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Twin City 27-44 Restoration Started


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Old 10-21-2008, 12:32:01 PM
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Default Twin City 27-44 Restoration Started


Last year I sold some of my tractors to gather extra cash to purchase this 1928 TC # 250417.
It was a road builder in north-central Minnesota originally and went through three other owners and 40 years sitting without being restored.
I started tearing into it this fall, thought you may like to see the latest mess I have gotten myself into
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That should keep you busy this winter. It will be a very nice tractor. What all does it need, was the engine stuck? Keep the pictures coming.
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Looks good Tony. Keep us updated.
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Hi,

I restored a 27-44 myself from the bottom, so I can pretty much dream the tractor. If you need any help or pictures please let me know and I can probably help you with it.
Mine was stuck, I made new valves and guides for it, pitty I had to make twice as much as "normal".
Now it is a strong runner though and a nice tractor to drive.
Ours came from Argentina originally, Bahia Blanca is the place where it use to work.

Gijs
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Hi,

I restored a 27-44 myself from the bottom, so I can pretty much dream the tractor. If you need any help or pictures please let me know and I can probably help you with it.
Mine was stuck, I made new valves and guides for it, pitty I had to make twice as much as "normal".
Now it is a strong runner though and a nice tractor to drive.
Ours came from Argentina originally, Bahia Blanca is the place where it use to work.

Gijs
Yours runs like a bag of nails
and your oil pressure is less than zero
what sort of wheels do you have on it extra small ones?

Road King Wheels the only way to drive a Tea and Cake

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Hey dutchman up in air,
I sea you and Jeorg have meet one another before.......
Also sea Jeorg cents of humor not lost yet from married life

Gentalmen, I am pleased that you care enough to check in on the Stak and offer help and humor!
Dutchman, I would like to add your tractor serial number and location to my registry! Does your Bahia Blanca export have another brass tag under serial tag showing import information
into Argentina? Could you post a picture of your tractor here?
Thanks guys, maybe some day we can tease each other in person
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What all does it need, was the engine stuck?
It needs a complete resto, however, the general condition of the tractor is good. I do not believe it was "pulled to death", because the lugs that I removed to facilitate trailering were very tall and sharp, drawbar is real nice, steering and spindles are good. The tractor was stuck at one time. A previous owner got it loose, did a very poor valve job to get it running and found out the clutch is a useless gob of rust, then it was shoved back in the corner for about fifteen more years.
It will take some doing to get the engine back in shape.....crankshaft must be turned, all bearings will need to be poured, cylinders bored and fitted with new pistons and the entire valvetrain is clapped out. It will need a new clutch, sheetmetal and radiator....... More to come as I get time.
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