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Next Project

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:52 pm
by Mark Merritt
Next up is my 1955 Ferguson TO 35. Rebuilt the motor and put in A clutch about 10 yrs. ago but always thought it could stand A paint job and spruce up. Very good sheet metal and all original, it deserves it. It will keep me busy this winter out in the garage. I will post some pics from time to time. Anyone ever done A tractor ? Mark

Re: Next Project

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:27 pm
by Faulkner
OMG, that's so cool, Mark! How do you put 37K miles on a tractor?!? That's a lot of furrows...

Re: Next Project

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:30 pm
by Mark Merritt
Dan: On the "tractometer" tach. those are hours the engine has ran. It is used for maint. schedule. It is low low it's age. Engine rebuild can happen at around 5,000 hours, I heard of one that got 9,000 hrs before A rebuild. It depends how it is taken care of.I've had this one about 10 years I bought it from A fellow up the road. It was bought new by A fellow that only lived about A half mile from me. He bought 2 of them identical to do his grape farm,I heard the other caught fire or was in A fire shortly after it was purchased, so it has always been around the neighborhood now it is mine. Mark

Re: Next Project

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:55 pm
by Mark Merritt
Going , going, gone. Way easier than doing A car. Mark

Re: Next Project

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:58 pm
by Faulkner
A frame off resto!

Re: Next Project

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:52 pm
by Mark Merritt
The Elephant keeps getting bit !!!!!!! Mark

Re: Next Project

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:18 pm
by Faulkner
Sweeeet! Did you do that with a rattle can, Mark, or do you have a spray gun? It looks great.

...and apparently, you got a new camera for Christmas :D The pictures are nice and large.

Dan

Re: Next Project

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:33 pm
by Mark Merritt
Still picking away, gives me something to do in the winter months. Good therapy!!! Dan the chassis is rustoleum brush painted thinned with mineral spirits. Dark hunter green I also have aerosol for hard to get spots and touch up. It is A very close match to Ferguson green metallic factory paint. I got the sheet metal done from A buddy's shop, media blast primed and enamel paint to factory color (gray) you need to add hardner to it 8 to 1 part. It is turning out good for A 64 year old tractor. How do you like the radiator cap ? Later Mark

Re: Next Project

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:26 am
by Faulkner
Mark Merritt wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:33 pm
How do you like the radiator cap ?
Mark! That's my favorite coolant! :D

Did Ferguson supply the engine as well as the tractor, or did it come from another supplier? One wonders where you can get parts for something like that... This is way cool!

Re: Next Project

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:52 am
by Mark Merritt
Dan; The engine was built by Continental Motor Company. They made many engines for vehicle,aircraft.marine applications. Divco milk trucks, Kaiser automobile, GrahamPage, Durant etc. A very good engine!!! Parts are no problem. I can get about anything I need. Very few tractors are "junked" they just keep getting rebuilt. The cylinders are sleeved, old one out new one in. I was going to get A newer Massey Ferguson but I have been attached to this one as it does everything I want and if I sold it I could see it sitting outside under some apple tree in someone's back 40 rusting away. It is A good candidate for A restore. Always kept inside and not all banged up. I am picking up A buzz rig that goes on the back for cutting wood for my fire pit. youtube it they are cool!!!! Mark

Re: Next Project

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:22 pm
by Mark Merritt
A little more, ran the wire harness and started on the hood, static timed the distributor, bent and fitted the fuel line, dash back together. Mark

Re: Next Project

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:39 pm
by Faulkner
OMG, Mark, it's Be-yoot-tee-full (as we say in Philly)! Bring it to Carlisle so we can ogle it!!

Re: Next Project

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:39 pm
by Mark Merritt
I'm calling this one done. Looks good for A 64 year old tractor. Winter is loosing it's grip, nice out today 70 degrees. She fired right up. I still got to put A timing light on it and adjust the governor. This was A cake walk compared to the Plymouth. Later Mark

Re: Next Project

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:11 pm
by Faulkner
Wow, Mark. Gorgeous! Are you gonna keep it? I love the red trim around the gray seat cover - a very nice touch!

Re: Next Project

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:20 pm
by Mark Merritt
Dan; She is A keeper. I have had it 12 years now. Since I started doing this one I found that tractor restoration and collecting is huge. Some have 100 tractors and everyone has their favorites. I would like more but no room at the inn. Later Mark