Joe's 68 Travelall

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  1. MAJ777

    MAJ777 Farmall Cub

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    Well here it is...all the way from Montana to Kansas and a day early too. I'm really thrilled to get started re-building this and of all the TA's that I've looked over on Craigslist, ebay, etc., I'm so thankful I got this one. It is going to take a lot of work, especially just to get it running good. The man I bought it from said it ran "sluggish" but I think that may be an understatement :) but that's okay.
    All the glass is good except on the round glass in the back and it has a crack in it. Not much rust and most of all the pieces are all there. None of the electrical works, but I did notice a lot of the ground wires were off and I suspect that may be some of the problem. All the tires are needing replaced too. I couldn't do too much to it tonight as its early arrival was a total surprise to me and I had to change my schedule just to meet the driver. TA - Coming Home.jpg TA - Coming Home.jpg TA - Major.jpg TA - Firewall.jpg
     
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    Randall Barringer Y-Block King

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    Excellent! So happy for you. :clap::banana::bananrap:
     
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    MAJ777 Farmall Cub

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    Thanks Randy, I have a lot more pictures but for some reason they're not downloading. Maybe something went wrong?? I'll take some tomorrow. My son and I washed it and it really looks a lot better.
     
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    scout2000 Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Great looking Travelall.

    And welcome to BinderPlanet.

    What are your long term plans?
     
  5. MAJ777

    MAJ777 Farmall Cub

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    Thanks. I'm wanting to restore this old girl back to her original beauty. I don't know much about Travelalls but great web sites like this one has already taught me a lot.
     
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    MAJ777 Farmall Cub

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    Here's a few more pictures after we got it washed. Didn't have time tonight to work on but I plan on working on the motor tomorrow to see if I can get it running good.
     

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    MAJ777 Farmall Cub

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    I think I've found one of the reasons why its running sluggish. Making a NAPA list...
     

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    Mater Farmall Cub

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    Welcome to BinderPlanet! Nice looking T-all! That is my favorite year for the Travelall. Have fun on your build. And BinderPlanet has helped me so much on my build.
     
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    MAJ777 Farmall Cub

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    I'm needing tires for this thing before I get it running. Where's a good place to buy from? I'm wanting 31 x 10.50 and I'm needing a good place to buy wheels also. I'm thinking of going with chrome, sorta like what's on there now.
     
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    I'm thinking maybe to go with aluminum wheels instead of chrome.
     
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    kevingweq Y-Block King

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    Nice solid looking T-All , Congratulations :bananrap::clap:
     
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    Good lookin ride! I have always found that America's discount tire has good prices/selection in rims and tires. Sears has also been competitive, and Sam's Club is tough to beat on price, but is limited in selection. Happy hunting!
     
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    Not much work getting down on the TA, been working a lot of overtime and it always seems to be raining. I'm needing 2 new gas tanks and have been searching and there's none available at this time. I was wondering if there are fuel tanks from other makes/models that will fit instead? Do they make fuel tanks that are interchangeable?
    Also, I'm going to go with aluminum wheels. I don't have an American's discount tire here in KC. I am planning to buying the tires/wheels and then taking them home and mounting them myself. My concern is to spending all the big bucks for the tire/wheels and for some reason the bolt pattern doesn't match up. How do I know beforehand that the tires/wheels will fit and ride good? I'm read a couple of stories where someone bought the wrong wheels or tires and when they are taking corners or turning, it makes a rubbing noise/sound that makes you think the tire is going to rub off the wheel. Can this really happen??
    Thanks for any feed back. I'm just wanting to do this right, the first time.
    Joe
     
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    I'm starting with the distributor and plugs to get this up and running. Can someone please tell me what this is?
     

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    stroker3 Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Vacuum advance.
     
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    bindermike Farmall Cub

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    That'd be the distributor vacuum advance canister. There's a diaphragm inside that dynamically advances your ignition timing in response to throttle position and rpm. The vacuum advance works in conjunction with the centrifugal advance inside the distributor. The hose should run over to the bottom of the carburetor.

    Nice Travelall!
     
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    Thankyou. Does it need to be replaced?
     
  18. Randall Barringer

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    If it's working correctly, leave it alone. Do the other replacement tune up stuff and see how it runs.
     
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    bindermike Farmall Cub

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    It's not a normal wear item. However, the diaphragm may develop a crack or hole with age. You can check it, with the distributor cap off (engine not running of course), with a vacuum pump like a brake bleeder. Draw a vacuum, and you'll see the points plate rotate a few degrees. Another way would be with the engine idling, and a timing light. Have someone blip the throttle, and you should see the timing "jump."
    HTH, Mike
     
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    Ok, thanks.
     

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