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Twin City 27-44 Restoration Started


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Nice looking tractor.

Dad had one of these back in the mid/late 1970s that I believe was also originally a 'road builder', but had a combination of the piramid lugs and heavy 3 or 4 inch angle iron cleats that extended several inches past the rims.

I think it had been used on a farm for many years after retiring from the road building though, so the lugs were likely changed on it at that time.
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Looks great Tony, I hope I get to see it someday!
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Congrats, Tony! I know today was a red-letter day for ya!
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Nice to hear you have made such progress. It's always a great day when you first hear that engine run after all that work. I'm sure you'll go to sleep tonight with a big smile on your face!
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I've never heard one running before - it's on my "bucket list". :-)

Say, where did you get the warning sticker or decal for your magneto? I've seen them in old pictures but never found a source. It sure gives the mag a "factory" look.


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Grant,
The multi-valve cross-flow head is a valvetrain freak show and has a unique sound.

The reproduction mag decals are available from...
Mitch Malcolm
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218-367-2819

Thanks for kind comments, and good luck on your projects everyone!
Tony
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Hi Everyone,
Now that I have my tractor running and fitted all the new sheet metal, I have been ironing out small details like twin pipes for the two hole exhaust exit, knife type kill switch, and the last bits of correct hardware and fasteners for everything.
I fitted the N.O.S. canopy tin that was found in an old barn on last. Originally the tin was bolted directly to frame irons with 1/4 - 20 stove bolts and square burrs. I made two improvements to the roof that are not "correct" but will only serve to complement the machine in my opinion. I resourced 5/8 roof washers that have a rubber seal on one side and then I put 1/4 inch sheets of finished plywood in between the tin and the roof frame.
It is now time to pull the roof and body panels along with mag, carb, and manifold system in and effort to apply final paint to everything before reassembly.
Tony
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Hello everyone,
Progress is still slow but steady,
I have spent many hours in the final push to finish out this project with a decent paint job. The Battleship gray (P22) was supplied by Benjamin-Moore and is an affordable alkyd base that has been improved with a urethane base. Not much reducer is needed and I put hardner in to help things along. It works well and costs about $45. a gallon. Coronado Paints makes the same product in BS gray that works nice also.
Here are some pictures of the various parts, hood, tank and a bit of reassembly after everything got two plus coats of finish color that totals nearly five gallons since I started.
It has been two years now, and this resto will be complete by mid-August
Good luck on your projects evryone!
Tony
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Looking good, those wide wheels and lugs really make it look like mean!
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Looks pretty darn sharp. Missed you at the Root River show. Made a trip down on Sunday to do something a tad different. Nice show!
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Wow, looks great. Will you come and paint Buster for me
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