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Since I don't like scrolling through all the old to get to the new I thought I would continue with a new post.

Doesn't seem like I have had much time to work on the Case latley. I got behind on some yard work. Last couple of evenings I have been able to do a few things.

When I bought the tractor the gas tank was bad inside, I tried to steam clean it and it did help, it stunk of old gas and even made the new gas stink. Well letting it sit for another 3 years didn't help matters any. I decided to pull the gas tank back off.

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As you can see I did get the oil lines transfered from the old engine to the new one. I still have a problem trying to get that set screw out of the manifold. I might have to borrow a fire wrench from the neighbor. It had a nut on it which I did get off, hoping the penetrating fluid would work better.
Seems I'm having problems with the other photos so I will try posting the othe pictures at another date..
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This is the set screw thats giving me fits.
 

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UPDATE,
I ended up twisting the set screw off. I have been trying to drill it out but boy is it hard. I melted about 3 drill bits drilling it out. It's suppose to be a 3/8 NC stud that goes into the manifold. I do have it drilled and threaded for a 5/16 bolt
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I did get a different gas tank to replace the bad one. The new one had more rust on the out side than the inside so I touched it up a bit with gray primer and repainted the cap red for now.

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Since this engine didn't come with a air cleaner assembly I thought I would take one off one of the parts tractors. I knew I had one off already but was unable to find it at the time. I decided to take one off anither tractor. While taking the assembly off I noticed it contained some amounts of dirt and crud. Once I got it home I thought I would tear it apart and clean it up. Boy was I shocked at what I found. I have never seen any air cleaner assembly this bad.

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And to think that all that dirt was in the bottom bowl where the oil was suppose to be, in the pictures below is whats suppose to be a fine wire mesh screen like steel wool and then some larger mesh screen.

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As you can see it was a waste of time bringing that one home. I did go back out and found a usable one. I may have to reuse the bottom bowl from the rusty one. I am hoping it will cool off so I can continue getting the tractor back together.
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Glad you got the bolt out there nothing more red a$$ing then a bolt that wont come out or breaks off. That has to be the worst air box i have ever seen thats bad. Its looking good bet you cant wait to fire it up.:D
 

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Thanks for the reply jody and mow. I was shocked to see the inside of the air cleaner that bad. Well at least the other one I found was in great condition. I was going to take it apart and clen it but it look as if someone had just cleaned it. I have the ait intake on now. Just a 1/2 dozen little things to do before the radiator goes in. Turned out I have to change the fuel line routing. I put in a different sediment bowl and it's not fitting the way I want it to. Gotta have a little trail and error to add excitement to it all. I do want to have it running by the end of the week. I want to use this Case to pull the Case baler in the parade in August. Should have more pictures in a couple of days.
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It's really starting to look like a tractor again. I put the radiator in last night and had the fan hitting the radiator, was lucky I didn;t poke a hole in the radiator. As t turned out the fan blades were bent so I put my original fan back on and everythink seemed to fit good.

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I added water to the radiator today and it seems I have more leaks than I expected. The biggest one seems to be from the lower radiator tank which I thought I had made a new gasket for it. I am hoping that once it 's run that the leaks will stop, Hopefuuly the gaskets will swell up.

I installed the starter and made a new cable running to the switch, I have one battery cable to put on yetand the battery is in the charger at this time.

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Had to redo my fuel line, am thinking of adding a inline fuel filter, I know thats not original but till I'm sure the tanks clean. Adding gas and putting in the battery is about all thats left. As you can see I got the air cleaner installed and bolted up.

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It's not real hot today but my back feels pretty warm so I think I'll wait till evening to see if the old beast will come back to life.
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Looking good caseman cant wait till you say its running and you drove it down the road.:thumbsup:
 

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Originally posted by aegt5000
Wow, How long does it take to restore one of these ?
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I'm not sure how long it would take to totaly restore one of these old tractor. I'm sure if I was getting paid for the job I wouldn't be getting paid much by the hour. Just switching the engines I suppose I got about 30 hrs in it. It's been a learning procedure for me. I'm sure if I had a nice shop and all the right tools I could of been done by now. Since I have tools on my shed and my pickup, and having to pick up everytime you get done and put things back you loose lts of time that way. Besides I like to take my time and sometimes try something 10 times before I decide which way might work best.
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Originally posted by jodyand
Looking good caseman cant wait till you say its running and you drove it down the road.:thumbsup:
Thanks jody,
Hopefully it will be running tonight, as far as a trip around the block I will have to fix a rear tire. I don't think it would make it around the block before going flat.
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It runs it runs, had it running for about a half hour and test run went great. Still have a couple of leaks but nothing serious. I have a video of it running. It's 15 seconds long, can anyone help me attach it????? Will try but think it's to big.
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Case D Rear End?

An interesting project for sure... Does the D have roller chains for final drive? I spent hundreds of hours in the 1950s-mid 60s on a similar LA. It pulled 5-16s plus a packer on our Indiana farm. Two-way hydraulic via a PTO pump. I remember that cast radiator housing would glow in the dark from heat! We had a second LA that was the parts shop. Long gone, but great memories.
 

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Re: Case D Rear End?

Originally posted by scout180
An interesting project for sure... Does the D have roller chains for final drive? I spent hundreds of hours in the 1950s-mid 60s on a similar LA. It pulled 5-16s plus a packer on our Indiana farm. Two-way hydraulic via a PTO pump. I remember that cast radiator housing would glow in the dark from heat! We had a second LA that was the parts shop. Long gone, but great memories.
Welcome scout180.
The D does have the chain drive like the LA. I always considered the LA big brother to the D. I have a couple of LA's but that will be another adventure. I have a 1951 D LP I wouldn't mind getting running before the show which starts the 20th of August.
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Originally posted by bear
congrats caseman it is nice feeling when those projects are running again isn't it.
Yes bear it was a great feeling to hear it start up. It will even be a bigger thrill once I can drive it out of yard,:) :) :) :) :) :)
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Looking at most of the pictures I had posted it doesn't look like the tractor had a flat rear tire. I took it to the doctor today and got it fixed and put back on tonight.

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Once I got the tire on I did a few things and was going to wait till saturday before doing a test drive, but the tractor seemed to be saying lets go. So I decided to fill the radiator.

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Well after a little cranking on the starter it purred like a kitten. After 4 years the old Case D was ready to move on it's own power.

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It moved from where it had been sitting for the last 4 years. It feels like the clutch may need a little tightening but other than that it went into gear easy. I decided to take it for a trip around the block.

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Well it didn't make it very far. First I thought it need gas so I added some and then made it to the end of the alley and it died again, this time it seemed my starter may have died also. Was able to hand crank it and it did run all the way back to the yard on it's own. I'm in the process of rebiulding the original carb so hopefully that will make a difference. Will try to attach a short movie.
 

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It sounds good caseman. Hope you get it running long enough to make it around the block. Hate to hear it didn't make it but I'm sure you'll get the bugs worked out of it.
 

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paul and jody,
I think the problem is in the carb. I am in the process of rebuilding the original carb. The one thats on it was off the original engine and it was all gummed up and I cleaned it some, then it sat for another 4 years. It will run great then when you pull it down it wants to cut out. Yes it was a great thrill to drive it out of the yard. Hopefully next week I can get the other carb on it.
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