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05-07-2012 20:33:45

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Hello Henry, Nice to hear you have a Sears Economy! Do you know Dave and Chad Elmore? They are Sears Economy gurus and have had over a dozen Sears Economys over the years. They have extensively reasearch the company and it"s history along with interviewing some of the factory"s workers while they were still alive. They had had original paint matched and had arrived at Ditzler (PPG) 1960 Chevrolet roman red, paint code DDL 70961. The whole tractor is supposed to be red. That paint code above is a red that is a slightly orangey red I guess you might say. The Elmores have reproduced the original decals for the Economy and have them for sale. They also have an extinsive registy going of surviving Sears Economys. I believe they are up to 80-90 still surviving out of the 500 built in 1938-39. What"s the serial number on yours? I am the editor of the Graham Bradley and Sears Sold Farm Tractors Newsletter and if you would like to be on the mailing list please let me know. We also have a national show once a year too, we would love to have you apart of it!

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05-10-2012 07:27:06

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 Re: 1938 SEARS ECONOMY TRACROE in reply to jfred, 05-07-2012 20:33:45  
Mr Fred
Thank you for the info. I will contact Mr Elmore. I think I have his phone as I met a Mr John Baum last year at Rantool Il he had Economy Tractors and he gave me the number. He also gave me your E mail I tired to contact you once but it did not go through. We got the tractor last year and it had 2 stuck valves from sitting we got them freed up and did some other minor repairs and she seems to run fairly well now. The SN you asked for is #1025. I have some questions and would like to talk with others about Economy tractors


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