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Rumely 12-20 Restoration


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Old 02-02-2015, 10:20:20 AM
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doing this tractor for a friend. anyone with some of the history of the tractor, please share it with us. came from Canada, north of new York state. think it should be pretty strait forward, lots of leaks a few cracks, a leaky radiator, everything a rumely should be......
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:23:12 AM
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and some more pics. after superbowl started with a good wash and a bit of disassembly. rear seat and stand incorrect, if anyone has correct parts shoot me a message. gears are pretty sharp but the owner is ok with that, so I believe we will just leave them as is. are the pinion gear semi-steel, or regular steel? I would like to build them up some.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:19:09 PM
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A few surprises exposed last night. no weep holes here! busted exhaust manifold, along with a nice crack. more rust than expected on fenders. fenders are simple fixes though
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:28:20 PM
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My new favorite set of tools. 8 point deep impact up to 1.25 inch. makes for fast disassembly
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:17:39 PM
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Where in the world did you find them? I had to garage sale to get a mostly complete set of short chrome Craftsman for my tool box!
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:43:34 PM
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Where in the world did you find them? I had to garage sale to get a mostly complete set of short chrome Craftsman for my tool box!
Macs hardware in Fargo has a variety of stuff like that as does Northern Tool and Harbor Freight also in Fargo although I think those 2 are national chain stores.
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I got mine on amazon.com harbor freight didn't have them. Macs in Fargo maybe occasionally but on.y to 3/4 inch.
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I got mine on amazon.com harbor freight didn't have them. Macs in Fargo maybe occasionally but on.y to 3/4 inch.
You may be right about Macs. I haven't been in there to look and the sizes above 3/4" may be standard impact sockets in 3/4" drive. Northern Tool has a 16 piece set of standard and deep impact sockets from 3/8" to 13/16". 7/8" to 2" are standard impact socket in 3/4" drive. Harbor Freight does have a 13 piece deep impact socket set in 1/2" drive with sizes from 7/16" to 1 1/4". I may question the quality as they are currently on sale for $24.99.
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The HF impacts believe it or not are decent quality. I've beat on a set for a few years and no complaints.
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I have my fair share of hf tools. Not all are bad, warranty is good. But no wrenches or screwdrivers from hf, just not good enough for that
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No school tomorrow so my oldest helped with teardown. we got a lot done. mag carb radiator head spyder and pulley off. kept his interest for a good 4 hours. as expected head needs a good rebuild. Off to h and j machine
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Son Jace tearing down.
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Pics of progress.cylinders need a good crosshatch. After I got the key out of spyder all went off fine. the key took close to an hour of dinking around. bolts holding down engine were loose as expected.
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Son Jace tearing down.
Luke, great pics with son keep it up with him. My son was interested till he noticed girls,hoped he would get interested again but he is late 20s not yet but 5 Jr old grandson shows interest. Hope it lasts,need to keep him away from those girls!!!
Great project keep pics coming. Dan
Also fishing any good this year??
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Fishing for perch and walleye has been slow. Fishing for old iron been pretty good. Landed this cross motor this morning, in fact.
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After dinner today I took the hot washer to some parts and the tractor. Too a lot of grease off. Don't know if I have ever seen grease set like concrete like on this.
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Lots of fun getting that stuff off!
My 20-35 Twin City has a lot of that "concrete grease" on the engine. I've been chiseling it off with an old wood chisel and a hammer. Couldn't hardly mark it with a scraper. Maybe I should keep it and pave part of the floor in my shed with it!!
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After church jace and I lofted off the motor and opened her up. gave the inside a thorough cleaning. maybe tomorrow we will get the pistons out.
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This is a great thread and that looks to be a fine project. Thanks for sharing so far.
Those little Oil Pulls would be fun to work on. That's a model I would like to have had. A fellow here brought one down from Stan Reynold's years ago. He did just enough on it to get it running and brought it to one of the shows. The cylinders were worn out, but she would start after a few pulls and ran pretty steady. But smoke! Within seconds, we had a smoke screen across the whole grounds. But he was happy with it and I don't suppose he ever did much more to it.
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ordered a brush hone this morning, the cylinder wall look as shiny as chrome. a good cross hatch and measure end gap in rings and see if we need new rings....I expect it will. when we do that, we will give the bottom ring the proper treatment so that we can reduce the "oil puke". and babbits look remarkably good. on a quick inspection the governor looks to be in fine shape but will look more closely. rods feel tight in journals, so in all I am pleasantly surprised at how the inside looks...
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