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Old 11-26-2015, 11:17:53 AM
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Looking great Lukeste,

Thanks for sharing this with us and we wil follow this thread.



Like the spoker D the most of all including the Waterloo’s.
But that is personal thoughts,
Very nice model to watch,

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Tonight was spent cleaning shop and taking frame work off shot fender to put on new fender. When that was done I went to setting up rods. What a back killing job. All bent over. Put in shims, tighten, check, repeat. Maybe others are better but took me 2 hrs to get what I felt was good. Looks like no progress from a distance but actually a big job done. Was checking out some parts on storage rack and ran into this.
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Hi. I too am working on 1930. D. Many parts suppiers list parts for serial 100442 and up. Mine is 96487. Im wondering how many parts will fit mine. Its one year older. Interesting little tractor
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Old 11-29-2015, 02:12:58 AM
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So it looks the same as before but all new gaskets now. Expect no leaks like a rumely... still can't believe how crisp all the gers are.
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The original owner must have hated it so much he didn't use it.lol
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Halcon, that is what I am thinking..
. I expect his next tractor was an ihc.
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:48:33 PM
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I started to tackle the front end. Really worn. Rusted king pins and egged out. The turning gear is a finer gear as compared to the next generation front axle. The parts tractor will not provide much good here...it's all for later unstyled d, although it would all bolt right in and work fine. But I want this to be correct as best I can. U can see the difference in the "beef" in the front end. And gear mesh. Lastly oil pickup screen is good to go now
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That's the price you pay for having a left hand steer JD.......
Building up and grinding the sector teeth to match the worm isn't that bad a job.
You'll get it.......
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The drawbar was in tough shape, as they all pretty much are on these early d tractors. So I went about welding up the better of the two into a respectable use able drawbar. Also the belt pulley arm brakes are typically egged out pretty bad... of the two I had one was egged terribly bad, the other was just as bad and busted at one time. I manages to find a NOS piece to address this issue... hit the easy button on this one..since this had a solid flywheel on it when I got it the drive for the oil seal mechanism was for the square key to drive it. So I drilled it and pinned it to drive it as it should for the spoke flywheel.
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I haven't been real good in the last week about pictures and updates. Last week I got the block on, then got the governor worked over. I got a NOS 2 bolt water manifold. So I took apart both of my 4 bold manifold and fan shafts and picked the better shaft to go with the better bevel gear...the gear was the one that was originally driven by this governor. So all gears are still from the same machine. And fan parts will come from parts tractors. Today I got the pistons slid into place and ready to tighten down rod bolts. Pretty daMN pumped to have motor almost done.
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........the drive for the oil seal mechanism was for the square key to drive it. So I drilled it and pinned it to drive it as it should for the spoke flywheel.
One of my D's was a '27 so that oil slinger should be the same or nearly so.
I couldn't stop mine from leaking oil on that side....... .......until I cut a groove in the slinger for a thin O-ring.
That was the end of that!
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I just went through the belt pulley deal too. I ended up reaming it and putting a bushing in. I have the same drawbar issues too:-) I'm learning a lot from looking at your posts. Thanks!
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craig, I am going to do what you have done. the way that it is, its only a matter of time before there is seeping. thanks for the advice. lately I have gotten the steering shafts build up and turned down. been working on the clutch mechanism. the cast portions is pretty worn so I ordered some bushing stock to work with, and the big brass carb has been sent off for a rebuild. detwiler sales supplied me with the last few small pieces of tin I needed. pat detwiler is respoking a rim for me.. pretty pleased with progress. the head is getting machined for new valves from h and j machine, but that should go good, no cracks and plenty of meat on the head to cut the seats.
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Took 2/3 of the day today to get the front axle in current condition. A lot of work and time. But now I can clean up where I was working on this. I had basically all the axle parts set out to go through and select the better parts. Very pleased to have it done.
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That's what I'm missing..a forklift! Looks great.How did you fix the steering segment?

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The top on right side had some strap metal holding it together. It was torn out, I expect from the king pins being froze on the spindle portion where it was supposed to pivot. So lots of heat and a bfh, and got the pins out. Had to do that on each side. Then built up the holes for the king pins on the axle. Lastly I cleaned up the pins and built them up and put on the lathe and turned them back down. If I had 1 inch shaft I would have used new, but on a Saturday I was limited to what I had. I ended up using 1 spindle from the parts tractor.
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Halcon, that is what I am thinking..
. I expect his next tractor was an ihc.
When the Farmall M came out those old D's most all ended up parked in the fence rows! One thing I'm curious about, why all the white grease on the pistons during reassembly? All that's needed is a bit of STP or a good equilivant.
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When the Farmall M came out those old D's most all ended up parked in the fence rows! One thing I'm curious about, why all the white grease on the pistons during reassembly? All that's needed is a bit of STP or a good equilivant.
When the pistons and rings fit the cylinders, you don't need STP mud to seal them up to get compression, a little oil will do it
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When the pistons and rings fit the cylinders, you don't need STP mud to seal them up to get compression, a little oil will do it
Also I have heard if your restoration project takes an extended period of time to complete, the white grease can harden and cause more trouble than good. Lots of people use the white grease on a hood latch and look what happens to it after it is exposed to the air! They sell bearing assembly lub which works great but if you can't purchase that I would use regular motor oil.

Just my 2 cents worth!

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I have always used engine assembly grease and haven't had a problem, so that is what I have continued to use. got a pretty good size pallet of parts together for the sand blaster. maybe even this week I will get them in...
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