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#1 Gtractor OFFLINE  

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Posted August 01, 2013 - 10:05 PM

A friend went to the Waverly, Nebraska show two weeks ago and found this Wisconsin. I had told him I was looking for another one of these either for parts or for another custom tractor project I have floating around in my head.  He called me and said it was $50 so I told him to buy it.  Been sitting in the back of one of my pickups for a week and a half now but Saturday I'll need that pickup so I took some time to check it out.  It had no spark but a quick file of the points and a shot of gas and it purrs like a kitten! 

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When I had the plugs out I could see the front cylinder was oily and it does smoke some - barely noticable when maintaining a constant speed but it's a mosquito fogger during a quick shot of throttle.

For now I'll put the mag on my Howard Rotovator tiller and the carb is going on the "Fabricobble" tractor.  If I ever get caught up and start another custom project it will be easy to make it run again. 

Engine came with the large oval gas tank but I must be missing the cradle that bolts to the side of the engine - there is no way to attach the tank. 

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Posted August 01, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Congrats on the great deal! I love the old Wisconsin engines! Heck I paid $100 for a froze up AENLD just to have the parts as back ups for my AEN.

 

Good luck with it! I would love to find a 2 cyl one some day.


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Posted August 01, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Cosmetically it looks to be in nice shape. I'd say you made a good buy.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 06:22 AM

Those two cylinder Wisconsins are heavy chunks of iron!  I had one a month ago that was stuck solid.  I wished I could have heard it run.

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 06:52 AM

Don't take it apart until you have run it for awhile with Marvel Mystery Oil(MMO) in the gas. Chances are an oil ring is stuck in its piston groove. MMO can free it up with some time. It has worked for me many times on old car and tractor engines. Several months of MMO  in the gas and the smoking is greatly reduced or eliminated. They are great engines I have 5. My favorite is on my old Lincoln Welder. It is crank start and is 45 years old. Pays for itself each time I use it. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 03:28 PM

I have a TJD twin on one of my Bush Hog tractors.  Great engines with LOTS of torque!  Pretty easy on gas too.  I gave $100 for the entire Yazoo mower my TJD was on.  My engine had been rebuilt just prior to parking too!


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 09:36 PM

I have either a thd or tfd in the garage that I am going to put a clutch and flat pulley on, and yes they are very heavy-me and my dad can barely lift it ourselves.



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:07 AM

 

 

Engine came with the large oval gas tank but I must be missing the cradle that bolts to the side of the engine - there is no way to attach the tank. 

I have a gas tank and cradle for a THD, I don't need.


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 09:14 AM

Thanks LD but the custom project I have in mind won't utilize the stock tank anyhow. 






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