Chuck and Bill's Wallis

1927 Wallis tractor

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R.D. 1,C18, Fowler Armstrong, British Columbia V0E 1B0

In late January 1994, Chuck Ayles and I bought a 1927 Wallis tractor, Model 20-30, Serial No. 59532. We are members of the Spallumcheen Pioneer Power Club, Vernon, British Columbia.

It was moved to the club workshop located at the Historic O'Keefe Ranch near Vernon, BC, by fellow club member Jack Peeling.

The before picture shows a tractor needing a lot of work!! We were soon hard at work stripping the tractor for cleaning and repair work with the help of several club members.

We found the engine to be in good condition. It was cleaned and reassembled after a valve grind. Bearings were adjusted and a new set of clutch linings and a pilot bearing completed the motor work. We were fortunate to find a replacement radiator in eastern Saskatchewan.

The 'after' picture was taken in June 1994. The Wallis has been a regular at club events ever since. It was a prize winner at the North Okanagan Plowing Association competitions in the Antique Class.

The Wallis continues to generate a lot of interest at our shows and makes all the hard work of restoration worth-while.