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Dang it!  My replacement radiator can't be repaired..........Argggg!  So was hoping I could save an origianal.  Which leads me to a question; are all the repops the same or should I avoid any certain ones?

Thanks for the input folks!

 

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24 minutes ago, fbh31118 said:

Dang it!  My replacement radiator can't be repaired..........Argggg!  So was hoping I could save an origianal.  Which leads me to a question; are all the repops the same or should I avoid any certain ones?

Thanks for the input folks!

 

A very very high percentage of the reproduction ones are Chinese junk at least our experience has been that way

Now there may be some company that does make quality ones but I haven't found them yet we're fortunate to have a good radiator shop that does our radiators

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I have one more place that I can take it to that is supposed to specialize in copper and brass only but I'm afraid that is may be dry rotted.

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Wow! You have taken on a big project. Thanks for all the pictures. Having done a couple tractors I can relate. But the ones I have done have been worn but undercover. Yours is a challenge. You might want to consider a big electrolysis tank for some of the parts? Nice that your dad is working with you on this family tractor!

Regards,

 Chris

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Thank You Sugarmaker!  

The plan is to sandblast next then prime.  It would be nice to get that out of the way before splitting the tractor to install the motor.

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OK,  time for a little update on the ole' H project.  After talking to you folks and others in the restoration game I think I'm going to pass on the sandblasting, other than small parts that I can fit in my blast cabinet.  I just can't risk contaminating the internals of the trans and the rear end and there are just more hoops to jump through, so that's out.

While I'm waiting for the cold weather to break, the starter and generator are going out, like this week so I'll drop a few pictures of my rusty pieces.  I can't wait to see how they come back after seeing how the mag turned out.  

Hope your all staying warm!

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Soon they will be like new!

 

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Came back looking great.  I wonder though, why the starter has no tag but the generator does?  There weren't any rivet holes on the starter any where.

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Ouch!!  Crickets and tumbleweeds....  Can't wait to get the tractor unwrapped from winter hiding and get going this summer, lots of work to do.  I'm looking for a vintage Prestolite battery.  Hoping to find a vintage 6 volt replacement to add to the resto project.

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I am enjoying reading this. I'm behind you on the story arc of my Farmall C restoration, so I'm reading with keen interest.

Forgive my ignorance, but what are those blocks you riveted onto the rim?

 

KWRB

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3 hours ago, KWRB said:

I am enjoying reading this. I'm behind you on the story arc of my Farmall C restoration, so I'm reading with keen interest.

Forgive my ignorance, but what are those blocks you riveted onto the rim?

 

KWRB

They keep the Rim from spinning on the wheel during heavy pulling, almost like a lock.

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