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That will most definitely be quite the project, but hey, anything is possible! I'm not the greatest expert in early RJ's so I can't tell you exactly what is missing, but it should be fun finding what you need. Look forward to the build!

 

Mike

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Very nice find. Hopefully you can bring it back from the dead. 

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Nice score!

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Nice. These older RJ's are rare enough that its worth saving if at all possible. IMO

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:text-bravo:           Guess we know what will be occupying your spare time for the next year!           :ychain:

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Man, I'd love to work that hood...

definitely looks like fun.  :tools-hammerdrill:

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That's my kind of project.....good luck with it!

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Posted (edited)

The Pond casting is worth the price of admission! Gotta look at the brite side ... the steering wheel is off!   Good luck with her! :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Put that whole steering shaft and hood support in a 55 gallon plastic barrel E-tank and let it cook a few days.  An E-tank would be a good way to de-rust a lot of those parts if you don,t have a media blaster

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Just now, oliver2-44 said:

de-rust a lot of those parts

Ewww that means de-patina Oliie...I suppose the shape of that hood tho :confusion-shrug:

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for rust I use a  plastic tote with a 10 gallons of white vinegar let it soak for a few days, works great

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This one has me thinking.. Looks like the front rims are silver and the kill switch is bigger which would make it a 55' but the rear hitch is a 56'. My guess is that it is a very late 55'. Nice save!!

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12 hours ago, hcminis said:

Steering shaft may need to be cut out.  It is froze in the lower sleeve.

:no:              Heat,  paraffin wax, let cool then twist with a pipe wrench. clean the exposed shaft with a file or sandpaper and it will come out.        :text-coolphotos:

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Any thoughts on an engine yet?

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18 minutes ago, WHX14 said:

Any thoughts on an engine yet?

for right now and sure the purists will hate me, but gonna put a Harbor Freight motor on it.  Will search for the Clinton but that will cost me some cash.

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14 minutes ago, hcminis said:

but gonna put a Harbor Freight motor on it

Nothing wrong with that as long as no precious metal is harmed in the making....a guys gotta do whatta guys gotta do what with even how scarce 90/91s are getting. Might be some vintage Briggs 3.5/4 HP out there yet too?

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I sure would like to move this thread to the Restoration Section, if you are going to keep posting pictures of what you do to get this horse back on her feet.  Let me know.  :occasion-xmas:

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On 3/13/2018 at 7:41 AM, hcminis said:

Success on so many levels this evening.  Transmission is free and everything looks good and spins smooth.   Steering shaft may need to be cut out.  It is froze in the lower sleeve.  Hood gets dropped off tomorrow to get fixed.  Hope to have it by next weekend.

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 So this might be a dumb question but being ignorant to these tractors. do they not have reverse or am i missing something ?

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