How to Restore Farmall Tractors: - Choosing a tractor and setting up a workshop - Engine, transmission, and PTO rebuilds - Bodywork, painting, decals, and badging (Motorbooks Workshop) (Paperback)
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How to Restore Farmall Tractors, the only Farmall restoration guide, is back in print and packed with hundreds of helpful step-by-step photographs, proven tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from restorers 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 labor at shows, demonstrations, games, and pulls.
Whether you favor 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!
About the Author
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, owner's 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.