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Twin City Small Tractors. "On a WHIM"


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I don't use thermostats as we run them mostly in the summer and they warm up pretty quickly july/august in Kansas. If I ever need to its the ol cardboard on the rad method.
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Babble
10 hours wheel time yester. The ol’ Chevrolet pickup was a real trooper.

1st stop: Stopped and had breakfast in Hector. Just missed an old friend there at Pete’s Place. His pickup should be just down the street, the lady said. Twas.
Turned into a parking spot as I touched the window down and smiled at the old friend.
We Baloney’d for a good spell and got to see the shop after carrying the 2 parts inside. Haha! For Old 2.
Cooler than Lake Superior, his shop is... If he had any feathers in there, just one of them could’ve tipped me completely over! Very cool.

Next stop: Oop, finish your thing: The grinder was resurfacing a V-8 block head mount surface as I walked in his shop and I backed off after a short introduction.
Mr Cory is such a gentleman! Maw and I had a real nice conversation with that very busy man!
His son is a gentleman as well.
Mr Cory spent an hour with us!
2‘s replacement block, crank, rods, pistons and cylinders are in line for rebuild!
Hehehe. He’ll make that ol’ engine new again. Hehehe. Too cool. Short block!
Should have just brought 2‘s original heads and valve train too for a long block fix.

You will not believe the replacement clutch facings I’ve chosen. Never. Very simple when the gentleman lays out the catalog in front of ya.
IF I had my head on square, I would’ve ordered brake linings for Jay but didn’t think ahead.

Young fellows that may happen to read this: Do you have interest in resurrecting ancient engines for others?
Please keep a “dying art” alive. Please. Too much more to say.

Stopped in Willmar for a ball game on the way back. A grandson plays almost like he’s pro. He’s 8.
Great yet LONG day. Thank goodness Maw did most of the driving.

Have no cool pics at all yet the things I saw. At all.
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Default Modine 21-32 radiator batches.

Fun stuff for me. I was just tickled out in the little shop tonight.
Glad I messed around with radiators again tonight in between Maw's fire. Maw sits in here with me right now. We had another good evening again, burning and lopping, lopping and burning a couple of trees cut down lately to clean up the mess.
Nice break from the TC madness since June 9th and the interludes last Wednesday and Friday.
All amped up last night until WAY too late. Lost extended babble typed out. Good.
A fan shroud screw actually came loose when putzing last night.
AC back in the little shop, recut the existing hole in the wall twice... 100% humidity, warm and horrible skeeto’s right now and then working on rad’s... cool.
I missed the TC’s bad. 2
Still wrapping my head around 2 being out here in the yard and the implications of his presence.
Yes, cover is coming for 2 and his cousins. Sheesh,
Messed around with radiators, working on pulling 2‘s FT-7C RH side frame to get it to welding for a couple of breaks.
Already up to the C series rad supports and parts since the 383 engine’s introduction in ‘26 or so, eh?
Back at it. Seems 11433 is a radiator series number for Modine.
1 The left pic. 2's radiator. We see 34 and 11433.
Richard grabbed a new Modine core out of the pile, the first of how many?? of this batch, assembled a heavy radiator assy for the new tractors and went about his business. Core number 34 went on 2.
2 The right pic. 1217's radiator. We see 1079 and 11433.
Here's #1079 rad core that ended up on #1217 in 1929 yet. 1079's cores are scaled so bloody full so still thinking of another grand opportunity offered.
Interesting notions for me.
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Default 21-32 transmission input shaft bits.

