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I had a thread going on the old website so I thought I'd put the pictures back up. It's been a very long timing waiting for my stuff to get back from the machine shop,but what is a guy going to do?? the guy I take it to is GOOD and well known. People bring him stuff from out of state to work on. He builds a lot of racing engines so his winters and early springs are crazy.. I should be getting the stuff back soon..











 
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Thanks for reposting Jason. Hope you get your engine parts back soon. Bet your itchin to tear back into this one.
 

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What are you doing to the engine?
 

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CTPhil said:
What are you doing to the engine?
Complete rebuild of everything. New Sleeves,Pistons,valves,guides,springs, crank shaft getting turned down,bearings,oil pump, just to name a few
 

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I'll give a recap of the history of this tractor. This tractor has been in my family for almost all of its life. My grandparents bought it when it was about 5 to 6 years old and it has been running around on the same land ever since then. The engine has never had anything major done to it. It was starting to use a good bit of oil,but had good power and ran pretty strong,but then the clutch started slipping bad last summer. I said it's time that the old girl gets a rebuild. As of now I don't plan on turning it into a show tractor. I am still going to use it brush hogging and such,but I hope to completly go over it in the near future
 

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NEW TOOL!! :D With any new project it seems like you always get a new tool of some kind. I got this sleeve driver/removal tool. Worked real nice!! :)
 

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Got a call from the machine shop today :D He says if all goes well he should have all the stuff done in less then 2 weeks!!
 

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Always nice to have the new tools. Did you get that one for TOH? We still have an old home sleeve puller/install. Or as you know on my friends tractor we didn't need the puller part. Even the screw leveler/balancer on your cherry picker would be nice upgrade instead of using visegrips.
Looks like you are coming along nicely. Seem like the machine shop are always busy even in this economy. Kind of a hurry up to get things to the machine shop now you wait to get them back.

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Yes I got the sleeve tool from him. Great Tool!!
Im surprised as well just how much business the machine shops are doing too. And I'd say that most of the work being done is for "toys" like race cars,tractors,motorcycles,etc. Maybe Im just in an area that hasn't been hit hard by the economy (even though there seems to be no jobs) due to the fact every type of business you go to they seem to be busy. Every restraunt you have to wait,and the traffic is insane anymore. If people have no money or jobs to go to what are they doing driving around. I find it all kind of confusing :?
 

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Still waiting :( :? :cry: :evil: Only thing I'm waiting for is the crankshaft. It is at another shop that does cranks only. It needs to be welded up and machined down to get the right end play. You can't get thrust washers for these. Its not the fault of the shop. they ordered this special welding rod back on May 6th and it has yet to show up. He is so far backed up it is getting reday to SNAP :x He calls his supplier 3 times a day. Yesterday the company that makes the rod called him and seem to be doing something about it,but it could take another 2 weeks at least. He even was trying to find another shop that does this welding but he is the only place in Western Pa. that does it.. Oh well.. maybe I'll get it back together just in time to push snow :lol:
 

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i bet a machinist could make a thrust shim.. but then.. that's more custom work. anyone ever use that low temp metal deposit. I've seen it used on cranks before.. in advertisements..
 

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Nice looking project! I am in NW PA. Good machine shops to do this stuff are usually busy. Thanks for posting the great photos! Looking forward to following along as you get the engine back. I have not tackled a big tractor. Finished a 1971 Cub Cadet 147 last year that was a lot of work. These are bigger = more work and more dollars.
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Chris
 
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