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#1 Tennblue59 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 10:40 PM

This has been a project of many months! But we set the engine back in the frame today, so it should fire up pretty soon!

But back to the beginning......

I actually bought this off Ebay about a year ago. Was one of those situations where I bid a few bucks on something, not expecting to win, and was surprised when I had the winning bid. Had to explain to the wife that we needed to make a road trip to Arkansas :bigrofl:. We had a good trip and were able to put it in the bed of the truck to get it back home.

The listing had been honest - maybe thats why I got it for $50.00! Frame and tin work were ok - some rust, but the engine came in a box. So this is how it came home....

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 10:52 PM

All the parts of the engine were there - not all in the original shape, but they were there...:blush2:

The con rod was in about 5 pieces - evidently siezed and broke while running. No damage to the block though. As heavy as those old blocks were, not sure if you COULD damage one....

Bought a rebuild kit and a new rod and off to the machine shop she went.....

Went 10 over on the bore, and 20 under on the crank. Was able to get rod to match. While it was open, had new valves matched and valve guides put in.

When all the pieces came back, my wife wanted to do the assembly on the engine - she had seen me do a few and wanted to try her hand at it. :worshippy1: So the engine parts went into HER part of the shop, and the roller frame went into a corner to begin disassembly.

Took all the tins off and fixed the surface rust

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 11:07 PM

Took most of the assemblies off and painted the frame. Used a 2 part auto paint on the frame. As I went, fixed lots of little issues - cracked brittle hoses, wiring breaks/skins, got rid of caked crud - I must have pressure washed the frame 3-4 times before it was over.

I also repainted most of the assemblies - brake rods, drive shaft, levers, etc. Not really doing a restore - I didn't use Deere speced paint and OEM nuts and bolts :D, but just restoring to functionality.....

I guess it took about 6 months on and off to get the roller done....

I took LOTS of pictures- good thing, I needed to go back and check them when it came time for re-assembly! Here are just a few of this part of the process....

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 12:02 AM

I swear, if you guys keep posting these rebuild threads, I'm gonna have to get off my butt and do one of mine. Very cool that your wife shares your interest in the tractors. She sounds like a keeper, along with the 316.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:58 AM

As I said, my wife was doing the rebuild on the engine. Got it all apart to take to the machine shop - cleaned all the con rod scraps out of the block, and a thick bed of sludge in the bottome of the oil pan! Machine shop is in Florida, so that's where the disassembly happened - hense the different look to the shop.

Once the block came back, she started on the reassembly. But about 1/2 way through, my oldest daughter had her first baby girl - so Grandma "set the engine aside" for a while to go spend time in Florida with the new family member!

Some before and after pictures - Can't say enough about my machine shop - Action Performance in Daytona Beac, Fl! They have a couple of "old school" techs that know how to work on unusual projects. I had a few horror stories from other places before I found them. They are located right near Daytona International Speedway and do a fair amount of work for the SCCA group and racers who use the track.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:08 AM

And of course, you can't have a shiny new looking tractor with a nasty old mower deck underneath it...

The deck had a couple rust holes and the bearings in the spindles were shot. Needed blades and a few other parts as well. Since I had some time to wait for the engine, I worked on the deck and got it cleaned up. Most of this series was in Florida, between grand-daughter play sessions :bounce:

Some deck pictures....

Note in one of the "after" pictures, I wrapped the arms - I saw this tip on another board - keeps the flapping arms from chipping paint of the deck when transporting or moving it around.

Between pickup, trips to/from Florida and Tennessee, this tractor has tons of miles - and hasn't even started up yet!!!

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:48 AM

Looks great...nice work and what a joy, that your wife not only understands, but can and wants to, help out. Unless you're looking for a little "shop time" for yourself. : >)

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 09:38 AM

It's looking great. I keep thinking I want to do a restore, but my 316k is in good shape. I think I need a new carb, but other than that there's just some cosmetic stuff I'd like to take care of.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 10:19 AM

Finally back to the present time.....

Got the engine all back together and buttoned up.

Then yesterday, we walked the engine over to the chassis and lowered it into place. Had some more pressing things to take care of so was not able to get it hooked up. Hopefully will get it all hooked up today/tomorrow and fire it up!

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 10:20 AM

That's looking good.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 04:28 PM

Hey that looks great. I just did a major refit on my 314 so I know how much work has gone into it. You have done a great job on it and I hope all goes well when you turn the key. Keep us posted.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:06 PM

Well, it runs!!!!!
It took some head scratching and looking at disassembly pictures but was able to get the engine in and wired up.

Since my wife built the engine, I let her fire it up for the first time! It fired a few times on ether until the fuel pumped up and into the carb, but fired up fine - spent another 30 minutes or so tuning up the carb and letting it heat up. Then let it cool off and retorque all the bolts.

Gotta deal with some electrical gremlins (no power to the lights or pto) and a few other issues, so am in no hurry to finish putting the front shell on.

But once I do, wil post pictures.

Thanks to all for the nice comments and encouragement.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 09:25 PM

Looks Great! Glad to see you're taking your time and doing it right. Enjoy the quality time with the misses too. Hopefully the "tractor" partners will last for many tractors to come.
Take Care,
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Posted October 11, 2011 - 09:49 PM

That's looking pretty good there I need to get off my duff and start on some of mine
just don't know which one but I think it will be an early 64 RF

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 10:10 PM

Man that was one I missed , Hope it wasn't close to me. Looking good and it will make you PROUD.




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