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what is the serial number? I have some engine parts after the restoration of my 1928 D. parts of the steering and the manifold will find them from rosewood machines.For the front iron wheels send detwiller.
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The magneto is 246C model spec .136116
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Would be great to see pictures of other peoples D's.

Thanks for the links on parts, I'm hoping to find some good original wheels, it is not as original as many paint wise but there is some green paint and writing showing still so for now will keep it oiled up and original, would be nice to keep parts looking aged for now.

I'v spotted that mag already, hope not too many people want it..
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Here's a few...
https://www.google.com/search?q=john...w=1215&bih=934
There are pics of my D back in the archives somewhere on here, can't seem to locate the thread right now...
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Here are a few pictures of my 1929 D. I have done a fair amount of work to it to get it back to original and in good working order.
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This is my 1928 D.
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Other photos. My D is sn 61333
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hi retrohead
I hope you haven't paid a lot for it . I where given a w9 and it where the dearest costing just over £5000 to get right you can get all the the parts for it thanks peter
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Thanks very much for the pictures guys, those tractors look great! I like the road bands, looking to fit some on mine, not sure whether to look for some or just get them made up. How easy (or not) are they to find?

Peter - I was looking for something earlier but this worked out cheaper than importing in the end.

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PS serial No. is 68079
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Hi Retrohead,
Glad you have managed to find a tractor now and hope it suits you when you get it running. I still have my 1928 D in bits but getting closer now, crank, bearings and rods should be finished in the next week and then its start to reassemble it and hopefully have it out on the show circuit this season, said the same last season and the one before that as well. Least now I am at home more than I have been. Keep everyone posted on your progress.

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hi twopotlad
so are you going to get the d wright for the show near you I taken you dads jd 60 for you to look at but you was not there see you there peter
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Thanks guys, on the hunt for parts at the moment. Gary Biewer has been very helpful for parts and I'm expecting a few bits from him soon.

On the look out for a correct mag and front wheels. Also would like some bands for the back.
I have not been over to it this weekend but my dad and brother in law managed to turn it over, sounds like it needs big ends doing so might need some crank work too. The gear on the crank is quite worn too, the teeth are almost sharp. Not had a good look at the cam either.
Clutch cover is off too, did that Friday, the pulley would not turn and the lever won't push forward, found it wound right in, plates all broken up and full of dirt, the pulley is free now but need to get the metal plate off the crank and check behind that, does anyone know where I could get new clutch plates?
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New clutch discs should be available from Steiner Tractors. Also my D had poor the crankshaft gear. I found it to Biewer.
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Thanks. Can anyone tell/show me what a clutch assembly for a '28 D should look like please? There are two plates shown one says serial 109944 and up but looks right going by the pieces of outer plate that fell out when we took the cover off..?
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here are pics of my 26 nickel hole, just got it running this week, first time since maybe the mid or late 30's.
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Been following your thread, great looking tractor, nice to have its original flywheel too!

A few more pictures. Not great but hopefully you can see the gear on the crank and it's wear. Also the state of the clutch when outer plate was removed, the amount of rubbish that came out and broken up remains of the plates? Still searching for replacements.
Also is the steering gear correct? Should it be the finer toothed one or the one that's fitted?
Also the missing/broken handbrake parts..

Doug.

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Hi, I have attached some pictures of my '29 D serial no 71526, I haven't had time to dive into mine yet, too many other projects on the go,I have in the yard a set of heavy cast rear centres to fit these tractors if you wanted to put your tractor on rubber.
My tractor has come from Australia some time previous and had the cast centres on it when I bought it. Parts are relatively easy to come across and the old things are good to work on , I restored a '39 unstyled one some years ago
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Nice photos. The steering gear is correct for this number, the finer teeth one is for earlier. There are replacement gears available if needed for this, I think Rosewood has them. The brake band should be an easy find, may have to reline one if you find it, maybe NOS is around. The chains need to be tightened (by rotating the rear quills - see the arrow on the case that is direction to rotate, manual shows proper adjustment), but the gears in both the transmission and crankcase look real good in my opinion. Clutch facings are readily available, I think K and K has them. Good luck on it.
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