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Twin City Big Twin Cam up for Sale


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Old 10-06-2016, 02:20:23 PM
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Default Twin City Big Twin Cam up for Sale

A late 20-35 or early 27-44 on a auction in Bisbee ND on Oct. 13th. If you feel that your tractor collection isn't quite complete without one here is your opportunity!
Since it's only a couple hours away I may make the trip to see what it brings and if there happens to be any extra TC stuff laying around.

http://www.globalauctionguide.com/no...-s-350885.html

And here I went all the way to Edmonton AB for one!
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:18:17 PM
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The pictures of the tractor are rather cluttered. Scroll to the bottom of the auction listing and click "View All Photos". It can be seen on pictures# 74, 89, 90, and 134.
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As there isn't a lot of traffic in this forum I'm giving this one last bump. For those heading to the auction from the south on Hwy 281 there is a roundabout under construction in Carrington at the junction of Hwy 200.

This model Twin City is a stout one to haul. Weight is in the 9000# to 9500# range. The width on this one with the stock 20" wheels is 88". I hauled mine in from Edmonton AB on a tilt bed car trailer equipped with 2 - 7000# axles which would be an absolute minimum. I found to balance the load the tractor had to be put on backwards which had its challenges as it was too wide to go between the fenders. If you go with this same kind of trailer be sure the tires are in good shape as they will squat.
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Made it up to the Bisbee auction. The Twin City was an early 27-44 with a unit #250146 which I think was the subject of another recent thread. It was a very complete original equipped with the AE354 hotspot manifold. It had sat outside for an extended period of time. The lower radiator pipe was rotted off and mice had filled the radiator tank 2/3's full of beans and I'll bet the block is full as well. The later vents on the AE44B valve covers have the tendency to allow water on the inside. Also the exhaust was open and there could have been mouse traffic inside there as that was a problem in the one I bought as well.

The tractor sold for $7000.00
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Default Re: Twin City Big Twin Cam up for Sale

Mark, I had a moment of weakness. Hope my addiction didn't fetch me a lemon. It I'll be right at home with #116 and #492. ��
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Adam... Congrats on your new purchase. The price was reasonable enough for what was there. The backlash on the primary bevel gear set felt good so you should be OK there. The frozen shift rails and clutch are kind of standard fare on these tractors if they sat outside for any length of time. Hopefully you won't be dealing with the constricted cylinder sleeve issue that I am on mine. Other than the mice in the motor the only other negative I spotted was that rather ragged V pulley mounting on the fan drive. The drive wheels, lugs, and fenders are in nice shape.

A few photos of the AE354 manifold set up. The heater bypass on mine was AE354B and the air cleaner and carb connections are different than this one.
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Default Re: Twin City Big Twin Cam up for Sale

Had to work so I sent dad after it. Hate not being able to inspect but I set my safe limit and I yet to see her in person. From what I was told the tractor was bought new for that farm and has always been there. She is identical to 116 except road wheels. I plan on keeping the history alive as I do with the other 2 twin cams. Will dig in upon arrival to inspect and plan.
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Since you know your way around a big Twin Cam you won't be disappointed. I spent some time talking with your dad (didn't know it at the time) and was pleased to make his acquaintance. If I understood him correctly you have an Aunt and Uncle that live in my hometown in MN.

Let us know what you find out when you get it home.
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Will do! Yeah he was trying to explain things to me via text. Not easy and play poker face as well. Pics seem good. I guess I can maybe get copy's of pics of that TC plowing years back. My neighbor in Bemidji sent his friend out to bid on it and that's who ran me up to 7 k. Lol oh well.
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She arrived this morning and I immediately went into access mode. Overall the tractor condition pleased me. Then I got out the tools and lube. 30 minutes roughly to loosen clutch and shifter and oil and grease them. Water pump also was loose just stiff. Pulled valve covers off and saw that Mickey and Minnie once upon a time lived there. Poked and prodded nest...my luck vacancy! Took air hose and blew all there work to the wind. Lubed up stems and hardware that to my surprise wasn't very rusty but actually looked very nice. Almost new. Surprisingly so! 16 valves were loose. Plugs when pulled had a little carbon but no rust. 1,2,4 cylinders looked good but 3 had surface rust in it and below piston. Bearings looked and feel tight. So all and all I think there's potential. 116 was definitely much much worse. That had rust barnacles on plugs and 1 valve was loose. Rest rock hard! Now to let her soak 4 winter.
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