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Well, we finally got around to putting the head on the engine for our BN. I put sleeves, pistons rings and bearings in this may or june, and got the head done last week. Put the head on monday night, put push rods and rockers no today, set the valves and set the rocker arm cover on.
Had to dig the chassis out of the weeds, where its been sitting for about 3 years after we finally found enough pieces to put a chassis together. We've had the thing for about 8 -10 years (long term project:rolleyes: ) and just slowly gathered pieces as they became availlable to us ( at a reasonable cost).

So I finally have the original block back in the chassis, with all new innards, including the main caps.

PS don't try to unstick an engine with a hard wood block and a sledge hammer on the top of the pistons, it can break the main caps.:eek: :duh:

Any way, soon (hopefully) I'll time up a distributer, put on a manifold and carb, and finally hear the blasted thing run:smiles: :smiles: :smiles:
Then I just have to go over the tranny and final drives. One rear axle is loose on the bull gear, so that has to come apart.
I'll keep you posted :lmao: on my progress, and one of these days i'll even be able to post some of the pics I've been taking along the way.
 

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:hello: Hey partsman, Thats a good looking tractor even though your camera is way out of focus. I am anxious to see it when you get your pictures posted & dialed into real clarity.NANA :question: :night:
 

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should be a nice tractor when your done looking forward to seeing pics of it.do you have a dig. camera
 

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Thanks guys!! I'm anxious to get pics posted too! I don't have a digital camera yet, it's on my wish list, but I'm getting a printer/scanner (soon?) as soon as I can find a couple of hours to get away to St. John (about an hour away) to Future Shop.

I've been taking pics of this BN for about 8-10 years now and would love to share them with y'all.

We bought it from a guy who collected every thing from chainsaws to crawlers to a St. John city bus!!!:dazed: Every one said he was eccentric cause he had a few bucks, if he was poor they would have said he was nuts!:lmao:

He never did any thing with any of it, just watched it rust so the BN was seized, the fenders had rusted off and were laying on the tires, and the hood had bullet holes ( I think some one tried to put it out of it's misery).
There was no tin any good, and the front end hed bee broken and replaced with an I-beam axle from an old pickup! It took a long time to find the parts to start the job and we finally had every thing we needed a couple of years ago. The ones that were ahed on the list got finished and now it's her turn. I'm pretty excited, I've been waiting for this for some time.
 

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As you can see, it is pretty rough!!:rolleyes: The block that's in the pic is just a scrap one to hold the pieces together. The original is in the attachment below, with the new sleeves, pistons, gaskets, etc, installed, and waiting for the head.
The head is on the engine now, and in the tractor. When I get a few minutes, I'll install the manifold and carb, and the distributer, and fire her up. 8-10 years in the making!! I can hardly wait to hear her purr again!:party:
I have more pics when I get them developed they'll go up here too.
 

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Isn't much there

I take it you have all the parts to put it back together? Glad you can post pictures now and also post again:smiles: how long before there will be life in it again. I'm alway happy to see people bring these old tractors back to life keep us posted on everything.
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Jody, about all of the original tractor that was usable was the block, transmission, and final drives. There was no tin any good, and the steering mechanism was ruined. :cry:
We gathered all the parts and have them safely tucked away( except for the peices I now can't find:argh: ). The gathering is what took so long!! Not many of these tractors around, and the ones that tin would fit from have been pretty badly beaten on.
 

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Rodster, the main caps in the 113 engines had some wiggle room on the bolts to adjust for centre, not like a more modern engine. When our 384 was rebuilt, we had to line bore a cap for it, but in this case we did not, and clearances seemed okay, guess we'll find out for sure once we get a few hours on the engine!:fineprint
 

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Argee, enjoy! No royalties needed or expected. I'm actually honored to have a tractor gracing someone elses computer!!:peace:

Rodster, thanks for the feed back, you knid of had me sweating a bit, although I know we've sold a cap or two that were used with out being bored in, probably not even new bearings!

I got my pic host set up so here goes, one of the BN with the new engine installed.

<img src=http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkPhoto?GUID=7980128d-1ad7-7aff-1c59-52b85b5e6cd5&size=lg>
 

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Looking good

Looking good coming along nicely:partydanc
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Hey Parts Man
I see you are a Canadian. I was born in Winnipeg and moved to Michigan when I was two.
I did not want to make you sweat just curious. But like you say if the cap has some float side to side and it tightens up to hold the bearing I think you are good to go.
Possibly you would know. When I was a kid ( many moons ago) I did some tractor work for my Uncle. I thought the tactor was an 8N but I may be wrong but I thought it was a flathead.
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Rodster, no biggie, just made me think a little.:fineprint

:canada: Yup I'm a proud Canadian!! #1 at being just north of the USA!!:lmao:

An 8N is fer sure a flathead engine, them and continental were a couple of the last holdouts.
 

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Duh
I was not paying attention. Your tractor is a BN not a Ford 8N.I was looking at your engine and wondered why it is an overhead HA HA. My first clue should have been that this is not in the Ford forum. Anyway thanks for sharing the project.
Rodster ( who needs stronger glasses )
 

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Hey parts man

I like your Avatar you finally decided to put one up:headclap: :hooray:
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Re: Hey parts man

Originally posted by jodyand
I like your Avatar you finally decided to put one up:headclap: :hooray:
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Thanks Jody, that's our 52H, the last one we restored, in the tractor show parade, last may. Finally set up my hosting site so I could use an avatar!:partydanc
 

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IT LIVES!!!!!

Well, I finally got around to putting the carb on and timing up a distributer. For now it is just in with jumper wires, but hooked up none the less. We whirled 'er over and it caught right away!!:clap: :clap: :partydanc :drinkin:
BUT, it wouldn't idle down, in my haste, I just hooked all the linkages up without checking for proper lengths, soooo, I had to adjust the gov and carb linkages. Now it runs perfectly!!:smiles: It sure is good to hear it purr after sitting idle for probably about 30 years!! YIPPEE!!
 
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