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Twin City 27-44 New Toy


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Old 03-05-2018, 12:07:52 AM
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Default Twin City 27-44 New Toy

Went to look at this tractor today, and decided I needed another project. Serial number 250731, so looks like the first one built in 1930. Will look it over better in a few weeks when I get it moved home.
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Default Re: Twin City 27-44 New Toy

Congrats on the new project, looking forward to future updates.
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:32:19 PM
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Default Re: Twin City 27-44 New Toy

Always interested to see another one of these Big Twin Cams discovered. Some interesting manifold modifications on this one...will be interested to see it disassembled to check out what they were up to with the exhaust stack on the right side. Also looks like the OEM spindles got switched out for truck stock...Maybe IHC KB parts? The factory pulley shaft cover is in place and these don't turn up very often. Rear fenders are pretty decent originals...

Great pictures and good luck with your new project!
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yes, this is the same tractor
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Looking for parts if anyone has anything I can use
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Judging by the steering arm that seems to be hanging in space your tractor appears to have received a steering sector transplant at the time the front spindles got changed. The drag link on this tractor originally ran diagonally underneath from the steering sector on the lower right side to the steering arm on the front left spindle. I don't know what's left of your original steering box but the steering wheel and most of the steering box parts off a Twin City 17-28 will fit this tractor. The steering shaft itself would be too short but that would be an easy piece to fabricate.
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This one was for sale here in Kansas recently, I e-mailed the seller and never got a response, not sure if it sold or where it went.
Talked to the owner yesterday thanks to a stak member.
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Moved the Twin City Saturday, now she is with most of my other projects. Loaded easier than I had anticipated.
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Lookin' dry in Oklahoma! Quite a bit different here in ND...melting snow and mud.
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Yes, dry here, no snow to speak of this year, and not much rain
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Default Re: Twin City 27-44 New Toy

I'm kind of liking that truck axle & wheels myself.

Obviously the final decision is Yours, but if it were mine I would leave those parts on it as part of its History.

They add some Very Unique Character to it.

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Made a trip to Kansas today and picked up a few parts for the Twin City. I was glad to find the ft wheels, axle and steering parts.
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Finally, after some delays, I finally am getting started on this project. After moving it again, and getting it unloaded yesterday, I popped the valve covers off to see see what it looked like under them. I thought they looked good for as long as it has been setting. I have had it soaking with diesel every since I got it but still wont budge. Pulled one of the covers on the block and bottom end looks good, no rust down there. Next will be pulling the heads to see what the cylinders look like. Ready to get this beast running.
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Default Re: Twin City 27-44 New Toy

Yesss! Good for you painter!
Keep on him! Another monster coming alive!
The Big Twin Cams are just plain Monsters to me.
With luck, I will experience this also.
Keep us updated!
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Looks like you opened up a big can of fun! This be the place for tips, help and support group for rusty busted TC knuckles.. Be fun to see your adventures unfold in this undertaking.
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Default Re: Twin City 27-44 New Toy

Painter,
I see the one head is a 203...do they match?
Have seen different head numbers mixed around on these big engines. The 203 is the most common head and also the best one. They are high compression and have higher nickle content in the mix. Make more power and not prone to cracking.
I have a couple 203's here if anyone needs them.
Good luck on your project!
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Pull the heads, replace valve springs when you do. Would never run an engine that old that has been sitting for a long time.
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Tony, I will check this weekend when I have some daylight to tinker in.
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Made a little progress today. Checked and both heads are the 203 part number. Got the heads off and started cleaning up the cylinders. Cylinders 2 and 3 were still holding diesel I put in all of them about a year ago. So far number 2 seems to be the worst of them. Left all the cylinders soaking with kroll and covered them up as it will be after Thanksgiving before I have a chance to work on it again.
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More pics from today. Next will start tearing down the heads and cleaning them up and checking out the valves. Several are stuck in each head. Sprayed them down with kroil to start them loosing up. One pic shows the bolts on the flywheel and they are against the back of the block. Is this how they run?
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