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Found a 1961 10ML!

Hey Folks, I was browsing my local Craigslist late last night when I came across a 1961 10ML. I met the seller first thing this morning who shared a touching story on how he was selling it for a neighbor who was widowed. The machine is in excellent all original condition. It is fully intact with the carb cover, original gas tank (no rust at all inside), and throttle switch. It was such a rare find that I just could not pass it up.

I brought her home and parked it next my '62 10ML55 which I had purchased about a week ago. As I compare it with my 10ML55 (which is missing the carb cover), I'm pretty convinced that my '62 is actually a '61. I will be detailing her this weekend

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Sweet. Any pics?
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Wow! great find! that's quite the "first generation" collection you have going!
and yes, I agree about the 1961's..
looks like the 61's were unique with that boxy carb cover, a feature that it seems only appeared on the '61 models..if you ever want to do any photos for the webpage, I would love to have them!
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Here are some pics of the machine in its current condition.
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@Scot, thanks for the compliments! I would be honored to submit some pics of my '61(s) for your website (the source that started my fascination!). Looking at the unique '61 carb box, it looks pretty simple. I may attempt to fabricate one for my other '61 that is missing the cover.
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The current condition looks like it needs.......absolutely nothing.

Nice grab!
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Excellent! thanks Ken,
I will get the photos added with the next update!
(or if you want to take other photos, thats fine too..up to you.)

Does it actually say just model 10ML on the tag?
not 10M-L35 or 10M-L55?

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Unfortunately, the tag is missing. i can only see some glue residue where the tag used to be. But the engine appears to be identical to my 10ML55. The seller says he recalled the 3.5HP engine to be physically smaller than the 5.5 and 6.0 HP engines. Is this correct?
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Thanks, td5771!
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Great machine. I am jealous. MH
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