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This is how I bought it in October 2011




This is the work my dad and I have done on the toolbox since I bought it





By jhid145 at 2012-02-19

By jhid145 at 2012-02-19

Work on the fenders so far








By jhid145 at 2012-02-19

By jhid145 at 2012-02-19

Today we got the loader off the tractor so now it looks like this


 

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She looks pretty original been well looked after,she should not take a lot of restoration,what are the engine gearbox etc like.
 

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Kiwi071 said:
She looks pretty original been well looked after,she should not take a lot of restoration,what are the engine gearbox etc like.
The engine runs perfectly so I'm not going to touch it and the transmission seems good, the shifter forks need a bit of work but nothing major. The only other issues are the hand clutch, there's some play sideways and you need there's way too much clearance between the disks, the plate and pin that support the front end are wore so I'll make a new plate and pin in my shop class at school, and one rim is rusting away at the edge from the calcium chloride
 

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Looks good. That's the way to do it, just keep after it.
 

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Looking real good! Great work
 

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Looks so much better without the loader on it. Looks like you got some "tin work" to do, but other than that, it doesn't look like too bad of a project
 

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I on the other hand see it as a usless tractor with out the loader on it. I have a whole bunch of those worth less ones and two that do real work with front loaders.

:D Al
 

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I on the other hand see it as a usless tractor with out the loader on it. I have a whole bunch of those worth less ones and two that do real work with front loaders.

:D Al
I was thinking about keeping the loader, but we have no use for it right now around our house. Eventually when I do need a loader I'll look for something with a shuttle shift and power steering
 

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Today I took the canvas, hood, and air filter off


I didnt get a picture of the oil bath before I cleaned it but there was about an inch of sludge in the bottom, this is what it looks like now

Tomorrow if I get a chance I'll try to take the steel wool out of the air filter and clean it because it looks pretty dirty and clean the outside of the air cleaner because it's a mess too

 

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thanks guys, today I got the steel wool out of the air filter

I unrolled them and scraped most of the dirt into the garbage and put what was still stuck on into the parts washer to soak

While the wool was soaking I cleaned the oil and grease off the outside of the air filter
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I took the airhose to the element today and after I swept up, this is how much dirt came out


Here's two of the rolls before I wound them up and put them in


First roll going in


all of them in and the screen back on, now I can say the breather is done! but it could use a new gasket for where the oil bath sits


Tomorrow I'll hopefully finish grinding the toolbox, then I'll start cleaning the dirt and oil off the engine
 

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She is coming along fine the oil has kept the paint looking,you got some gunge out of the filter coming along nice.
 

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how did you get the steel wool out i had to cut the screen out at the end
 

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Kiwi071 said:
She is coming along fine the oil has kept the paint looking,you got some gunge out of the filter coming along nice.
Thanks, it's a fun project

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how did you get the steel wool out i had to cut the screen out at the end
there's about 5 spot welds around the edge of the screen and the air cleaner that you have to break, I used a sharpened screwdriver but be careful not to damage the screen too much. The lightly clamp the flared edge around the tube in a bench vice and pull on the air cleaner and the screen should slide off. Getting it back on can be fun if you bend the screen a lot like I did
 

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Nice work on bringing the 45 back to life! Will be watching.
Regards,
Chris
 

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I agree that the tractors always look better and are nicer to use without a loader but it does limit much of their around the house usefulness. On the other hand you only really need one around with a loader and if you can see your way to working up a bit of land everything can take a turn.
 
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