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Posted: 4/25/2013 7:09:41 PM
   

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Joe and I talked about the block yesterday on the phone. I have never seen anything like it before. Althought I have noticed now in one of the early cub jr ads that is shows what looks like this setup. I don't have a picture of it yet.


My K that has two oil pumps I believe was added later, but it is interesting how they set up the system. One oil pump works just like the standard one with one line going to the indicator and the line that feeds oil to the rod dippers.
The second oil pump has a resevoir inside apparently to hold oil if the pump quits for a while. From the resevoir the lines go to all three of the main bearings and all three of the cam bearings. The most interesting part is there is hole in the bottom of the block under the cam bearings just like it was made to an oil ine and a casting flat that is just perfect for a tapped hole. Makes me wonder if they had originally planned on using more oiling. 

 


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Posted: 4/27/2013 6:20:29 AM
   

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Made it to the swap meet yesterday and dropped off the head for the Cub jr with Tom. Did manage to get a couple Wallis Items, Nos Cub jr piston, Wallis Pickering governor bell housing and some Nos Wallis engine bearings.

There was a Wallis 20-30 also there for sale I don't know if he got any bites on it but I think it will soon end up in Graham Catlin's collection as the fella is from Canada and not far from Grahams. 

So Graham start making some room for this tractor in your shed......

Joe

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Posted: 4/28/2013 12:02:48 PM
   

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As Joe said he dropped off the head for the Cub Jr to get rebuilt so I thought since we are doing one I would take one of my spare heads off the shelf and get it fixed up to for one of my projects. This head is off an early K engine with block number #14734 it has a casting date on top that I think is 8-16?   anyway I thought it was interesting these two heads are even different.
second picture shows the bottom where the center water passage is round on the newer head and slotted on the cub jr head.
Next is the manifold side of the head where the manifold stud threads are on their own island where the newer one is cast on the same level as the intake and exhaust ports.

Now with two heads to fix I can tell the guys at the machine shop I have a big v-8 engine to rebuild!




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Posted: 4/29/2013 9:04:52 PM
   

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Don't know what the center slots or later K head Holes are even for?? There isn't any holes in the top of the block for them to let any coolant through. Maybe they were just sand casting relief ports to get the sand out when casting??

Also here is a Model K trying to take over the horses jobs in early years. It is a negative of a picture so it is not the best picture but it appears to be a Model K in the picture.

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Posted: 4/30/2013 6:14:08 AM
   

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Thanks Joe for all the pictures, very interesting finds, like the latest negative photo too.

Looks like Dennis, Tom and Lanny was having a good time in the sunshine whilst you was browsing around the old Wallis.

I was down at the CHeffins sale the same day and here are some photo's of a poor old 12-20 which has been subjected to many modifications during it's life, serial plate missing and could not read any numbers in the U frame, but the number stamped on the engine block was 100104, it had some early features of the round tubular steering column and Wallis cast into the cylinder block, it did not rerach it's reserve. I am sure it has spent it's life in France as they are well known for doing away with governors and fitting later style carburetor's, I had a styled red PA just the same way a few years ago.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 6:08:26 PM
   

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Here is a couple pictues of my new purchase today. My good friend from Albany sent me a text and told me about this Wallis he heard of for sale. That was at 10AM today, and by 4 this afternoon I had it delivered home to Moorhead. It was only 40 miles away! What are the chances?

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Posted: 5/3/2013 5:11:52 AM
   

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Nice find and close to home for a change!! You needed one with that style serial number plate in your collection so this is perfect!

Not getting anything done on any of my projects yesterday as we got about 12-18 inches of snow yesterday. We had green grass two days ago and now this!  #$%&^ Got another two inches last night and it is 31 degrees now.

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Posted: 5/3/2013 6:01:56 AM
   

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Congratulations Tom on your local find, looks to be a very genuine tractor and won't take much to get it running, you just never know what is sitting under your nose on your own doorstep, worst is when someone else finds it and tells you later, this time it worked well for you and thats what good friends are for.

Joe, looks like you have got some bad weather again, just look at the difference between Tom and your photographs in the same state and two days apart.

We are getting a bit of sunshine at the moment and at long last crops are starting to grow now the soil is warming up, must be a good five to six weeks behind this year.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 5/3/2013 8:24:50 AM
   

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Hi Malcolm, thanks for the compliments it really is too good to be true.
the pictures Joe and I had are from the same day! That's Minnesota!

I just got a call from the scrap guys and they say there is two J.I. Case plows and another J.I. Case planter still at the farm. Waiting on pictures.


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Posted: 5/3/2013 4:18:40 PM
   

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Hey Joe,

Just keep that white stuff up your way, okay??

Thanks,

JB







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