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Old 09-17-2015, 10:23 AM
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This tractor belonged to my father, and 25 years ago or more he decided to take it apart to paint it. That's all she wrote.
It is one of the odder ones, being a 1946 Model BO, the O stands for orchard. All the protruding things like air stack, exhaust and tank lids were shortened, shielded, or removed, to make it able to drive under low hanging fruit.
The company discontinued it in 1947 and changed the whole Model B thing in 1950 to the Model 50.

I have all the bits and bolts (square head) that were removed, except the oil cup on the bottom of the air cleaner.
It will be a slow process and when I get busy next spring, I hope to complete it.
I have started checking out components that may need work, like the starter motor (good) and the Magneto (not). The carb is going to be fun, too.
There is a rats nest in the top of the radiator tank and that will mean removing the core from the tanks to get that mess out of there.

I will update this thread whenever I get a round tuit and have something to post.

Here's what it looks like now, and picture 5 is what I want it to look like when it is complete.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:52 AM
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Gonna be a cool project, Gerry--especially so since the tractor has some history with your family. It may need some work but I've seen some very nice restorations that started out looking a lot worse than that. I think you're ahead of the game already.

If you need any advice/help/parts there's a ton of John Deere enthusiasts here in the Valley and just across the border around Lynden. Mind you, that's probably the case anywhere; the old JDs have always been really popular with the antique guys...
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:54 AM
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Let me know the P/N of the magneto, as my friend here has a few around.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:20 AM
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Let me know the P/N of the magneto, as my friend here has a few around.
OK, I'll get it.
I can tell you it is a Wico type "C" and not the other one, Type "X"
One of the things I got from my dad was a carb kit and a mag distributor cap, that kind of hints at a problem....
Also got a bag full of oil filters.

I am uncertain as to tearing into the engine. Maybe get it running first and see. If it runs half decent and doesn't leak from the main seals, I will probably leave it alone.
Pistons, valve train components and rod ends are available, but no one is making main bearings or crank seals for them. Seals I can have made up at the local CNC seal place.
I suppose if I had the shells in my hand, I would be looking at the Federal-Mogul site.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:39 AM
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That looks like a great project.

I looked around and that's the kind of tractor that I understand how it works. The none of the complicated stuff like the new ones.

I found some parts catalogs, you've probably found them, but in case you haven't. The catalogs are for a BR and BO. It appears there were two block sizes, and didn't notice what else was different.
http://jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/pdfs/PC0190.pdf
http://jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/pdfs/PC0676.pdf
It appears it also came as a crawler.
http://jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/pdfs/PC0365.pdf
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:57 PM
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I like the after picture if you take the green and yellow thing out of it it looks real spiff. the green and yellow thing looks good as well
Cool project Gerry
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:52 PM
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That is a really gorgeous old chunk of tractor.
Was a single headlight standard issue?
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:08 PM
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That is a really gorgeous old chunk of tractor.
Was a single headlight standard issue?
No, if you take a look by the seat, the other eye is there. It was shot in the back of the head with a .22 by my criminal brother years back. The bullet went through the outer housing, and the reflector, and was stopped by the glass, but cracked the glass into 3 pieces, so I took it apart to glue the glass together.
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It appears it also came as a crawler.
http://jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/pdfs/PC0365.pdf
Yes. There was a company in Seattle that was converting them to crawlers, forgot the name. They worked together with JD
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