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Twin City small Tractors. "On a WHIM"


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Old 08-22-2018, 01:13:13 AM
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Default Twin City small Tractors. "On a WHIM"

It's nice when your gut says...Yes, go! Go. Go buy them!
On an actual "whim" due to this site, I accidentally fell in touch with a fellow and brought home a nice Twin City 17-28.
He talked about a 28 Twin City 17-28 and about a 21-32. I'll be back. All on a whim!
When talking with my son, he said 21-32 dad. He's correct. Gotta have it. I'll be back.
But we both agreed on our way home that mother would rather see a runner come into the yard as the first of two. I'll be back.
Unloading a 3 or 4 pull babbling 17-28, 11:00 at night on naked steel with metal ramps? Not good. I didn't like it. For good reason.
I'll say this, for a crappy situation with a ramp going astray, it went really good. He eased his left front end down to Terra Firma with hardly a notice. I've never pulled so hard on a parking brake lever before. That parking brake worked so darned good that night.
Not so since. Everything's a hill here in this yard.
Squirrely old tractor, nervous operator and 20 years not running his brother due to life in the way... Tried to look cool on the test drive.
I'll be back for the 21-32. True.
What a joy! New 3 or 4 pull tractor exactly as promised, great runner! Hah! I CAN still crank a 17-28!
I sent a pic to my phone buddy's and the text read "does it? like a watch.". What's the first question someone will ask?
Too many good things to say about the man that had it.
Had a wonderful day at a show to find the fellow and his other tractor. Those 27-44's are absolute monsters! Cool.
Wonderful show! Needed to get there for WAY too long! Great main street and buildings etc etc. :-)
Needed to see a (deceased) gas engine friend there. I'm often thinking about you.
My addiction to old engines and tractors has been in limbo for 20 years. I've supplemented it with model T Fords. That helps! :-)
I needed this. Feels mighty good making big noise out here in the woods.
Pics when I get it sorted.
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Default Re: Twin City "small" Tractors. "On a WHIM..."

Pictures.
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Hehehe! You guys are as bad as the model T guys and I can't blame you!
Over at the mtfca site. "We need pictures." :-)
Our old toys are just too darned cool NOT to share. The Devil's in the details and that is important.
OK, hold on. I'm looking for the "manage attachments" and my edit panel. Bingo.
Use the "go advanced" button Duane...
I'll sort the carb issue! I'll steal the Wheeler/Shebler off the 26038, to make certain it's ready to go (haha!) and put it on the 26068 so I can run the crap out of him!
Hah! Light duty crap for sure.
Second pic is my "Twin" Boys.
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Did those pics turn out OK? On this old Linux system, they look a bit small.

Craig here: how about now?...…..
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That's a straight little tractor. Nice!
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Thanks for the pictures, actually, pictures help lots of us with examples. Looks like you have a couple of nice additions.
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Default Re: Twin City "small" Tractors. "On a WHIM..."

I found out about the benefit of removing the belt pulleys for field work this summer, plowed just a little too wet several weeks ago with the FTA and was throwing chunks of furrow forward, had to quit.
On the 17-28 I was just pulling another tractor out of the field and the pulley on it was throwing dirt off the lugs.
I will be removing the pulleys for field work here on.
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Hahaha! That's pretty funny Russ! I'd like to see that once. Once prob'ly.
Betwixt the Twins, I have one half of one belt Pulley...
Well, the new Tractor has that cover on the shaft so I can't put a pulley on anyhow. Wink wink. : - )
The 21-32 has a WHOLE pulley that will come with! Yay!
Thank you guys. : - )
I'm awfully glad I tried the Wheeler carb off the "old" tractor on the "new" tractor.

Painful lessons learned these last few years about letting machinery sit for extended periods. Gas, Diesel and other things.
Especially here in the woods. No airflow to dry things out. Have a 29 IH speedster truck sitting in the woods. ALL brake shoes are rusted to the drums.
I turned my old sweetheart 17-28 into a Lenoir compressionless engine. Feeling dumb. Strange tho as the rings and pistons are originals...

The Wheeler was FULLY asleep! Dopey me, I plopped it on the higher mounted governor throttle and expected it to go. It made me look dumb today and wouldn't say a word but the workout was good! I'm learning patience always!
The new tractor is a factory Vaporizer model so the carb mount is higher up but with minor tweaks the fuel line worked great. A sweaty Betty kind of manifold.
Gently pulled the needles. Nice and clean downstairs. Also needed to figure out which one was GAS and which one IDLE. Gently gave them a bench grinder wire wheel cleanup on the head of the needle to see.
IF I had followed the book to the letter, it would've popped off even nicer. Book says open the needles 3-4 turns from closed and go from there on your new tractor.
Woke up the Wheeler-Shebler! Try again tomorrow if it ain't raining for proof. :-) Then it'll be ready for the older Twin.

Thanks Craig! That's a bit better! I should've just let the site re-size for me.

Next is to check the drilled oil passageways in the block and then the rpm's. Seems like ten or so over 1075. ; - )
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Two questions:
How excited do you get about ANOTHER old tractor or two coming to your yard?
Be honest as you dare to be.
Sheesh I've just had one transplanted here.

Like asking what oil is correct for a model T Ford (Oy Vay! BIG mis take!):
What spark plugs are your favorites for your twin cam engines?

I'm jumping up and down and pottying my pants (on the insides) to the thoughts of more TC small tractors coming this way and cannot think.
My wife asked me after I babbled about a troubled neighbor young man; why are you doing this? I held my left fore-finger still in front of me whilst I rotated my right fore-finger around it so I could concentrate enough to get my babble finished.
I'm so darned amped up about tractors again, I'm about to burst.
You? Or just me?

Valid spark plug question in this brain. I saw on a TC thread a few days ago the mention of spark plugs and did I write anything down? Nope.
Went searching but...
Sometimes I tell myself: Just ask that question.
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