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#16 twowheeler63 ONLINE  

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Posted February 07, 2018 - 04:16 PM

Nearly all Wards and Simplicity attachments are usable. Just realize that the yokes for the rear attachments aren't deep enough to use on some of the earlier ones, however don't pass up one like that, because you can make the correct one.

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Posted February 07, 2018 - 04:49 PM

Nearly all Wards and Simplicity attachments are usable. Just realize that the yokes for the rear attachments aren't deep enough to use on some of the earlier ones, however don't pass up one like that, because you can make the correct one.

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Posted February 11, 2018 - 08:56 PM

Great find. What model does it say it is, on the tag. I'm guessing Clipper, based on the aluminum transmission case, but that is a gray area for now, until I can find more information. If so, the reverse was optional. I've done a little research, and I believe the two larger models, Town and Country, and the Super, both have cast iron gear cases. Also, from what I've found, it appears to be 53-55, based on the adjustable linkage style.

 

I have a Midland built MW two wheeler, that my Dad bought for me to use, in 1968. My older brother had went away to school ( a priest friend of the family thought he might become one, and paid for the tuition) and it was my job to take care of the 2 acre garden. Over the years, all of the attachments disappeared, with the exception of a homemade brush mower, and the tractor was left to die. Some farmer friends even removed the engine for use elsewhere.

Anyway, I have it now, and plenty of attachments. It lives on my small farm, and I use it to clear the driveway in the winter.

I love the two wheelers.

 

Nice.

This is a Dandy Boy Clipper - do you know if they are supposed to have a recoil pull rope? 



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Posted February 12, 2018 - 08:09 PM

This is a Dandy Boy Clipper - do you know if they are supposed to have a recoil pull rope? 

I've never seen one with a recoil. Even the later models with a shifting transmission were rope start, not recoil.



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Posted February 14, 2018 - 04:49 PM

I've never seen one with a recoil. Even the later models with a shifting transmission were rope start, not recoil.

That is what I thought - so I'll need to convert it back to rope pull



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Posted February 18, 2018 - 06:08 PM

I Guess I'll need to find a cover for the engine - the guy I bought it off of, thought it was a Clinton but I can't find anything to confirm it. I need to get rid of that recoil and put a straight pull rope on. It's strange I haven't found the parts I need online. I think I will start looking for antique tractor shows, maybe I can find them there. What do you think?    



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Posted March 01, 2018 - 05:23 AM

That is a Briggs engine. It doesn't look original to the tractor to me.


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 05:37 PM

That is a Briggs engine. It doesn't look original to the tractor to me.

it has a recoil pull rope and the cover was modified to fit the engine. There are things that are the same as my Clinton, but there are just as many things that are different. I don't think there is any doubt it's a Dandy Boy Clipper. I guess what I need to do is I identify the engine and it's year.   



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Posted March 03, 2018 - 09:00 PM

I have an old front tine tiller that I think my be older then I first thought when I bought. I'll take pictures tomorrow and see what you guys think. I got it running to day. It runs good but I have to clean the gas tank, I may replace it, it's all rusted inside.


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Posted March 09, 2018 - 09:50 AM

Why don't you take some better engine pics from all angles and I'll see if I can I. D. it.


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Posted March 10, 2018 - 01:09 AM

Why don't you take some better engine pics from all angles and I'll see if I can I. D. it.

Ok - I'll do that tomorrow = thanks - I always have trouble posting picture - but I'll get it done 


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Posted March 10, 2018 - 05:38 PM

Why don't you take some better engine pics from all angles and I'll see if I can I. D. it.

here is more pictures - some says it look like an Aries

 

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Posted March 31, 2018 - 08:53 AM

The engine on the tiller is a Briggs for sure. I thought you were wanting to I D the engine on the Dandy Boy?


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Posted April 08, 2018 - 02:41 AM

The engine on the tiller is a Briggs for sure. I thought you were wanting to I D the engine on the Dandy Boy?

Sorry I didn't get back sooner - Yes I do and I wanted to identify the tiller also - I'll take more pictures of the Dandy Boy and you can take a look. Thanks 


Edited by Rocky, April 08, 2018 - 02:42 AM.





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