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Old 09-10-2017, 10:18:38 AM
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I've got my grampa's Dempster that's been molested some and need a place to start with restoration. I've restored several 2 cylinder JD tractors over the years and am very familiar with them. Think what I need to start is some documentation or manuals, if there's anything like that available. If you've got any suggestions, I'd sure appreciate it.
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Wes, which style Dempster do you have? There were several variations through the years. If you could post a photo of it that would be a big plus to know which manual / info you are looking for.
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Found brass tag. The serial number is 8083. Doesn't identify the model other than 8 HP.
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We had one just like it, but it went to some friends in Kansas last year. Looks like this one is pretty complete. Do you have the mag & igniter for it?
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Miracles never cease. That's the first time I've ever seen a picture of one on the internet. I think John plans to work on his in the coming months. The Webster and ignitor for his have good spark.

Thanks a bunch for posting, that is a very neat and (I think) uncommon engine.

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I'll look for some more catalog pics for you. Do you have the pot muffler for it?
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I may have Webster a Magneto and Igniter for that engine if your looking for one, plus I have a lot of Dempster literature. If I can help contact me at sacarman@campus.peru.edu

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