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Thought I would share our project for those that enjoy such things. We acquired this 4041 at an auction for a song and the project has begun.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max/new1.jpg[/img]
It's suppose to run (never did check) Front and rear PTO's and less than 900 hours.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max/new3.jpg[/img]
NoRM
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The first weekend of work. Notice the bent/abused air intake grill. Oh and the hardly used rear PTO that's about mint.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max/week1b.jpg[/img]
The engine has a brand new starter and a new ring gear in a box that came with the tractor.(it's apparently in need of a ring gear). So we just yanked the engine out and set it on the bench for now.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max/week1a.jpg[/img]
This is as far as we got this weekend tearing it down, enough to make a parts order and see what shape she was in.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max/week1c.jpg[/img]
NoRM
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Worked one fender over quick with the DA since I had some time left yet in shop this afternoon.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max/week1d.jpg[/img]
Got the urethane primer shot and some "smoothing" done on the one fender and worked the dash and small parts through the bead blaster quick.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max/week1e.jpg[/img]
Work shall continue soon NoRM
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Be carefull with the flywheel when changing the ring gear when I got my 4040 the po had broke it taking it off they are expensive to replace.. looks like you aren't going to waste any time getting this done just take enough time for lots of picssm06
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that's still the tractor that has eluded me for so long I still wish I could find one of it's size. looking good so far good luck on it.
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Wow you are really goin at it, at this rate youll be done next weekend, I think mine will take a little while longer lol but I am doin it for fun so who cares. Looks good so far. Tim
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Norm, your're well on your way. Look's good. How's the axle seals look? Leaking axle seals are a problem with these tractors, along with the brake discs getting saturated with oil from the leaky seals. Good luck and keep the pics coming.
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Thanks everyone...and I will keep the pictures comming. Jim H Oddly when I bought it there was hardly a leak. After sitting in a nice warm shop for a few days now...the right rear seal leaks like a sieve. I had planned on replacing them anyway, but it sure made a mess out of my floor. I don't plan on fixxing the brakes honestly...I have something else in store for that dillema. NoRM
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Welcome to the site Norm. Great start on one of the best older tractors around. Just down the road from you in Plymouth Ne you have Wells Imp. Could be a good source of parts for you and Mike and family have a whole barn full of tractors, several that Grampa sold when he had the dealership. Been down there there a couple times when visiting family in Ne.
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Nice tractor Norm! Great start on the project. Nothing like having one of the best tractors out there to play with. Someday I hope to find one of those but so far no luck. Keep the pictures coming and welcome to the group.
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Very nice job! i got a small size bead cabinit in my basement but havent tryed any simplicity parts just yet.. just model a parts. =/
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OK I got a little done today, took apart the rear..nice huh?
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max2/badside.jpg[/img]
This is the good side, 35 years of crud, man I am glad I took it apart before I ran it.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max2/goodside.jpg[/img]
more of the same.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max2/mess2.jpg[/img]
and another angle, any guess how long it will take to clean this mess up and fix it?
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max2/frontside.jpg[/img]
NoRM
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I had hoped to get the rearend/hydro out, the front axle off and do some sandblasting. 35 year old cotter pins, someones previous wrenching with apprently the wrong sized tools resulted in much more time stripping it down then I figured on. The pitman arm fought me for 30 minutes, I finally resorted to the pitman arm puller, a torch, and a big hammer and when it came off, it dented a nearby cabinet lol
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max2/daysend.jpg[/img]
After the picture was taken I did get the steering box out and the drive pulley/cluth thingy. I also did a little spraying today, so a sneak peak.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max2/dashtower.jpg[/img]
I was short on sunlight, but it does give an idea how it's looking. This is before wet sanding and buffing, but I'm satisfied so far.
[img]http://www.retrofarms.net/Max2/sneakpeak.jpg[/img]
If you guys want less pictures just say so lol Next is to sandblast and get it into primer before it snows again. NoRM
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4xbill Thanks, and yes it's a v belt that has been hanging in my shop so long I have no idea what it's from lol I used it once to hoist a Dana 60 front axle into my pickup bed, so I figured it couldhandle some little powrmax parts lol NoRM
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Wow so thats what the axle unit and brakes look like cant wait to see it cleaned up ( dont worry it will ) I got mine running and even did some tilling with it before I started the tear down but I know the brakes suck so well see. Norm the paint looks great. Can you recomend a cheap but good HVLP gun, I have never used one but I am going to try. Also there is another restore being started and I think he could use our help, forgot his name but ck out the disscusion board. Tim, P.S. So how bout the wife ? LOL
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Tim... I have a devilbiss gun $119 and a cheap harbor freight gun $56 and honestly can't tell the difference. I shot the fenders with the $9 cheap binks clone. It's not hvlp but it lays paint perfectly. The devilbiss and the harbor freight hvlp guns shoot well, but they don't atomize this old tractor paint very well, hence my choice of the standard gun. All the orange on my machine is $10 a quart tractor supply paint with NAPA high gloss hardner, thinned with napatha. NoRM can't send you my wife, she's my main welder lol
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