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I'm hoping to bring my 1951 VAC along as I fix up the '49. It was parked with clutch issues about 12 years ago. It has an Eagle Hitch. I've removed some sheet metal, am rebuilding the carb, today I stripped the gas tank. My plan is to put the tank/carb/sediment bowl back on, change the cap and wires, and see if it will fire up. I've looked into the cylinders, and turned it over with a jump box, the engine is free.





 

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Look foreward to seeing them both come along. post plenty if pics. Don't know what you used on that tank but it looks great.
 

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I just scraped off some gunk, then went at it with a wire brush on an angle grinder. :D Took about 1 1/4 hrs. The original paint on that tank was pretty thin.
 
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Looks like that'll be a fun one to work on. It'll keep ya busy for a day or two. Hope she fires over for ya without much trouble.
 

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Painted the gas tank, baked enamel, lol. Not to worry, it will be back in the shop before Mrs. CTPhil gets home. ;)


 

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Thanks. Mrs. CTPhil was not amused however.
 

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Got out the chainsaw and cut the saplings and vines growing through it and dragged it free. After a dozen years the front tires are flat, but the rears are still inflated.

 

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You bet!
 

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Yes it is.
 

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Is that a CASE sickle mower on the back? Looks good for taking a rest like that! Those sure are tough old tractors.
 

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Is that a CASE sickle mower on the back?
Yes, I believe it is a model 41.
 

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I am actually tempted to sell it. I've replaced enough pitmans to become a real fan of the pitmanless sickle bar. ;)
 

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I put on the rebuilt carburetor, put in the repainted tank, new cap and wires, but no go. No spark to to the plugs. So i ordered a tune up kit and put it in and it fired up, first time in a dozen years. :) Video here: http://youtu.be/np0NUeRQvQk
The smoke is paint burning off a new muffler.

The hydraulics work too, I pulled the rockshaft control and the lift arms shot up with no hesitation.
 

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Great looking project :)
 
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