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wd 45 at the crossroads

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04-23-2008 16:13:03

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ok i got this 45 for 400. she is a tricycle the fan has gone through the rad and he let her sit out. pulled head has the orignal pistons in it never changed up. so my question is do the spend the bucks on rebuild the motor which i can do or do i just part her out. she is pretty much orignal as far as i can tell dont look like she been abused but there lies the promblem heck to spend money on mototr if it is just not worth it .any thought on if the old 45 is worth keeping .

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Jeremy B

04-25-2008 04:25:07

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 Re: wd 45 at the crossroads in reply to reichstall, 04-23-2008 16:13:03  
I would keep her. I have a wd45 I'm working on right now and didn't give much. You can buy a running tractor and find out later it needs some work and end up spending the money on a radiator and a rebuild kit on what you thought was a good machine. I'd go through her then you'll know what you have.

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04-24-2008 06:19:27

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 Re: wd 45 at the crossroads in reply to reichstall, 04-23-2008 16:13:03  
around here a running Wd45 is worth about $1500. a new radiator is $300 and complete engine kit is $800. if you do the math you don't have much room. but as always when ever you try and repair these old tractors you always get more into them then they worth. but when your done it always seems to be worth it. they don't make tractors like that any more and with the price of scrap there is alot of old iron going to the junk yard and that is a shame.
Good luck Ed

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04-23-2008 20:54:26

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 Re: wd 45 at the crossroads in reply to reichstall, 04-23-2008 16:13:03  
had the head off liners have heavy wear plus also heavy rust damage . so no i didnt get to rings yet but i will pistons are soaking now to drive them out of liners. was really looking for just input into to the wd 45 but it sounds like it is so will contiue with repair. when you keep it simple and cheap thats what you got .I feel if your going to spend time out of your life to do it than make it last and do it right so sorry hobby but i feel your wrong as for the stupid part while what can i say,

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04-23-2008 21:12:37

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 Re: wd 45 at the crossroads in reply to reichstall, 04-23-2008 20:54:26  
The name is OLD my web site is hobby farm. But because you did not fill in all the blanks I could only guess as to how bad it was. I have had many in the same shape and some are now up and running and others I did things like buy a good used engine and or a parts tractor to fix the problems. People here can only answer things well if you post as much info as you can which you didn't

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04-23-2008 19:14:01

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 Re: wd 45 at the crossroads in reply to reichstall, 04-23-2008 16:13:03  
Well if you never have had it running what makes you think it need to be rebuilt?? Shoot I have pulled more then one tractor out of the fence row, did a little TLC and have used them ever since and yet spend less then $300 on parts to do so. Sorry but this one sounds like you need to remember KISS, keep it simple stupid. Not say your stupid but just the way the saying goes

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frank in wi.

04-23-2008 16:22:37

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 Re: wd 45 at the crossroads in reply to reichstall, 04-23-2008 16:13:03  
are you kidding? of course its worth saving. alot of parts are available. part shops, tractor bone yards as well.

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greg b

04-23-2008 16:18:38

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 Re: wd 45 at the crossroads in reply to reichstall, 04-23-2008 16:13:03  
if the tin work and rims are in good shape save the old girl

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