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John Deere AOS new find


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Old 11-07-2017, 01:37:51 AM
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Picked up this John Deere AO Streamlined last month. A friend called me and said this tractor was seen at a public auction and was not for sale. I told him that it probably was the same one that I had seen 20 years before and had met with the owner to try to buy it. The owner said he had plans for the tractor later on and wouldn't sell it, and I never checked back after that. Two weeks after the sale, I called my friend and he said he wasn't interested, so I called the auctioneer and was told that the tractor was to to be included in the sale of the house as a lawn ornament. The contract fell through though, so the tractor was left on the property. I met with the owner, and after discussing it he decided to sell the tractor to me. It was pulled out of the barn 8 years ago, started, and ran on one cylinder, but they gave up after seeing the costs of parts needed to restore it completely. The tractor sat under a tree without the hood on it for many years. The motor was stuck, pulley froze, and the carburetor was also frozen and broken. I checked the spark plugs and found the right side ones were good, and the left ones a bit rusty. After removing the valve cover I could see that all the valves were closed and good. The push rod cup on the right cylinder was also broken. I removed the rocker bracket, oiled the cylinders, and turned over the flywheel, and it still had good compression in both cylinders. I will rebuild the carburetor and work on the tractor later, but I would like to know if anyone is currently making sheet metal for this tractor.

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That looks pretty good to start with, if the nose piece is the original metal one that's a big plus.
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That's a heck of a find, those do not grow on trees...
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Default Re: John Deere AOS new find

Wow, nice save! Those look really good all restored with sheetmetal. I think someone else on here was posting fairly recently on one they had to make sheetmetal for.
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Default Re: John Deere AOS new find

Here is the other thread


https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=150935
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Default Re: John Deere AOS new find

I can put you in touch with a guy that can do the metal. I believe he's in IL. As others have said the nose piece is a good find, they can't be reproduced in metal only fiberglass.
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See my post in the other AOS thread. It may have some good info.
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