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#46 classic ONLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2015 - 08:44 PM

Now that is strange seeing the drive chain and sprocket on the transmission output shaft. It looks as if the sprocket is welded directly to the shaft. I haven't seen that before. Thanks for posting the pics.

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 11:01 AM

Does anyone know where you can find the 3x12 tri rib tires. I can get the 4x12 easily

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Posted August 09, 2015 - 06:12 PM

I just finished up the rebuild on the transmission. After cleaning and inspecting the gears, I found pitting on some of the teeth due to water damage. Some of the gear teeth were chipped from someone grinding gears, also. The parking brake hub and output shaft hub had the holes ovalized, since the tractor was being used with the bolts loose that connect the transmission to the rear end. The top cover was badly pitted and I couldn't find a replacement. Luckily, the 1937 Plymouth transmission that I picked up was in excellent shape. I only used the housings, input shaft, and shifter from my original transmission. I used the other shafts, gears, top cover, hardware, and parking brake assembly from the '37 Plymouth transmission. The thrust washers, bearings, snap rings, and gaskets are all new. It took some time to clean everything up and sand blast some of the parts. I ran a tap through all of the threaded holes and nuts, and used dies to clean up the threads on all of the hardware. The transmission spins nice and smooth and goes into all gears as it should. The transmission will be put off to the side along with the rebuilt steering column. Next up is completing the rear end and assembling the engine.

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Posted August 21, 2015 - 08:57 PM

Made some progress on the frame. I'll be working on assembling the differential and then the front axle and spindles. I'm hoping to have the tractor back on four wheels by the end of next week. I can then concentrate on assembling the engine and working on the hood.

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Posted October 23, 2015 - 08:11 PM

I haven't spent much time on this project lately since Fall is a super busy time of year for me. I did however pick up a 1970 Briggs 9hp in great mechanical condition and it has the hard to find cast iron 6:1 gear reduction unit on it. The original engine on my tractor was completely worn out, so I'm only using the original bare block for the engine build. The block will be ready to build up as soon as I cut the valve seats. I removed and cleaned up the gear reduction unit from the 9hp engine. The reduction unit is in excellent shape, so I just need to make a new case gasket for it out of .015 gasket material, and a new oil seal is on the way. I'll be assembling the engine as soon as I get some free time.

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 08:14 PM

Are you doing all the sandblasting with that little plastic unit that shows in one of the photos? I love how all the parts look brand new  after you get finished cleaning them. You could park that tractor in the living room!


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Posted November 06, 2015 - 02:14 AM

All of my sandblasting is done with that little Speed Blaster. It works well, but it takes a bit more time than a bigger unit. When I have time, I break down a main component of the tractor and concentrate on restoring it, such as the steering column, the transmission, the front axle assembly, etc. If I were in a rush, this little Speed Blaster wouldn't really be practical. In the beginning, it seemed like there really wasn't much to cleaning up an old tractor and making it look good again. It's actually very time consuming and it gets involved repairing, rebuilding, locating new parts, prepping, painting, etc. For some reason, I can't use a worn part that's still serviceable. To go this far on restoring something, I feel that I should replace what I can with excellent condition or NOS parts. It is rewarding to finish up a component and have it function as new again. I can't wait until it's finished, but it's going to take more time since I have other priorities at the moment. I'd be glad to park it in the living room, but I don't think that would go over too well, HA!

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 10:10 AM

I'm impressed with your work on that tractor, now I'll feel bad if I can't measure up to your high standards.
Right now I am space challenged and outdoor working will soon be ending.
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Posted November 06, 2015 - 11:45 AM

I'm really interested in doing a complete restoration on this tractor since it's an oddball. It's not a tractor that I just need to repair quickly and put to use. Anyone can take the time to fully restore one of these tractors and having patients is the main thing. I've had this tractor for eight months, and it's taken that long to find all of the parts to restore it. I could use more space myself Irhredjb. I just can't afford to put up a garage at this point in time. I'm pretty cramped in my little shed that I still need to finish and hopefully I can find the time to get to it soon. Getting ready for winter is keeping me real busy, along with being busy at work.

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 04:51 PM

challenged for space I think every member here has that same problem
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