Request for info on 990

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speedy
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Request for info on 990

Post by speedy » Tue May 06, 2014 1:53 pm

Good Day Ladies and Gentlemen

My friend has a 990 serial number 449001 which, from your excellent data, we have gleaned is a '61-'65 implematic.

Is there anywhere we can research the history of the tractor? My friend purchased it quite some years ago now, with no documentation.

It is used solely to move boats/trailers over the rocky beach for launching and performs very well.

Thanks, Speedy

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RE: Request for info on 990

Post by ollek » Tue May 06, 2014 3:29 pm

Is your tractor white or red? The question rises because the number 449001 looks like the engine type for a 990 Selectamatic (AD4/49xxx).

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RE: Request for info on 990

Post by speedy » Tue May 06, 2014 4:35 pm

It is now blue, but I am told it was white.

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RE: Request for info on 990

Post by ollek » Tue May 06, 2014 5:00 pm

Implematic tractors were painted red at the factory and the later Selectamatic tractors were white, so your tractor is a Selectamatic and the number 449001 is the engine type, not the serial number. The serial number is stamped into the top face of the frame in the right hand front corner of the engine.

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RE: Request for info on 990

Post by Guest » Tue May 06, 2014 5:02 pm

If you don't have any documented or verbal history on the tractor you're on a hiding to nothing trying to look for its history. The number you've given is the engine type, you will find the serial number on the top face of the front casting right hand side just behind the rear corner of the bonnet side panel and behind the radiator, it will start with 990A/1/ and then the number, you may need to scrape off any dirt and paint that may be concealing it, if the VIN plate is still attached to the left mudguard the serial number will be stamped on it. If there is a number plate on the tractor, the last two letters will denote in which County, Bourough or District Council it was first registered which will give you a starting point, the serial number will only tell you when the tractor was manufactured.

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RE: Request for info on 990

Post by odin » Tue May 06, 2014 7:04 pm

On a similar vain, I was studying my 1962 Red 990 which had been brush painted with a fresh red enamel paint that is now flaking off. The back of the driver seat was revealing a black patch. Scraping the red enamel off has revealed the original number plate that was professionally sign written when new, as they were. Its a Somerset reg and supplied by Gibbs, which I already knew because of the brass plate rivited to the bonnet left hand side. The Reg plate number on the seat just nicely confirms everything. Just waiting for DVLA now to send the V5, another DB on the register of alive & kicking.

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RE: Request for info on 990

Post by speedy » Wed May 07, 2014 8:33 am

Thank you for the replies folks, more investigation needed. I will not see it until the next bank holiday, but I will report back when I have done so.

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