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Talking at breaktime on the jobsite about a month ago ended up with a fellow telling me of an old Allis at deer camp that's been sitting for 7 years. No one wants it, no one knows anything about it, no one can get it to run. It was his father in law's pride and joy and since his passing this old girl was rapidly following in his path....unless, of course, someone like me gets wind of her rapid demise.

Since his Mother in law is 88 and could use the money and no one offered anything but the junk man...and that was to haul it and all kinds of pull-type implements off at no charge to the salvage yard, we discussed the basics of what it may be worth in non-running condition and agreed on a price contingent upon visual inspection as it was 134 miles from me. This picture is after we shot some air in the tires and ready to winch out of the trees. Man, are we back in the woods here.

Sitting next to it is this Case 3 bottom pull type plow, mostly complete except the tongue. Shares, molboard landslide and coulters laid against a tree.

We struck a combination deal on the plows and the C, will negotiate on the trailer load of additional pull type implements later.

Sitting tall, proud to be coming to a place where some new life will be poured into her a few dollars at a time.

Gotta get a picture before she gets lost in the rest of the junk pile MrsMassey brings home all the time.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Now I know you are wondering why I called this a "Restomod"... well that's because a restomod uses accessories just a little out of the ordinary while restoring a car or a truck, so it's a combination of a Restoration and Modification to what was original. You will see a few pretty cool features this old fellow added to this little C to make it just as he wanted. Hey, if they can do it to cars and trucks, we can do it to tractors !!!!

Pretty meaty do-nuts for a for a little C, don't you think... 13.6 x 24's plus cast centers and a set of wheel weights. This little cotton picker will really dig, I bet !!!

Another shot for posterity...

...and another....

Dropped the plows off down in the woods and rolled this little girl under the Catalpa so maybe I can fiddle with her tomorrow. She is really a straight looking tractor, and I believe she will purr like a kitten....unless of course she is stuck from sitting....surely not the case...Check out the awesome step on the left side. It too looks factory, but I don't know for sure.

Remember those modifications I was yakking about a few pics back ??? How about this... a 12v alternator running off the the belt pully to operate a host of other mods !!!

This is the neatest ball attachment I've ever seen !!

Look closely and you will see switches, push buttons and momentary buttons, horn buttons, relays that all do something with the 12v power supply. Notice the perfectly mounted 12v fan aimed directly at the operators face !!!??? Awesome...

Here's a 12v spotlight mounted on a pedestal outside the fender with it's own toggle switch.

Here's a liquid control valve, check valve and guage that I have yet to figure out yet....

Here's a rear facing 50 watt light for watching implements at night.

This is one deluxe tool box, looks factory to me but I don't know. It does double duty as a step up on the right side.

Here's a 12v siren....yes, a siren with it's own momentary switch on the steering column

This is a shot of the accessory rack, with oil can, 12v ammeter and additional 12v battery box . The tractor still runs on 6v, has a 6v battery in its own original battery box and has the original 6v generator.

There is no end to the accessories the old gentleman added to his little tractor...My buddy said his father in law would disappear to deer camp for weeks at a time just tinkering with the tractor and working the plots and puttering about.

We have a high headlight on this side and a low headlight on the other, controlled by their own switches.

Here's a view from the drivers seat, note the inner tube covers over the electrical switches and buttons.

Myriad of wires to everything.

A little peek under the rubber switch cover...I can feel the fan's cool breeze blowing right into my face already !!!!

Hmmmm....

12v relay.......more Hmmmmmmmmm....

She sure has a healthy look about her from the rear.

Due to the hilly area around deer camp, the wheel weight was put on one cultivator bracket to keep from tumbling over on the steep hills. I guess he always tried to keep that side up hill.

Here's the bed of my truck filled with cultivators for the C and the parts and pieces for the Case plow, even a rim for a pneumatic tire to replace the rear steel wheel. Well, we got everything unloaded, lined up and ready to be sorted out. Spark plugs removed and cylinders soaking for the night, and Kroil sprayed over all the little parts and pieces from one end to the other. Maybe TOMORROW will be a better day...... :lol: :lol: :lol: Can't get much better than today though, MrsMassey is out of town for a couple days and I snuck home another tractor :lol: :lol: :lol: Maybe tomorrow I'll find a MASSEY !!!
 

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Busted! :)
Side note, did you say siren? Lol why would one need a siren on a tractor? Did he also add NOS? I mean if the tractor is moving super fast, I can see why a siren would be warranted, but really other than that, I am a touch lost on the merit...lol
 

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Quite unusual accesories. Maybe the siren was to scare the deer out in the open...... ;)
 

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MasseyMan's Daughter said:
Busted! :)
Side note, did you say siren? Lol why would one need a siren on a tractor? Did he also add NOS? I mean if the tractor is moving super fast, I can see why a siren would be warranted, but really other than that, I am a touch lost on the merit...lol
Yes ma'am I did say siren. Maybe he was a volunteer firefighter ..... I used to have a siren on my bicycle when I was a little guy because I liked the sound...I think it's cool and I'm gonna make sure that modification stays put right there just for YOU !!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
NOS !!! I hadn't thought of adding THAT to a tractor....leave that to a little 'Speed Demon' to think of that !! :lol: :lol: :lol: Lessee, a little Nitrous and maybe a turbo too, we'll be ready for the tractor pulls !!
 

