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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 07:51 PM

For some reason my favorite tractors to drag home are the ones left for junk or parts and get them going again. I guess I like doing things the hard way and well I enjoy seeing them run and drive again when I'm done. They aren't restores,just rebuilds. The Allis 917 is another one. This tractor was on top of a scrap metal pile in a junkyard. Minus engine,driveshaft,and several other parts. It was loosely in one piece with two loose and bent bolts in the bevel gear box to frame mounts barely holding the tractor together. Its a hydro lift tractor and has the rear lift on it so I thought lots of parts if nothing else. Well...I couldn't bring myself to pull it apart so I started tinkering with it. Looks like the cause of it being hauled to the scrapyard was the bevel gear box. The shim or sleeve that goes in behind the drive pulley was wedged half way on so tight that they had knocked the C clips off inside the box trying to drive it on. So I cut the sleeve off and got the C clips back in place. Then using parts from parts tractors,I cleaned up the shaft on the bevel box and put another sleeve on and a drive pulley. I put new bolts in the BGB to frame mounts. I used linkage from a parts tractor for the cone clutch and parking brake. I bought two new hydraulic hoses for the hydraulic lift to replace the missing lines. I used a good pair of front wheels and tires from the parts pile. I changed the fluid and filter in the hydro and used a bigger fullsize filter like used on the earlier series tractors and while it cleared the rear tires,I broke down a good set of 10.23's tires off the pile and mounted them on Wheel Horse rear wheels. They have a little wider offset which I like for the tractor anyway but they also give more clearance between the tire and hydro filter. I have have came up with a couple of different driveshaft and coupler setups that work since the driveshaft and coupler for this tractor was missing. Now I'm working on getting a 16hp cast iron Briggs single ready to go for it.

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 07:58 PM

More progress pictures.

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 08:52 PM

That was a good save. The worse condition that they are in when you start working on them, the more rewarding it is to see them up and running again. I took on three basket case tractor projects, and I'm working on all three at the same time. A little here, a little there on each one. I'm learning a lot along the way and having a good time seeing the progress. It doesn't make any logical sense to pick up tractors that are in such terrible shape, but I guess I just like the challenge of it all.
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Posted May 10, 2016 - 04:37 AM

Way to go! That BGB looks like the 716 one I have.


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Posted May 10, 2016 - 08:47 AM

Nice save, you have a lot of skill


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Posted May 10, 2016 - 09:23 PM

Nice save, you have a lot of skill

I don't know about that but I do have a lot of experience at doing things the hard way.


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Posted May 10, 2016 - 09:31 PM

Junkyard Allis runs and drives. I have a lot to button up on the tractor but I took it for the initial test drive this evening. The hydro is strong and the 16hp Briggs runs great. It was the first time that I have ran the engine or tractor and I'm tickled with the results.

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Posted May 10, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Nice save!!!  And I like your dog in the background.


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Posted May 14, 2016 - 12:02 AM

This tractor is still not finished but the more I use it the more I am impressed with it and like it. The Wheel Horse broke its drive belt this evening when I decided to use it to haul some bonfire wood on a trailer. So even though this one isn't ready to use yet it got the job. I have always stuck to foot draggers but this RBT is fast growing on me.


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Posted May 15, 2016 - 12:09 PM

nice work
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