Twin City Restoration

By Staff
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358 Linkfield Rd. Watertown, Connecticut 06795

Several years ago my son and I completed restoration of a
relatively rare make and model tractor. The whole project took us
about two and a half years. Extensive work was needed on the
clutch, steering gear, governor, water pump, overhead rock shafts
and related parts. Also transmission bearings, tie rods,
carburetor, valve guides and rod bearings needed work. The radiator
tubes, top and bottom, had to be resoldered. The fenders are from
Bob LeFever and the engine hood was made by a local sheet metal
company.

An interesting thing on this 16-valve engine is whoever
installed new cylinder sleeves let them project about
1/16‘, which is correct, but neglected to
file them down flush to the top of the block. How it ran without
leaking water I don’t know!

We have other tractors and engines which we exhibit at shows,
especially at the Connecticut Antique Machinery Festival in Kent,
Connecticut, where we are active members.

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