Corrections. Jump back to post 308 on page 16 if interested. I hinted about my affection for Fairbanks-Morse engines yet called them F-B engines.
Should’ve read F-M engines. Did that twice. Good engines.
ALSO! I hinted the little Jay is already a Visionline tractor. I thought I saw an advert but after saying that I rethought and decided I was incorrect since I could not find the advert...
Let’s try this: The last, smallest Twin City production tractor and ALMOST a Visionline series tractor! That would happen in just a couple of years with the Z.
Do I have that right?
That keeps me out of trouble with the Y twin too and I know just about zero about how he was badged.
Hahaha! Just realized this! I have a tiny little “tractor” powered by two, Y series Briggs and Stratton engines that I deemed the Twin Y years ago. I set the throws together so it runs like an IH Titan...
Stopped radiator bits for a few hours and sorted the input shaft.
Had the FT273A transmission input shaft and Gurney/SKF 310 bearing in a plastic coffee “can” of Rudolph Diesel since May with the gear down. (I ASSume A series input shaft as the B series starts at 150802) and I wish I knew the differences. Gee Duane, yank the engine on tractor #1217 (#151520), set that poor old water stopped engine aside, pull the clutch that you want to see anyway, pull the input shaft and compare Huh? For myself and the one guy that may be truly interested down the road.
I wish to grab an oil line from 1217 for 2 anyway. 15 for 2? NO, not Cribbage.
2‘s rad’s on the table in the little shop and have been breaking bolts for side frames.
Funky, the lower rad bolts mostly came apart whilst the uppers mostly twist off. Western ND or Montana tractor. Tony saw what he really was perhaps and grabbed him thankfully. 2 should be running late this year or next year. I need a Go-Pro or whatever the hell they are so I can post a video when the time comes.
For the upper rad tank bolts can we say Acid rain? Worked good to set things awful tight.
1217‘s rad bolts are easier going. MN tractor. Get the top tank off 1217 and see if the scale is stuck like 2‘s rad core next.

IMPORTANT: I’ve learned within the last few years that soaking in Diesel is no promise of a rust deterrent! Ask about Galion Motor Grader fuel tank suction strainer assemblies that stand in Diesel. Bad after 66 years. Don’t ask else I show. What a mess.
Rust will readily happen inside a Diesel bath!
Beneath The Surface (a great album from Balligomingo) of the Diesel in the can, the top of the FT97 bearing and retainer ring FT149, (the bearing cage cover) had a rusty layer on top when I looked! $#!+. Pulled it out, got me gloves on and started toothbrushing the rust off. It all came off readily. Thank goodness. WAY worse words were thought. So embarrassed about the surface rust, I took NO pics. Got it all brushed clean.
The Gurney 310 bearing is quite clean and smooth otherwise. The small hitch is gone.
OK, started laying grease in the bearing, pushed it down, repeated ad-nauseum until full.

1 4607 Cute little bolts: It all needs to slide apart a little when taking it apart to get the bolts OUT.
Same way putting these cute little bolts back IN when re-assembling the cover/FT149 retainer ring.
The old Gurney bearing is a slide fit in the cage (tight on the shaft) and is held fast by the cover/retainer ring and cute little bolts. The bearing never moved an inch in the cage. The name/numbers transferred to the cage. In mirror form in the cage, of course.

2 5525 All together, stuffed full of grease and wired up. Might re-do the .032 wires as they’re not as tight as I’d like. Techniques to re-learn.
See the slight gap straight ahead between the cover/retainer ring bolts? Just squashing the bearing into the cage and holding it fast. Should rip it all apart to file the head of one of the little bolts so a 7/16 works on it again. I'll say it again: Something went thru there at speed.

Skid loader is getting closer to perfect again. Need him always. The old Gehl 4510 has enough fuel again. Installed a new electric pump I had up on the piano to move fuel as I figured the ONLY 36 year old mechanical fuel pump was tired. Yep, sure was. Can hardly find the pump down in the engine compartment. That 36 year old loader loves to give me fits. I'll get you my pretty!
On to the distributor next, AGAIN. Good fire but misses. Loose upper bushing. Starts readily and runs tho.
I don’t like the Turkish genuine Bosch condensers. They suck and can fail right away...

3 4112 That big old Gurney 310 bearing has some clearance. About 10 inches from the center of the bearing.
I found about .128“ “wiggle’. Too much? Could not find any straight/true radial looseness/sagging.
I did loosen the felt in it’s seal bore also. That poor felt has been leaking grease since ‘29 or ‘30. Replacement is a 9/16“ X 9/16“ X 7-1/8“. Nope. The easiest escape for the grease is into the transmission case.
Oh! The soak in the Diesel took care of the soft hitch on a slow turn of the bearing! Used my prized dental tools, Mini Maglight flashlight in my pocket and closely inspected the bearing, removing a couple of hairs from the toothbrush plus a little schmutz. A few specs of rust in the outer race that are stuck but not any hindrance.

