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How To Restore Classic Farm Tractors 

How To Restore Classic Farm Tractors


Finally! A restoration guide with the kind of detail needed for a first-class job. How To Restore Classic Farm Tractors is packed with hundreds of helpfull full-color photographs, proven tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from restorers who know what works...and what doesn't.This guide will walk you step-by-step through the complete restoration of your tractor from disassembly to engine rebuild, from electrical repairs to painting and final detailing. There's even a handy section on parts sources.So, no matter if you favor John Deeres, Fords, Farmalls, A-Cs, or Minnie-Mos, with Gaines' guidance you're well on your way to showing off your shiny "new" classic tractor!Author Tharran Gaines has specialized in agricultural writing for 25 years. He has written owners manuals, repair guides, and sales brochures for most of the major tractor companies.Table of ContentsChapter 1—Shopping for a Tractor Working tractors / Collector tractors / Shopping for a tractor / Evaluating a running tractor / Negotiating a priceChapter 2—Setting Up Shop Tools / Specialized tools / The value of shop manualsChapter 3—Getting Started Take your time / Establish your goals / Document the process / Finding replacement parts / Clean it up / Paint removal / Disassembly / Removing broken or damaged bolts / Shaft repairChapter 4—Troubleshooting Put your senses to work: using your eyes — using your ears — using your nose / Simple fixes / Compression testingChapter 5—Engine Repair and Rebuilding Freeing a stuck engine / Ring job or complete overhaul? / Engine disassembly / Piston ring replacement / Engine block preparation / Main and rod bearings / Push rods / Camshafts / Rocker arms / Valves and valve seats / Valve guides / Valve springs / Pistons and sleeves / Piston pins / Rebuilding the engine / Valvetrain overhaul / Oil pump restorationChapter 6—Clutch, Transmission, and PTO Transmission inspection and repair / Torque amplifiers and Power-Shift transmissions / Clutch inspection and rebuilding / Clutch throw-out bearing / John Deere two-cylinder clutches / Power takeoff repairChapter 7—Final Drive and Brakes Differentials and final drives / Differential and final drive inspection and repair / Axle shafts / Brake restoration / Brake adjustmentChapter 8—Front Axle and Steering Steering configurations / Front axle repair / Steering wheel repairChapter 9—Hydraulic System Basic principles / Hydraulic system contamination / Troubleshooting / Hydraulic sealsChapter 10—Electrical System Magneto systems / Magneto inspection and service / Timing the magneto / Distributor inspection and repair / Coils / Generators and voltage regulators / Starters / Converting to 12-volt electrics / Wiring / Spark plug wires / Lights / GaugesChapter 11—Fuel System Fuel tank / Fuel hose inspection / Carburetor repair / Carburetor rebuilding / Carburetor reassembly / Diesel systems / Oil-bath air filters / Manifold inspection and repair / Governor overhaulChapter 12—Cooling System Special needs for kerosene engines / Cooling system inspection and repair / Radiator caps / Fans / Hoses / Water pumps / Thermostats / BeltsChapter 13—Tires, Rims, and Wheels Tire repair and restoration / Wheel and rim restorationChapter 14—Parts Fabrication Parts fabrication basicsChapter 15—Body Work and Paint Preparation Surface preparation / Repairing sheet metal / Dents and creases / Repairing holes and rust areas / Painting: the primer coat / Selecting the right primer typeChapter 16—Paint Matching paint / Selecting the right paint type / Painting equipment / Applying the paintChapter 17—Decals, Name Plates, and Serial Number Plates Researching decal originality and placement / Tools and supplies / Surface preparation / Decal application / Emblems and name plates / Serial number platesChapter 18—Taking the Next Step Antique tractor shows / Farm equipment demonstrations / Tractor games / Antique tractor pullsAppendix—Parts and Information Sources

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