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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 02:38 PM

This is my first restoration/resurrection of a garden tractor. I have to give a lot of credit to those who have taken on a monumental task like this, since it takes a lot of time and patients to get even this far. In the end, I'm sure it will be worth the effort!

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 02:40 PM

Great start, this will be you first introduction to restros and it won't be your last :thumbs:


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 02:53 PM

Looking good!!


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 06:56 PM

Looks awesome, I also look forward to restoring a tractor 


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:07 PM

Thanks guys, I set the engine on the frame for kicks. It's great to see something old look new again. It shouldn't take too long to get the rolling chassis back together. It looks like a bomb went off in my shed...parts and tools everywhere! I have to take some time out to get reorganized.

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:19 PM

Where in NY are you



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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:23 PM

I'm in Saugerties T Guiles. I see you're in upstate NY, also.

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:25 PM

Down around Binghamton



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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:32 PM

It's a bit of a hike from here. You should try to make it to the tractor show at the old engine club in Hudson, NY in September.

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:36 PM

I would really like to hit a show, do you have dates for the show?



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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:51 PM

Good to see another old Allis come back to life.  If this is your first resto, pace yourself.  It is a marathon, not a sprint.  The hard part is finishing.  Eat the elephant one bite at a time.  


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 08:36 PM

The show is either the first or second Saturday in September, I'll find out for sure. It's at the Hudson Valley Old time Power Association.
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Posted June 22, 2014 - 10:16 PM

I hear you there Canadian D.B. I can easily see how someone can be intimidated by all of this. This started out as a two week project, but that's not happening. I decided to take my time and break down every component and fix what needs fixing. I don't need to use the tractor right now, so one step at a time. Thanks for the words of wisdom since you are absolutely right!
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Posted June 24, 2014 - 06:53 AM

Nice work!  It sure can be gratifying.  I've found mine take me a couple months.  Long enough to take my time, and not irritate my wife with endless hours in the shop, yet they get done between show seasons. 

 

I found I like to work in the cold, so I do mine in fall/winter.  I've been stuck scrambling to reassemble in the late spring, early summer, in time for a show, and I am just not wired to sweat through my clothes and drip all over the place like a leaky faucet.  Summer is for seat time!  I'd love to grab up a window A/C unit for the shop, so I can tinker when the weather is nice, but there is a line to be crossed there.  Having dozens of GT's is bad enough...storing them in a 'climate controlled' environment is another. :smilewink:


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 07:06 AM

What paint are you using?  Spray bombs or do you have a gun?  I want to do my B12 but when I went to see if TSC had paint, I found that they redid the paint department and didn't have much to choose from now.  I'm going to leave my B10 as it is because it's in great original condition.  They are only original once.  This B12 though could use a sprucing up if I get it running.


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