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Cletrac Model F Tractor: The Next Project


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(make sure to see the previous post on page two for fuel system and carburetor work)

Finished off with the seat spring. Thanks to a Larry at Langdon Iron Works we were able to easily cut the needed 5/8 holes.... he has a computer controlled plasma table. He wrote a quick program and in less than 30 seconds the holes were done! Perfect fit!...


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and yeah, it DRIVES!!!


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That is one neat little crawler! Don't see too many of those. Nice job.
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Today on Adventures with the Cletrac F: Carburetor and Governor linkages! Not super exciting, but necessary. With their completion, I'm almost to a stopping point until later this spring/summer when we will have availability to use the sheet metal brake. The throttle lever is actually a Caterpillar piece that someone had welded to the dash. I made a functional bracket and bolted it all together (I do not have an original I could use).






As shown in the video, it works quite well!
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Today's adventure with the Cletrac F: Draw bar rebuild and weld clean up... Once again, with help from my good friend Wyatt (Youngfordkid) we were able to get some pretty significant work done on the F. We reworked the damaged draw bar and associated components into a functional assembly. We then fabricated the yoke from a cast steel 7/8 lifting eye and a 7/8 bolt. With a new spring it all went together rather nicely.




Wyatt torched the remnants of the dozer catastrophe off and I ground everything back to flush with a paddle disk. With the completion of today's work, the F will be at a standstill until we can get to the metal brake. So, she went into the tractor barn to await a little sheet metal work. Just not words to describe how excited I have been about this whole project, this tractor is something I never imagined I'd own. Thanks to Lauren and Manuel, it happened and has been a wonderful adventure thus far for us!
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are you planning on making a top surround for over the radiator ? project looks good
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are you planning on making a top surround for over the radiator ? project looks good
Yes, that and the air box are the remaining sheet metal work that will need attention once we can set up the sheet metal equipment.
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I was wondering if painting it was in the plans, if not when I have one I want to leave rusty and have new parts or sanded spots I use Krylon earth brown camo paint in a spray can and blend it in.
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No paint. I much prefer to leave them original. New sheet metal is easy to rust to patina with bleach, muriatic acid, and a little exposure to the elements.
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I have cad,cam data for rad cover,track washers,part of cleat assembly
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Noticed all the pictures all gone, sorry! My picture host changed their domain and they are all gone now 😣

On the up side the F is going to a show tomorrow, so I built an intake tube for the carb... still need to get the radiator cover and air box done, but this will keep the water out for now!



Loaded and ready to go
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