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1938 Allis Chalmers Model M

This tractor has not run since 1992. It was purchased new by my grandfather Borchert  in 1938. He used it to cultivate his orange groves in Anaheim, California.The oil and oil filter have been changed. The magneto and carburetor have been rebuilt. It runs very rough. Next step is to pull the head and regrind the valves. Will also install an electric starter

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1938 AC M (GRANDPA) in the shop for repairs

The head has been taken to the Kings Mountain NAPA shop to have the valves reground. It was discovered that the valves were too thin to regrind, so new valves must be found. I ordered a gasket set from Norm Meinert. He mentioned that the tube that runs from carburetor through the exhaust manifold to the intake manifold sometimes has holes rusted in it. Sure enough when I checked mine it has holes in it, which I could not see if I was not looking for them. Ordered a new stainless steel tube from Norm.

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The head has been removed

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Head with new valves and guides is on.

Ready to put the radiator on and starting it.
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It is running and no smoke
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Next, tear it down, clean it and paint it.

As I rebuild it with a new engine in 1973
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