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    Fixing up my B, need tire advice.

    Hello All,

    I am looking to get my B running on the cheap. She has been froze up for quite a few years, and we are currently soaking the engine...she is full up with diesel fuel in the crankcase, and we filled the jugs with a combination of a few different things to hopefully break the rusted bond that the Pistons seem to sharing. We will let that sit in there for 2-3 weeks, and see if we can get any movement out of it.

    In the mean time, I figure I need to work on the tires. The originals are getting a bit weather checked. Does anyone have any suggestions on a decently priced set of rubber? I realize that tires have gotten pretty darn expensive!

    This old girl is going to have an easy life from here on out....not sure how good of tires it really needs.

    Thanks for any help!
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    If it was me, I would get her running before I bought tires. Just saying.

    I you want cheap, google the tire size and you should find some cheap Chinese tires and then find a local distributor to get them in their store for you. My neighbor just got a rear for his 8N that looks really nice but made in china. He paid like $220.00 for it, which I think is cheap. Don't remember the name, but he got it from the local Goodyear store.

    Anyway, get her running first. I hope you don't, but your could have major engine problems like a cracked cylinder, etc. Trust me, I know.

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    I plan to get her running before I pop for rears, just to be sure we don't have troubles.

    Just guessing as soon as I start to drive it a bit, the lugs are going to start flying off. I have even thought about getting used tires, don't know enough about the Chinese tires quality.

    I have been watching your progress on the D...good that you are keeping going on it.
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    Fixing up my B....

    Well, no worries about tires yet, but my B has been soaking for a good year and a half with diesel and other good things down the plug holes (and crank case full of diesel) and she seems to be Stuck good. We currently have a bar chained to the flywheel with a jack lifting the bar.

    So far, the only thing happening is the bar is bending. Seems she is stuck pretty darn well.

    This brings my question, if I tear it down and pull/pound it apart to free it up, should I try to hop up the engine at all? I have heard of folks taking A pistons and boring the cylinders to take this higher displacement. Is that something I should think about?

    This isn’t going to be any parade queen, but a worker of sorts...

    Sorry about the picture, I found out that my cell camera lense is cracked....
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    Any movement yet????
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    thinking outta the box

    Would it make any sense to Jack up a rear tire ...put in low gear and rock the tire or chain a long 4x4 to it for more leverage??
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    I would think you would be better off using the highest gear. More foot lps of torque to the crank.

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    I would pull the rockers and head . See what you have got ? If you have a valve stuck , you do not want to force it .
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    Hey all!

    No movement yet that I am aware of....it is sitting an hour away from me at the moment. A couple months ago on a warm up, the valve cover was pulled off to see if any valves were stuck. As I recall, 3 of the 4 valves were lightly stuck, but now moving. We rigged up a different bar on the flywheel, and refilled the cylinders.

    We also popped the inspection cover to see how bad the rust may be on the crank side of things, as well as how the pistons are sitting in the bores.

    I got an inspection camera for Xmas, and plan to take a look in each hole to see if anything can be seen.

    So, she is sitting with a jack under the bar, and left to sleep until it warms up a bit.

    I did find out that my neighbor at the property has a 41 B that his kid lost interest in once they took it apart....could probably get that pretty cheap.
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    -1959 Wizard garden tractor

    - 1990 870 utility with 440 loader

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    When we scoped the 1020 we could see something in there. Couldn't identify it with the camera. Got some of it out, nut hulls. How heck did mice get in there? Had to be thru an open valve.
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