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Update on my first tractor

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08-08-2019 07:24:49

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I have put my nose to grindstone getting it back together and enjoying every minute of it. This is a massive learning experience and the challenges are forcing my skills to improve.

The bell was cleaned and redid the seals with Loctite 515 gasket maker. New input shaft seal, new clutch shaft bushings, new bolts for throw out arm, new throw out bearing, surfaced the flywheel and installed new clutch kit.

Block was cleaned and rebuilt, however is it still cracked between the webbing top and bottom. The plan is to clean the radiator thoroughly and run C&C Copper radiator and block sealer Here is a post where a To30 block was fixed this way https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/ferg/messages/5517.html. I am aware it is a gamble.

First oops, the washer looking thing in the crank pulley was cracked and gently pushing on it revealed to be broken. I want to JB weld it back in carefully. Short of buying a new one, any other ideas?

The axle carrier(bolster?) bolt holes do not line up with the engine :shock:. My farther remembers only 2 bolts were holding the axle and LOADER to the engine. I plan on cutting the old welded area and redoing it and adding some welds to the whole thing.
The axle bar(member?) got a new bushing and a new pin to go with it. Welded up the rear hole for the pivot pin on the carrier(bolster?).

A TLDR Overview

-Loader stays off

-The bell is done

-Block was rebuilt and mounted

-Stuck at front axle

That weld
will add more pictures

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08-08-2019 17:17:30

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 Re: Update on my first tractor in reply to JollyRogers, 08-08-2019 07:24:49  
Definitely need a new pulley, JB Weld won't hold in that application.


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08-08-2019 11:14:56

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 Re: Update on my first tractor in reply to JollyRogers, 08-08-2019 07:24:49  
Bell as in "Bell housing" I suspect. In the automotive world the "Bell housing" is that which connects the engine to the transmission and generally housing the clutch assembly. In automatic transmissions, this is generally overlooked as it is generally manufactured into the transmission.
New clutch kit. New clutch disc now contain more steel and will freeze in place on the flywheel unless the clutch pedal is held open either with a 2X4 or a "C" clamp. There are two ways around this, one being a clutch disc made about 15 years ago and the other being the installation of a Kevlar clutch disc. Mine was a custom job from a re-liner in town.
Cracked block can be a can of block seal, i have used KN with good results, follow the directions. Pinning is another option and I have seen that done successfully also. The TO-30 front pulley was still in production the last time I looked. That butchered bolster is impressive. I wonder if I have one?

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08-08-2019 07:35:34

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 Re: Update on my first tractor in reply to JollyRogers, 08-08-2019 07:24:49  
More pictures

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