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    Default 1950 John Deere Model D

    Madness prevails and I bought a 1950 John Deere Model D tractor

    I first have to finish my 4 other restoration projects though
    A couple of hours worth of work and she'll run although she has not run if 5 years plus















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    Those things are magic! I have a Framall A, sorry super A. Both were 1800 petrols, but the A had 12HP and the super A had 14! That is a 16% increase! Serious stuff. When I have a bigger yard (Aug) I'll bring it to PTA.
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    Bucket seat and aircon. I'm impressed.
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    Once done she'll be a beaut.

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    Friend of mine have been restoring 2 cylinders for years, let me know if you need info or his number

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    Quote Originally Posted by emileheyns View Post
    Friend of mine have been restoring 2 cylinders for years, let me know if you need info or his number
    Thanks - I'll give you a shout if I need the number
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    Spares for those tractors are still available from the agents. Believe it or not!
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    My BIL on the farm in the Calvinia district has a 1957 (i think) John Deere Lanz single cylinder still in regular use. Will take some photos when we visit there again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    My BIL on the farm in the Calvinia district has a 1957 (i think) John Deere Lanz single cylinder still in regular use. Will take some photos when we visit there again.
    I know the Bulldog Lanz tractors, but the JD Lanz was a first for me. Googled it, and found some pics!
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    After a few hours of tinkering I managed to get the Model D started - guzzling gas as the mix etc is nowhere near right but at least she runs

    Next step is to get the brakes working - the shafts are siezed good and solid
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    This thread is utterly pointless and a complete waste of time, electrons and just about every resource required power up a keyboard and type this sort of drivel, right back to the organic matter that decomposed over millions of years to form the coal that powers the generator that gives us electricity..


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    Richard if you need a "spanner boy" with any of your projects give me a shout. I've completed my current project and will post it shortly so will have time on my hands till the next one starts.

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    Thanks for the offer Chris

    Currently waiting for some odds and sods from the USA - my mate is bringing most of it with him tomorrow as he lives in Boston - new rotor, mag cover etc - they are posting me the carb kit soon.

    I got a oil filter from Andrag in Caledon (in stock) for the pricey amount of R47 and some change

    The brakes will now work as the shaft is no longer seized and the lining has been sorted - need to paint the brake band though .

    Should do startup number two in 2-3 weeks - will try rememebr to grab some video !
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    Awesome keep us posted , also show us your other projects , I have a 1942 Massey , (vaal Jaapie ) on my farm , its running well , but I would like to bring it to JHB to do some work on it as well ,

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    Very interestig subject, keep us posted please!
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    Ai....hoe verlang ek nou terug na my kinderdae. Ek het grootgeword op skoue tussen perde, beeste, skape en veteraan trekker skoue. Aflos wedrenne met die trekkers, wie het die vinnigste trekker, die stadigste trekker, ens. 220l dromme vol water wat jy met die voorwiele moet stoot oor 'n rugbyveld....

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    Looks like a great project!!
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    So after finding water in one of the cylenders late in Nov it was obvious what I had to do .

    To take the radiator, head etc to pices was a mere 3hr job. The cleanup took some time and then putting the sucker together takes a lot longer than one thinks

    Somewhere in it's poor lifetime somebody must have attacked the head with a grinder so I had it skimmed - took 0.5mm off.

    I got a complete overhaul kit from the US of A and so the work started to get it back together - the job took around 10hrs or so to complete.

    The head bolts get torqued to 205 foot lb's - 277 Newton's

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    How is the restoration coming?
    I'll post some pics of an Model D I saw at Parys about an year ago in perfect running condition.
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    Only seeing this for the first time and you brought back some great memories. Born in Kenya and dad had 2x JD D`s on the farm and I had my first MVA (I was 5 years old) with one of the JDs when I drove into a tree at the full throttle speed of 4.5 miles per hour. I made sure the JD was between dad and I when he came to the accident scene. This was in 1956 My brother visited the farm in 1998 and the tree was still there with the mark still showing. Those were the days.

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