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    Thumbs up 2720, I want you to meet your Grandpa, Big John, aka 60

    So the first steps in getting the "Big John" running again went down today. The 2720 got to meet it's Grandpa and help him out.


    Say hello to Grandpa

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    Here we go

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    Almost there. Let's hope the rim holds together

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    Ok, Grandpa's got his new supervisory spot. Now he can tell the 2720 a bunch of stories about the farm.

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    2720 w/ 200CX FEL
    , Ken's weld-on hooks, Fit Rite Hydraulics Top and Tilt kit, Artillian forks.
    1954 60 - getting full restoration, 1964
    110 round fender in the shop for crustoration
    Ferris IS3200Zzero turn mower

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    Very Cool!
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    Wow, if those pics don't convince anyone NOT to use calcium in their tires I don't know what will!


    Was the 2720 able to pick up the front of the 60?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Was the 2720 able to pick up the front of the 60?
    Hmm? Well, did it? Extra bag of pea gravel?

    Looks great, glad you got it inside.
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    Didn't try to lift it, just gave Grandpa a push here and there. It was fairly easy to push. The front tires hold air and it steers very well. Used a rubber bungee to hold the wheel in position. Everything worked quite well.

    It was kinda funny to watch the one rim lose structure as it was rolling. It left a trail of large rust chunks the entire length of the garage. I used 2x4s as a make shift rail system to guide the tractor and protect the floor. The rim failed and came loose off of the wheel. I had to use a floor jack as a wheel for the last two feet.

    Anybody have any 14x38" double bevel rims laying around?
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    2720 w/ 200CX FEL
    , Ken's weld-on hooks, Fit Rite Hydraulics Top and Tilt kit, Artillian forks.
    1954 60 - getting full restoration, 1964
    110 round fender in the shop for crustoration
    Ferris IS3200Zzero turn mower

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    COOL!

    How bad is the engine stuck?

    At first I thought maybe you were driving it around under its own power, but then I noticed the flywheel was off.
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    The engine isn't stuck at all actually. When I went and got it from Oklahoma, my Grandpa wanted to get it running. The real problem is the transmission. It was stuck in two gears at once effectively locking the rear end up. I tried for three days out in the field to un-jam the gears. Ended up getting a loader and lifting it onto my trailer. Later I removed the end counter-shaft bearing (hence the flywheel being removed) and was able to un-jam it. The countershaft was bent like a banana. Well it still didn't want to roll due to the rotted and flat rear tires. The flat spots were about 3 feet long each. My truck would only move it about 2" every time I tried to pull it. I ended up cutting off the tires. That allowed it to roll around pretty easily.

    Now we can move onto some trans repairs.
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    , Ken's weld-on hooks, Fit Rite Hydraulics Top and Tilt kit, Artillian forks.
    1954 60 - getting full restoration, 1964
    110 round fender in the shop for crustoration
    Ferris IS3200Zzero turn mower

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    Jason,
    It's time to go shopping around for old tractor salvage yards. I know there is one in Sikeston, Missouri, and there should be a few near you also.

    Gotta say, it's pretty interesting see the old next to the new. I know your 60 has a lot of sentimental value to you, so I hope you can get her going and find the proper shoes for her. You know women love shoes......
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    Jason:

    By the time you get this project done and document it here, you will have written a book. With your mechanical and writing abilities, it would be a great read for people who like old iron. I look forward to seeing your progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    Jason:

    By the time you get this project done and document it here, you will have written a book. With your mechanical and writing abilities, it would be a great read for people who like old iron. I look forward to seeing your progress.

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    Thanks for the kind words Don!


    This 60 does mean an awful lot to me. I keep telling myself that I'm going to get it in really good mechanical condition and keep it in "work clothes." The other side of me says, if you're going to do something, do it right the first time. That means a paint job. My Grandpa couldn't have cared less what it looked like, as long as the job got done.


    It'll probably get painted....
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    110 round fender in the shop for crustoration
    Ferris IS3200Zzero turn mower

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