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Old 05-28-2005, 05:20:32 PM
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I have a model ABN Wisconsin. The plate's rubberd smoothe, but the numbers still show very well. What I believe to be the serial no. is:1726199
There's another number: 72147.
Anybody know what year this pet is?
It's not restored, I bought it in pieces. Bought new high circuit needle valve and throttle butterfly and she runs.
Any help would work.
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I'm laffin' here...the plate's RUBBED smoothe.
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Go to this site:

http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/commun...pid=256080&ck=

and look on the Technical Data Section.
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Thanks for the link. However, the numbers they show don't look right. They do have one set of serial nos. beginning with 17, but it's a digit short of mine. Theirs is a 1936 number. I think mine's late than that. Any other ideas?
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Default Re: Wisconsin Info Needed

Monte,
I have a listing that shows ABN's mfg from 1949 to 1955. They were designed to replace the AB and AK. If you go to the link above and check the Jan 1951 serial # 1566405 and assume that was the first production # for that year and then check Jan 1952, 1806854, your # falls between so I would figure your engine mfg 1951, maybe third qtr if you want to get real crunchy with the numbers. That falls into the production span I show. The AB series were not glamor queens but they sure lived up the the work horse logo, in fact many still do.....
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Thanks Peter!
Guess simple deduction woulda told me what I needed to know. I'm happy to call it a 1951 model.
As for glamour queens, well.........they're nice, but I like to have a functional "toy" to play with, and this is just such a prize.
I don't have a particular NEED for this piece, so I'm building a truck to mount it on, along with a 12V motor/generator. When complete, I'll hook up a coupla tractor headlights to it just so I can see that it's doing...............................something..... ...................
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Hey that generator idea with a couple of lights isn't bad!! I have an AB from 1946, in the process of cleaning it up, and will have to put a new head gasket in it, but it is a runner now. Would like to find a pump for it to run as a show display. I like to see them doing something too.
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I had this gen/motor belted to my Iron Horse once. Wired a ciggy lighter socket to it and was running my halogen spotlight with it. Iron Horse only barked a little, but still ran that light very well. 300,000 candlepower, I remember.
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