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New project

Post by John V » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:15 pm

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Well as I said before, I love hardship. Had my eyes on this for a few years and finally struck a deal to buy it. I think the engine is bad but that’s a minor thing. Every thing else is their and original and in sound condition.
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Re: New project

Post by Hiawatha » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:35 am

Looks super John :smile:
A UK 135 ? or a 133 French build ? Both look the same .
Nice industrial guards , has it been a ground's maintenance tractor ?
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Re: New project

Post by John V » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:05 am

Hiawatha wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:35 am
Looks super John :smile:
A UK 135 ? or a 133 French build ? Both look the same .
Nice industrial guards , has it been a ground's maintenance tractor ?
It's an english built 135 that was just a farm tractor that has sat under a hedge for 20 years since it stopped running with a lot of black smoke I believe.I have removed the drain plug and their was a lot of rain water in the sump with oil.I also found two little metal chips in the oil filter.I have removed the injectors and two cylinders were dry but number 1 was full of water but looks not too badly rusted.I filled all the cylinders with auto transmission fluid to free them up but the sump will be removed and God knows what awaits in their but my local parts dealer stocks all 135 parts at reasonable prices.I expect a broken crankshaft but fingers crossed.

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Re: New project

Post by Hiawatha » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:34 am

Great tractors , really sought after here but selling for stupid money in terrible condition .
Really looking forward to seeing the results in pictures :smile:
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Re: New project

Post by John V » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:03 pm

Same here silly money when restored.I have a friend that says the 135 is a glorified 35 and another that says the 135 is overrated , but I like them. Don't expect the pictures right away as this could take a little while ,need to add the finishing touches to the two te 20s first.

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