cubic inch,1960?)
Model # 500 107120 Serial No. 591855 B&S Sears Roebuck & Co. with DB decal (8r6 engine, 3HP?)
Model # 500 306126 Serial No. 701705 Sears Roebuck & Co. (metal tag, but can not read HP stamped number)
If anyone has corrections, or HP ratings, or general dates, or data for these.....
Edited by Mudwallower, May 27, 2017 - 07:55 PM.