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#1 gregyore OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2017 - 09:54 AM

I've got a couple of questions about the mounting of a Harley seat on a 1947 Economy.  First on the front, is there a spring between the seat and frame mount?  If so, is it a 2" spring?  For the springs on the rear, are they 2" or 3" springs?  Did they use the same springs you can buy for a Harley Solo seat?

 

Thanks for your help.


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Posted July 04, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Hi greyyore, welcome to the group I can't say about the seat and springs but will attach a 1947 owners manual / parts PDF hopefully it will be of some help, looking at the part number looks like all 3 springs are the same.

How about posting some pictures of your Economy and a little more about it like which engine SN etc.

I have a 1949 Economy Standard with the B&S model 23 engine and the automotive type steering SN 1545

 

Attached File  1947 Owners manual.pdf   673.15KB   11 downloads


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Posted July 04, 2017 - 01:51 PM

Thanks for the information MNGB.  The picture gives me exactly what I was looking for.  My tractor is serial # 440, it has the Wisconsin motor.  I've attached a picture of it.

 

 

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Posted July 04, 2017 - 02:40 PM

That is a cool tractor,I thought what's left of a chain steer I have(missing motor and trany) might be a 47 but my front wheel's are aluminum and rear lift is not adjustable,definitely going to quit looking for a ZZ I see,thanks for the pic

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Posted July 04, 2017 - 02:42 PM

That's a good looking old Economy glad the manual was helpful, do you go on the yahoo Economy / power king site, they have a chain steer registry there, do you have any attachments for the tractor

Here's a couple of pictures of the 40 I have a plow and a row cultivator.

HPIM1352.JPG HPIM1426.JPG HPIM1528.JPG



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Posted July 05, 2017 - 05:42 AM

Welcome to GTT greyyore, I own s/n 441. :D  Make sure to get on the registry at the Yahoo group!

Also according to the s/n chart, your tractor is a 1948 model.


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Posted July 06, 2017 - 04:58 PM

Welcome to GTT greyyore, I own s/n 441. :D  Make sure to get on the registry at the Yahoo group!

Also according to the s/n chart, your tractor is a 1948 model.

 

If it's not not already accounted for on the registry, I'll be sure to add it!

 

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Posted July 06, 2017 - 05:04 PM

Good looking original Chain Steer! Your tractor would be considered a 1948 model, but manufactured in fall, 1947. The first few tractors didn't even have springs; the Harley seat was fixed directly to the seat frame/support. I'd have to measure the springs on my #338, but 2" sounds about right. 

 

I especially like your rear tires! They appear to be the smaller, original 6.00-22 size. The only new replacements I'm aware of are the larger and expensive 7.50-22 size. My 1946 has it's original tires but are getting pretty bad and I'm dreading having to replace them. Are yours original yet that you're aware of?

 

Thanks, Rob


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#9 gregyore OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2017 - 04:23 AM

As far as I know the rear tires are original. They are in good shape for their age.





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