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Greetings! Ive found this old square fender 112 in my local craigslist. Ive had it for about three years now just sitting around waiting for a resto. Well I'm finally ready to get after it! First thing I did was hook up my jumper box to it and see i it would turn over. And what do you know? It did! Took a quick compression test, 50 pounds... Not too worried at that point because it had been sitting so long. So I decided I should get it running before I do anything more...

So I hooke a different gas source onto the carb and it fired for a while and then finally took off. Ran it for about ten minutes, to the point where I couldnt see ten feet away in my shop. So needless to say it smokes.

My plans for this one is to re ring the engine and relapp the valves new gaskets etc. With a newly rebuilt engine I will use it for a toy to mess around snowblowing my driveway. Which brings me to my next moment. The tractor came with some sort of bracket mounted on the front of it. Well ive done some research on the bracket and have come to the conclusion that it is an adapter bracket for a 36 snowblower, to mount of the square fender tractors! Pretty exciting because I have a 36 snowblower for my round fender!

So here are some pictures of the tractor, and what I have done so far. Ive gotten the deck off, the hood, muffler shroud, and carb, which is currently being dipped in carb cleaner! So far this project is off to a good start but we will see how the engine looks when I pull it apart.

Thanks for bearing with my book above:fing32: I will keep you guys updated as much as possible!
 

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And more Deconstruction!!:thThumbsU:thThumbsU:thThumbsU
 

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Good luck with your project and it seems to be in decent shape. slkpk
 

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Looks super good, keep us posted on your progress. with tons of pictures. I hope to start on my 110 soon.:thThumbsU
 

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Looks like a nice unmolested original tractor, dealer decals and all...I'd have a hard time even touching that one, IMHO...clean it up, spit shine it and leave it alone.
 

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Looks like a nice unmolested original tractor, dealer decals and all...I'd have a hard time even touching that one, IMHO...clean it up, spit shine it and leave it alone.
I thought about it. But I finally caved because I wanted this one to look great.

Agreed on the condition though. Looks pretty straight for its age!:thThumbsU
 

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WOW! talk about dedication! You even wear green jeans, and green shirts!!
 

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Looks good. I'm about to start a clean up thread on my 110. Is this a 1972? Agreed on the condition. It looks very good!
 

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Not sure of the year. Maybe tomorrow I could write down the serial number and someone could help me figure it out.

Day :2

Well I finally have pulled the engine out of the tractor and have taken the tin work off the engine. Lots of oil buildup. But it seemed like the valve cover nut was not very tight so I would like to hope most of the oil was coming from there.

So I pulled the head off the find a lot of carbon build up. This thing must have been smoking for a while! Reference the pic of the carbon chunks scraped of the head and put in the rag.

Regardless, the cylinder wall looks really good no scratches or anything, just a pretty large wear line on the top of the stroke. Hopefully I can remove this by honing it.

Then I pulled the oil pan off, which was not an easy feat by any means, this thing has been on there for a while. And I found no metal in the pan luckily. Everything else seemed to be in good condition internally, but I was forced to leave before I could go any further.

So below are some pictures keeping up with the days occurences. Enjoy.
 

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My camera doesnt seem to want to upload my pictures i took so I will try again tomorrow. Sorry guys...
 

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Ok got the camera to work. So here are pictures from last night!
 

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Day:3

With the oil pan and head removed. I cleaned up some of the sludge from the internals of the engine. Then I removed the rod and piston. I pulled the used ring off the piston and pushed it back into the bore, the end gap measure an astonishing .65 thousands of an inch! If im not mistaken the book said that somewhere around .20 is normal operating tolerences. No wonder why it smoked.

So then I began honing the cylinder to smooth out the bore. Really looks nice now with no high or low spots. Took a new ring out of the set and checked the end gap. .25 is what it measured. That is much much better, i reallly think that will fix my smoking problem.

Besides some other normal cleaning, I recieved a gasket set and ring set from my dealer. Now I can work on reassembly.

Look at the pictures and notice the gap on the old ring, and then the new cross hatching in the bore.
 

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Looks like the resto is coming along nicely. You have a nice cross-hatch pattern on the bore so should seal up nicely too.
Agreed, I was very happy with the way the cross hatching turned out.
 

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I have to say Im all for restoration, but man that thing is clean and nice..... I think I would leave and stop at the engine if it were mine. Its a little cleaner than my 110 is thats for sure.
 

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Well the engine is back in with pictures to come. Probably mounting the blower/chains/wheel weights tomorrow. Pictures to come.

I would let it be and run it the way it is but there is some surface rust on the top of the fender deck that needs some attention. And I like my equipment looking good so we will see where this goes after snow season.

Until then, anyone ever seen a rear weight bracker for this tractor? I would like to weld some kind of bracket together for the rear to put some of my dumbells on it from my weight set. I'm starting to believe that I will need more weight then usual because with the adapter bracket the weight of the snowblower will be out front about four inches more. Any ideas on a bracket would be appreciated.
 

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Wow nice original Deere!
 

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Ya it is a nice Deere but boy is he slow with the pictures. I wonder where the pictures are. :crybaby:


Maybe his camera broke and we will never get the pictures. :crybaby:
 

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Here some pictures of the motor back in the tractor. Haha happy orange jd?
 

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