4 5248 Completely inconclusive. Can’t keep the built-in roll effect of the million turns big Gurney ball bearing in check.
Might yet test for longitudinal/backy-forthy movement inside the bearing. Bet there’s about none.
Nice bearing. Affordable enough for a replacement IF I have it right...
85 bucks but then The Gurney is destroyed getting it off.
Nope. He’ll roll some more until he needs... I’ll listen to him.
No appreciable sag at the rear of the transmission input shaft nor the bushing in the flywheel to help wear out the Bell Ringing slots in the clutch drive plate. Remember those pics? Just a million turns or more under load. It is nice the new, clean holes are already in the clutch drive from the factory.
On purpose? AT 6 hole parts? Study...
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Default Radiator weights. 21-32 plus

All this mindless babble for 3 lousy pics at the end? Yep. It is what it is.
Thought what the hey, I’m gonna babble this trivial bit. It’s been odd man-handling 1217‘s or MeAndMaw-handling 2‘s rad out in the little shop. No wonder, the dang things weigh about 130 lbs.
15 for side frames, 35 for the lower tank, 29 for the top tank, 46 for the core plus 5 for the three flats, hardware and scale inside 1217. Give or take 10 for rust loss, rusty-scale weight inaccuracies and Grandma Mabel’s old “bathroom” scale. It’s quite reliable each time yet may be 2 lbs over.
Perhaps the computer scale at work is 2 lbs under.

Next: Hose and pressure washer were out for the cores and the old pickup. Blew 7 bucks on the best car wash in town and he looked like a damned Zebra! Pickup was very dirty with caked on from road construction and gravel roads. More to do as he should look respectable.

Have two cores out in the yard leaning up against 2‘s rear tires still on 2. Hang on with that business...
Washed the cores off/out best I could at the moment. More to come there.

Gear change: Son was here and nabbed the skid loader to level his new swimming pool. He hung the “new” ‘68 Catalina rag-top replacement frame from Ohio down in the trees to liberate his trailer whilst I washed things up here. Had the frame blasted and polyester coated satin black at my work for a paltry sum overall compared to out east. Beautiful. Just beautiful. The painter was tickled to work on something different! No, don’t grind off the weld spatter. It’s original to a ‘67 Bonneville if I remember.
Anyhow: Skid loader is NOT in the building! Son was snooping and suggested an old piece of chromed pump/hydraulic cylinder shaft out in the shop for a pounding extension for 2‘s new rear duals to try to drive the axles out as they stand around and wait for SOMETHING to happen.
I guess we think alike... Smart man. Always outside the box and I was having a long term brain fart. Shoot, he cuts his grass with an early 70‘s Wheel Horse! Loves it!
I can simply raise the garage door and walk right to the lathe and sit down with the stool I just transplanted there and cut with the loader missing.
Turned the existing 1-1/4“ part on one end down to 1“ and will thread it 1“- 8 in the coming days so the pounding extension can be screwed into the axle shaft and I can pound on it until I wreck the extension, the hubs and/or start to move the shafts. Think good thoughts, would you? I need a bigger sledge hammer.
We’ll see!
Godson sent a video (they suck over the phones) of 4014 down in Owatonna, MN! He went down there to see!
I gotta pay more attention to the Big Boy’s movements. Too dang busy right now with old tractors and what-not under this rock but wish to see with my own eyes!

