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'round the pot-bellied stove / New toy(I think-hope)
« on: November 25, 2009, 09:36:49 PM »
All those wheels would keep the operator busy I would guess. It sure looks different from when you got it

'round the pot-bellied stove / New toy(I think-hope)
« on: November 14, 2009, 10:42:41 PM »
Thank you everybody....I'm currently working on a couple other Oliver 70's. I'd like to have a nice line of 70's of different configurations for the show's next year.

I had taken the grader to our local Farm Museums show last weekend and needless to say it had gotten quite a few comments and interest. I am sort of half heartedly looking for someone that can make me a toy model of it.

'round the pot-bellied stove / Finished Grader
« on: November 10, 2009, 03:05:46 PM »
It has been quite a while since I've visited ATIS forum but that doesn't mean I haven't been working on tractors. Here are some pics of the grader I have finished.....Now on to the next project@

'round the pot-bellied stove / Here I am....
« on: January 11, 2009, 05:23:52 PM »
        Been busy trying to "push my political agenda", sorta like playing with fire but more heated. So I was out and about, when on the computer I stayed with the forums that were made for such.
      I have gotten a few things done though, not political :D such as my hot water pressure washer, I welded together a 4 wheeled cart to mount it on. I got tired of dragging it around by hand but also I had to find something to cure my itch to do a little welding.
       Also I've gotten more done on the grader. I'm afraid I haven't kept up on my progress with the camera but I will get out there and take some pics. My goal is to have it done for Rough & Tumbles summer show which will be featuring Oliver.  http://www.roughandtumble.org/index.asp   their website.

Dad had heart surgery also, a few months ago and I was kept busy taking care of his hauling along with my own but now that he's back to work things have slowed down tremendously for me. The good news on that is that I now have more time to play in the shop and computer....I have plenty of time, if I can only figure out how to grow money on tree's :)


'round the pot-bellied stove / New toy(I think-hope)
« on: September 19, 2008, 11:05:54 PM »
Quote from: Magman;365
Hey Danny, got a chance to pick up an Oliver road grader here in Maine. Hope to go look at it this afternoon and will take some photos of it for you. Let you know how I make out later.

First of all,
Welcome to the Forum I see this is your first post and hope there will be many more.....
I would like to see pics of the grader you've gotten.  I've made quite a bit of progress on my own. I hope to be able to take pics of what I've accomplished so far, real soon.   Sorry I hadn't responded sooner


'round the pot-bellied stove / New toy(I think-hope)
« on: September 19, 2008, 10:57:20 PM »
Quote from: John Hall;360
Hey Danny, saw just what you need to compliment the grader--an Oliver powered road roller/packer. It's coming up for auction soon--in the Midwest I believe. Now that would make a GREAT working display at a tractor pull!:D

Did it have the 66 power unit? There was one not far from me. I had asked about it and was told it wasn't for sale. It disapeared from where it sat (for yrs.) not long after my asking.....not sure what happened to it but I hope it is in good hands.

'round the pot-bellied stove / Funny what you find.....
« on: September 06, 2008, 06:31:14 PM »
in the walls of an old house. Dad wants to put a window in on the original portion of the house. He had told me before being a house it was a corn crib...way back when. I don't know about being a corn crib but btween the uprights laying at there bottom there was plenty of  old empty barley hulls...or some type grain anyway. So I do surmise it was used to store grain....thats sort of strange enough for me and my generation.

While doing a little digging in the grain I found an old Esslinger Beer can.....
 Parti Esslinger Quiz can.  Yes on the can there's facts you can share with your drinking buddies....

a few on the can....
Orthodontist - dental specialist
Jim Thorpe died- 1953
Jack Westland-oldest golfer (47 yrs.) win U.S. amateur champ.1952
Worlds larges Bible weighs 1/2 ton
21987 quadruples when inverted (87912)
Army undefeated 32 consec. ft. ball games(1944-47)
Worlds 1st auto race France 1894
Al Reach 1st salaried baseball player
Eugene McPherson rode bike across U.S. 20 days 4hrs. 29 mins-1949
Epee is dueling sword

Are a few facts from this 12 ounce..Keglined can. On the bottom on the can there is a Maryland tax seal....so I guess it was legal to be in the state:)


ATIS General Tractor Discussion / Parts Washer Solvent
« on: August 07, 2008, 10:47:52 PM »
Quote from: jahaze;347
Thanks John,

I'll check into the stuff you recommend.  the biggest problem I can see is I will be using my parts washer about twice a month (I work pretty slow) so I don't want to fill it up with toxic, expensive stuff that will evaporate or break down before I get the chance to enjoy it.  Is there such a thing as "green" or non-toxic cleaner?

