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Just got my FAVORITE rag in the mail today, LGAT and just thumbing thru the pages to get to coverage and I find this. Our very own @Achto's rat rod!
We hauled this thing out to the BS last June and well trained eyes in the form of Matt @grnlark Castagno spotted it as a center piece for a such a well written article. Dan says a big THANKS Matt!
This tractor is always a show must have for Dan and gets looks....alot of looks. Too many as it would seem as youngsters want to play on it and pick the moss off much as Gretzki (his wife as I call her) would have done..oh no no no... patina.
I remember one lad proclaiming at one show "daddy this tractor has grass growing on it, we need to mow it!" I think it was at Symco Dan I CRS but 'bout died laughing. Had another looking at it once and said why don't you sand...I stopped him short and threatened bodily harm.
Since Dan is considered a regular at most of the shows we attend the Rat Rod is quite well known local and he, and I the few times I have run it, often get the flip up hand signal meaning do a wheelie. Unbelievable how people just love that!
Now I had known about the Rat Fink caricatures for many years but never knew about the Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's creation of such a character that provided such a good humor to many sports & hobbies and it will be always a big part of Americana history. Thank you Matt for that tidbit of info.
Many more pics and input to follow.....
1984 c175 twin cyl, hydro, mow deck, snowblower, led lights, all tire chains, wheel weights, removable tool rack, resealed hydro control, new oils, spare parts. Runs great no smoke no sputter, starts everytime all winter long! 800firm
1959 suburban 400 potentially original round hood without punched hole from the later year models, has some missing metal from rust. Frame and tranny is good. Took apart to stop the rust and clean it up. Rebuilt tranny with new seals and bearings and moves great! Motor turns and parts all there. Tires seem to hold air and has great potential for lots of arguments as a true 1959. 300
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Includes PSB #023 #052 #058 #060 #080
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Engines used according to Toro
Electric start kit model EC-35 for Clinton engine - Listed for 1958 and 1959
Electric start kit model EK-35 for Kohler engine - Listed for 1958 and 1959
6-12 tire chains model TC-12 - Listed for 1958 and 1959
Seat cushion Foam rubber with imitation leather cover model FC-24 - Listed for 1958 and 1959
Transmission drive belt 1567 - (4L x 29" or 1/2" x 29")
Details & Attachments
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1958 model RJ-58
1958 serial numbers that have shown up for the RJ-58
Early models used Kohler K90T-27107D equipped with a Schnacke recoil unit with a backup rope starter contained under the recoil assembly and an oil bath air filter.
03501 - Located in UK
03796 - Kohler K90T-27107D with serial 364044 equipped with a Schnacke recoil unit with a backup rope starter contained under the recoil assembly and an oil bath air filter.
06528 - May be 16528
07649 - Transmission J12-8 October 12, 1958
09337 - Hard to read
11628 - # 3521 spline gear with 10 splines changed to 11 splines in 5003 and 5010 transmissions at serial # 11628 PSB #023
16528 - May be 06528
18500 and lower
Late 1958 units came with a Kohler K-91T-31307A equipped with a Schnacke recoil unit with a backup rope starter contained under the recoil assembly and an oil bath air filter.
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1959 model RJ-59
1959 serial numbers that have shown up for the RJ-59
Early 1959 units came with a Kohler K-91T-31307A equipped with a Schnacke recoil unit with a backup rope starter contained under the recoil assembly and an oil bath air filter.
18501 and up - Possible 1100 units built
20078 - Located in UK
Late model RJ-59 tractors with a Kohler would have a K-91T-31388A with the Fairbanks recoil starter and paper air filter element. The 31388A was also used on the 1960 Suburban 400.
A project I no longer have time nor space for. This 1967 MF 10 has a TEC HH100 engine that was rebuilt from several other HH100's. I replaced the original CDI ignition with an inductive proximity sensor/HEI system. Starts easy, runs hard - carburetor issues that I haven't had time to deal with yet. Four speed transmission in good working order. New battery, regulator, starter/generator, lug tires and decal set (if planning to finish restoration.) MF 620 snow thrower in very good condition. There is no mower deck. Please e-mail any inquiries.