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1947 Allis Chalmers B

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Jerry Claborn

08-20-2000 12:24:07

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My 1947 B Allis Chalmers shows 180 degrees on the thermostat when running, but the muffler is glowing red hot.Will someone please help me with this problem?

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Brian G.

08-22-2000 05:18:05

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 Re: 1947 Allis Chalmers B in reply to Jerry Claborn, 08-20-2000 12:24:07  
I'd go with BC's advice. I've seen exhaust manifolds & mufflers "glow" on tractors when they're pulling drags, but that should never happen when the tractor is not under a heavy load. Brian G.

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08-21-2000 08:17:21

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 Re: 1947 Allis Chalmers B in reply to Jerry Claborn, 08-20-2000 12:24:07  
I'd check the timing. If it is retarded, the exhaust gasses will be hotter, but your coolant temps will be normal.

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Dick L

08-20-2000 12:55:53

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 Re: 1947 Allis Chalmers B in reply to Jerry Claborn, 08-20-2000 12:24:07  

What are you useing your tractor on. ( mower, plow, or just driving it around)

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Jerry Claborn

08-20-2000 18:49:30

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 Re: Re: 1947 Allis Chalmers B in reply to Dick L, 08-20-2000 12:55:53  
This happens with the tractor running while setting still prior to using any equipment.

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Dick L

08-20-2000 19:26:10

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 Re: Re: Re: 1947 Allis Chalmers B in reply to Jerry Claborn, 08-20-2000 18:49:30  

I dought if you actualy have a problem. 180 deg. is where it should be and when you work the tractor it doesn't over heat your cooling system is ok. Exaust is hot on any engine and if the tractor is not acting up in some way it is adjusted correctly. If you have a thin wall muffler it would turn red sooner. Any time I am working a tractor at night the exaust pipe glows red. I kind of like to see it red.

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