"green" or non-toxic cleaner? Kind of got my curiosity up, so I did a little google search. I don't know anything about these company's or their products....




I hope these help, I believe my parts washer maybe the same as yours 20ga. drum type. I haven't had any problems using kero. in it and at the price they want for solvents I believe I will continue using kero.


'round the pot-bellied stove / New toy(I think-hope)
« on: August 07, 2008, 10:13:12 PM »
Quote from: John Hall;344
Trying to prep for paint with only a couple of hours working time is a real pain. I envy somewhat the retired guys who can put in a 8-12 hour day working on their restorations.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.....I've had retired guys tell me they wish they had my energy, enthusiasm and money.....I wish I had their time and all the money they think I have. Yea some times we meet at the fence and talk about these things. Don't worry John, we'll be on the other side of the fence soon enough


'round the pot-bellied stove / New toy(I think-hope)
« on: August 05, 2008, 10:27:13 PM »
I do about the same as you. Most of it will be wire brushed as far as the rear goes. I may blast the frame but thats a big may, as my sandbaster is big and cumbersome to set up. I only get a couple hours at a time to work on tractors and so by the time I set up the blaster, time is up.....Sheet metal I do blast with my smaller blaster.

Brake clean and ether (starter fluid) works excellent to remove grease and oil after pressure washing. Before primer I wipe it down with cheap paint thinner..

I know guys who do more than I with metal prep and in most cases their tractors look better than mine. I also know guys who do far less then I and in many cases , in my eyes, their tractors look better than mine. which really makes me scratch my head but then I am my worst critic.


'round the pot-bellied stove / New toy(I think-hope)
« on: August 04, 2008, 08:58:49 PM »
I had the chance to jump back into working on the grader. I actually have the rear hanging off  a motor hoist so I can clean it well and prepare it for paint.  The rear and transm. look to be in good shape both inside and out. Which, in fact is a miracle as everything else cast on it has been repaired or in need of repair. From the gear shift base too the seat brackets. I imagine the old thing has been run hard and slammed around hard as well.   I'm glad I let all those 70 parts take up room in my shop, they are coming in handy!

I want to get a few pics of the frame I had taken off the grader as it best tells the story of the life the grader had.  Some pictures will be put up in the near future.


ATIS General Tractor Discussion / Parts Washer Solvent
« on: August 04, 2008, 08:37:41 PM »
I maybe opening myself up to ridicule here but I use kerosene. Its cheaper than the cleaner solvents the parts stores sell, lasts just as long and when the time does come to replace it I just dump the old in with my waste oil for the furnace.


ATIS General Tractor Discussion / Oliver Hart Parr 18-27
« on: July 30, 2008, 09:41:43 AM »
http://www.enginads.com/otto/     >I get them from Dave Reed.

ATIS General Tractor Discussion / Oliver Hart Parr 18-27
« on: July 29, 2008, 09:51:42 PM »
Quote from: jahaze;331

I have the Ensign K carb.  The only thing I really need is a new manifold, but I'm waiting until the last moment to buy one.  The mag is not original, it a wico xh, but someday I will try to put an original one back on.  I spent last night cleaning and polishing the head and shining up the valves.  I hope to have the head put back together tonight, then I will turn my attention to removing the pistons.  What could have caused a heavy carbon buildup (1/8 inch think) on top of the pistons?

Most likely it is from overly rich air/fuel ratio. If the tractor spent most of its life on a belt or doing low rpm work this will cause carbon build up as well (hense, my favorite saying to an officer "just blowing out the carbon"). Also if oil is getting past the rings it will cause carbon build up but I think the first in combination with the second is more your case

Its not uncommon to find carbon build up in the old slow speed engines.

I believe I had gotten my manifold from Don Livingston, I don't have his number here with me but I'll see if I can find it in a few.


ATIS General Tractor Discussion / Oliver Hart Parr 18-27
« on: July 28, 2008, 10:35:12 PM »
My first question is, would you go through the the trouble of replacing the o-rings on the sleves if you have no reason to suspect they are bad? Do they deteriate (sp) with age, or are they best left alone? The sleves are in great shape with no scoring or top rim, if that makes any difference.

Just me but I do replace the O rings, as long as there aren't any visible cracks between the cylinders

    Its 6 of one, half a dozen of the other, I know there's no worse feeling than to think your done only to find you have to rip back into the engine for something you should have done originally...been there, done that.

    what for carb. does your 18-27 have? Ensign?


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