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Pulled the B off the trailer, Got all the parts in the barn, Its kinda overwhelming looking at the mess. Filled the cylinders with PB Blaster as good as possible, opened the petcocks and filled as good as I could, also soaked as many nuts bolts and screws as I could find. The carb is soaking in some degreaser in the sink. It is actually green under all that grease and dirt. I was amazed to see there was paint and nice shiny brass screws under all that garbage. Wheres a good place to get a carb rebuild kit. I did get some good possible good new on a trip plow that sits back in there as well. Have not seen it yet so no idea if it "REALLY" is good new yet or not.


Pulled her out of the woods today, didnt think it was gonna happen. the brakes were froze up. took care of that situation, then couldnt get it out of the hole, started to get worried and all of a sudden she jumped right on out of there. Felt like a million bucks steering the ol girl to the front yard till I got back off and started adding up expenses, Going back with the trailer and truck today and hopefully bringing her home.













Well, I did it! Got the ol B out in the woods for 300, I think I did pretty darn good, those fenders are in great shape, I'd say they ought to be worth what I paid for the whole tractor. Gonna be an interesting project to say the least. It will be my first major project. The engines froze up so thats the first project at hand well after getting it out of those woods. Its been there since the 70's but the tank and hood and all the parts you see missing were put in a enclosed trailer so shes all there. Still dont have it home yet but Ive been dreaming all night and day of hearing that double lunger run. Anybody have any advice on where to start with this thing or the easiest way to get that engine unstuck?









 

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Looks like a great project!
 

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Ray, you really know how to find 'em. At this rate by the time you are my age you should own half the tractors in Texas !! Keep up the good work man.
 

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missouri massey man said:
Ray, you really know how to find 'em. At this rate by the time you are my age you should own half the tractors in Texas !! Keep up the good work man.
its not my tractor, though i would be fine with osly sending it my way! :lol:
 

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Congrats! 300 is a great price, your fenders are in better condition than mine and I was offered 300. The great thing is that you want to hear it sing as bad as I want to hear mine :) Great job saving one from wasting away
 

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Well, I did it! Got the ol B out in the woods for 300, I think I did pretty darn good, those fenders are in great shape, I'd say they ought to be worth what I paid for the whole tractor. Gonna be an interesting project to say the least. It will be my first major project. The engines froze up so thats the first project at hand well after getting it out of those woods. Its been there since the 70's but the tank and hood and all the parts you see missing were put in a enclosed trailer so shes all there. Still dont have it home yet but Ive been dreaming all night and day of hearing that double lunger run. Anybody have any advice on where to start with this thing or the easiest way to get that engine unstuck?

It has been over a month now. How is it going with that tractor? Have you started working on it?

Some suggestions on unsticking the engine on a tractor that had been sitting for a long while. Consider that the pistons may not be the only thing stuck. If I were you, I'd take off the valve covers and remove the rocker arm assembly and check to see if the valves are not stuck. I would also consider that the oil pump may be stuck. There is a square coupler between the pump and the cam drive that often breaks when folks try to unstick the pistons. With this broken, there will be no oil pressure when the engine starts.

To unstick the pistons, make sure there is no water in the cranking box. Maybe fill it with diesel to nearly the top of the pistons. Put penetrating oil in the spark plug holes. Put a bunch. Know that there are 4 compression rings at the top of the piston and one oil scraper at the bottom skirt of the pistons. It will take some soaking to get the oil all around.
Lastly, there are 2 pressure relief valves on the bottom of the cylinders that are used to reduce the pressure when trying to start the engine by hand. Open the valve and using the straw that comes with most penetrating oil, spray as much penetrating oil up in there as you can.

With all of that done. Attach a bar to the flywheel and start trying to rock it back and forth. The longer the bar the better.

Let us know your status. We are very interested.
 

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Well its in the woods still waitin on me to get it out. The rain is relentless, be nice a day or a few then pour, The road to get back in there is wet as can be right now, so Im gonna give it till this weekend and see what I can do with it! Updates will be posted! Thanks for the info, I needed that, Whats the best penetrating oil to use. I've heard everything from Diesel to PB Blaster
 

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I read an article about a guy doing research about penetrating oil and it came out inconclusive as to which one was the best. Sort of a 5 way tie.

Get the one you can get easy and cheap. I like blaster because of the nozzle. It can spray and shoot a stream depending on the pressure you apply to the spray head.

About the rain, Down here in Spring we got 4.5 inches this weekend. Will be some time before it dries enough to move a heavy tractor.
 

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I remember a fellow in california that freed pistons by disconnecting the rods and pumping the cylinders full of wheel grease with a grease gun using the spark plug hole. He said you needed to undo the valves to let them seat. He for got that and had a muffler full of grease before he realized. Ol Sturgy what a coot he was.
 

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LOL! seems like grease wouldnt be much fun to clean up!
 

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Looking forward to seeing her dragged out of the woods! I love projects like this, I wont be restoring my A for some time though....I want to get it running and riding first then when cash allows i'll do it all up right :D
 

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How exciting! I have yet to "pull one out of the weeds" but I can imagine how good it feels....did u take any pic's? :)
 

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There is a couple things I would do as previously mentioned. Pull the valve cover and make sure everything is loose. Also, if you pull the valve cover, you can see which pistons are open on the exhaust and possibly intake. If you make your own penetrant like acetone/atf you could pour it down the exhaust pipe and fill the cylinder completely up. Same way with the intake, if you can figure out a way to get the intake valve to open if its on compression, pour something down through the intake manifold to filler up. I would also pull the cover over the connecting rods and spray all of the bearings and maybe some on the backside of the piston to try to work it on both sides of the piston. For light projects I use PB, but for heavy rusted stuff I use kroil or acetone/PS fluid. It's just going to be a game of patience....
 
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