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Old 09-20-2017, 01:30 AM
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Got a late start on the tractor tonight due to setting up the next 2 projects that will soon become threads here but that is for another day.. I got to crackin' on the manifold and carb as the gaskets came in last night. After draining the radiator and pulling the alternator off AAAAGain I am ready to drop the exhaust... Wait.. What tha...??!!!??.. Why is there hose clamps around the flange clamp.. I slide them down and I see that the "engineers of Smith County" have schooled me yet again on how to repair a broken exhaust clamp.

I get the pipe off the man and start with the nuts which are on studs.. Something is very perplexing to me at this point. The nuts are brass and I guess have been installed multiple times and are barely tight.. Slide the assembly off and sure enough the #4 cylinder was leaking and to beat all someone had definitely been in there previously. Hopefully tomorrow Ill have this thing back together and running again..
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:23 PM
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Ok so it has been a few months and I honestly had forgotten to update this thread. So lets see... Where did I leave off..?.. Oh yeah ok. Exhaust manifold leaking.. So as I mentioned previously the manifold came off and it looked as though someone had been into it before which was the case. After breaking 2 of the 4 studs off in the block I drilled them out and retapped them. I get the block surface cleaned and what do I see but JB Weld in the last stud hole. WTF To beat it all they filled the hole then retapped it with a small bolt size. I drill out the JB and tap it with the correct size and everything is back to normal. Not sure why they didn't do this in the first place outside of maybe they didn't have the correct tap size.?. Who knows but its fixed now. I lay a straight edge across the block. Nice and flat. That's a relief. Then I look at the manifold... You can see the pitting that occured on the #4 cylinder port. Nasty!!!!! So I lay the edge on the manifold. Sure enough 3 ports are high and 3 are low.. Break out the trusty belt sander and dingo bango the manifold is flat and true.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:34 PM
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Up next was this aggravating miss that the tractor would have under load.. I set the points multiple times, I changed the plugs, I set the advance and nothing was curing it.. On the 47th time of pulling the front mount distributor out I noticed there was a good amount of movement in the distributor shaft.. I order 2 new bushings and bingo. Miss is gone. WooooHoooo!! Mark that off the list. Of course after getting it running smoothly something else has to show up as a minor issue which was the valve covers leaking.. So off they came along with the governor for a cleaning and gasket replacements.

Then I dive into the lighting side. Since this was a 6V system originally and the "professionals" that done the 12V conversion failed to wire up any lighting on the tractor. So I ordered 3 12V bulbs, headlight switch and started doing my wiring. After a half day or so we had lights.. I also wired it so that they will only be on when the key is in the "on" position so that if the lights are left on by accident then at least it wont kill the battery. Along with the headlight switch I added a new and working ammeter. Oh and I also had to weld up the rear light bracket as it was broken/rusted into 3 pieces..
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Next I went on attack mode on the trans, hydraulic system and diff.. Talk about gross..

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Old 12-01-2017, 02:43 PM
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After giving it a kerosene bath, I replaced the pto seal and gasket. Sorry forgot to take photos. Also big thank you goes out to Bentley. He helped me locate a retainer the shifter will stay at home in the top plate like it was originally intended.
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Finally the ole 8N is all finished up. Stay tuned for the next project.


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Couldn't get your youtube link to work so I'm gonna post your link in a slightly different way.

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Thanks John. That's what I get for trying to upload a video from my phone..
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Cool project.
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That started up so nicely! Great work, love the fresh out of the barn look.
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