I am restoring my 1945 B back to good running condition with the hope of using it around the property to do some minor work. it was purchased by my great grandfather new in 1945, he used it as his only tractor until he stopped farming in the late 70's. At that point it just sat in the barn and was only started a few times over the years. I gave it a repaint in 1993, nothing show quality just something to keep it from rusting up. After that I drive it back to the barn until 5 years ago when I started it and drove it into my garage. Then this year I started going over it trying to get it dependable to run again.
It is not my intention to make a show tractor but I want it to be safe to use again. I have pulled the magneto off and sent it out to be rebuilt since it did not want to make any spark the last time I tried to start it. I am working on the fuel system now , replacing the sediment bowl and valve. I recently got a reprint of the owners manual and thought I would change all of the fluids. I pulled the drain plug on the motor oil and nothing came out so I stuck my finger in the hole and it was a Goo sludge mess. I have no idea how I can get this stuff out of there or what the plan should be now . I expected it to be nasty but not this bad.