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Did this Hired Man have a tank in base


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Old 02-02-2005, 02:22:47 PM
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Question Did this Hired Man have a tank in base

I picked up this 2 1/2hp Associated Hired Man s/n 164173 earlier this week. According to my Amanco Engines book this engine should have a tank in the base. But all the pictures I've seen of tank in base engines have the fuel filler coming out side of base instead of the front. It does have holes for support rods that a tank would sit on.

On ignitor side of hopper I also found the barele visable remains of an Iowa Line decal. Are these available from anyone? I can also use a mixer and rocker arm for this engine.

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Your enigne did have the tank in the base, although it did not have the filler on the push rod side of the base, that would be an even later model. The fuel tank filler tube came up beside the crank guard on the pulley side of the connecting rod on your engine. See the filler tube with cap on this late model Chore Boy:



This is what the tank in your engine should look like:



The small sheet metal bracket near the top of the filler tube attached to the edge of the base just below the crank guard. There is actually a notch in the crank guard for the fill tube. I have seen a notch in the edge of the base on some, and not on others. The holes on the engine base were for small carriage bolts attached to the brackets soldered to the fuel tank. I do have Iowa Line decals available. Any other questions?

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Thank you Keith! Do you have any oal dims for the petrol tank?

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Hi.
I have an original Crank guard with the notch cut out for this engine if someone needs it. $40.00 I will share the money with Harry's site (SMOKSTAK)
Bill Blondin in Bowling Green KY
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