Even playing again with the round oil filter base for 2 as heat and time permits. Quite warm here and suffer. Gotta check/clean/touch up/regrind (gently) the ball seat for the overall pressure ball inside the round filter assy. That ball dumps oil back to the regular flow to the engine if the filter gets plugged. That ball, seat and spring are very important for a lot of years of TC/MM engines. Darned thing looks to have a Tri-Point seat for the ball! More to that too. Find the correct size and order a diamond impregnated touch-up/grinding ball from precisionballs dot com? Thinking hard on that.
Cozy little shop has AC after all. Let’s play with something. Much to do. Obviously the two rads are all apart for inspection.
Any clue whether I really have the last remaining NOS FE7066 overall filter assy pressure ball spring in the US? I’ll look back to see IF I posted enough details about that very important spring I got out of Nebraska at Foland’s.

1. 2104 The cores as they wait more cleaning and further inspection. 2's has cracked headers and a couple of owees. 1217's has a minor owee. We'll see.
2. 1105 Sure looks like that 1911 South Bend lathe is movin’ fast! It isn’t. A couple hundred rpm’s at the very best.
3. 4139 Even slower rpm’s here. I tried to file them off on a reverse or a during a cut: See the light marks that seem to run opposite the real threads? Oh yeah, I tried to make the axle pounder left hand threads first...
C.B.S. Cooked Brain Syndrome. A bit warm up here, cooked it hard last year at the show and again this week.
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Default Re: Twin City Small Tractors. "On a WHIM"

Hi Duey
Just wanted to let you know that I have a new radiator core for a 21-32 just sitting in the shop if you run into problems.
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Jim, thank you again for that offer as it's very much appreciated! "You were always on my mind." I think Willie N. wrote that but the notion is close.
You, my friend were the subject of the latter of the post #323 "1079's cores are scaled so bloody full so still thinking of another grand opportunity offered." but I sure wasn't gonna call you out about the spare NEW rad core offer nor the borrowing of anything that would be stuck outdoors right now......
The old (Anything) communities are often eager to help another similar. Thank the heavens. So many real good people out here.
I'll probly have M&O look at Modine 34 and 1079 and if they shudder any tiny bit...
Being even more honest, we both here are being very watchful of my "fun money fund" right now and worried 2's replacement engine repairs are going to... They won't.
Heck, I could prolly dig out enough paper Franklin's to allow myself a new core from the stash spots...

---------- Post added at 11:10:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:25:18 PM ----------

Caution: This post may cause time lost or possibly strange reflexes if ya look into what I see on the tube. My very first foray into this posting bit.
Hate windose computers. I use Linux so no video editing software right now.
I tried Maw's windose computer today to print out some American Bosch ZR-4 and impulse manuals/info so I could carry the papers to the tractor or the bench and all it did was give me the finger. Terrible. Very disappointed with that. That stupid thing wouldn't even recognize I had a flash drive up its a$$ as all it wanted to do was format my 32 Gig drive. Ugh.
IF by chance this works, two video clips of a regular schmuck having fun on a Saturday afternoon with 26068 the 1928, 17-28 Twin City.
The older brother to 26068 is 26038 that is languid, waits down in the water plants right now. Still. We'll get there. Heck, the motor grader isn't fueled up and running again yet. Too much? No. See next:
The word for this year as I learn it is Patience. Son is learning it too on his '68 Catalina rag-top re-frame project. One step at a time (cliché). Yet true as long as we keep going so keep going.
Those boys worked me harder than I should've been worked but the outcome was fantastic on two fronts! The '18 Ford model T is running again so Maw and me Toodled! And again tonight with MY urging. Life in the slow lane, somethings to be said about that.
Completely unedited:
1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqblgz2AjFU
2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPCH9jZpqtk

I cannot believe how easy it was to post videos from my phone to the tube.
Let's see if it works!

