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#1 sprintcar72 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 10, 2017 - 08:31 PM

Can anyone guess what the first digit of the serial number should be? I believe it is a five digit serial, but the first and last digits are gone. I need a serial number range in order to look through the parts listings. Does the hood design indicate that this is a late 1960's to early 1970's model?a25934201f5db75ff6c86014533e8cbc.jpg900288214e572a579ae60f8132af88fe.jpg


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Posted September 10, 2017 - 08:51 PM

Can't help but like the pictures. Don



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Posted September 10, 2017 - 09:01 PM

Had a 1971 that looked just like it except the head lights were different . Sorry don't recall the serial number .



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Posted September 10, 2017 - 09:10 PM

I imagine the headlights have been replaced at some point. They have plastic housings. In looking at more pictures on here, I think it is a 1969 to 1972 vintage. Would like someone to confirm this.


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Posted September 10, 2017 - 09:13 PM

Get us the engine codes

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Posted September 11, 2017 - 09:51 AM

If it hasn't been said before, Welcome to GTT. That is a very nice machine. It looks alot like one a friend had 30 years ago. His was a late 60s with a 14hp Kohler and an FEL. The engine codes will tell the date of manufacture of the engine. If it is the original engine then you know the tractor was probably built shortly after. Download PK manuals from our Manuals Section. You are allowed 3 for free per day so, take a chance and download 3 each day until you find the right ones. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted September 11, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The "short hood" PKs ran from 1962 thru 1972. The serial number range for that production run would be from 8503 to 26727.


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Posted September 11, 2017 - 06:29 PM

Thanks for all the great info. The engine codes are:
Model No. K321S
Spec. No. 60132c
Serial No. 4070576


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Posted September 11, 2017 - 06:48 PM

Hi, sprintcar72 your engine SN is a 1972 number if its the original engine that would make the tractor a 1972 model yr.



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Posted September 11, 2017 - 07:48 PM

Good to know. I was manufactured in 1972 as well!


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 03:45 PM

That general "short hood" style was manufactured 1964-1972. The fact that it has the bendix style starter (vs the earlier starter/generator that mounted through the dash) as well as the grill that fits around the bottom of the crank shaft pulley narrows it down to 1972 1971-1972, and it looks like the engine was confirmed to be a 1972 which definitely makes sense. 

 

Economy didn't use model numbers until 1978 so this tractor would have been just referred to as a 16" Economy Power King. The numbering scheme beginning in 1978 consisted of the size wheels followed by the engine horse power (ie: The 1614 model would have been a 14hp tractor with 16" rear wheels).

 

Hope this helps. 

 

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Posted October 14, 2017 - 03:55 PM

Thanks everyone for your help. I've got her running. I want to get her to move under her own power before I disassemble her for restoration. You mention you like pictures so here goes. This is the freshly ultrasonically cleaned and rebuilt carburetor, fuel pump and sediment bowl:image.jpeg image.jpeg
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Posted October 14, 2017 - 03:57 PM

I found the Taiwan made equivalent of the original throttle on Amazon at no charge when you used credit card points...image.jpeg

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Posted October 14, 2017 - 04:19 PM

Unfortunately she spent a little too much time outside before I found her. The shift boot was torn and there was water in the transmission. I think it will be OK though.image.jpeg
The seat upholstery held moisture and rotted the seat.
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And of course the brakes were frozen to the drums along with frozen linkage. It is good I saved her when I did.
Today was spent on the first two steps of three lining the gas tank. I tried the KBS cycle tank sealer kit. So far, so good...
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