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oldtrkguy

09-03-2020 15:56:53




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Just, Wanted to say Hi and introduce myself my name is Larry and live in Graham Wa. I just acquired a 1948 TE20 that I will be attempting to get running. I was told it ran when parked . so will see. May have some questions when I get into it. Looking forward to playing with it and making new friends.




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Thehickdaddy

09-09-2020 14:28:07




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 Re: NEW TOY in reply to oldtrkguy, 09-03-2020 15:56:53  
Hi Larry.
welcome to the forum and greetings from Cornelius oregon. I have had the privilege of growing up on 20s and 30s and recently a 135 joined the fleet.

Dont hesitate to ask questions. And as others said, a lot of lube and lots of patience goes a long long ways



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Tom h.

09-04-2020 12:07:20




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 Re: NEW TOY in reply to oldtrkguy, 09-03-2020 15:56:53  
Hi Larry and welcome. I also have a TE20, along with some TO30ís and 35ís. Do as others have already stated to get her freshened. Youíre going to learn the electrics are made in England by Lucas. Parts can be found for them. I had a little trouble with the distributor being stuck (not able to advance the timing) and was able to take it apart and get it moving without needing any parts just patients and penetrating oil.
Keep us informed on your progress, we all love these resurrections.

Tom

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Jim L WA

09-04-2020 09:56:19




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 Re: NEW TOY in reply to oldtrkguy, 09-03-2020 15:56:53  
Welcome Larry. I'm near Newport WA. Bought a good running '50 TO20 last year. Very knowledgeable folks on this board. Don't be afraid to ask questions, but do get the manuals.



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Bruce(OR)

09-04-2020 08:45:59




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 Re: NEW TOY in reply to oldtrkguy, 09-03-2020 15:56:53  
Greetings from Hillsboro, Ore. Pull the plugs and lube the cylinders. I recently got an 8N back to running after sitting some 20 years. I drowned each cyl with Seafoam and let it sit a day, Changed the oil, plugs out turned it over by hand, new battery and starter, cranked it over until the O/P came up. Install fresh plugs, file the points and it fired. Then is smoked to beat the doors down for about 25 minutes as the Seafoam was burnt off from the manifold to the exhaust pipe.
Still needs work and I still have a few projects before I get back to it.

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John Deere D

09-04-2020 06:47:36




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 Re: NEW TOY in reply to oldtrkguy, 09-03-2020 15:56:53  
Welcome to the "YT" group oldtrkguy

Bob...



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Steve@Advance

09-04-2020 06:08:43




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 Re: NEW TOY in reply to oldtrkguy, 09-03-2020 15:56:53  
Welcome Larry!

My first recommendation, buy a shop manual! They are inexpensive, and will more than pay for itself in mistakes not made. Online information is good, but nothing beats having verified facts in hand while you work on it! Read it cover to cover, get yourself into the mind of the engineers of yesterday!

Before you try to start it, crack all the drain plugs loose, see what you get. If it's been stored outside, real good chance it has water in the cases and engine. Letting it drain out before starting will be much easier than after it is emulsified into the oil. Don't drain the oils yet, just drain the water off the bottom.

Also get some oil in the cylinders. Pull the plugs, give each cylinder a few squirts of oil. Hopefully it is not stuck!

Keep in touch, let us know how it goes. Ask all the questions you want.

Our goal is to keep them out of the scrap yards!

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fusion1

09-04-2020 05:08:11




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 Re: NEW TOY in reply to oldtrkguy, 09-03-2020 15:56:53  
Larry How long has it been sitting ?
the 1st thing I would do is drain the fuel tank get some fresh non ethanol gas.
charge the battery , and see what happens.



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fusion1

09-04-2020 05:02:21




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 Re: NEW TOY in reply to oldtrkguy, 09-03-2020 15:56:53  
Welcome , nice to meet you

I am Robert I live in Clearfield, Pa



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