Y'all know I'm going through a mild "crustoration" on my model 60 over in the restore forum.
My question to you guys is this. Do I go ahead and pull the motor apart and go through it or leave it be and just get it running? My Grandpa was ready to go out and start it when I got it, but it's a ways away from that, even then. I am going to rebuild the water pump, carb, distributor, and possibly the oil pump and governor. I'll be pulling the top cover off and thoroughly cleaning it as well. It would be much more work other than gaskets and rings to pull the head off. The only real issue becomes of that is, what pistons do I install? Do I bore it? I'd like this to be a useable tractor, look fairly stock, but be very reliable, and lastly I'd like to maybe pull with it at the local tractor shows and such.