How to Restore Your Farm Tractor

| September/October 1992

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.


Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.

Facebook YouTube