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#1 MGP59DB OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 05:54 PM

Well - I went over and looked at My uncles new toy today .

Here is what I found - Awesome compression - original 143302 motor - there are some odd modifications to the speed lever and clutch pulley adjustments , plus the front rims are not 2 part . But all in all a great haul for $200

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Oh and the Allis Chalmers orange paint?? The hood can be repaired properly.


Edited by MGP59DB, August 07, 2015 - 05:57 PM.

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 06:28 PM

Original wheel weights, too. Great score for 200!

Edited by classic, August 30, 2015 - 08:47 PM.


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 06:43 PM

   You even got a quart of oil to boot :thumbs: nice score for $200.



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Posted August 07, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Looks like a popular tractor this year

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Posted August 10, 2015 - 09:21 AM

Yes the DB weights are hard to come by.



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Posted August 30, 2015 - 06:46 PM

I actually worked for about 6 hours today on this machine with my uncle . He has gone thru the motor and found the coil may be bad - but he has it all painted (motor) and is hoping to find some parts at a show in a couple weeks . We went thru the reverse set-up - straightened out the speed lever - did some little things then we worked on the hood - got the patch off and he is a wizard with a torch . Filled the holes and welded the cracks . Got it ready for body work .

My question is - Does anyone Know where I can find the 2 part rims for the front on this !?? Anyone - I want to find them and get them for him.

He is an old motor head and is doing this for fun ... no other reason and I am helping when I can . I would like to contribute something to advance this for him.


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 07:57 PM

Good luck finding 2 part rims they are worth more than gold. Last pair I saw on ebay went for almost 200 bucks
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Posted August 30, 2015 - 08:10 PM

Ya - I was afraid of that - I saw a pair awhile back but didn't see what they went for.



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Posted August 30, 2015 - 08:17 PM

I think baird beavers used the same rim too. I gave up looking for mine looks fine with a 1 part rim

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Posted October 01, 2015 - 06:29 PM

I was over helping to get this thing going the other day ! We finally managed to break the drive-pulleys free . They were froze up pretty good . But now apart and getting the clutch stuff working. My Uncle has been doing a lot of little things on this in his spare time ( Retired) He has the engine ready to go ! Hot spark now , turns out he put a new condenser in it and got a bad one. He was Pi$$ed . I wanted to show pictures of the progress though.

This is where it is at this point.

 

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And if you go back to the first post and look at the hood - This is what it looks like now \/

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He does some pretty damn good body work.

We are still looking for the rims - and the tires will be the last thing done I guess - it is his and he is doing it his way.

He says he knows it will run so there is no need to try it out . LOL - I am just watching him and helping when I can . He has fabricated a pulley cover for this one too . And learned from making mine , so his is better . But he also fabricated an air-vane governer for my machine using his as a template. I just have to bolt it on and hook it up .

This is what he does ... he said he is not working at all - just having fun .   

He also has the new choke cable and is getting the mounts for that ready . A new kill switch . I mean- he is doing it all and making the parts as he goes .

There are just not many people around who do it all this 'Old School'

I learn all I can from him and he is glad to show me what he can . :worshippy1:


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 06:10 AM

Glad to see some progress here! He did a great job on that hood!


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 08:52 AM

Looks great. Very cool to spend time with your uncle, and share in the build. Sounds like a person with lots to share.


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Posted February 28, 2016 - 08:58 PM

Spring is coming and this is going to get finished - Over the winter we have acquired a 3 pt hitch for this and bottom turn plow ..

New front tires . It is sitting there nearly done Just need the back tires . He won't take my spare set .

I can't wait to get these two side by side.






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