Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
  
Discussion Forum
:

Grandpa's WC

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author 
Rob Sutter

10-20-2002 23:08:30




Report to Moderator

I would like some advice as to how to go about getting my Grandpa's 1934 AC WC running again. It has set on blocks on concrete under the overhang (nice and dry) of our barn for years. I believe the engine is stuck. I'm the mechanically challenged type but want to learn how to make the old iron run. This tractor will have to be totally restored some day but is it possible after all these years to get it running again without totally tearing it down first? I would appreciate any advice on this. I have great memories of my Grandpa and would love to put the tractor to work again on the ground my family has owned for 70 yrs.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
steve

10-21-2002 16:34:07




Report to Moderator
 Re: Grandpa's WC in reply to Rob Sutter, 10-20-2002 23:08:30  
guys have the right idea with penetrating oil. what you do next is jack up the rear wheels 2 inches off the ground and block the axle. rock the tires back and forth in gear to see if the motor will turn. you can also use the hand crank, but tire gives you something to grab a hold of.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
John W.

10-21-2002 00:24:07




Report to Moderator
 Re: Grandpa's WC in reply to Rob Sutter, 10-20-2002 23:08:30  
Rob; It is entirely possible. If the engine is stuck, try this, remove the spark plugs,then fill the cylinders with Auto trans fluid, replace the plugs hand tight and let soak for a few days. This should free it up.Before you try to turn the engine, remove the plugs, LIQUIDS DON'T COMPRESS, so be sure the plugs are out so if the engine turns the atf has some place to escape. This has worked for me many times, and will lubricate the cylinder walls and rings. Hope this helps you out. DO NOT force the engine to turn, you can break the rings, if it won't turn, let it soak a while longer it will. Be patient it took awhile to sieze, it may take a little time to free it. P.S. Once it turns over it will most likely start. Install new plugs and give it a go.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Rob Sutter

10-21-2002 08:01:32




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Grandpa's WC in reply to John W., 10-21-2002 00:24:07  
John,

Thanks alot for the information. I'll give it a try and let you know how it works. Sure would like to see if it will fire up!



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Tx Allis Man

10-20-2002 23:51:05




Report to Moderator
 Re: Grandpa's WC in reply to Rob Sutter, 10-20-2002 23:08:30  
Take the sparkplugs out of the cylinder head and try to turn the engine over. If the engine won't turn over use some type of penetrating oil and spray down in the spark plug holes. Might alos want to take the valve cover off and oil the rocker arm area.


Im not much help but there will be some of the other members who have dealt with this situation and will give you better information than myself.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Tom

10-22-2002 18:29:19




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Grandpa's WC in reply to Tx Allis Man, 10-20-2002 23:51:05  
While the valve cover is off make sure all the valves are free, not stuck too. You can bend a pushrod if the rest of the engine turns and a valve is stuck. to check just push down on the end of the valves, (center of the springs) and make sure each will go down and then come back up. If the valve is open ( already pushed down) it will not move much more. Dump oil on everything here just before starting too. Change engine oil before starting and filter. drain gastank, fuel filter, and carburator. put in new gas.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Rob Sutter

10-21-2002 08:03:31




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Grandpa's WC in reply to Tx Allis Man, 10-20-2002 23:51:05  
Thanks fof the information. I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes. It would be great to get it going again.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2020 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy