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Tractor Restorations

Discussion in 'Car Builds' started by Dave W., Sep 24, 2014.

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  1. Dave W.

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    Here are some pictures of older Farm tractors and engines I have restored for New Ross Museum, Fultz House Museum, Fisheries Museum, friends and my own toys

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    Here are a few more pictures

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    Few more throttle governed engines

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    Sweet pictures Dave. I love old farm equipment. It is great seeing them restored, enjoyed and some are still being used.

    What are some of those throttle governed engines used for?

    Here is a couple of questions for you. What is the oldest engine or tractor you have restored? Which restoration have you enjoyed the most?

    James
     
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    The throttle governed engines are early four cycle engines, they hold a steady rpm and were used for water pumps, sawmills, winches, hay balers, etc. the "hit and miss" engines (which is the first little grey engine I posted) only fires when the rpm slows down enough. it holds the exhaust valve open and free wheels after it fires until it slows down enough that the governor lets go of the exhaust valve and fires again..they were used more for early ice cream makers, boat winches, other things where steady power/rpm isnt necessary.

    the first grey one I posted came from Pubnico and ran an orchard sprayer. the little green one has a two cylinder water pump belted to it. that sits on an original wooden cart now as you would buy it in 1917, with the pump. if I can find a picture I will post it..the bigger rusty one is a 6hp international, and pulled logs out of a lake at a sawmill. the big 15hp Fairbanks Morse ran the sawmill itself. I have more pictures of old engines ive redone, let me find and scan them to the computer.

    The oldest engine I have done is a 1870 steam engine and oldest tractor is a 1933 F-12 McCormick Deering on steel wheels.

    I enjoyed rebuilding that Massey Harris Pony the best. I kick myself for selling it. was a great running machine. That was across from my parents house as long as Ive lioved there, the old guy said if I could tow it out I could have it. so I drug it out and got it going that summer. The sickle bar mower on it runs like a top, I used to mow the ditches up the road with it all the time.

    I found a picture of that green Fairbanks on the original cart

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg New toy to rebuild over the winter. 1953 Ford 601-D Workmaster
    (An industrial, diesel Jubilee basically)
     
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    That paint scheme and grille are the 800 series, from the '60s. The '70s turned to the 6000,7000,8000 series blue and white. The ford on the fenders are stamped/embossed.
     
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    Makes sense. Have you decided on the exact paint codes you are going to use or is that still up in the air? I'm excited to see it come together.

    James
     
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    641 update.

    pic 1- hood and dash taken apart; paint stripped off of the dash cluster, showing all the holes and rust pin holes
    pic 2- all the holes welded, proofmeter hole patched and welded up. ground level
    pic 3- primed and ready to go back on
    pic 4- started taking apart the engine, repaired exhaust, fuel tank and rad removed
    pic 5- mocked up a new fuel filter and copper line for the fuel supply
    pic 6- re-soldered the injector return lines
    pic 7- adjusted and cleaned rockers and lifters/valves

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    Its looking good Dave. Have you run into any surprises or has everything in decent shape for the year?

    James
     
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    Hood done

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    Nice. That looks really good @Dave W. The decals are really nice as well. Which part are you working on next?

    James
     
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    Still playing with the engine, need a few more new injector bolts and copper washers; still getting diesel in the oil pan. Once the engine is sealed, front axle and block are going red, start working my way back, found a picture on google- going to try and mimic it

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    That looks good. The red ties into the decal. Getting the engine set right is a good start. Are you still removing that custom front bumper or are you keeping it now?

    James
     
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    Very cool pictures. I dig the old International Harvester above as it brings back memories. Coem to think of it, my father had an IH pickup truck, but it was a really lemon, but that is another story. ;)

    Thanks for the pics. :)
     
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