Old Tractor

  1. KemppiFrog Member

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    So, my neighbour is clearing out his mother's house since she has gone into a home (at 95) The house is next door to ours and has some big barns and lots of old kit.
    Clearing one lean-to exposed an old Energic tractor, a 511 (google it) and I asked him what he was going to do with it. 'Scrap it, I suppose, unless you want it'. Now, I have several projects... and really don't need another one. But... It is in surprisingly good nick for close on 70yrs old. 11hp single pot petrol air-cooled donk with a magneto. Probably not used for 40yrs, as his father died young.
    Looks like it will migrate over to my barn and come in useful on our bit of land. Engine turns (a plus!) but I might need to strip it and grind valves etc, not to mention change the oil.. Sheet metal work is mild surface rust only, so no prob. Carb is odd, but no doubt will clean up. All the blades of the engine cooling fan have disappeared (?) but I can sort that.
    Feeling the interest that a deserving case needs.. fool? of course, but not alone on this site:)
    KF
     
  2. Chillitt Member

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    Looks a useful tool and a very sensible decision to take it on. :D
     
  3. Save it, restore it, keep it in a shed, or pass it on to someone who will sort it but don't let it go for scrap.
     
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  4. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    The engine should be ok.

    pour and egg cup of oil into the bore, leave for a bit.
    Turn over by hand then using your thumb do a compression test.

    The worse is the rings will gum up.

    The carb, if in doubt, through it into a bucket of fuel.

    The fan blades may be balanced, can not recall.
     
  5. KemppiFrog Member

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    Ok for you to say that... Not to mention I have not told the other half ..yet.

    Plus for that, is that she did enjoy using the old 3-wheeled tractor to mow the grass on the their holiday home on the Chesapeak, so I have a chance..
     
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  6. Mick Annick

    Mick Annick Member

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    I keep looking at those on Agriaffaires having seen one at our local agricultural show; when you tire of it I’ll give it a good home :)
     
  7. Chillitt Member

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    25% more stability! She's a lucky girl.. :D
     
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  8. KemppiFrog Member

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    No, can't let it go to the yard.. In restored condition, they seem to go for €1,300 to collectors. But I see it being usefull for logging in the wood behind us towing a trailer and possibly grass cutting, if I can find a 'broyer' (cutting deck)
    Obviously, getting it to condition to sell will be way more work than what it will fetch, but I just like it..
    SO, gonna do it.
     
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  9. KemppiFrog Member

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    Hey, we can talk later:D
     
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  10. KemppiFrog Member

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    Bit of history.. In the big shed between our gaff and his mother's house, he has a tractor that he uses to cut the grass in the assorted areas about. There used to be a Massey Fergasun 135 in there as well, unused for at least 20 yrs, but he let that go to a local bloke that wanted to restore it..
    Such tractors are history, as are the heaps of ironwork that they towed. Lots of ploughs, harrows and seed drills lyng about, that are just not economical in modern farming.
    In the same shed, there is a stone 'bath' to tread wine, that is four meters square. Wonderful, but what to do with it? (not to mention moving it) Mega Jacussi ?
     
  11. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    where's the pictures :) no use without them :(
     
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  12. KemppiFrog Member

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    Tish, Tish, I might take a few in the morn, just to prove that it actually exists..
    For cynics like yo.. err, some on here..
     
  13. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    not disputing it just not struck on looking at essays err I mean posts without them. theres a few on here doing different tractors at various stages and good to see progress :)
     
  14. Patrick Gill

    Patrick Gill Member

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    if you find any old motorcycles, or WW1-2 bits ………………………………….
     
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  15. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Quick quick, run to google and steal them, like one on here.
     
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  16. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    A triangle can only tip 3 ways, a rectangle 4 so I reckon it's 25% less stable :D
     
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  17. KemppiFrog Member

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    Is that Steel or Steal?? Just askin..:whistle:
     
  18. KemppiFrog Member

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    Food calls, so will not be here for a bit..
    Quarrel among yourselvs ..
     
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  19. KemppiFrog Member

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    There is a a very old rotavator lurking in one shed, but no motorcycles. Sorry..
     
  20. jordhandson Member

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    Thats pretty looking tractor post some pics up when it arrives:thumbup:
     
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