Vintage Tractor Restoration - Part 2
Updated: Apr 1, 2020
Complete Engine Strip Down - Crankshaft Removed - Panels Sandblasted
A very belated 'Happy New Year' to all our followers. We took time to enjoy a very restful Christmas so the workload has really caught up with us again this year!
We have been hurriedly collecting lots of exciting new tractor stock, so the process of pre-sale inspections are well underway and we hope to get some photos on the Tamar Vintage Tractors website very soon - if the rain ever stops!
So, onto our grey/gold Ferguson tractor. Progress has been steady - in between servings of turkey and Quality Streets!
The engine has been removed to allow the condition to be fully assessed, this revealed that the liners were excessively worn so a further strip-down was required. The pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft have all been removed.
Matt has decided that the best course of action would be to send the engine away to a specialist repair centre, where it will be fitted with new liners. They will also service the cylinder head, check the crankshaft and machine if necessary.
Matt has also requested a thorough wash and clean as well as a fitment of new core plugs - it really is worth the time and extra expense to get these things right, we don't want to be pulling her apart again in the near future!
The panels are with Roger Young Fabrication, Saltash where they will be sandblasted and sprayed in the original Ferguson grey.