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No, I think I will paint it. The double air cleaners were add by me. I was wanting to do this and I bought a wreck for parts an the wide front. I had an extra aircleaner so I so I have customised the tractor along with trin headlights. I have seen pictures of Farmall M's in America with twin air cleaners. I am usually a pefectionist and have to have the tractor exactly as it came out of the factory but his time I decided to be different. I am hoping to use this tractor pulling at shows.

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I have managed to get a second air precleaner cap in Australia that has the glass jar. Will put a new picture up when it stops raining. Progress is slow due to our first baby and the wallet is a bit dry but I am getting there. I am still planning to put power steering on this tractor and I am looking for parts. It now has one rear tyre. I have just started using an electrolisis bath to clean rusty parts and it is working great. slowly cleaning and priming the front axle parts. I have been able to find all bearing and bushes for the front axle except for the pivot pin bushes.

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Yeh we are really enjoying it and she is growing quick and she is 7 months old. Now it's alot of family time and I do a bit on the tractor when I can. :)

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I guess this is the before pic, I will be slowly restoring this great tractor and pics may take a while between updates. it also came with an IH dozer blade that mounts directly to the loader. serial number is 28084

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My 1086 project. It has A LOT of rust which was covered over by about 2 inches of bodyfiller, I brought it last November and here is a few pics before and a bit of progress made..


I fixed up the front axle with new bushes and bearings, tie rods, and re-furbished ram etc while I was on my Christmas break. It has had the front left wheel fall off at some point and when it's hit the ground it has broken the axle knee, so a few repairs there also to tidy it up. I have been so busy lately with work I have only had about 5 hours a week to do anything, but currently have the cab getting all the rust fixed and the roof going together and doors repaired by my local panel beater. Taken care off all the mechanical work and removed all the broken studs from the front cast bolster also. Most of the cab frame had to be cut away and replaced with new panel, it has been a very expensive job but at least progress has been made.


I don't have a great picture of the cab roof but the pic of the cab leg gives an idea on the rust, also the airbox on the back had to be re-made as it was all round rotten.


This is the first 86 series tractor I have ever seen in person and it is proving to be very interesting for all my neighbours :lol:


Brett

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and a few more..

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Hello murray, I found it just outside of Hamilton. It had been used on a large drystock farm pulling a sam spreader around and taking care of all the cultivation. Getting off old lime/fert dust has been the biggest headache and has caused 90% of the rust in the cab.

Here is a few updated shots I took over the weekend..

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This is my 1955 farmall 400 that I restored, I bought it for $2000 and put $1200 into it and spent 6 months restoring it. I will try to get a slideshow posted to youtube soon.

before after

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here is a few more pictures of my Wide front M I am restoring. I have fitted rear tires and the wide front axle is at a friends getting new bushes and pins made. I am looking for a steering rod that goes from the steering bolster shaft to the left wheel. This axle has the tie rod out the front. I am still yet to replace seals and gaskets in the back end and put new oil in. I also have a few new gaskets and a rear oil seal to do in the engine. I have a PTO shield to make as well. After a bit of panel beating it only needs to have the old paint cleaned off and painted. Then I can put on new decals and a new clip on seat cover. But this may take 12 months.

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Ill post what Ive got but its really kind of nothing compared to the projects Im seeing here... :(

This is the late model M I started with.

Its sort of a half super M with no distilate tank and no hole in the hood.

It has the later model manifold and the wider rear rims.

I was doing work on it already but when the head gasket went I had to get going in a bigger way.

It was filthy when I got it and obviously spent little time in a shed.

Notice that even the decals are gone!

From being out all the time the cork valve cover and side gaskets were all decayed and leaking and the engine and front were caked in oil gunk.

Im hoping the head gasket and head rebuild goes well and I can get enough paint on it to at least make it presentable and workable.

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Someone had rigged this wheel up to fit.i have new rear wheels and tires comeing soon.thats gona be the most expensive part of the restoration. Gona swap out front tires with smaller ones also 2013-08-04_16-30-27_423_zpsb8557355.jpg

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