Picked up a John Deere BO at auction

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Picked up a John Deere BO at auction

Postby cjet69 » Mon Jul 24, 2023 9:03 pm

Bought this 1942 John Deere BO at a local auction. Same auction that I got my Farmall 230 at. This is another non-operable tractor that has a stuck engine and was partially disassembled. I think we got everything except the pushrods and a carburetor bowl. This tractor has brand new 12.4-24 Firestone Traction field & road tires on it and one new 6.50-16 front. It came with 2 sets of front spoke rims. @ are cut-offs and 2 are not but have some rusted out spots. I think we can repair 2 of them to get this tractor back on cut-offs and our other 1937 BO will get the round spoke that isn't a cut-off. It has one of each at this time. We have a boring bar so we can put new pistons in if needed. We need to pull the cankcase cover and shifter to check out the trans and engine internals but it looks like we should be able to save it at this point. First 3 pics were the aution pics and the last 2 show it with the parts set back on that came with it.

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Re: Picked up a John Deere BO at auction

Postby ricky racer » Mon Jul 24, 2023 9:28 pm

I might have a carburetor bowl if you need one free for shipping but I'll need to check for sure. I'm currently in Colorado and won't be home until the end of this week or first of next.
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Re: Picked up a John Deere BO at auction

Postby cjet69 » Mon Jul 24, 2023 10:53 pm

ricky racer wrote:I might have a carburetor bowl if you need one free for shipping but I'll need to check for sure. I'm currently in Colorado and won't be home until the end of this week or first of next.


Thanks for the offer. We have several spares that we were given a few years ago.

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Re: Picked up a John Deere BO at auction

Postby cjet69 » Thu Aug 10, 2023 2:48 pm

Took some time yesterday evening to see if I could remove the exhaust manifold from the cylinder head for the John Deere BO. Used a combination of heat, sandblast cabinet, Kroil, a variety of prying tools, and a dead blow hammer. Took a while to get it to start moving but finally I got it removed. The exhaust manifold is in good shape so I'm glad I didn't break it during removal. When those studs rust they can sure lock these manifolds in place. Looks like I will need new studs and nuts and the head should be milled to clean it up. Need to get my cheaters out and get a good look at the valve seats.

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Re: Picked up a John Deere BO at auction

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Aug 10, 2023 4:31 pm

Those studs don't look like they'll be fun to remove.
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Re: Picked up a John Deere BO at auction

Postby cjet69 » Thu Aug 10, 2023 5:12 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Those studs don't look like they'll be fun to remove.


Heat 'em up good.


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