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Twin City small Tractors. "On a WHIM"


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Old 09-13-2018, 01:11:16 AM
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Default Re: Twin City small Tractors. "On a WHIM"

Hahaha! The Grey Twin will be babbling again in these heavy earthed woods with a variety of trees instead of Jack Pines and sand Adam.
Couldn't help poking fun!
Modified TY #'s
On the platform standing
What a view!
I need to adjust the spring
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I needed to hold the starting crank thus today for re-adjusting the pin for the ratchet.
I was on foot and used what I had for awhile. Some of the pesky vines.
Two wood plugs in the case cover. Any guesses?
Old tractor porn. Crap picture.
Ain't gonna show the Baby Twin's look under the 16 valve valve cover. Uff da. In a good way.
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Default Re: Twin City small Tractors. "On a WHIM"

As far as I recall the oil pan weight is between. "Oh i have this" and "oh crap oh crap don't got it". Now I use a floor jack to assist! As long as your happy I'm happy...

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If your pulling pan with engine still in best to have help. Quite heavy and cumbersome to lower and or play Jenga and put back up with new gaskets and felts. Unless the ER is a fun place to hang out. Not to mention jack support allows pan to be held up so it doesn't break free and fall before all bolts are out and something tweaks and snaps. Pan or you!
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Default Re: Twin City small Tractors. "On a WHIM"

Agreed, the oil pan on the 17-28 surprised me, I didn't think anyone made a pan heavier than a 15-30 McCormick- Deering. My FTA evidently has a pin needing replaced on the shift fork, I have found that I need to make sure it slid front to back in neutral for sure every time and sometimes when we plowed it would come out of low gear. One time in particular the former owner told me it rolled a little when he was belt starting it. Hopefully this winter I can thrash that over a bit. Also would sure like to rework the pin holes in the clutch plate.
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Hahaha! That's pretty funny Adam! But your right. Yes. Happy.
Russ, one of my next steps will be to look over the transmission and what-not.
Thanks for the heads-up to look over the pins real close.
I pulled the pan with the engine on the Grey Twin and put it all back together on a stand. No memory of how heavy anything was except the crankshaft...
I wonder how on earth I lifted it out and back into the chassis, the hole in the ceiling? An 8 foot ceiling. A four foot 4x4 probly still lays up in the rafters. Funny I didn't get hurt or break something.
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Off Topic sort of.
A couple of quiet reflection pics late, late Saturday evening.
Someone dropped this off in our building several years ago now. After a question about it, I said "No, we're NOT throwing this in the boiler".
After some time that night, a good friend showed up and then his wife found him, we 3 visited some more and off they went into the night.
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My God what a gorgeous Corliss engine! I would like to encourage you to post some pics and info on the steamers forum about it. You have any other steam engines?

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Yeah don't throw that in the boiler. Love to have and sure others as well.
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Oh man, that was quick Adam and Mike.
I keep that old MM box full of "old junk" on my old 1000lb Fairbanks scale now so it hopefully won't walk away and try best to be in the building every single moment after 5:00 if we leave it open.
Yet, we had a very very very minor jump-rope theft incident late Saturday afternoon that shocked all 3 of us, sitting right there having a drink and visiting. Just 25 feet away.
I called them out on it but they were completely oblivious to the call-out to their theft. He, with boards under his arm and her with the jump-rope in her hand.
Lots of people walk thru during the evening... Even had a pair of very young couples early, one couple had a VERY new baby out at the show :-), after awhile I found the young ladies at our bench on the "bar" stools, mom feeding baby under a blanky with a fan right close to her head. I told those young ladies "Turn those fans right on you! Start the other fan too!" I walked out for refreshments and as I walked back in they had both fans running ON them and I just smiled, nodded my head and sat down with my friends.
Mike, I just may do that over on the steam forum.

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Damn it was HOT!!!!
For the 1st time in 20 some years, Duey missed Sunday doing the parade! Absolutely unheard of!! I was sick in the head and body bad. Coming back still after take-down today.
Our small crew went thru 34 bottles of COLD water Saturday I had brought.
Everyone looked like crap today.

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Sunday morning as I woke, I had a text waiting about a "...we have no water" situation at home. I replied "I'll be home soon" and left after telling a friend we have no water, guess where I'm going...
THAT was an interesting hour drive. The severe bottom of psycho, then at home the extreme high of psycho. Very high. Then it fell apart. Bad.
I prob'ly would fallen apart at the show.
I still ain't nearly right.
Please keep you and your friends cool when it's hot.

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I think some of the copper float balls I keep in the MM box have been "taken" lately.
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Default Back to putzing on Old #2 a bit.

Funny the things we all talk about. Maw stopped at the bottom of the hill tonight and asked something about this 21-32 I was putzing with. I told her the engine's loose and has some compression...loosen the carb, put a mag on, clean the pan out , fresh oil... and it'll run. She mentioned us having races around the property like we've been threatening and joking about for a few years, making a race/cruise trail etc etc. I mentioned I should show her pics of a certain '37? ZTS that's only so big, has fenders, is painted up and ready to go. She says NO!...with a smile on her face... I agreed and said not right now but she knows me and I do what I want sometimes! I'll wear her down for a "spinner" of her own.
I wonder if she'd admit to anyone I gave her a Twin City tractor for a Birthday, Adversary Day or Christmas? Hmmm. Maybe! Never thought about that angle and we'll have another 2-1/4 acres (same size next door) of swamp-front, heavy earth, hill and trees to play with on Friday.

I'm trying to see if the steering shaft will come out/loosen the steering. Just a practice run of sorts for later as something is bound up tight and to see if the steering can be righted before the trip up the hill as it steers slightly to the left..
I don't think that's going to happen so, as suggested, I'll remove the drag link from the front spindle arm and use the chain to help with steering on the way up.
We know the collar on the sector shaft might be out of place/the cotter there may be missing/sheared or who knows what as there's excessive end play in the sector also.
Must the steering column rotate freely around the steering shaft for the shaft and column to be "screwed" out?
I loosened the setscrew and rotated the assy to the left. I get about a 1/4 of a turn and its jammed up. The column is stuck fast to the steering shaft for the moment.
I pulled the column bracket bolts out after loosening them and blowing out the bores in the bracket. Don't need anything more to get into the oil.
1. Extreme left turn of the column/shaft assy.
2. After turning this assy. the bolts don't line up anymore when back to "normal" so I put some Gorilla tape over the holes if it rains tonight.
Thoughts Please?
A couple of pics for fun. This tractor had been ignored a long time before the previous owner, then Adam and then I got ahold of it. Oh ya, parked due to steering issues.
Funny. If I use the "turn the camera around on me" feature on this dumb phone, the pics must be rotated anti-clockwise.
I'm still glad it's back in Minnesota.
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