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Bradford Fyfe

I have found the cause of why Landlord 101 tanks leak on the bottom Directly below the fuel cap! There is a bunch of welding slag left from the manufacturing of the tractor there on the perch itself. That will grind holes into the tank over time and cause rust to form. I took a Dremel and ground them all down, and I'm in the process of painting it now. I went through 2 patched tanks until I discovered the manufacturing flaw. I have attached some pics with the welding slag circled in read. You can also see the latest tank that I restored using Cream to seal all of the pinholes in the tank. Then I painted it with Massey Ferguson red from Tractors supply. I think I will restore the other tank when I get the chance.




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On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2015 at 8:42 AM, Hudco said:

line the inside with red -kote

I have used POR-15 on the INSIDE of the tanks on a Simplicity 707 and a Farmall Cub.

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Welcome Kerry, you'll find this place priceless in working on your Landlord! Just a FYI when I have removed the tank on my Landlords, I have cut a piece from an old mouse pad to sit under it. That should prevent any rubbing on the bottom.

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I use thin rubber cut from sheets that are available at any hardware store. Put it under the straps too! This rubber lasts longer than foam rubber like a mouse pad. NO MICE!  I try not use use poisons unless I have to, but there seems to be no other effective way to stop mice from building nests in your engine. 

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