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I've worked on some grungy tractors before, but this one is the worst.


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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2018 - 08:43 PM

Makes you wanna dig right in!

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Posted January 28, 2018 - 09:57 PM

Yummy lol I think I can smell that old gear oil and mouse pee from here.

 

20-30 minute soak in Muriatic acid and it will look like new if you can find something big enough to soak it in.

 

Handy stuff to have around. And it's reusable. Strain and put it back in the jug. Really nice for cleaning rust off of parts. Also Removes aluminum from galled crankshafts and leaves nice clean metal behind. Quick polish and a new connecting rod and your good to go.

https://www.lowes.co...ic-Acid/3024039


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Posted January 28, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Lots of clean up work here, Eric. This is the rear end in the crusty Gibson SD tractor that I picked up last year. The weather warmed up this weekend and I've been wanting to work on this thing. I have what I need for the engine and transmission, but I wasn't sure about the rear. Looks like new brake bands, bearings, seals, and shim gaskets are needed. Luckily, the ring and pinion are in great shape, and that's what I was mainly concerned about.

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Posted January 29, 2018 - 08:29 AM

How did a mouse get past that seal?  barf.jpe



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Posted January 29, 2018 - 09:05 AM

That's grungy all right!


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 10:46 AM

The mouse got in through the opening for the brake band where the frame bolts to the rear. There's not supposed to be any oil in the outer axle housing, since the outer axle bearing is a sealed bearing. An oil seal failed on one side of the center section causing this.

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Posted January 29, 2018 - 09:01 PM

What are you doing for the brake bands? 


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 09:39 PM

For the brake bands, I'll get a pair of repro ones that are being offered. I would have relined my bands, but the steel band is badly rusted. The toughest part of this job is removing the brake hubs from the axles. I got one off, but the other will have to be pressed off.
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Posted January 30, 2018 - 12:23 AM

For the brake bands, I'll get a pair of repro ones that are being offered. I would have relined my bands, but the steel band is badly rusted. The toughest part of this job is removing the brake hubs from the axles. I got one off, but the other will have to be pressed off.

I'd be interested in some pics. Someday I'll have to do this when I restore my A model.



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Posted January 30, 2018 - 01:33 AM

Does your A model Gibson have the Gibson rearend or the Dodge/Chrysler rearend? A late A model may have the Gibson rearend like I'm working on now. If you need the info on where to get the Gibson brake bands, just let me know. There are a few people reproducing them that I know of. If you have the Dodge/Chrysler rear, you can just reline the brake shoes if needed. NOS brake linings can be found on Ebay.

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Posted January 30, 2018 - 07:31 PM

Does your A model Gibson have the Gibson rearend or the Dodge/Chrysler rearend? 

 

It has a Gibson.






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