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Nice job with the videos! I am your first subscriber too. Now that we know you know how, we'll expect more
Keep up the good work
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Hahaha! This old dork has a tube subscriber? Hehehehe! Unheard of.
You're serious. Oh crap.
That's the funniest, yet the most-ut thing I've ever read.
Hahaha! Been thinking about this for way too long tho. How the heck do I share a little bit for the very few interested?
Head down and humbly pondering 2 and his implications just now... That ol' boy is the focus. Means to an end. I argue with myself IF ya can pick it out of the babble.
Just to show it is real here...
And fretting over it. You mean to tell me the vids work good for everybody? Oh crap. Deer in the headlights look whilst laughing my fool head off!
Conundrums.
Hahaha! Don't temp me Jacob! Oop, I guess I do know how. Now.
This man is all over the place. Quiet man yet very far public. I wield a microphone just fine... Careful.
Your phone will tell you my every publicly shown and posted move? Oh crap. Or watch out.
I can deal with that. Hehehe, ya wanna see some real/style All Star Wrestling? Like from the Twin Cities from the 70's? Vern Gagne style? Hahaha!
Careful.
My Allis Chalmers friend, that simple post meant the world to me.
Thank you Jacob.
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When I was watching the video I thought for a minute it was the blair witch project until I saw the tractors.
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Hehehe! Perhaps the Long Beach Warlock Hunt!
Wait a sec. The Wiggly Long Beach Warlock was on the camera... Oh oh
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Default And now for something completely different. Monty Python.

In the quests for making everything run again around here which should be done. Before the motor grader Duane?
Kubota ZB-600 Diesel. Languid for 8 years.
Sad. Perhaps no. All in a process. On summer break from the true force of this thread. The fun gives me... peace
Cool streak, end of July after a nice rain day. So darned nice outside right now. Near cold
This: https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=188603 Gold. It applies to Twin City too.
And these: The something different. Please excuse the extreme drift Off Topic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWdz_qEXSUA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSXn93Oqbyc
The madman tells his story. Get back to Twin City as soon as I can. Haha! An Onan 1C hopefully coming into Central MN from Eastern MN in a couple months. Made in MN I believe. Good grief man. https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=188532
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Default Let’s resurrect a small Kubota Diesel engine. Come along with me.

Plus Twin City things mixed in! Yes, life gets interesting some days.
Yet the Twin City’s lead me on a path of..."I need to get all of this (everything) running now."
Why not? Needs to be done again. The needed service work is therapeutic as well. If I let it be/at a frantic pace.
I’m 55, don’t feel good but not sick, don’t have cancer, my heart is still going but... I can’t think of the words I’m looking for.
If I keeled over tomorrow, I want as much running or in process as possible. Gosh the things I need to mark so anyone knows what they are for.
AND:
Prompted by another fellow’s labors with his 41 year old Kubota Diesel ZL-600 (upright 2 cylinder) in his B6000 tractor.
With the mid 70‘s Bolens HT-20 tractor, I literally dragged out of the weeds a very early 90‘s Kubota Diesel ZB-600-C (horizontal 2 cylinder) engine powered gen-set I cobbled together 8 years ago. It stood and worked for almost a week after the Aug 1st of ‘11 storm we had here. We had water, fridge, lights, fans, tv, radio and again water. I had air out here in the office but the 4500 watt couldn’t start the house compressor. I don’t have the pulley sizes quite perfect, I should twist the engine up a little more. A little chinaman I won at the go-kart track ran the office freezer and fridge. Gas was brought in from Willmar where my son lives.
Brrup, brrup, brrup, brrup etc. I checked fuel levels in my cobbled on fuel tank every two hours.
I wish to see the key in the pulley on the generator again. Whatever it may be. I think it’s a nail.
Don’t recall. We found it’s a hex key/wrench. Can’t say Allen as I wouldn’t do that to an Allen wrench.

Waking the fuel system: Diesel doesn’t wait long, crud in the lines, sluggish injector rack and rust in the tank.
Rust under Diesel! That makes me mad.
I’m on break to see if MMO will loosen the inlet and output valves on the Facet electric cube pump. There’s only a week of run time on the pump, they’re expensive and I’m cheap. I need MMO in the injector pump also to see if the rack will loosen up perfect and then dare start it to see. If I pulled the injector lines and the pump I’d have direct access to the plungers for loosening but I admit I’ve never pulled the pump on these engines.
Probably simpler than a Perkins/Shibaura engine and they’re easy. I sure ain’t afraid of these Bosch type K pumps and their plungers. I want to keep it simple.= Lazy in some ways/if I don’t have to...why?
I removed the oil fill door and lo and behold, there’s the governor arms for the rack. That’s cool.
Back at it.
It took a good shot of wally world brake cleaner and Hello! I have a pump again as I thought why not? It doesn’t work, lets try. Ridding old fuel from the tank to make room for fresh. Done.
So I pumped in MMO (Marvel Mystery Oil) at the pump and he lit right up just like a very forgiving Kubota will!
Adding to the Blair Witch/Long Beach Warlock projects! Hehehe! Oh these are fun... Duane rolls his eyes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCLdL1GSj9I
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP8s0UINKa0
I have a few pics but...no.

