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1929 Allis Chalmers Kerosene 20 35


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Old 11-24-2016, 10:38:53 PM
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Default 1929 Allis Chalmers Kerosene 20 35

This tractor followed me home a couple days ago and I struck a deal on it this summer but didn't get time to haul it. It is a local tractor and I bought it from the family of the second owner. It is in pretty good shape and the engine turns over and even has compression. The govonor was off of it and the carb and linkage were gone. Phil Johnson just happened to have a correct kingston l3 on the shelf rebuilt and ready to go! The tractor came with a mag that apparently didn't work but after some cleaning it did. So im ready for a first start hopefully saterday and will post a video. The first two pics are at the previous owners and the last two are after I brought it home and put the missing parts back on it.
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Old 11-24-2016, 11:17:43 PM
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Default Re: 1929 Allis Chalmers Kerosene 20 35

Congratulations on the tractor. I have a '28 20-35 and love it. They're a very good looking machine either left with patina or restored and certainly have enough power to run a mill or plow. Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:32:29 AM
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Default Re: 1929 Allis Chalmers Kerosene 20 35

Cody; Good to see another Allis Chalmers on the stak. I too am into the Allis line.I have a 1939 WC, It runs, but needs to be cleaned up and painted, needs the valves ground and new tires all around. I also have a 1925 " L ". One of the other green ones. Check my profile to see it, Been in our family sence 1947. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925.
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:23:34 AM
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Default Re: 1929 Allis Chalmers Kerosene 20 35

Nice tractor, Cody. Is the original gas tank on the fender intact or rusted out?
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The starting tank is intact not rusted anywhere.
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Default Re: 1929 Allis Chalmers Kerosene 20 35

I'm glad to see more Allis posts here! I'm not the only crazy one working on these
Please keep us posted! Looking forward to Videos too!

PS- I hope to take a couple more walk around videos, while I'm back home in WI, of my project 20-35's this weekend that I'll post in the future. Not running, but you have to start somewhere.

Keep up the good work!
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So I was wondering, because this tractor has a kerosene manifold and starting tank is it a threshermans special?
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I always thought the thresherman's specials were the 25-40's with larger bore and later style A,K engine.
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I believe the "Thresherman's Special" designation was applied to certain models of the 25-40, which came out in 1930.
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Well I almost got it running It would fire on a couple cylenders but not carry on through. Just to be sure I got it right, Is the firing order 1342?
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Default Re: 1929 Allis Chalmers Kerosene 20 35

Yes, it is. 1243 started with the W series engines in the WC.

The mag turns counter clockwise on those engines. Have you got your wires in the right order for that? Firing order should be clockwise on the distributor from no. 1
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Yes I've got them in the right order but I think I may have set the timing a little retarded which can make it lazy to start
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I think I may have set the timing a little retarded which can make it lazy to start
I wonder if that's my problem?
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I wonder if that's my problem?
I don't wonder anymore if its mine.
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The Big Allis runs! I can see why everybody that has one loves it, the exhaust note is so addicting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFwYncSShTY
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Congrats Cody! That it stood outside for years and was revived is an amazing testament to the old gal!
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Sounds pretty good Cody. That might quite easily become your favorite tractor!!
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I'm pretty shure his favorate tractor is his little rumely
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Anyone that knows me, knows Rumelys are my favorite and my W will always be "the last one out of the shed". But the Allis has earned a special place..........
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The last few genuine "Thresherman's Specials" had the 5 1/4" bore engine, kerosene manifold and a few other tweaks to give it a "30-60" designation. I had one of these tractors and it would out-pull the Model A Allis that I had with ease. Stupidly, I sold the tractor when I was downsizing and have regretted it ever since. Look on the left hand side (from the drivers seat) of the engine and the serial pad will say "5 1/4 Kero" if it is one of these 30-60 tractors. The power they have is legendary and the sound from the exhaust when on full load is pure music for sure. My tractor stayed in England, but I'm not sure who bought it at the auction - whoever he is, he got one of Allis-Chalmers' best efforts and I would give him his money back tomorrow!.
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