How to Restore Farmall Tractors, the only Farmall restoration guide, is back in print, packed with more than 300 photographs, proven tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from experts who know what works…and what doesn't.
Tharran Gaines' expert DIY guide walks you step by step through the complete restoration of your red machine, from disassembly to engine rebuild, electrics, painting, and final detailing. Find detailed instructions on these and more topics:
• Troubleshooting tips and how to evaluate a tractor that runs
• Engine repair and rebuilding
• Clutch, transmission, and PTO
• Brakes and steering
• Hydraulic, electrical, fuel, and cooling system repair
• Tire, rim, and wheel removal, repair, and restoration
• Paint removal, sheet metal repair, and painting
There are even handy sections on choosing a tractor, shop setup, and parts sources. After all that hard work, get details on showing off the fruits of your labour at shows, demonstrations, games, and pulls. Whether you flavor International Harvester Farmall's iconic Letter Series, Cubs, or Number Series tractors, with Gaines' guidance, you will be well on your way to showing off a shiny "new" classic!
Tharran E. Gaines is the author of How to Restore Classic John Deere Tractors (2003), How to Restore Classic Farmall Tractors (2005), How to Restore Ford Tractors (2008), and How to Restore Your Farm Tractor (2013), all published by Voyageur Press. In addition, he has written numerous repair manuals, owners manuals, and assembly instructions for farming-related companies, as well as newsletters and feature articles, radio and TV commercials, video scripts, and advertising copy. In 1991, he started his own business as a writer, and today continues to operate Gaines Communications with his wife, Barb, out of their office in Savannah, Missouri.
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