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Minneapolis Moline Tractors Discussion Forum
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Any luck advice on restoring a rtu/rtn?

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brunofabbri79

09-03-2019 16:35:53




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I inherited a mm rtu/rtn not sure what it is exactly I can't read the serial # tag as its been outside forever. I just found the hand crank and after a few MMO treatments prior the motor is not stuck😇
I seen the radiator is leaking and lots of animal nests in it. I did a search of MM PARTS online and eBay and it seems these tractors are hard to find parts for. I love the prairie gold and red paint schemes. Any advice on how to proceed if at all. I see all kinds of old and impossible rebuilds on classic tractor fever but I'm fairly novice at this. I know the motor was revolutionary at the time being an ohv engine. Thanks guys!

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larry Mi

09-16-2019 05:28:17




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 Re: Any luck advice on restoring a rtu/rtn? in reply to brunofabbri79, 09-03-2019 16:35:53  
Should have said and this Z for me.



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larry Mi

09-16-2019 05:25:59




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 Re: Any luck advice on restoring a rtu/rtn? in reply to brunofabbri79, 09-03-2019 16:35:53  
I had no problems finding parts. I did 2 One for a friend and this one for Me.]



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yonson

09-04-2019 16:38:13




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 Re: Any luck advice on restoring a rtu/rtn? in reply to brunofabbri79, 09-03-2019 16:35:53  
Don't be too quick to judge, radiator may be repairable at a lot less cost than another used one. Bring it to a radiator shop for evaluation, might save a bundle.



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brian(MN)

09-03-2019 19:38:27




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 Re: Any luck advice on restoring a rtu/rtn? in reply to brunofabbri79, 09-03-2019 16:35:53  
Parts are not a problem, you just have to search for them. They are easy to work on. Just bear in mind that you can put a lot of money into it and never got it back if you sell. You Got to remember it is a hobby. Since you inherited it, you must have some sentimental interest in it. Good luck!



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ChrisQ

09-03-2019 18:37:29




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 Re: Any luck advice on restoring a rtu/rtn? in reply to brunofabbri79, 09-03-2019 16:35:53  
Where are you from? Radiator is not the most economical thing to ship but I have a couple. R parts are not difficult to find if you know where to look. Just not much out there for new aftermarket like there is for an 8N Ford. RTN is single front wheel, RTU is narrow/tricycle front.



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brunofabbri79

09-05-2019 16:19:59




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 Re: Any luck advice on restoring a rtu/rtn? in reply to ChrisQ, 09-03-2019 18:37:29  
I'm from michigan. Damn thing is sentimental to say the least. I see sweet ones for 2000$ good enough for a parade or a lawn ornament lol. I was thinking if the motor was stuck I would just swap out the sheetmetal and a few parts just to have a sentimental Frankenstein rtu lol I always heard the hand clutch is a bit tricky and dangerous



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brunofabbri79

09-05-2019 16:50:49




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 Re: Any luck advice on restoring a rtu/rtn? in reply to brunofabbri79, 09-05-2019 16:19:59  
Its just something about that harvest gold and prairie red that draws me in. I'm not partial to any specific manufacturer but those 2 colors are a thing of beauty. i have a MM rtu needing a full restore



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morepower02

09-03-2019 17:15:40




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 Re: Any luck advice on restoring a rtu/rtn? in reply to brunofabbri79, 09-03-2019 16:35:53  
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A lot of R parts out there. The problem is unless it s sentimental to you in the description you provided it s a money lose.



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