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14/28--16/30 question


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Old 03-19-2005, 12:48:59 PM
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Default 14/28--16/30 question

If you can stop laughing long enough--please asn this question--on this tractor?? i recently purchased---do these tractors have a [letter] disignation? such as -H--A--B--X-Z whatever??
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Default Re: 14/28--16/30 question

The 16-30 is the model H. There is a serial number break about 1920 and some early tractors can have Higher numbers than the later ones... To further add to the cornfusion.... Don't know if the 14-28 was ever called the H or not....?

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Ken thats one bootifull machine.
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Default Re: 14/28--16/30 question

If it's a TRUE 14-28 it SHOULD have ignitors.
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Default Re: 14/28--16/30 question

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If it's a TRUE 14-28 it SHOULD have ignitors.
Right BUT... Many of them were changed to spark plugs with a kit from the factory... BUT it should then have the plugs in adaptor castings bolted to the block and there should be places for the igniter pushrods. Lots of other differences also, Such as the flywheel and square tanks instead of round ect...
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Ken thats one bootifull machine.
Well... It's not quite as nice as it looks... I was in a hurry when I put it together and cheated a few places.... Like the 30 gallon barrel for a fuel tank... Ect... But when you have one of these in the belt people look right past the defects...
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Default Re: 14/28--16/30 question

The Rumely 14-28 and 16-30 are both designated Model H. The 14-28 has ignitors and the 16-30 has spark plugs.

As Ken said, many 14-28's were apparently converted in the field to spark plugged tractors.

The are many factory transition spark plugged 16-30's with 14-28 parts on them. The only difference being the plugs.

Many early production 16-30's had the 14-28 square fuel tank, center shift transmission, 14-28 bull gears, wider drive wheels, flywheel without starting handle dogs and so on.

I have a friend with a factory tagged 16-30 that is identical to a 14-28 less ignitors.


The single cylinder 15-30 and later re-rated 18-35 are designated F.


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