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    Just going to gauge the interest in running a thread on the restoration of this....





    Itís been laying over the farm in that state for probably 20yrs. Itís one of my old grandads Fordson Dextas

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    That'll polish out.

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    it's definetly a do-er upper. Pretty much any resto thread will be welcome on here.

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    Always like a restoration thread but that looks a bit beyond worth doing.

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    First job is to dig it out and find out how much is there.

    I know the block is fucked, but is a Perkins P3, which were in a lot of things, alas many suffered the same fate, winter with no enough antifreeze....

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    Get on with it. A mate sprayed one of his old tractors, not sure what make/model, with left over flip flop green/purple paint.

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    Do it do it do it! Please.

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    Itís never financially going to be ďworth itĒ. To me itís a challenge, and a bit of family past makes it interesting to me... the rear end is in good nick, and there isnít really that much to a 1950s tractor.

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    How badly dead is the block? I'd like to see someone I know try these:

    Lock and Stitch.

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    I was quoted £120+vat per inch... the crack is about 8Ē long.

    I found an engine today, from a harvester. Alas when I got there, I found that was split in the same place ☹️

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    How much to do it yourself?

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    How much to do it yourself?
    I was looking at you tubes as you can get the kits, and havenít yet sussed whether I think I can achieve it. It looks like lots of drilling and tapping, but potentially something you can do with plenty of time.

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    Bit of a girls' tractor, I reckon.


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    Do you ever contribute anything useful to any thread?

    No need to answer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudolph View Post
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    Who are you asking?

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