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Quite unusual accesories. Maybe the siren was to scare the deer out in the open...... ;)
Odd that you should reference deer, as on the way there, 6 maybe 8 miles away two bucks ran out of the woods. I was following with the truck and trailer and my buddy center punched the second one with his mini-van right in front of me. Tore the be-jesus out of his front end, but didn't bust the radiator. That wasn't cool. The deer wasn't bleeding, but was missing patches of fur as he limped on down in the woods. Bad day for him too.
 

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Werndell, I would suggest to keep the weight on the front end. With those big rear tires and weights, keeping the front down in a hard pull is going to be fun. Don't think there was ever a factory step for it. If you need some help with it, I cut my eye teeth on a C similar to yours. Oh yes I have a engine crank for it in case the battery goes dead.
 

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Werndell, I would suggest to keep the weight on the front end. With those big rear tires and weights, keeping the front down in a hard pull is going to be fun. Don't think there was ever a factory step for it. If you need some help with it, I cut my eye teeth on a C similar to yours. Oh yes I have a engine crank for it in case the battery goes dead.
Thanks Steve. When I get time, I'll mount the cultivators as far as I can go without help, then maybe a picture or two for you to tell me what's missing or not mounted right. We dug around the tree and found an assortment of small brackets, some things not in pairs, so I'm sure there will be missing parts. Or course, gotta make it run first !!!
 

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Bet it don't take much to get it going. Just been neglected since the owner passed.
Did ya get a wiring diagram so ya know what position all the switches are supposed to be when you try to start it? ;)
 

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Bet it don't take much to get it going. Just been neglected since the owner passed.
Did ya get a wiring diagram so ya know what position all the switches are supposed to be when you try to start it? ;)
No Dave, what you see is what I got. Won't be an issue at all though, the 6v starting and charging system is untouched and intact and in place. Lucky.
 

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Oh how much fun it must be for you guys to find a tractor with add ons,add ons ,add ons and more add ons. Wendell no room for your add on ,but bet you can make the room. :lol: :lol:
 

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If I have ever seen a tractor that belongs in our faimly that is it. Brings back a lot of memories of things we rigged for special uses and the fan is priceless. Come to think of it I may have to try that one. Really enjoyed seeing this one.
 

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You are correct, Mike... the wiring for all the accessories would surely be a challenge if they had to work for the engine to run. I'm thinking most of it does not, but we'll cross that bridge when necessary. But if I need help, I'll ask Ron to send Colin down...I can see he is outstanding help !! :lol: :lol: :lol: (I can say that, I don't think he's following this thread....) :? :? ;)

Yes, MissBetty it is really cool to see the personalities of the previous owners show through their tractors by the things they have done to them.

And....Gordon, I know what you mean, we've cobbled up some mighty silly stuff to get a particular job done back in the day...
 

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It all looked normal to me.....until the siren, A great find tho
 

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Massey Man,
That is a great beginning of the story of this "C" coming back to life. I loved the details shots of all the mods from the old guy. He had a lot of spare time on his hands! Thanks for posting all the great shots. Very solid looking tractor.
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Chris
 

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It's a neat find for sure, but I think it is missing the kitchen sink :!: :lol:
 

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Wendell,
Where is the little C with all the mods? Havent seen it for a while.
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Wendell,
Where is the little C with all the mods? Havent seen it for a while.
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Chris
Awww man, ya busted me !!!! Its been on the back burner whilst one or two other projects took "honey-do priority" and of course there were the normal obligatory projects....I'll name a few:

1) Son in laws house metal roof
2) Son in laws workshop metal roof
3) Son in laws wood burning furnace installation.....hmmm I'm now seeing a pattern
developing....
4) Another daughter's deck build
5) The same daughters moving and storage weekend
6) (2) sawmill rescues
7) The official honeydo new deck
8) The official honeydo sunroom, really, what the rich people call a 'four season' room
9) The obligatory (due to friendship) major duct fab and installation along with a new wood furnace over 100 miles away....still need to go for a three day jaunt for the class A chimney install and wiring interconnection into the LP heating system
10) The obligatory wood cutting for the little old neighbor lady
11) The six week Limestone Oven project at the much older brothers
12) The son's 200 yard shooting range
13) The son's 12x16 'shooting shack' at the range
14) The obligatory pick up and delivery of tractors from halfway across the state
15) Of course there's the ridiculous list of emergency 'no heat' and 'no cool' calls I seem to get from a number of family and too many friends now that I'm retired
16) Another major gas furnace and duct install for a good buddys new shop
...and of course the list continues Chris, but that's all I can come up with quickly so I guess the only REAL reason its on the back burner, is because of a major case of the 'lazies'.....

But soon, (well I hope it'll be soon) maybe I can get back to it. The rear end is completely done and in primer. With a few new gears and a few new bearings and all new seals it is resting on blocks outside under a tarp. Next up will be the torque tube as time will allow. The missus is bucking for a vacation soon, and I'm wanting to break ground on a new 30x40 shed in the spring.....so, we'll see. I know, excuses, excuses!!

Oh, I edited it to say thank you sir, for asking about the old Allis.
 
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