Then there’s this! What the heck? Do I want another TC? Depends. We’ll see.
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showt...18#post1593618
Tangents...
I can still smell that little Kubota's exhaust in my nose. I like it.
Goll, they burn Diesel so darn clean.

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Default Let’s resurrect a small Kubota Diesel engine. Come along with me.

By sheer happenstance, this is the 8th Anniversary of cobbling some junk together to make juice and keep our place going after that Aug 1st storm in 2011.
Worked out kinda cool. Like stated before, they ran for almost a week until we got juice back from NSP. What a mess it was locally.
Yesterday, August 1st 2019: The Gillette generator making juice and the Kubota ZB-600-E (almost 14 horse I think) doing his bit.
I received this engine from my friends at American Eagle Airlines maintenance shop on the north side of O'Hare airport in Chicago. All it cost me was shipping. $60.
Good long term work friends. Dennis, Laura, Carl, Jerry, Hon, Navid. I had such fun with all of my work friends all over the US, over the phone and meeting some of them in person! Mr Hu (Hugh) Vo at SeaTac. Great guys out there too. "GSE Paul, GSE Paul" over his radio at SeaTac. He just rolled his eyes and took the radio/cell call.
Gee, feeling sentimental today? Huh?
A spare Kubota block came in a piece of equipment I finished in '88-'89 and then rebuilt in the early teens at the factory I was at (that past life thing).
If interested, see the final outcome here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSruI9GWj94
I don't do Click-Bait on the tube (whatever the hell that is-$$$ I guess).
He'll be put back to slumber, in the woods as there is no inn to stay at right now. Soon (a building).
NEVER make Diesel powered anything sit and wait. Heck, anything that moves? Move it occasionally. Run it occasionally. I made those mistakes. Up here, everything goes to heck if ya leave it be.
Back to Twin City things very soon!
With that said (I was taking a whiz outside by 2): Something just dawned on me: I've whined about parking brakes on old tractors here before... Is this right? The loose brake drum strap has some of the lining gently sliding on the brake drum for those thousands of miles these old tractors put on in the fields, the linings became smooth and that's why they don't work so well now? Prob'ly crazy.
I have it in my head to replace a couple linings around here for just that reason. Poor brakes.
Type too much. More to come on that Schebler TT/TTX carb too. The kit is here but the carb has a blocked passage on the main for the idle tube feed that I'd never get all apart to physically clean. It's the one crusty spot on this carb, up in there. See M's kind submission on that thread for the intersection diagram.
Pure Gold. https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=188603
Maybe I try some vinegar this evening to clean there. If I get to the shop tonight.
Too dang busy...

EDIT: Never made it to the shop.
I've got a secret. Info to come tomorrow.

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Default Oops I did it again, again!

