To the admirer of farm machinery in all its gritty splendor, the tractor is more than the mechanical workhorse of the modern field. It is a testament to American know-how, a work of mechanical art truly in the American grain. Among these hard-working machines, Ford tractors hold a special place after nearly a century of bringing innovation, dependability, and good old American muscle to farms and fields worldwide. This book provides a hands-on guide to restoring these venerable machines from the ground up, from the first models made to those produced as recently as 1965. With hundreds of full-color photographs, the guide is not just clear and easy-to-follow, but also a feast for the eyes for tractor aficionados. Beginning at the beginning--how to choose and buy your tractor--Tharran Gaines takes readers through step-by-step directions for the complete restoration of Fordson, Ford-Ferguson, and Ford tractors. In straightforward terms he covers everything from troubleshooting and disassembly to engine and gearbox rebuilds, electrical work, reassembly, painting, and post-restoration care and maintenance. Informative photographs and proven tips, techniques, and money-saving advice from experienced restorers make the book an invaluable resource for amateur mechanic and professional alike. Also included is an appendix listing sources for parts, decals, tires, etc., as well as addresses for tractor clubs and collector associations.
Just as with his previous titles, How To Restore Classic Farm Tractors and How To Restore Classic John Deere Tractors, Tharran Gaines's guide to rebuilding and restoring International Harvester Farmalls has the kind of detail readers need for a first class job. How To Restore Classic Farmall Tractors contains hundreds of helpful full-color photographs, proven tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from restorers who know what works- and what doesn't.
How To Restore Tractor Magnetos is the essential guide to farm tractor electrical systems and offers the tractor restorer all the information needed to restore, repair and diagnose magnetos. Authored by the late Neil Yerigan, who was a master of working with vintage electronics, the book comprehensively covers everything including how magnetos function as well as how to troubleshoot and repair common problems. The fi ne art of non-destructive disassembly is covered in detail and is a key ingredient to keeping your magneto (and your tractor) happy and running.
You and your tractor; it was love at first sight, and you’ve been the perfect pair ever since. But sooner or later, the old iron’s going to show its age. It sputters and coughs, oozes grease, wobbles on its wheels, gets rusty, and sometimes even dies. That plow that came with the tractor is still just an incomprehensible pile of parts gathering dust in the corner of your shed. Never fear. This is a relationship that can be saved--with the help of the How to Keep Your Classic Tractor Alive, a book that tells you everything you need to know to keep your old iron chugging happily along. Now revamped with all color photography and a new design, the MBI classic covers all the basic questions and crucial aspects of buying, owning, rebuilding, and using an old tractor, from maintenance and troubleshooting to plowing methods and trailering. Trying to decide which tractor is right for you? Author Spencer Yost suggests ideal models for work, collecting, or both, and all of his invaluable advice is accompanied by full-color photography. Looking for a parts supplier? An extensive revised and updated appendix will help you track down everything from repro carburetor parts to steering wheel restoration shops. This is a resource no old-iron enthusiast can afford to be without.
Author: Tharran E. Gaines
Publisher: Raincoast Books
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Antique and classic tractors
Finally A restoration guide with the kind of detail needed for a first-class job. "How To Restore Classic Farmall Tractors" is packed with hundreds of helpful full-color photographs, proven tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from restorers who know what works . . . and what doesn't. This guide will walk you step-by-step through the complete restoration of your International Harvester Farmall from disassembly to engine rebuild, from electrical repairs to painting and final detailing. There's even a handy section on parts sources. With Gaines's guidance you're well on your way to showing off your shiny "new" classic tractor Say, you wouldn't mind giving me a hand with this starter, would ya?
Dive into a wide collection of classic tractors! Many companies have built hundreds of farm tractors over the years, from the 1910 Case 110 steam tractor to the latest-model John Deere 8320R. The most innovative models changed farming for years afterwards and influenced the designs of other tractors. The most wildly popular tractors have sold in the hundreds of thousands. Tractor Superstars focuses on these remarkable tractors, including technical information such as the engine, horsepower, rpm, top speed, and weight. A wide collection of detailed photographs makes this one book that no one interested in tractors, tractor collectors, or anyone nostalgic for farm life will want to miss.
Author: Robert N. Pripps
Release Date: 1995
John Deere Model B Restoration Guide Robert N. Pripps Restoring your Model B? This helpful guide leads you through the entire restoration, from front pedestal to drawbar, of your John Deere general-purpose two-cylinder Model B, BR, BO, BI, BN, BW, BNH, AND BWH, as well as the rare BW-4 and experimental HX, including styled and unstyled versions, Hi-Crops, and more. Determine which parts are original for your tractor and how they should be restored to1 percent authenticity. Illustrations include rare Deere archive photographs, parts drawings, early brochures and literature. Sftbd., 8 1/4x 1 5-8, 192 pgs., 238 b&w ill.