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mikeN    Posted 10-27-2009 at 09:33:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hi,
    Just purchased a Jacobsen/Worthington golf course tractor. Does anyone have any sources for buying parts? I read what info John Smith had on them but was unable to locate any links for parts.
    Weird little engine, distributor is between 2 and 3 cylinders on top of head if that helps in id'ing the type of engine, also it's a model G serial #2615 as far as I can tell it was orange in color and on the front grill "Continental" is stamped. I need a intake/exhaust manofold, the exhaust part is cracked where the header pipe screws in.

    Thanks MikeN2A

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-17-2009 at 04:28:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • A guy named Larry has one listed on CL


    He lives about 15 minutes from me. Maybe he has some parts or can steer you in the right direction. Worth a shot.


    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-02-2009 at 01:30:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Mike-
    I can't answer your questions about parts, but here are some pictures from one of our local shows from the past. The '48 TORO has a Ford N-Series engine. That's my '48 8N on the end in first picture...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    miken    Posted 11-04-2009 at 10:25:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Pictures are great. I found out that the engine in this one is a Continental. Too bad it was't a Ford, but the good news is is that there is an outfit that sells parts for it. I have not contacted them yet but when I do I'll let everyone know. RED SEAL is on the side of the radiator shroud.

    Gaspump    Posted 10-27-2009 at 11:04:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • With Continental series G and the #2615 a lot of parts stores should have access to parts for you. Should be able to buy manuals too, tyu a search on the net. The Continental G series engines were very popular and many were made. I did a lot of work for Continental Motors and our company shared a slip in Muskegon Lake with them. Always remember seeing those engines by the dozens waiting to be shipped.

    mikeN    Posted 10-27-2009 at 11:22:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Gaspump, Any suggestions which auto stores might be the best bets?
    I need all the help I can get on this one.

    Jon Rhee (RI)    Posted 10-27-2009 at 11:55:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Mike - Where are the pictures??? Ha ha. What you have is an early Worthington Model G-10 tractor. Im no expert but I do not believe the "G" has anything to do with the power plant. the tractor was continued to be called "G-10" long after they switched back to Ford power plants. I think it stands for "Golf" which is what the tractors were designed for mowing as well as airports. I may be wrong. They also produced an articulated fairway mower model F-10 which presumably had the same engine. I think the Continental power unit was probably used in the 50's since Worthington used N-Series power units in the late 40's and early 50's and Model A's before that for their tractors.

    Worthington was bought up by Jacobsen at some point prior to 1970. When I grew up in Middletown I mowed 15 acres with a 1969 Jacobsen G-10 and a Worthington 5 gang (15' cut) mower. Jacobsen produced the G-10 into the 70's which were all powered by Ford engines. Now they are an extremly rare and sought after tractor.

    The G-10 was geared low enough to pull trees out of the ground and had a fully synched 4 speed transmission, accelerator and part time governor. The tractor could go over 40mph(presumably for crossing airport runways quickly) with its 60hp Ford industrial engine.

    If you look on Craigslist RI in the farm and garden section there is a 1970's Model G-10 for sale.....good price too but missing the dual rear wheel setup.

    Hope this helps,

    CR Andersson    Posted 10-02-2010 at 20:29:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have a Worthington Type HD 42"walk behind self propelled sickle bar mower in real nice shape.It has a wisconsin Type AB No 655550 size 2-1/2 X 2-3/4 engine.Can anyone tell me what year this is and anyone interested in purchasing it?I do have some photos.It has been in my Grandfathers barn for quite some time covered up so no one knew it was there. Call Ron (518)648-5503 Indian lake,NY 12842(upstate NY)

    Cody brumley    Posted 08-07-2010 at 01:05:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have a 1949 Worthington continental that was given to me for my 14 birthday. I had to rebuild it and it
    runs great now. I was lookin to tlk to someone that knows a little about them and what mine is worth.

    mikeN    Posted 10-27-2009 at 15:28:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Jon,

    Any idea where I can get parts for it?

    pics are in the camera, got to get those posted.


    Jonathan Rhee(RI)    Posted 10-27-2009 at 20:38:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The big Jacobsen dealer in the area was Sawtelle Brothers I beleive in Danvers Mass...you might try looking them
    up. Maybe they have parts for those old machines. If its engine parts you are looking for maybe someone who
    specializes in Continental engines?

    mikeN    Posted 10-31-2009 at 12:26:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Jon,
    I worked at Rolling Greens golf course for many years and I remember that we mowed fairways with a G10. That was much bigger than the G 6. I'll try Sawtelle for parts. I think I'll paint the G6 Ford RED and light GREY just to keep them all looking like I own fleet of tractors. All the sheet metal is being sandblasted right about now. I'll keep you posted.

    Mike across the bay

    SteveC49    Posted 08-12-2010 at 19:09:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I just started working on my G6. I was having my 8N sandblasted and had the G6 done too. Got it on Ebay two weeksago. Mine is #2748. It seemed to be original orange (Jacobsen S/N plate).
    There is a yahoo group but not a huge amount of activity. I did post some pix there.
    Good luck.


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