Shoot, it'll be tomorrow here before I get this cut/paste/pic job done. Uff da. Tis so.
I realized around noon today (Saturday the 3rd) after I mistakenly told my BIL that I could help tomorrow, I have to work on Sunday (the 4th) so either I post tonight or prep this for tomorrow after work when I‘m near dead and too warm.
The secret.
Late this morning, about 11:45 my BIL Dar called right back and bid on a 1930 Twin City KT #301042 (1042 off the line) for me.
The 2 day auction: https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=188668 Thanks Jim!
I was as nervous and my back hurt as if I had been right there myself. I told him I was shaking like I had 10 cups of coffee and he asked "Why?"
Very local. Less than 20 miles away. Very pleased that it was nearly in our back yard..
Dar said there were 3 or 4 other fellows bidding along with/against him!
I previewed the auction on Thursday with him and his junk-buddy Bob. Funny, Dar’s bidding # was 100.
He also bought for another fellow, an H Farmall with live hydraulics! Sat right next to the KT. He missed the L Briggs engine but got an F and a wmb.
A good JD friend from Iowa told me face to face tonight over a beer that if IH had put those live hydraulic pumps on all of the H's they would've outdone JD!
I countered back that they ALL had their good points and not so good points.
I truly believe ALL pieces were brought to the place this spring/summer plus some were already there.
Sunday, a beautiful!!, mid 60‘s Olds 98, black convertible will sell. It’s so sedate! White interior.

Jeez, there’s a real nice looking ‘30 KT, Hot Spot manifold and rear facing carb on facebook marketplace around Moorhead for 1400. NICE looking tractor on NEW rubber, cut-offs I think, 3 spoke steel steering wheel, slightly bent crank and tie rod and more modern air cleaner. Possibly ready to go to work.
Yes, it tempted me but Maw said no! "We don't have the room." Hard sell. I will give her this: She wants to be sure my mad-money account has enough for Mr Cory down in Delavan to rebuild 2's engine. I get it. "Do you have enough cash for that?" "Yep."
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...ort=BEST_MATCH Hope that works. I searched and hoped faceplant wouldn't overload my system and shut me down, else I'd have to start all over. Not tonight.
So much to do.

I was so afraid I’d share pics before-hand that I refused to take a pic of the rotted out manifold side and dare show the banjo. I don't have a pic yet!
28. We can see the bent over inlet tube. Nice hood.
I think I see the front wheels are cut-offs. I never looked at them til a bit ago. It’ll just take time to find front steel.
38. Not bad. I like the extensions!
09. 1042 off the line.
08. See this?
21. Again. Double exposed, double stamped/layed on "decal"!
Cool.
One more "small" TC to go.
Here: F, F, J, K, M, M, T, T.
Q. Which is still missing?
Madness/addiction. I almost have a set.
A. The Monster. Funny how that worked out. The Monster is an AT.
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Default Re: Twin City Small Tractors. "On a WHIM"

Front steel can be a tough find. Charlie Doty told me KT and KTA fronts not the same. My KT has F & H and has a Robin manifold.








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Default Re: Twin City Small Tractors. "On a WHIM"

Junk-man Dar stopped in before I left for work. I clicked after work.
Rot and cuts. I'll look into the banjo in a couple days. I'd wager it's rusted out but if complete inside it can be fixed.
The Minnesota brakes here are NOT "Minnesota Nice" They're nasty and mean. And stuck tight.

GB: I figured they were F&H fronts. Worth as much as steel right? Thanks for the pics!
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Default Re: Twin City Small Tractors. "On a WHIM"

Wheels look like orig. No grease fitting on cap and probably no seals just felt. You have the hard to find air cleaner. Correct carb would be M1 Stromberg. Manifold same as any KTA or U till 1941. Governor should be the old slide style. Any other parts fairly common.
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Default Re: Twin City Small Tractors. "On a WHIM"

I KNEW you'd catch things and thank you my good man.
I do like your insight.

You nailed it GB! Engine number on this one is 376053 and the manifold changeover number to the Hot Spot is 375584 according to the owners manual. Ding!
20 some + years ago, my friend Greg gave me a 5-30 owners manual he picked up. I think a reprint but wonderful! I've looked at it off and on since and now? Very handy to have. He apparently knew I had a thing for our TC's.
Son has a '32 owners manual coming for me that might show when the banjo was replaced with the oil wash cleaners.
Or are you gonna beat me to it? Either way, it's good. Then we all know.
Well, for the knuckleheads like me anyway that are just getting inside all of this. Hey, do you know what the engine number was for the start of the tractors with number 300,001?
I didn't find the tag tonight but there's always a stamp.
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Tractor serial is 300125 and motor serial is 375130 so beginning motor number would 375000?
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