I was talking to a neighbor yesterday and asked about their old Allis tractors. he said they had a 190 that "is pretty well ragged out" as he put it. He told me he had worked on the rear end once and the ring and pinion gears were worn sharp as razors, but he took the slack out and put it back together....when he priced just a ring and a pinion..they were $1700! No damn wonder a man can"t afford to restore some of this old iron.
He also told me they had 6 or 7 WD45"s sitting behind the barn in various states of disrepair. They worked the daylights out of them.