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Posted May 20, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Finally got a chance to unbury the 1955 Country Squire so we could fix the brakes. Ryan got a chance to test drive it and seemed to enjoy himself. It's different from his MF10, so he was a little nervous at first. It grew on him.

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I also took a minute to check the brakes.

yep, they work :)

This rig hasn't moved from it's parking spot in the barn for about 15 years. It needed air in the front tires, flush and refill on the gas tank, and the points filed.
It has 16x7 rears and (I think) a 12Hp Wisco.

We also changed all the fluids while we had it in the garage fixing the brakes.
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 10:23 PM

Awesome Tractor! I loved your U turns too LOL. I think the brakes work great :thumbs:
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 12:53 AM

Wow Alan, What a great tractor. I want to see that when I get up your way some time. Thanks for sharing!!!
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 04:29 AM

Cool tractor, Alan! Glad to see it running again!
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:15 AM

Looks like a good one to me! Those brakes deffinetly work! The turn radius varies greatly depending on the ground with them, there have been times with mine where I could spin around like a zero turn!
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:16 AM

It seems to be running great. I didn't see any smoke except from the tires!
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 07:00 AM

We had fun working on it. The magneto throws a heck of a spark now. I forgot we also had to change the condenser. It would fire, but was intermittent.

We put a pepper shaker muffler on it, but I was wondering what they came with.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Really nice looking tractor, and looks like you both had some fun with it. It is amazing how inside storage helps keep them, sounds like it wasn't much to get it fired up and running.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 02:45 PM

Sure looks great. Glad you both had fun with it.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 02:52 PM

I just watched the videos again, this time on a normal computer. I see the grass is pretty beat where you were making your U-turns, how many times did you have to "test" it? LOL! Also, it sounds like it needs some transmission bearings. I don't know if thats something you want to do or not, just a heads up.
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 03:55 PM

I just watched the videos again, this time on a normal computer. I see the grass is pretty beat where you were making your U-turns, how many times did you have to "test" it? LOL! Also, it sounds like it needs some transmission bearings. I don't know if thats something you want to do or not, just a heads up.


Actually, I think the noise you hear is the tin work. It has a weird vibration / rattle / noise that resonates thru the tin on the hood. If that's what you hear, it's much better now, we put some nylon edging where the hood touches the dash and the grill.

It was loud enough that Ryan drove around with his hand on the hood :)

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 04:06 PM

If its just some rattling tin, you are very lucky! Its a big job to replace those bearings! On my '75 the sides of the hood where it points backwards rattle sometimes, but only at certain rpms when it matches the frequency of the sheat metal.

Here is a video of my neighbors '64 power king. It has bad bearings and you can really tell what the noise sounds like. When Ryan drove close by you I herd a similar sound. Since your squire does not have a body tunnel, pull off the shifter cover and see if the gears move at all, just in case.



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Posted May 21, 2012 - 04:09 PM

Wow, that's a nasty sounding tranny. I didn't remember that at all. Going to listen to the video again.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 04:13 PM

I do hear what you're saying. Next time I have it out, I'll listen closer.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 04:16 PM

I do hear what you're saying. Next time I have it out, I'll listen closer.


Ok, I hope I'm wrong! Lol! Its only four bolts to remove the cover so its worth taking a look inside. I'll get off the soapbox now.





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