Motor books International has introduced a new book for those interested in the restoration of vintage farm tractors. Written by Robert N. Pripps, the 176-page, 8 ? * 11 inch paperback guides the tractor enthusiast through the restoration process from beginning to end.
Chapters help the reader in choosing and buying a tractor, getting your workplace ready, disassembly, rebuilding the engine, fuel systems, air, water and cooling systems, clutch and transmission rebuilding, brakes, tires, rims and wheels, hydraulic systems, PTO rebuilding, body work and painting, and several other aspects of the entire restoration process.
The book follows the restoration of an early Ford 9N and a work tractor Farmall A as examples of work in progress.
Appendices to the book include well-indexed listings of collector's clubs and newsletters, repair manuals and books, and parts sources.
While the more experienced restorer may find this book to be of little use on a more difficult project, the beginner will find its contents to be a most valuable source of information and guidance.