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Twin City 27-44 Restoration Started


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Old 10-29-2008, 09:49:17 PM
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Tony, Sent you a email with a phone number, Gene
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:27:48 PM
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Hi folks,
I have exhausted all my leads and have not been able to find a used clutch shaft. I am going to start looking into having one made. An extensive search through the US has turned up four parts tractors in four different states. Three of them have had the shaft removed, and the fourth one has a bad gear in it as well. Another 27-44 owner had a bad gear in his also, he found a used replacement a few years back.
Obviously, I have found the weak link, or problem area in this particular machine. Does anyone else want to get one of these made when I do mine? The survival rate of the large twin cam tractors is good, but very few are being restored. The vast majority of them are just sitting in a building somewhere......here is what I am betting on, the clutch shaft will be bad in several of these tractors and replacements are not available.
My intentions for this 27-44 is to use it, I will belt it up, plow with it, and make a few exhibition pulls over the years. I am hesitant to weld my gear up for fear of future failure. I would rather pay more now and not have to do it again later. I will begin calling gear vendors now...... If any of the educated stakkers have information or recomendations on gear makers, I would like your input. If you want one made, contact me anytime. 507-448-3749
It is very easy to determine if your gear is bad, pull the tank and tank saddle, Remove two bolt shifting fork cover and you can look straight down at clutch shaft gear.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:31:32 PM
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Hey Tony, how's the 27-44 coming along? Did you find a source for the input shaft?

I love 27-44's - they are soooo meaty. There was a real nice one at the Fred Schneider sale here in Sask a few years back and I'm still kicking myself for not buying it. I think it was a 20-35 actually...


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Tony.......I don't know if you've had any success finding a gear/gears but here's a fella not too far away from us who makes gears.
How much IS there to the clutch shaft?.......

http://web3.userinstinct.com/48399720-aniwa-gear.htm
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Good Evening Everyone

Justin and I took the engine out of his 20-35 tonight, we had suspicion that "something" was wrong in the clutch housing. Last night when we put the oil pan on we saw that the output shaft was moving in and out ALOT, that kinda cued us in that "something was wrong." So out came the engine, turns out the Snap ring on the output shaft had beat itself off. Also the key was pretty beat up, so that will get replaced, Hopefully by the weekend it will be getting near completion.

Also Attached is a photo of a 20-40 Case that we are assembling, turing out to be quite the challenge.

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Old 12-02-2008, 10:10:45 PM
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Hello all, I have made some progress on the big twin cam. This bad gear buisness is slowing me down a bit, however, I may have located somone to make a new one for me, just waiting to hear back. While I wait, I have had a new radiator core made, ordered new square head bolts and gasket tape. New clutch frictions have been made, and several hours have been devoted to scraping grease, chasing bolt threads, new grease zerks, tie rod pins, etc.
Antique engine specialist Todd Cory has bored and decked the block (one sleeve was recessed), crankshaft was turned, .045 over aluminum pistons are on hand and main and rod bearings will be poured soon.
Picture #3 shows shifting fork rail caps. If you own a small or big twin cam tractor, do take time to remove these caps and lubricate dryed out shifting rails, detent balls and springs. This will make your 12-20, 17-28, 20-35 or 27-44 shift smoother and easier preventing a bent fork or broken shifting componets.
I still need a set of lugs for the 28 inch road wheels.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:33:31 PM
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Tony,Did you see T/C 27-44 for sale on yt pic classif.,may be you can obtain ser # for your list. Cold up there??? Later Dave
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:40:30 PM
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Dave,
thank you for considering my registry. I have obtained the serial number, it is 712 out of 839 and would be a 1929.
Yes, it has turned cold here, soon I will be touring out onto the lake by snowmobile to go ice fishing
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Hello Tony
I thought I would add some pictures of #26 to your restoration thread if you don't mind.
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If I didn't know any better I'd say the owner of the shop was a Twin-City man!!!!!

#26....man, that's early!

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