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Hi folks,
I am new to this forum(just joined today) and I need some advise. I have inherited an Oliver 66 row crop that needs a rebuild. It has the Waukasha gas engine. Anything particular I need to be aware of in the teardown or rebuild?

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JHolland
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Welcome to the ATF ! You should be right at home and I am sure someone can answer your questions on the rebuild.
Any pictures of the Oliver??
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Thanks,

This tractor has been in my wife's family since it was purchased new in 1950. It was purchased by my father in laws oldest brother and father and two other brothers have owned it through time. He wound up with it and it hasn't been run in about 15 years. He gave it to me and now I am in the process of fixing it up. It runs good but smokes and the front main leaks like crazy.I am the only one with an Oliver in my local tractor club. I am going to try and do the rebuild myself just need any tips I can get on this brand of engine.

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jholland said:
Hi folks,
I am new to this forum(just joined today) and I need some advise. I have inherited an Oliver 66 row crop that needs a rebuild. It has the Waukasha gas engine. Anything particular I need to be aware of in the teardown or rebuild?

Thanks,
JHolland
Middle Ga
They are pretty much a vanilla flavored little 4 banger very similar to many others. Nothing crazy pops up in my mind. Don't forget to slide the pto shaft out the back pretty far to fully disengage before lifting the motor though. If for any reason you have to remove the shifting lever now or later, there is a special retention tool you'll have to buy or make to slide in under the cover to retain a spring and parts that will drop out (or fly out) without it. Good luck with the 66, we all like to see them kept in the family.
 

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Found out about the shaft. Thought it would be a 30 minute job but turned into a real puzzle. Had to remove everything to finally get it to move forward enough to come out.My engine builder said it wouldn't be to difficult as he has done some small tractor engines before.Hope he dosn't find any surprises when he gets in there.

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just for fun i checked rebuid kits you can get oversize sleeve and pistons to increasce hp on these tractors a and i has in stock
 

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The 66 is a great tractor. We had a 66 diesel on the farm when I grew up and it was one sweet tractor. Ours was a narrow front and steered like a dream.
 
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