Wednesday, May 16, 2012

After a winter break from the cold weather of this past winter, we the Rusty Bolts, have once more resumed our progress in restoring our first project; the Ford Jubilee farm tractor.

Within the month of March, the things we had done are as followed. Wire brush ( a lot of that actually ), clean the hubs; took apart and also re-assembled the front end; re-paint the engine; as well as re-pack the wheel bearings.

In addition we have also received the help of two new members, Bryer and John. Their help is greatly welcomed!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Amazingly we managed to get our project tractor reassembled and to the County fair; along with our large donation can!

Within the week leading up to the Mercer County 4-H fair, the list of things were accomplished to get the tractor there in one piece.

July 23rd- Put on back tires; sand-blasted the engine; put back the pistons and their liners; made a ( rather large & heavy ) donation can; put in new main bearings; put on exhaust manifold.

July 25th- Remounted the engine and reattached the front axle.

July 27th- Engine head was placed back atop the engine; inserted the push rods; put the rocker arm back in place; valve cover was put on.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

At the latest Rusty Bolts meeting, the pistons, piston liners and the crank shaft were removed from the engine of the tractor.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pictures of us at our Rusty Bolts " Pets for parts" fundraiser, at a local Tractor Supply.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

During the eighth meeting of the Rusty bolts, we did the following work on the tractor.  We removed the front end; took off the engine and mounted it to an engine stand; detached the fenders and disposed the front loader mounts. We also took a club picture for our booth that will be at the Mercer County 4-H fair.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On the seventh meeting we worked on our booth for the Mercer County 4-H fair and made a fundraising thermometer.  We also worked on a fundraising letter to send out to local farmers and businesses for support and donations for our club.