what is my tranny?

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Old 06-29-08, 07:38 PM
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what is my tranny?

Hi all. I just got my heckendorn rider going, and now am looking for any info on the tranny. Don't know what info you might need to help me identify it, but here is what I know. It's a 4 speed (3 forward,1 reverse) basic x pattern. reverse is up,1rst is down,second up,3rd down. Stamped on the tranny case is
T96 148E. Thats all i can see. Chain drive. Powered by a briggs 243432. Anything else I need to add? Thanks
 
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Old 06-30-08, 08:22 AM
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I looked through an old Foote book, and none of those numbers
look like they are from them. They also do not look like Peerless numbers. What country is the rider from? I do not
recognize the brand of rider. Look for a small rectangular
tag on the side with other numbers.


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Old 06-30-08, 07:26 PM
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Ok, I looked again and on the side it has:
T98-1S or T98-7S cant tell if its 1 or 7 but think it's 1
next line:W G DIV the g may be a 6 but think it's a g
next line W

Thats all I can see. The tranny is pretty exposed except for right there where the seatpost is in the way.

Heckendorn mowers. custom made in Kansas

http://heckendornmows.com/index.html

http://web.pitas.com/ssinke/14_03_2006.html

I sent an email to the company, but have yet to hear back.
 
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From what I read, the tranny is the same one that was used in model T fords. So, I guess it's a ford tranny.
 
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Old 06-30-08, 08:12 PM
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yeah, I read that too. I can see that in the 50's or even the 60's, maybe the 70's, but not in the 90's? I found an old purple wave auction with 3 heckendorns that sold, but none of them have very good pics of the tranny, just everything else, of course! lol

http://www.purplewave.com/cgi-bin/mn...AWN-AND-GARDEN
 
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Well, did a little research on the model A tranny, and it sure looks alot like mine. Guess it probably is. Along the way I discovered some interesting facts about how far our cars have come. The model A got around 30-40 mpg and top speed of 60-65 mph. Back in the 20's.
 
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I gotta wonder, where are they getting model "A" trannys from? Are they manufacturing them themselves?
 
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Old 07-01-08, 08:08 PM
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Here they have all parts for model a trannies:

http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/4416
Mitchell Transmission
This is a totally new modern transmission in an original model A case. All new gears, shafts, and bearings. New shift rail, shift forks, spring detents, 'o' rinigs on bottom shafts, new bearings sealed both sides on front and rear main shafts. The big benefit of this transmission is that 2nd and 3rd gears are synchronized for easier shifting. These are geared with reverse, first and second 15% higher than stock gears. Sold on exchange, we'll need your old transmission housing, shift tower, and rear bearing retainer. USA $1950.00 / exchange

or:Transmission, Rebuilt
Sold on exchange only. We'll need your old shifter tower with the shifter rails & forks, transmission case, rear bearing retainer and main drive bearing retainer. Tower is rebuilt with a new lever spring, retainer and plunger kit. The balance of the transmission is rebuilt using all new components. Drain plug is included but no oil. $900.00 / exchange
 
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