My Dad's Restored Advance Rumely

| October/November 1994

  • Advance Rumely 6 cylinder tractor

  • Advance Rumely 6 cylinder tractor

  • Advance Rumely 6 cylinder tractor
  • Advance Rumely 6 cylinder tractor

641 Park Avenue North Mankato, Minnesota 56003

These are pictures of my dad's recently restored Advance Rumely 6 cylinder tractor. The serial number is 6A 736. It didn't look like this the first time I saw it, when I helped him drag it home. Knowing my dad like I do, I knew it didn't make any difference what it looked like then. After complete disassembly, sandblasting, fixing and making parts and putting them together, and finally some paint, it runs like new. Advance Rumely made their own engine, a good one, Dad says.

The manifold had to be rebuilt; he used nickel rods and a big grinder. He also made all new valves, as the originals were rusted too badly. A big elm tree had fallen across it where it stood in the grove. Quite a lot of work went into the gas tank, hood, and fenders. He has one more new tire to put on the front.

My dad John, my brothers Nick and Chris, and I (Cathy) are members of the LeSueur County Pioneer Power Association, located six miles east of LeSueur, Minnesota. Other equipment he has includes: 1936 B John Deere, 1929 G.P. John Deere, 1940 H Farmall, 1936 regular Farmall, 1926 10-20, 1929 10-20, 1930 Twin City KTA, 1930 Allis Chalmers 20-35, 1921 Minneapolis 35-70, and a 40-64 double wing feed separator that has been with the 35-70 for life. He also has many gas engines from Maytag to 7 HP, and he enjoys working on anything old in his spare time.


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