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#1 ENafziger OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 09:35 AM

I have far too many projects going on right now to be able to properly clean and restore this tractor, but it was definitely time to do something, as I was getting a severe stumble while tilling last weekend.  After taking the plug wires off, I found one of the main problems:

 

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This is by far the most original, untampered machine I've personally seen.  All of the baffling and shielding is in place:

 

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Along with the hydro fan:

 

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And the front PTO cover:

 

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It doesn't look like anything has ever been hooked to the mid PTO...there's practically no sign of wear on the splines at all:

 

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I believe the plug wires were even the original ones!!!

 

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At any rate, I added one of the Facet solid state fuel pumps, and found a screw in filter for the inlet side.  I replaced all the fuel line with Tygon tubing.  I also made a little bracket and installed a Dual Supercoil and Points Saver ignition.  I have new points to put on and plug wires, and will replace the plugs too.  Aside from this, I'll check the timing, change the oil, oil filter, and air filter, and will have to call it good for now until I can do a proper restore.

 

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--Eric


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Thats nice. Maybe you should just clean it and leave the patina. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Maybe you should have a quick look at the rest of the driveline to make sure it's all OK. Driveshaft couplers, bearings, motor mounts etc. I'm thinking that 1855 has low hours. It certainly looks much better than most of them I've seen.


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#4 ENafziger OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 12:14 PM

Maybe you should have a quick look at the rest of the driveline to make sure it's all OK. Driveshaft couplers, bearings, motor mounts etc. I'm thinking that 1855 has low hours. It certainly looks much better than most of them I've seen.

 

I believe that the hour meter on it is correct; it's reading 573 hrs I think?


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