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Everything posted by sugarmaker

  1. Whats in the Barn?, Very nice Case! Great that you have this family tractor! It looks fresh and new! Regards, Chris
  2. Dennis, Picture/s I promised you. My Dad in around 1924 (he was born in 1920). Picture was taken by his mom, my grandmother on farm in Monroe Center Ohio on the Fordson. Notice that even the dirt looks old. And how old would the tractor be? It looks like its 50 years old! Been rode hard and put away wet many times! Top picture has less glare when I took it. Regards, Chris
  3. Tj, The CA looks fresh and sharp! Regards, Chris
  4. Tony, The baler is going to be a great piece. You folks have really done a good job bringing this unit back to show quality. Just dont see that happen often. I can see why, what a lot of work!:) Regards, Chris
  5. Tony, Thanks for the updates! I always thought one action caused at least 5 new actions! The truck looks great. "low ridin binder"! or "candy apple corn crusher" or "sweet binder" Its going to preform and handle like a new truck with all the up grades too! Regards, Chris
  6. MH, Very nice! Its not the "old 7230" anymore! Thanks for the tips on the paint and the nice pictures too. It looks like new! Regards, Chris
  7. Dennis, It is looking good! Major items accomplished.Thanks for posting these. The pictures will help someone with their project! I still owe you a picture of my Dad on the Fordson too. Will try to get a picture of a picture and post for you. Year would have been around 1924, getting close to 100 years. Wow. As a reminder to all of us: Pictures are of little to no value unless shared with others. If my grandmother had not taken a lot of pictures I would not have the back story on our family's lives before I was around. Regards, Chris
  8. Dennis, Was looking at another thread you were posting on. I did not realize you had all those nice orange tractors too! Regards, Chris
  9. Tj Looking good on the manifold change. Get the new gaskets too. And check for flatness on the head. They can sometimes get eroded on the head, which will affect the seal of manifold to head. Also if the studs have necking or corrosion it might be a good time to change those too? Just be very careful if you back those out they can break off. Regards, Chris
  10. Brody and Dad, You guys saved my life this snowy afternoon in NWPA! As usual I was checking the construction section and thought I would look over here too. You and your Dad have done a great job bringing this tractor back to good working order! I read the whole thread. What I also saw was the nice Allis WD that you folks had done also! That's where I have a real problem!:) These old tractors can tug at your heart strings, and your wallet too! They can easily become toys that you just dont part with easily! Really enjoyed your pictures and documentation along the way. And yes If I had a 240 that looked like that I would be very proud of it! You have made it look like a VERY sharp detailed and fully functional tractor again. Yes, if you can swing it, get those plows from the yard too. Then load it up and go to a plow day! Regards, Chris
  11. Old F20, I had never considered being a professional slacker but believe I could be trained and adapt to it pretty easy! Your shop is......... well, ........ awesome! I lke your ideas of the curtains to contain dust dirt fumes. Do you have a heated floor? Thanks for posting the nice project pictures of your rare IH tractors, your shop and and helpers too! Regards, Chris
  12. Dennis, Looking good! Now I hope your working towards the Summer show in July 17, 18 , 19 2020 at Sagertown PA! Ford is the feature tractor. Would like to have you bring your Fordson. Regards, Chris
  13. The lower picture looks to be close to original. The upper picture looks like something I would do to try to tighten the track. Mine are both in need of repair. I dont even have them on the list of things to do at this time. You may have seen in my thread that I pushed the track tight and inserted a spacer ring to take up the slop in the adjuster. It works but is not adjustable. A true farmer fix. My uncle would be proud of me! Regards, Chris
  14. Rick, Nice shot of your dozer doing work pushing snow! We have not had hardly any snow. Only plowed the drive a couple times with the Jubilee. Thanks for posting the update. I had some trouble starting my TD6, and had to pretty much go through the whole wiring system. New cables and the works. Seems much better now. Regards, Chris
  15. Dennis, Glad you found your vaporizer. Wooden parts in a old antique carb? Never heard of such a thing? As you say they must have been desperate to get a tractor functioning! And if the parts were close to being the right shape, maybe it did run pretty well? You know gas is not that smart, to tell if its wood or steel! Regards, Chris
  16. Tony, Thanks for the update! It is looking very good! Always nice when assembly starts too! Regards, Chris
  17. Thanks for the link , I was too lazy to look back! Great work on a unique machine! Those were some heavy bales! Regards, Chris
  18. Tony, Wow those are some big castings! We don't think about all the parts in a machine like this. The hunt for parts! Yes you have the three machines to make one, Sounds about right. One of the issues is that you wont have many folks that can chime in and help you with a issue. So no support other than us cheering you on to the finish. Hate to ask but what is the final color? I see lots of yellow in the last pictures! And I assume you will do some small amount of bailing for demos?? At our local tractor club we were given a McCormick 2 row corn picker. Our president has worked on in to get it running, moving, picking, and repaired parts and some new chains. But man is it worn and tattered. Another question which I may have missed? What was the driving reason to restor/ refurb one of these bailers? What year is this late 40's? We did not have a wire baler. Do you have a matching hay rake and mowing machine in the wings too?:) I do agree there are many levels of restoration. I call my work RCP "Refurb, Clean ,and Paint" Regards, Chris
  19. Tony, I have followed a couple of your threads! Awesome pictures and documentation! I had at one time thought of restoring Antique farm equipment. I think your thread will stop me from doing that!:) A couple tractor projects are enough for me! Your work is top notch! Regards, Chris
  20. Snush, Welcome! You may want to also post over in the construction portion of the forum! Good looking dirt pusher! I like the Holden! Regards, Chris
  21. Tony, The 806 bean cutter looks great! You did a nice job putting all that work into getting it fully functional! The little touches and fixing things sounds like what you do! I like it! Thanks for all the great pictures! Regards, Chris
  22. DSDC, That looks like work! Lots of folks will be happy! Regards, Chris
  23. exSW, Well that is the snowball effect for sure! Next you will be residing the barn too?:) Nice work cutting out the beam from that white oak log! You might have a place on the Barnwood builder show! Regards, Chris
  24. Folks, I was poking around on the Antiques Tractor Forum and found a yellow tracked unit with a loader much like this. I will see if I can find and copy the picture. Regards, Chris
  25. DSDC, The brass lid locking ring has come loose from the top of the radiator casting neck. Maybe lost? I believe they are one of those unobtainable items as mmi suggests? I found mine inside the original cap, a DUH! moment! Since its a non pressurized system I guess it doesn't matter much if the cap just sets on there and bounces around! Mine was that way for years probably and must have worked OK. I just like to get things back in good functioning working order as the wallet allows. Should have tried soldering rather than brazing! Your current rear cover may work just fine for a long time and have a good story with it too!:) Regards, Chris
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