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#1 VintageIronCollector OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2016 - 08:05 PM

Saturday I took a trip to NJ to pick up this Deere for a friend and an Allis B10 that I was buying. Well my friend ended up not wanting it all and only wanted a few options that were on it so guess who bought the rest off him :D

Anyway this is my first green tractor although I'm already very familiar with them. On the list for this tractor is to rebuild/tighten up steering gear box, new piston, rings and rod in engine(thing smokes like a blitz fogger!), and then a few cosmetic touch ups and then after all the necessities I can add options like rear 3 point and more.

Also need to get a grill, light switch, and casting for the middle hydro lift lever(already got friends looking into that stuff)

 

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Posted February 02, 2016 - 08:14 PM

I would love to have that snow plow. Nice grab. Hydraulics are great on these tractors. I like mine.

Noel.

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Posted February 02, 2016 - 08:27 PM

Hydraulics makes everything easier.  :thumbs:


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 09:54 PM

VintageIronCollector:

 

Echoing propane1 above, Great Grab!. I had a JD 140 H1 for over 20 years and loved it. Always wanted a blade, but had a snow blower instead, and a cab. Great for winters here in Minnesota.

 

Check your Personal Messages. I may have some info that might help you.

 

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Posted February 02, 2016 - 10:00 PM

check the breath - if the little oil drain hole is on the top, it will burn oil


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 10:19 PM

check the breath - if the little oil drain hole is on the top, it will burn oil

you mean check the breather cover?


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 12:15 AM

yes


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 09:02 AM

Why no pics of the Allis?



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Posted February 03, 2016 - 09:34 AM

I would love to have that snow plow. Nice grab. Hydraulics are great on these tractors. I like mine.

Noel.

Ditto on the plow. I need a decent hood too, but alas no money until after taxes are paid.


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 01:58 PM

Those are great machines - that later 140 has much in common with the 300 released in 1975.


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 04:08 PM

Congrats on the 140 H3! It looks like there is a lot of carbon buildup on the edge of the deck at the top of the cylinder. I have a 314 which was smoking and spewing oil out the crankcase breather. The carbon on the deck was actually interfering with the piston at the top of it's travel, which unsealed the rings on that side of the piston and caused blow by. After putting on a new HG the de carboned engine did not smoke much at all and did not spew any oil out the breather. It might be all that's wrong with yours. It might be worth cleaning it up and trying it! In the Kohler manual it says the top end should be de carboned every 500hrs. This rarely happens for most engines. 


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 04:18 PM

140's are cool. Great find.


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 05:33 PM

Congrats on the 140 H3! It looks like there is a lot of carbon buildup on the edge of the deck at the top of the cylinder. I have a 314 which was smoking and spewing oil out the crankcase breather. The carbon on the deck was actually interfering with the piston at the top of it's travel, which unsealed the rings on that side of the piston and caused blow by. After putting on a new HG the de carboned engine did not smoke much at all and did not spew any oil out the breather. It might be all that's wrong with yours. It might be worth cleaning it up and trying it! In the Kohler manual it says the top end should be de carboned every 500hrs. This rarely happens for most engines. 

I'll have to try that! It's a lot cheaper/easier than the alternative.


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 05:33 PM

Why no pics of the Allis?

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Posted February 03, 2016 - 06:08 PM

I have seen 300 hours to decarbonize the head. Not sure of what brand thou. Most never get done, until some thing happens.

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