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#1 dlang94 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2017 - 09:06 AM

I went a bought this economy tractor recently and am looking for a copy of the manual and a parts list if they are available. It is a 1959 economy that isn't in the best shape now but the engine does start right up than dies out after a couple of minutes, when it is running it will shift and drive and seems to have been kept in decent condition mechanically. 

 

here are some pictures from what I can tell it has the original engine.

 

 

 

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Posted May 31, 2017 - 09:23 AM

Nice looking Powerking!

 

Have you checked in the "Manual" tab in the upper left side of this web site?  There are plenty of manuals for powerking tractors listed in there.


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Posted May 31, 2017 - 09:37 AM

Nice looking Powerking!

 

Have you checked in the "Manual" tab in the upper left side of this web site?  There are plenty of manuals for powerking tractors listed in there.

 

Looked through it but didn't find anything for 1959 or within a year or two of it. Seems to be some sales brochures that would include the 1959 uploaded there.


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Posted May 31, 2017 - 03:26 PM

Not much in the manauls for them, more like parts diagrams maybe.  I'ld have to look on my thumbdrive to see how old they go, there is a list of ones available. I also believe that even if you get later one, most things are going to be the same.


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Posted May 31, 2017 - 03:33 PM

Looks great


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Posted May 31, 2017 - 05:06 PM

Great looking economy


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Posted June 01, 2017 - 05:55 AM

dlang, theres a service manual available on the thumb drive for the Briggs 23FB engine. Also the 1957 Instruction manual will apply to your 1959 machine.


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Posted June 01, 2017 - 10:26 AM

dlang, theres a service manual available on the thumb drive for the Briggs 23FB engine. Also the 1957 Instruction manual will apply to your 1959 machine.

 

Can you send me the copies of those or a copy of the thumb drive?  



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Posted June 01, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Heres the two files I mentioned earlier.

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Posted June 01, 2017 - 01:38 PM

Heres the two files I mentioned earlier.

Thank you! They will come in handy.



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Posted June 12, 2017 - 11:29 AM

As far as the engine dying after a couple minutes; I'd replace the points/condenser for starters and if that doesn't fix the issue, my hunch is the coil. Those engines have a "special" coil mounted behind the flywheel that are known for problems with age. It might be my luck, but I haven't had a Briggs engine of that vintage yet, that I haven't had to replace the coil on.

 

Good luck, nice looking original tractor there!

 

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