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Old 01-16-2013, 12:05:28 PM
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While riding down the road, I was wondering what the best would be to seal up the water tank. I want to keep the rust holes on the outside. I know I can weld patches in. Would gas tank sealer work? One hole is pretty big.
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got to love those western tractors.
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Nice find, take good care of the old girl!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:56:29 PM
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Here's some pictures of the loading and unloading festivities.







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Continued



My dad and I after crating it all up in the truck



Unloading it in MA



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And now to some wrenching on it.

My dad an I jacked up all the wheels. I poured some atf in the grease cups and turned all the wheels. They started to spin easier. All the bearings are good and tight too. No play in them at all. Then I was dying to pop the rear cover off the engine. I was so worried it was parked because of a bent rod. Turns out, everything was perfect under there!





And then I decided it would be a good idea to drain the goop out of the transmission. I've dealt with the stuff before in my Willys jeeps.



And then it has the original shipping information on the starting flywheel.

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Man you found a awsome tractor!!! I am in the process of getting a Titan 10-20 going myself the more I work on it the better I like it. I think you will have a lot of fun with it. I'm glad to see someone younger like me playing with this old iron. You should try to get to rough and tumble in kinder pa a fair amount of tractors there. Keep the pics coming. Don
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Nate,
Thanks for the posts and all the great pictures.
Ain't this a beautiful hobby!!??!!
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Thanks for the updates. My thanks button is snowed under! Congrats on getting it home!! Looks like you got a real good one!!
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While riding down the road, I was wondering what the best would be to seal up the water tank. I want to keep the rust holes on the outside. I know I can weld patches in. Would gas tank sealer work? One hole is pretty big.
I had the same dilemma with mine Nate. I wanted to save as much original stuff as possible.
I was not as "lucky" as you with only A hole in the cooler tank.
I wound up soldering on a full length sheet of galvanized sheet metal to the bottom of the tank. If you look closely you'll see the patch ends just above the frame rails.
I wound up doing the same to the entire front half of the gas tank too....... .......but it still beat making a new tank.

BTW........as long as you have that big grin on your face things are going to be OK.......
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:30:18 PM
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It may come down to that Craig. For now, I'm now going to worry about it. Just wanted to get the ideas out there and explore my options. My tank had a mouse nest that filled it to the top! The bottom pipe is plugged solid with seeds. Should be interesting to see whats in the water jackets...

Thanks guys. I learned a lot about preserving the rust from doing my Famous. In case you missed it, here is a before and a few after shots. For this years shows, I'm gonna skip bringing my smaller engines and just bring the two IHC hunks of cast iron.





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I will always wonder what might be in the next U-Haul I see!!!!
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You and I both!
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Hi Nate, congrats with that great find! The owner who used it must have taken really good care about this tractor all of his live. Finding them in this condition is very unique!
I also like the shipping info on the flywheel, maybe you can find out some info about this dealership, maybe it does still exist.
Thanks Gerrit
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Can someone give me some info on the madison kipp mechanical lubricator? I have two, the original one to the tractor and another. The spare one works somewhat. Two of the tubes are not getting any oil to them. How can I fix it? I'm also wondering, would it be worth my while to take the guts from the spare one and put them in the original? I would like to keep the patina on there. I don't know enough about these before I start messing with them.

Spare. You can see the one cup on the top is full and same with the third one down from the top. Could the tube just be clogged?


Original. The glass was broken out, so who knows how many years of rain and stuff got in it.
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Nate,
Looking at what you have, it might be worth your while tearing into both of them. Just be careful with those 'wobbler' drives - they are pot/white metal and can be fragile. With all that old crud, the tubes, internal passages in pumps, etc could be plugged. Also, there are normally little screens on the oil intakes on the bottoms of the pumping units that can get plugged.
If you do tear them apart, try to keep the the pump parts with the individual pump units they came from as you are not really supposed to interchange the little pistons, etc..
They are not complicated but are finnicky things to work on. Well worth the effort to get them functioning well though! And once you are done - you will be an expert on the operation and care of MK pumps!
All the best,
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Ok, I'll fix the spare one first and see how it works and then attempt the original. I'll throw the spare on the Titan too so I know I have a good working one.

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And then I'll two functioning ones!
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Nate I would fill the original with fuel oil and let sit a while and let it soak in it may surprise you at how well it might clean up just soaking
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Nate I would fill the original with fuel oil and let sit a while and let it soak in it may surprise you at how well it might clean up just soaking
Nate,you have already been given good advice on how to fix your oiler but I would add that boiling the parts in water is a safe way to heat things up without geting them too hot.It loosens old oil and expands things to come apart easier.Start by removing the taper pin next to ratchet gear then pull shaft out the hand crank end.Each pump unit is held in the case with 2 bolts on side of case near bottom.Be very gentle with the white metal parts.Best of luck! Cheers Don
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