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post #1 of 17 Old 06-05-2007, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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went to local festival this past weekend with parade etc and of course people showing their tractors. one gentleman had a silver king that i must have been gawking at awfully hard,because he said to me "only three made". three made in a day? anyone know the history of them? i asked a guy next to me to take a picture and he just sent it to me,turns out he's a proffessional and has a copyright on the pic. just emailed him back for permission to post it here and i will.

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Here is ours....
Dad does most of the restorations and is currently 82. We help whenever he needs us to do lifting, etc. and I or my son do all our painting.


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....and the other side...



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post #4 of 17 Old 06-05-2007, 09:46 PM
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was it like this one , Ken took some good pics of one while we were at a show in TX.
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the one this guy had was a tricycle and bigger. wonder why he thought there were only three made? in one of the pictures,he's holding 3 fingers up. turns out the photographer snapped the picture just as he was telling me. wonder what the penality is for posting a copyrighted pic is? he hasn't responded yet. i could claim ignorance and have a lot of proof and people to back me up.

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JDA , I forgot that you had one . I think they are awesome
http://www.silverkingtractors.com/

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JDA , I forgot that you had one .
Really I don't, it is dad's. I mentioned somewhere on here that these tractors he restores with our help will one day be given to each of us kids. The only problem is that dad has way more tractors restored than he does children....and my two brothers don't want more than one. So I may have to build a "museum" someday so all his work stays in the family...at least as long as I am alive.....and maybe it can be passed to the "next generation" this is his Great grandson on the Silver King.


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oops, it slipped by me.
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GH, there is an article in this month's Antique Power magazine that features a tractor similar to the one you let slip by....I hope this link works.

http://www.antiquepower.com/pdfs/feat_05.pdf


While I am not an authority on Silver King, I see these tractors quite often at tractor shows and can't figure out what makes his one of only 3 ???? I am puzzled, there must be something about it that makes it different from others.

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it's a jail break,can't stop 'em boys.
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GH, there is an article in this month's Antique Power magazine that features a tractor similar to the one you let slip by....I hope this link works.

http://www.antiquepower.com/pdfs/feat_05.pdf


While I am not an authority on Silver King, I see these tractors quite often at tractor shows and can't figure out what makes his one of only 3 ???? I am puzzled, there must be something about it that makes it different from others.
i'm the last to have any idea. maybe wingnut can enlighten me. i distinctly heard him say only three made,but how in the world it would have ended up in my little corner of nowhere is beyond me. thought you would like the little deere. found this on google search maybe what he's talking about In 1942, the first big changes in the Silver King line were introduced. An improved Continental F-162 engine was installed in all models. Newly designed sheet metal was added to the tractor, and this time it really did look streamlined. The steering on the three wheeler was simplified, with a simple idler arm replacing the chain and sprocket previously used. The lineup continued with a three wheeled model and a four wheeled model, with a limited number of special tractors built that include combinations of old and new parts.

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where can I find a steering chain cover for my R66 silver king?
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Here's some pics I got a few years ago at the Mackinac Bridge show and crossing. Was the first time I had ever heard of a Silver King.

Sorry I can't credit the owner of this fine example, but I never got to meet them.
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Re: silver king tractor

That is a great looking tractor! Love the front end. Imagine that's the gear and chain drive for the steering under that horizontal cover atop the front. Looks like a portion of the chain gear when you look at a blowup of the left side. A real show stopper!
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Re: silver king tractor

I have seen a Silver King tractor at a tractor show in Rehoboth MA at Francis Farms in the past ,more than once!..
I think I recall seeing another at a fair in Wyoming RI,but it may have been the same one,seeing the fair is only 60 miles from the other place..

I doubt only 3 were made--maybe 3 "known" left & running ,but why would they make only 3 ?..doesn't add up...


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