Just wondering if any of you kind knowledgeable gentlemen would mind educating me a bit on my next project?
This 1972 Allis Chalmers 185 belonged to my father. It hadn't been run in several years until last year and though Pop was very good at taking care of his equipment in his last few years he suffered from dizziness and it just kinda took the will out of him when it came to such things.
But anyway....last year I started using the tractor to garden and when I first got it back running the three point hitch would raise when the tractor was started and would not go back down even with a load on it.
Well an old friend that knows a good bit about tractors was by one day he said that I had to take a punch and run them in the little access holes and free up these spring loaded rods in this valve body. Well I tried it and the only one that would move was the one on the far right....but low and behold it fixed the problem.
Well everything worked great until a couple of months ago...I hopped on fired it up and noticed the hitch raising up....which wasn't really a problem because there was nothing on it and I can normally throw the lever and lower them by hand when changing attachments....well this time I couldn't.
So after trying the trick again to no avail I took the little covers off to find that the plunger rods had pretty much corroded to the point that they where stuck in the sleeves that space them away from the valve body.
Well my question is....if I remove the rods from the valve body will I be able to get them back in? Or is there all manner of rings, springs, seals, check balls and all that kinda crap gonna come flying out with it?
I have a little experience with that kinda thing!....lol
But having said that....I am a Machinist and I am reasonably confident that I can either recondition or remake any steel parts needed....but I just wanted to ask if anyone had any experience or advice they could give about this issue?
This old tractor is part of the family....it's been around since I was three! So any help given would be much appreciated!....thanks!