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#121 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2015 - 07:03 PM

nice and clean and simple, just like a GT should be.


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Posted March 05, 2015 - 07:09 PM

I picked this up for the wheel weights,it looked nice on the list,its seized up harder than a chunk of cord wood froze to the ground! what would you guys fill it up with to start the freeing up process?00Y0Y_1pi8swFq3NS_600x450.jpg


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Posted March 05, 2015 - 07:32 PM

I picked this up for the wheel weights,it looked nice on the list,its seized up harder than a chunk of cord wood froze to the ground! what would you guys fill it up with to start the freeing up process?attachicon.gif00Y0Y_1pi8swFq3NS_600x450.jpg

I would use the trusty 50/50 acetone and automatic transmition fluid. It has work for me on several seized engines.
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Posted March 05, 2015 - 07:42 PM

It worked on this engine in about a week

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Posted March 05, 2015 - 10:07 PM

If the acetone and ATF doewn't work, try burning the cyl with kero in it. If you could from 1/2 in to 1 1/2 in of kero in the cyl, put it in and light it with a wick and a bic. The burning kero will heat the cyl and the liquid kero will keep the piston cool. The kero will start to boil and seep down past the piston. The depth of kero wiii vary depending on bore and block thickness. I would also recommend to disconnect the rod from the crank before doing this. of course, you will want to do this outside away from any buidings or flammable material.


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Posted March 06, 2015 - 08:55 AM

I've used brake fluid with success.


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Posted March 06, 2015 - 09:25 AM

Over at the hit and miss engine site guys report good luck with candle wax , I believe if it is really really seized no oil can get between the the piston and cylinder so use a hard wood or steel plug same size as piston and a hammer. Good luck and let us know how you made out. Cheers Mike


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Posted March 06, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Since its Friday, I'm gonna throw out enough of-em today to get me through the weekend.

 

I guess you could say the theme of this picture is 1952. 

 

Up front is a 1952 Little Farmer.  I bought this from a local collector after he had displayed it for one entire show season.  Once he had it at all the shows he goes to it wasn't "new" and lost its fun factor for him.  If I remember right he got it at the Waverly, NE swap meet held at Camp Creek show grounds.  He wanted to dump the Little Farmer for what he gave.  I was happy to oblidge.   

Secone one is a Choremaster.  Got this one from a friend in the Kansas City area after the city told him to clean up his yard.  There are massive mud dauber nests in the shroud so thats where I quit trying to get it running.  These tiny tractors push so easily, and with so many engines to keep running, its just easier to push them when I need to move-em. 

Third is also a Choremaster. I can't remember the year but I think both Choremasters are 1952.  This one was at a local auction.  I let another guy take it home from the auction as it was approaching the top of what I figured it was worth and didn't want to bid more. 

When he got home his wife came unglued on him. 

Through mutual friends I found out he was trying to get his money back and save his wife the trouble of telling how worthless of a human being he was, every day, for the rest of his life. I told our mutual friend I'd take the tractor,  give the guy what he paid, but that I could in no way help with the mess he put himself in when he said "I DO" so many years ago.  They are still married.  Not sure thats a good thing.

Fourth is a 1952 Planet Jr. Super Tuffy.  This one was at a local consignment auction many years ago.  I was unable to attend and a friend bought it, probably for $10, hoping to turn it for a profit.  He had the tractor for a couple of years and took it to a few swap meets trying to make a buck.  I offered  $40.

He laughed.

A few swap meets later I was talking with him.  He asked do you want that or not?  Told him my offer stands.  He was tired of hauling it around and accepted on the spot, although he didn't act happy about it. 

With a cleaning of the tank and carb it runs great.  I like to stand on the cultivator burrying it in the ground, starting the engine and letting the tires spin slowly as spectators walk by at shows. It is surprising how many people don't know whats going on and ask why its spinning. 

Thats it for the walk behinds in this picture.  Next two are mine as well but don't fit the thread title.

Bet you can't guess what year the Bantam is?    Anyone?

 

 

 

 

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Posted March 07, 2015 - 08:30 AM

 

 

I guess you could say the theme of this picture is 1952. 

 

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Bet you can't guess what year the Bantam is?    Anyone?

 

 

I'll throw out a SWAG of 52????


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Posted March 07, 2015 - 09:40 AM

while we is one wheeling along here's a few more to warm the weekend.

 

 

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Posted March 07, 2015 - 10:25 AM

I'll throw out a SWAG of 52????

Doug wins the prize! 

A can of Van Camps Pork and Beans. 

To collect the prize just send $5.80 to cover the flat rate USPS shipping box. :smilewink:


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Posted March 07, 2015 - 03:31 PM

Doug wins the prize! 

A can of Van Camps Pork and Beans. 

To collect the prize just send $5.80 to cover the flat rate USPS shipping box. :smilewink:

well that's a perfect prize, hope its one with extra wieners! Of course you didn't say what size the can was, so im guessing you would have made it one of those gallon sized ones,,,,,,,right?


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Posted March 08, 2015 - 08:49 AM

 im guessing you would have made it one of those gallon sized ones,,,,,,,right?

I can do that.  Problem is the gallon can won't fit in the $5.80 sized flat rate box.  I'll honor the $5.80 shipping,  but i'll have to open the can and pour the contents into the box so it'll all fit.  


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Posted March 09, 2015 - 06:49 PM

Im gona throw one up today. Just picked this up in a trade sunday afternoon. I fell in love with it when I saw it. Im guessing from parts used its around late 40s. The motor is off an eclipse reel mower. I love the steel wheel. I believe its a wheel barrow wheel with lugs welded on. Its belt driven to a jack shaft with a set of drive gears. Some one put a lot of time into making this. Im ready to get it running and drive it.

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 09:16 PM

This is a Pond.  It belonged to a friend of mine that passed away.  I bought it at his estate auction.  Pretty rough for sure.  Supposed to have 16 inch rims but someone welded the 6 bolt rim centers into 12 inch rims.

Also has the wrong engine. 

Maybe some day I'll find the correct parts to fix it right.  

 

 

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