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Allis-Chalmers Model E - Modified?

Charlie1925

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02/03/2020
FWurth; The Rantoul show is big and covers a lot of ground. I was there with the Allis Chalmers group, My 1925 Allis Chalmers " E " 15/25 was in the Allis tent. I wish we would of met up and got to know each other better. I enjoy these big shows and show my tractor off, Seems a lot of people don`t know of the " E " model and others want to know all about them because there are so few of them, So I get to meet and talk a lot of people. Take care and happy camping at a tractor show. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925 :salute:
 

Charlie1925

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02/03/2020
On the above post I typed in a model " E " should have been a model " L " Sorry. Getting old dose that to one. Anyway I took Big Charlie to the " G " roundup at Gadsden, Ala this past weekend , Got to meet some old friends and see a lot more orange tractors. One thing for sure the people down in the south sure don`t see many green Allis Chalmers and don't know that they were green for the first 15 years. ( 1914 to 1930 ) All take care and will see you at a tractor show . The show in cummins, Ga is Nov. 10 & 11 2017 Happy camping. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925 :wave:
 

Charlie1925

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02/03/2020
Stakers; It`s been a while sence I was on here. Was just doing some thinking of past times about myself and this 1925 Allis Chalmers model " L " tractor that I have. ( BIG CHARLIE ) My father ALWAYS CALLED HIM THAT. He purchased this tractor in the spring of 1947 after the first owner retired and didn`t need him anymore. He did threshing ,custom plowing (spring & fall) and also operated a sawmill. The tractor was at a Allis dealer getting it`s engine rebuilt. The Allis dealer that my father did business with told him about the tractor. My father went to that dealer and brought the tractor. So this tractor has been in our family for 70 years now , ( 1947 -2017 ) I was born on Dec. 5, 1940 that made me about 6 at that time, So this tractor and I have been around for a long time .My father did threshing for 10 or 12 other farmers , some field work, filling silo and blowing chopped hay in the barn for a number of years, I have a lot of time operating BIG CHARLIE This tractor has been under my care sence 2009. The Allis Chalmers company only made 1705 of these tractors ( 1921 - 1927 , I have been told about 30 are left . I know where about 20 are. Happy camping at a tractor show. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925, ( I have a birthday today ) , 77 Most of you have a lot of catching up to do. :wave:
 

Charlie1925

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02/03/2020
All Stakers , Engine guys and all others that partake in this world glass hobby of Rust, Grease and Old Iron and of course the braging rights that come with it, Marry Christmas and Happy New Year from me and my family. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925, See you at a tractor show @ Happy camping. :salute:
 

Charlie1925

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02/03/2020
Stakers & all others; If you did not attend the ( Gathering of the Orange ) this last weekend (April 26-29 ) at Gray, Tenn. you missed one good tractor show. Not a lot of machinery but a real good showing of tractors and a good bunch of Garden and Lawn tractors and the weather was the best , Just one shower on Thu. 2 real good power parades and a lot of people showing off there colors ( Orange.) there was 4 Green tractors on display 1914 -1930 type. Sorry to you if you did not attend. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925 :wave:
 

kengco

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Sorry I haven't signed on in a while.
I found your post after I searched for "Max Cox" on the internet and found his postings about our Midwest engine.
We haven't touched the engine yet but I made a support stand for it to get it off the ground as a first step and left enough room on the frame for a radiator and fuel tank in case we try to run it one of these days for demonstration. It ran when it came out of the Brill car so it should still turn over. When we get it on the stand it will be easier to clean up and at least hand crank it to see if it turns over.
 

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kengco

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Re: Midwest Engine

After 20 years sitting on the floor in the train barn when it was removed from the 1927 Brill Car at Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop CA the vintage model 399 four cylinder Midwest engine now has a stand for display. The engine will be cleaned and inspected to determine if it may be possible to get it running. The last time it ran is not known but it may have been around 1946 soon after WW2.
 

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Charlie1925

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02/03/2020
kengco; What a surprise to see that someone is about to work on that engine. You well find that engine is very simple, and not that hard to rebuild after you once findout that repairs it well need. Major parts are not to be had, Rings for pistons can be found, but most all other parts must be taken to a machine shop, Hope most parts are still useable to get it back to running if that is what you want. Keep in touch and I`ll help you out . Something I found out working on my engine was I had to get out the Metic wrenchs out as some of the bolts and nuts are what is called " Wentworth " Have fun Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925 :salute:
 

Jason Dahm

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07/12/2019
kengco; What a surprise to see that someone is about to work on that engine. You well find that engine is very simple, and not that hard to rebuild after you once findout that repairs it well need. Major parts are not to be had, Rings for pistons can be found, but most all other parts must be taken to a machine shop, Hope most parts are still useable to get it back to running if that is what you want. Keep in touch and I`ll help you out . Something I found out working on my engine was I had to get out the Metic wrenchs out as some of the bolts and nuts are what is called " Wentworth " Have fun Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925 :salute:
To help your search they're actually "Whitworth". Jason
 

Charlie1925

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02/03/2020
Fellow STAKERS, Starting to get the tractor ready for the shows this year and also doing some work on the camper to get through the season. Just doing some thinking back as to when this all started. It has been 10 years that I have had this tractor and also that this thread has been started. This thread was started on April 9 - 2009 by my brother and it was 1 & 1/2 years before I get smart enough to get on board, That was Dec- 2 -2011. There has been 111 posts and 34197 views. I am sorry there has not been more pictures of the work and engine repair, But I don`t understand how do that and no one has showed me how to post a picture, I have read how to do that ,but it just don`t happen. ( Can`t teach old dogs new tricks ) Thanks to all that have posted and also for all the info. We have learned a lot about these old tractors & also the machinery that was used years back. Some of you know that I was raised on a farm in Wisconsin and was around `some of those machines . ( Late 40`s & 50`s and also sometimes later )Take care and see you at a tractor show. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925 :)
 

Charlie1925

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02/03/2020
Well be on a trip from Georgia to the Gathering of the Orange shows at Forest ,Ontario Canada this Aug.15_- 18 and also the GOTO at Union Grove, Wis. Sept.13_- 15 and a few other shows in the north Midwest states. Will be on the road for about 4 or 5 weeks. Hope to see some of you, look me up in the Allis Chalmers area, well have the 1925 " L " with me , Also hope to have a lot of fun. Roger Weinhold AKA Big Charlie :salute:
 

Charlie1925

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02/03/2020
Just got back home from my trip to the two GOTO shows at Forest,Ontario, Canada and Union Grove, Wis. Both were good shows and both had good weather, Did some site seeing along the way. I entered into Canada at Port Huron, Mich and came back into the U.S.. at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Just a little out of the way, But saw a lot of Ontario and Upper Mich. Had a good trip, Happy camping at a tractor show. :wave:
 

casertractor

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04/24/2018
Just got back home from my trip to the two GOTO shows at Forest,Ontario, Canada and Union Grove, Wis. Both were good shows and both had good weather, Did some site seeing along the way. I entered into Canada at Port Huron, Mich and came back into the U.S.. at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Just a little out of the way, But saw a lot of Ontario and Upper Mich. Had a good trip, Happy camping at a tractor show. :wave:
https://www.ontariofarmer.com/news/...yVFA4CEI28tFBLEGgZ74-m6NIAplStiLpziJ0MfBS7lnE
 

Charlie1925

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02/03/2020
Looks like this year well be a little short on tractor shows. I have been checking with the people in charge of some shows that I wanted to attend and was told some were cancelled because of the virus. Was told to check back. even on shows in June and even later months. Dose not sound good at all. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925 Lets hope for the best for everyone.
 
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