Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:12 PM
The Cushman is a Mailster, but not the later, OMC powered one shown in the pix above. The post office order number on the nomenclature plate if the big giveaway. The earlier, Husky powered ones, like yours, had a rear box with an opening cover to protect the contents and a fiberglass cab with fabric "doors". It should have a semi automatic clutch that allows it to idle in gear. All the postman had to do was pull up to each delivery, set the brake and hop out. It eliminated a lot of shifting and clutching. You shift through the gears normally, using the clutch pedal. I had a few of them over the years. The rear axles were, I think, the same one's that Crosley used, but with mechanical brakes. The trans might have had the same guts as Crosley, but the case is different, Crosleys being top shift and Cushmans being side shift. The extra engine that you have is not a Cushman engine. It looks like a Kohler. Cushman used Kohlers for a while after the Husky was discontinued.
Value?? Your neighbor isn't going to retire with the proceeds from the sale. If it was mine, I'd ask for 500 bucks. Good, rebuildable Husky engines are worth a few hundred. The rest isn't worth a heck of a lot, but there are a lot of good parts there.
I'm a sucker for Cushmans and I'm glad I'm nowhere near TX, or I'd but it and **** my wife off
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