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Old 03-12-2016, 10:48:41 PM
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Here it is. My son painted it with a linseed/turpentine mix. I think it looks pretty good. I rebuilt the mag and charged it. I did the carb as well.

My son and my uncle spent a few hours running the con rod bearings in with time saver. I'd used it on a model T ford with great results. They ended up removing 20 odd shims from the packs that were on the caps. I don't think the shims had been removed to adjust in years. The rod bearings set in nicely and evenly. New rings ( Thank you Dave Reed!), valves ground in too.

New gaskets and a new manifold. I have a good original kerosene one coming, that will be used too. We drug it behind our 1966 140 in gear to loosen the engine up and seat everything in. That worked great!. It was a little tight, and hard to crank over originally.

Started in a few cranks...Monroe seat is a nice original, we did get a new spring and shock for it. I think my son did a great job on it, and not painting it is even better.

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Nice.......looks and runs great! I notice some steam and water from the radiator filler. Is that normal or had you been pushing it a bit for your test?
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The steam was from the radiator cap being off, as we don't have one yet

We had already driven about a mile at moderate throttle. Cleared up any break in smoke too.

It's missing the drawbar too, hopefully we'll source one soon

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Mike Question about turpentine/linseed mix what did you clean with first,before the mix was applied .Thanks
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We used clean detergent motor oil and wiped it down. It does not remove any paint, just dirt and grease. wiped it again with clean cloths and then did the linseed bit. I like the look, if the tractor had been heavily rusted, we might have considered the sandblast paint routine.

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