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Yesterday I drug home this 1951 model A. It's stuck but I'm starting to think that it may be the clutch pulley that is causing the problem. It is locked up tighter than a drum and I haven't been able to get anything to free up yet. I'll get back after it next weekend and hopefully have a progress report.

 

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Looks like you have most everything there. The sheet mettle looks good. In what part of the country are you?

What are you going to do with it after you get it started?
 

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That looks pretty good. Good luck!
 

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bill z said:
Looks like you have most everything there. The sheet mettle looks good. In what part of the country are you?

What are you going to do with it after you get it started?

I'm in central Ca. The tractor came out of the hills in northern Ca. There is no paint left on the pulley so I'm betting that it ran a saw once upon a time. There is a spot on the side of the hood where you can vaguely make out the name of the dealership where the tractor was originally sold and it was resting less than 20 miles from the town that the dealership was in. I'm going to do some research to see if I can get a picture of what that decals looked like when it was new and have it reproduced.

I'm not sure what exactly I'm going to do with it yet. Between this '51 and my '48, one will be stripped of its hydraulics and be a puller and one will be fixed up all original for parades or just puttin' aroun'.
 

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The weeds werent very high on that one at all, it looks like a great project! :)
 

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The weeds werent very high on that one at all, it looks like a great project! :)
You are correct. Just thin stuff, no trees or brambles. By the looks of the tires, the land owner would occasionally burn off the weeds and luckily the tires only got scorched and never actually caught fire.
 

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DerickS said:
The weeds werent very high on that one at all, it looks like a great project! :)
You are correct. Just thin stuff, no trees or brambles. By the looks of the tires, the land owner would occasionally burn off the weeds and luckily the tires only got scorched and never actually caught fire.
I'm excited to see and hear this one go, i'm dying to get up to mine and start work :)
 

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Unfortunately I'm in a similar situation. I live in town so my tractors are out at my dads ranch. That along with a new baby means that I don't get to work on them near enough as I'd like to. :cry:
 

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Most of mine are at my grandpas place where i dont get to goto much :|
 

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Turns out that both the engine and the clutch/pulley were stuck. Today I got the engine free. :D I filled the cylinders with diesel and used a high lift jack to jack up the tractor by one of the holes in the fly wheel. It didn't take too long before it started to move a little and then a bunch of back and fourth work finished the job. Next weekend I'll get back to work on the clutch.
 

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Coming along good!
 

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If you don't have to cut trees to move it then you are doing alright.
 
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