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Old 11-22-2015, 09:08:50 PM
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So here starts my 1926 spoker d restoration. This tractor came to me from south of fargo where we did some tractor trading. Brought into the shop today to warm up for the coming weekend
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Looks to be in decent shape. This should be an interesting project. I'll look forward to following your progress.
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What will you be doing for the correct flywheel, will you have one cast?
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I have the correct flywheel, block, and 2 bolt water manifold on the shelf. Along with all new tin, wood. Oh.....I may also have a pto for this girl. Just been visiting with pat detweiller about fronts as these are brazed up. So I will keep these fronts for another project and have another set to re-spoke. I think this should be smooth. Mag going to adrians tomorrow.
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What is the serial #? How close to a nickel hole is it?


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Old 11-23-2015, 08:23:24 PM
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My nickel is something like 37211. This spoker is 36xxx or 35xxx.
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Could you post a couple of pictures of the correct flywheel. I am building a half scale D and have found a spoke flywheel to use, I was wanting to see how close it resembled to real one. Thanks for the pictures as this would be a good guide for the rest of my project.

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Casemaker yes I will get u pics. Well so much for waiting until thanksgiving. Had my son Jace out helping with the manifold while I worked on the rods. So I am lucky. Froze up at just the right place to access the rod nuts nicely. Wow first for everything.
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Early signs of a used but far from abused machine. The manifold unbolted nicely. The governor gear looks great. Many bolt heads are very nice. Just a glimpse into the rear end showed signs of Shiny metal. Rod journals look great. Pleased so far.
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Got a little crazy tonight.
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No doubt about it........you're a man on a mission!.......
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I am doing a 27 D. Looks like you will be done way before me:-) I'll be watching for hints.
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At this rate you'll be done by Christmas. Then what are you going to do?

2 questions. I found a D with serial # 38xxx. Any idea what year? And it looks to be complete except stuck, fenders banged up and was converted to rubber. The rubber is rotted away as are the wheels from chloride. There is a 2nd parts tractor not as nice. It otherwise looks decent. Any ideas on a value? I don't have any pictures...
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38xxx would be a 1926. price very tough to judge depending if all correct parts still on it or not... in particular rear wheels (12 total spokes correct) the block and water manifold. the nickel hole d went into the low 38 thousands so remember that, then worth more. regular 26 d in that condition. 1500? if rear wheels were nice then 2k. most front wheels are not original on these and are tough to find, respoking is close to a grand. I want to have it done by the end of January. then I have a jd 80 and 720 for a couple friends to do next.
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He was thinking it was newer than that. I don't remember the wheel spoke count but it wasn't the early wheels. The spokes had been cut off and rims welded on front and back so would need to find a complete set. And I would want steel not rubber. I'm pretty sure the serial number started with 38 but I didn't write it down or take any pictures. It was at a customer in northern Minnesota and I didn't have a lot of time to look. I just remember it looked good except fenders and wheels. I didn't didn't get to see the other parts tractor. It had the exhaust pipe that went up not forward.
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So as I run through my memory banks and Google some pics and iinfo I wonder if the serial # might be 138xxx. I wish I was headed back there now.
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This one is sn 35898. Or right close.
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Just keep going and you'll be right there with me.
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Three hours of power steam washing.... looks pretty much the same.. Seems like it always take 3 washings before it's truly done.
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Thanks for the responses Lukeste. My thanks button is gone. I don't have a lot of knowledge of the D's. I use to come across things like D's, McCormick's, Fordson's etc on a sorta regular basis on my travels with my job. Not so much anymore. I should maybe start picking them up when I find them.
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