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Re: 1947 John Deere B Project (radiator)

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Posted by forty40 on January 14, 2014 at 18:24:00 from (

In Reply to: 1947 John Deere B Project (radiator) posted by Bob Watkins, Ohio on January 14, 2014 at 13:05:21:

Pictured are the radiator components from a later B which had 9 broken off studs or bolts. First all the parts were glassbead cleaned. Then using a small oxy/acetylene rosebud torch, each location was heated to a dull orange and the studs turned right out. For the bolts which were broken off flush, welded on a flat washer, then a nut on the washer, heated with the torch and out they came. Someone on this board told me it works better to start turning the nut by tap tap tapping on the wrench with a small hammer instead of just turning it. That method did work better. Also, very important to slow cool in still air after heating. Chased all the threads with a tap, turned out OK. Then, decided to go with an aluminum radiator in my pulling tractor, so these parts are for sale.


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