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Allis-Chalmers Model E - Modified?


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Default Re: Allis-Chalmers Model E - Modified?

The Allis Chalmers Model E has a 4 3/4 " piston. I don't know if the other dimensions would be close or not. I have a couple of used ones available. Piston weight might be critical as it would affect balance to some degree.
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Hello everyone............its been a while! Roger has installed the new sheet metal on Big Charlie and has displayed him at a show or two with new rubber and rims. He is now working on the motor. One of the pistons was stuck.....but not real bad. The valves and the water-pump were the real problems. Roger is assembling parts and hopes to have the motor running in a few weeks......we'll see......or rather hear!!!

I am reminding Roger to take pics of the engine internals. That head and valve-train are real interesting. Now I need some advice on how to post pics on this message board. I have a few more recent pics saved in my files but am not familiar with URL files....Thanks for your interest.
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Scrambler, Glad to hear that you are making progress with that L! It will be well worth your while taking a little trouble to get the old girl back into action - Recently I had the pleasure of seeing the only UK example (as reported by David Parfitt earlier in this thread) and there is no doubt that the L is a most attractive model and ultra scarce. Please post ocis when you can.

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Here is some of the lastest pictures of Big Charile. We found out that Charlie is an L not a E. We did the cosmetics first and now we are working on the engine. We have been to about eight shows and caused a little intrest. One of the shows that we attened was "The Gathering Of The Orange" Fort mead, Flordia in Feb 2011. Hope to see you in Ohio at the GOTO in 2012.
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I'm glad to see that "Old Charlie" is coming along. When you get him running, make a video - with sound. I really want to hear what that engine sounds like.

The mechanics of that overhead valve arrangement is really interesting. Not having forced lubrication on the top end must have been a real PIA. An ad by Midwest Engine boasted of their "superior vapor lubrication."

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Square head bolts, and heavy hex nuts are available from Fastenal in several states
You can also buy these from MSCdirect.com a whole lot cheaper.
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Thanks Max and Allen and others for your continued interest......Charlie1924 is Roger from Georgia. He is getting more computer literate with age! He is planning a trip to Davis, Ill. (Norm Meinert) to get the rods, pistons, exhaust manifold, and the head now that some professional repairs are complete.

Assembly should start early in the New Year with pics (maybe video) !

Merry Christmas Everyone!
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I just saw the head for this tractor. Wow what a strange valve train arrangement. Amazing how different ideas were used years ago. I wish I could get Norm to go thru his L and get it restored. I'm an IHC guy but am falling head over heals in love with the green AC's.
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Hello, any updates on Big Charlie for us?
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Big Charlie is RUNNING! Its been 45 years. Roger used a belt and his WC to get him going at 16:40 today. Same sparkplugs and magneto as when he was parked. A little fine tuning for the carb and maybe a tweek for the timing, but he runs and sounds (straight-pipe) just like we remember. The radiator has a few small leaks so its off to the repair shop. Two small oil leaks on the push-rod tubes should be an easy fix. Lots of green paint but the alloy valve cover is still bright.

Roger wants to thank everyone on this board for their interest and encouragement.....and especially Norm Meinert for his help with the rod that needed a babit repair and his expertise to rebuild the head.

Roger has plans to take Big Charlie to the Plane City, Ohio, Gathering of the Orange in July. The power parade goes down Main Street!

He will post some pictures on the internet and flag them here as soon as he gets his son-in-law over to help with the computer skills.
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