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Old 05-16-2005, 01:18:26 PM
Jim Scott
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i recently purchased a 6 hp sparta economy,this is what it was advertised as.the tag reads economy gasoline engine improved model 6hp.hopper is square with a square ring inside.i have checked the archives trying to date this engine and every time i find anything on economy, it ends up at hercules and the list does not go back to my serial number 24562.any help would be appreciated on finding if this is a sparta economy for sure and when it was built. thanks jim
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Old 05-16-2005, 05:46:30 PM
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With that s/n i would say it was made in in 1912,but Glenn Karch would know for sure.Dave
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Old 05-16-2005, 09:48:29 PM
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I would put that engine at about mid 1912. Is it a dry head (model CA) or a wet head (model CX). It was made about the time that they changed models.

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