Sorry to hear you are without a project Randy. Stop by the farm sometime if you are bored and dad will be glad to help out. Here is the list I have off the top of my head:
99 gas - Cab tractor with Ford V8 engine running LP gas, needs original engine installed and to be driven to museum and parked. Unfortunately, dad was too cheap to bid the $250 that it would have taken to purchase the original engine for this tractor at the same auction where we purchased this tractor. Anyway, you'll just need to rebuild the regulator and it runs fine.
1800 A - Engine stuck from sitting, was burning vegetable oil, running when parked! Engine pulled and sitting on shop floor in the way, please free up and reinstall.
1650LP - Running when parked, PO said it only needs steering work. Came from Tennessee, apparently over there it means something different when you say (only needs steering work).
1950T - Running when parked in center of field due to low oil pressure and slight engine noise in lower end, minor ventilation hole on passenger side of engine. Operator at the time says it was like that when he went to the field that day. New 310 block, pistons and sleeves sitting in shed. Gasket kit on north side of shop, top shelf.
1850 - Diesel, only needs water pump, yet has been sitting in our way for 7 years. New engine sitting in shed. Alternatively, new water pump on north side of shop, middle shelf.
1955 - Needs battery, and a job. Battery on south side of shop under bench. Jobs seems to be harder and harder to find these days.
2050 - Running when parked 30 years ago by previous owner, recently moved into our way. 2 replacement engines sitting in shed, just need a volunteer to pull the Herc and swap in a new one. You have that down to an art, right?
2150 - Needs rear main seal which gave out during spring field work this year. Almost more frustrating to repair than major engine troubles due to the amount of work required to replace said seal. While you're pulling the 2050 engine......
White 4-150 - Needs rear main seal. Running when parked, would make great yard art in someone else's yard. While you're working on rear main seals......
Oliver 2655LP - Needs cap and rotor, new spark plug wires and loving home. Have I mentioned how much I dislike working on Molines? Their technology was great in 1945, unfortunately they were still selling the same thing in 1965.
Oliver 1255 FWA - Transmission gear seized this spring while laying mulch beds. 50hp tractor that was used by PO as 150hp tractor, rear end housing is shot (which should surprise me but it does not) and trans needs rebuilt. Motor will not die, runs like a Rolex. Needs to be driven to edge of cliff and relocated to bottom of ocean, saving the engine. Unfortunately the farm is in Missouri and ocean availability is sparse nearby, so I will eventually Fix It Again Tony.
Oliver 1465 - Needs clutch. I know, I should just replace the clutch and get it back in service. You have splitting your Fiat down to a science, so this will be a breeze.
White 2-62 FWA - Amazing little Frankenstein of a tractor that dad pieced together from 2 salvage machines he found. Iseki builds one heck of an engine, the rest of it leaks like the Valdez. Have metric o-ring kit sitting on workbench, feel free to start on either side at either end and let me know when you run out of o-rings and seals. I have more.
White Backhoe - Needs hydraulics worked on, which on a backhoe are pretty much the only thing that needs to work. Its clear to me now that the only person harder on a piece of equipment than a Tennessee farmer is a backhoe operator.
Mitsubishi MT180HD - Runs approximately 3 rounds in the field and then dies. Fuel solenoid ordered, it will be there by the time you get there. Trust me, it's the fuel solenoid, not any of the other things you are thinking it should be, because I have tried all of them already. I remember when this tractor was purchased new, and can account for several of the hours that it has on it, even though it has never ran for more than an hour here or there without something going wrong. But this time we are gonna fix it and attempt to get enough hours on it to get it to its required first oil change!
White 6105 FWA - Won't start. New to us, always wanted a Lamborghini, now I have one just wish it would start. PO, Canadian guy, said the A/C worked and it always makes me chuckle when a Canadian says the A/C works in something. Living most of my adult life in Houston, I will never sell a tractor to a Canadian (mostly because we never sell any tractors) and tell him that the heater works. It only seems fair that they should reciprocate.
White 4-225 - Needs additional remove valve added to run crumbler. Rebuilt remote valves located in bucket marked White Remote Valves on west end of shop. New remote cables located near air compressor on east wall of shop. Note: I repaired the air compressor while at the farm over the 4th, you'll need it for many of these tasks......you are welcome. Spare levers to add additional remote valve located on bench on south wall. New remote couplers to replace all original couplers while you're at it located in box that is in the way as you walk into the shop.
White 2-180 FWA - Have rebuilt priority valve sitting on my workbench, just needs to be installed. Umbrella available on porch at house to use to cover yourself from the hydraulic oil that will leak onto your head while swapping priority valves. While you're adding remotes to the 4-225 and in the mood, there are 3 rebuilt remotes to replace the ones on this 2-180 also, including new couplers in same box that is in the way above.
White 2-105 - Very clean and straight, just needs engine, running when parked. Have 5.9 Cummins available but dad doesn't want to waste it on a 2-105. Also have brand new 6.354 available, but dad doesn't want to waste it on a 2-105. Makes you wonder what exactly isn't wasted on a 2-105. The answer is something that uses just slightly less oil than the existing Perkins that is already in it. As much as you like pulling the engine on a 2-105, I think this would make a great project for you! I promise I'll be there to help just as soon as you have the cab unbolted and fuel tank removed. BTW, it's full of fuel, remember it was running when parked.
Anyhow, stop by, we offer a guaranteed cure for boredom!