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#1 Matt O OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:05 PM

I found an ad on craigslist for an Allis Chalmers B1 that was only and hour away from my house. The next day I drove up to where it was located and the seller said it would run and had no rot. After a good look over, i offered $150 and he took it. Once i got it home I realized this was going to be a huge project. Not only that but currently I am working on three other tractors and am in the early stages of a restoration on my Minneapolis Moline 112. I have rewired the B1 but haven't tried to start it yet because I have been busy with everything else.  Hopefully tomaro I will get it running but it wont be going anywhere because it needs four new tires. :wallbanging: Below are pics. to show what it looks like!

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:09 PM

You're not too far from my neck of the woods. Welcome to the forum! 


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:11 PM

Neat! What's wrong with tires? Look like they are all up AND, chains even! Are those simplicity's or whom? Tec or other engine?

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:13 PM

Nice Score. Slap a steering wheel on it and drive it around. Those tires are nothing compared to some I am currently using. If they hold air they are good enough.



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:15 PM

I actually have the original steering wheel for it but the seller didn't have it on it, idk why. As for the tires, they are really cracked and figured I may as well replace them all and put AG's on the rear.



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:16 PM

It has a model 19D Briggs and Stratton engine on it, 7 hp.



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:49 PM

Welcome to GTTalk, you have gotten youself in over your head, but that will keep you out of the bars and off the street corners.

 

 

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:58 PM

She look's a little rough. You did good for $150 tho.



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:25 PM

I have always wanted a b1, nice score and I agree with the rest put the steering wheel on and take it for a spin! Thanks for taking the time to restore one of my favorites, and good luck getting her running.
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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Welcome to GTT. You've got a nice tractor there. I have 6 from that family and really like them. You can download manuals here. If you want to see catalogs try here:   http://www.simpletractors.com/

 

Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Welcome to the site!  Glad to have another Allis owner on board.  The Bolens & JD guys seem to out number us.  Before you get to deep into this one, check the bevel gearbox.  It should have oil up to the fill cap.  Also, check the end play.  BGB's can be moderately expensive to repair or replace.


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 05:13 AM

:welcometogttalk:  It always amazed me that you could pull start one of these AC GT's with a rope on the pulley under the seat. A fellow here in town (gone now) almost always started his with the pull rope.


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 05:26 AM

That looks pretty well kept for that neck of the woods. No rot is serious plus !!
What's the big toy in the background ? Looks like a Ford industrial 4000 ?
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Posted March 01, 2013 - 08:42 AM

welcome. looks like a great tractor. I would use those tires for a while. Im running tires now that are all dryrotted and they still work great. 


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 07:13 PM

Thanks for all the tips from all of you guys! I agree I'm probly in over my head but I like a CHALLENGE! There hasn't been anything I have bought and haven' got running yet, shouldn't take to long if I can find the time. As for Skyrydr2, you are pretty close, its actually a Ford industrial 4500, thats my grandfathers- he likes the big boy toys!






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