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These are the threads. Probably you all are quite used to do these things with perfect results, but my performance doing threads up to now was rather miserable...

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And here is the fuel tank before cleaning.

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Now it is clean outside, but the inside has to be cleaned yet. As you can see, it has two outlets as these tractors had initially a reserve tank.

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Next task was to do the oil pan seal. I like to make my own seals. It is fun and much cheaper than buying the seals. I have found out a little trick to make the holes in the seals. I use dies and I have tried putting the seal on rubber, plastic and whatever soft and flat I have got around. The best results were using a wooden block but in line with the grain, not perpendicular.

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When I was starting to restore this tractor, and started stripping off the paint, I uncovered the covers of the clutch and the gear. Both are beautiful aluminum castings. A friend of mine, a great tractor collector, saw it and said that if it were his, he would leave those castings in varnished natural metal finish. I have been thinking about it since then. I also remember having read that some of the first Fordson 9N had an aluminum hood which some owners polished instead of painting it. The castings have a grainy surface but once cleaned they look too great to be painted. So I decided to go ahead. This is the result with the clutch cover.

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From the photos of the covers all cleaned. I think you made a good choice.
It may not pass the "correct police", but it's not their tractor.
It makes a unique look.
 

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I have already cleaned the inside of the tank. There was a pine seed, a sort of roller of a bearing and some grit inside. I extracted both with the gripper of the fireplace and a flashlight. I would love to further rinse the inside, but now we are suffering very cold weather and all the water pipes in the workshop are frozen. I will try again in some few days, but in the mean time, I cannot paint the tank
 

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Pepe thought that the dynamo was suspect because it had a lot of endplay. I had not realized that. So we decided to open it and the rotor was like this:
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Obviously, this rotor is going nowhere anymore, so we discarded it and after much fettling, we decided to install another Lucas dynamo. Slightly more modern, but in working order.
 

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The fuel tank had a two way in, one way out tap. The handle was broken, so I bought a tap with a similar handle and replaced seals, handle and nuts. Now it looks like new.
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Then it was the turn of the throttle handle. Now it looks like new with a new cork washer. I suspect that it had a rubber cover for the tip of the handle. I have to check it.
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The oil pan was fitted with a new gasket and a bead of silicone just in case...Now the engine block is sealed and ready for oil.
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And once I was lying under the tractor, I cleaned the front axle bracket and the whole underside.
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Great progress! Very impressed with your attention to detail.
 
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