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My grandson is restoring a B10 and we have a few questions. If I recall right, the yellow paint color is Old Catapiller Yellow. Is this right?

The serial number of the tractor is 043287. The engine code is 87041514. Is this the original engine and what year was it made?

Could someone please send a manual for the tractor to edstoller@earthlink.net. We have the engine covered. Thank you.

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rokon2813

I think old cat yellow is as close as you can get "off the shelf" without a custom mix.

That engine code says the engine is a 1987 so it is not original.

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quote:Originally posted by EDS

My grandson is restoring a B10 and we have a few questions. If I recall right, the yellow paint color is Old Catapiller Yellow. Is this right?The serial number of the tractor is 043287. The engine code is 87041514. Is this the original engine and what year was it made?Could someone please send a manual for the tractor to edstoller@earthlink.net. We have the engine covered. Thank you.


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id="quote"> It is with significant searching, i find no meaning in your engine number, because the briggs engines have 6 digits.Maybe it is a Harbor freight engine? Maybe it is not a B10 and someone put that number on it, pics help.The B10 number starts with 202 and there are 7 digits. I wonder if your getting the number off of the carburetor. If it is running that is good news, go from there.

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B10Dave

Leroy; early series B10's were made in 1964 and maybe a few in late 1963. Late series B10 was made in 1966 and very early 1967. Allis Chalmers B series tractors as a whole series went from 1961 to 1970. The B10 was not produced in all those years...Dave

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EDS

Thank you all, The engine was locked up until we removed the mouse nest and re-set the mag. It looks like new inside.

Todays questions are:

1. What color should the wheels be? It has rust, black and white now.

2. Given that it has been re-engeined, does the tractor serial number, 043431 give any clues as to what year it was?

3. It has red and white striped reflector tape on the sides. Is this original; it don't look like it to me.

Thanks ED and grandson Mat

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rokon2813

Bob, they are all "round hood". The flat hood started with the B 110.Wheel color is a cream or off white. Most people use Almond.The reflective tape is not original.Allis Chalmers did not use model years per say back then.As dave stated above, there was an early B 10 and a late B 10.With some research, you can narrow it down a bit.For instance, The 2008 Belt and Blade reference shows a serial number break at 5000Bob's info above also verifies this.A 2025042 B-10 (Prior S/N 5001) Drive 2154273SM (Prior S/N 5001)G enerator 1607323SM (Prior S/N 5001)P.T.O. 1717393SM (Prior S/N 5001)Power Lift 2157230SM (Prior S/N 5001)A 2025069 B-10 (Effective S/N 5001) Drive 2154273SM (Eff. S/N 5001)G enerator 1607323SM (Eff. S/N 5001)P.T.O. 2164146SM (Eff. S/N 5001)Power Lift 2157230SM (Eff. S/N 5001)id="red">Suggesting (to me) that the serial number on an early B 10 would be 5000 or less, (making yours late)On the Simple Tractors web site in a 1966 catalogYou can find this information;Browse the October, 1966 AC catalog, introducing the new B-12, and including the again re-named B-10. Note that the original B-10 actually had a 9 HP engine. When the HP was increased to 10 in 1965, it was renamed the Big Ten. However, when the B-12 was introduced in 1966, the Big Ten was renamed once more to the B-10.id="red">Since the engine is not original, another hint to age is the grill.The older one has much smaller holes and looks a good bit different.The Late B 10 also has a "BumbleBee" emblem on each side, early does not.Since you are restoring, you can get new decals online.http://clickitandstickit.com/they are very good quality, and very good people to deal with. Many many members have used them, including me.Late B10

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Early B10

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quote:Originally posted by rokon2813

Bob, they are all "round hood". The flat hood started with the B 110.


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id="quote">You're right . I was in a different world again.

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