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OldMachinist

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The square hole in my Allis CA seat rotted out. This is how I repaired it this morning.
Clamped it on a couple of bolts that I put in the drain holes and plunged a 1-1/2" end mill thru the old hole location.

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I had welded up some cracks in the back side before doing the hole.

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Made a thick washer in the lathe with 5/8" hole and then milled it square.

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Less than 5 mins with a file and the corners where squared out.

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All ready for welding.

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If my old eyes could see better the welds would look pretty but its a working not show tractor.

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Hit it with a little rattle can touch up paint.

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After it bakes in the 95 degree sun for a while today I should be ready to get back to mowing.

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Dave Smith

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That's the best thrill a hobby machinist can have---use his machines and fixit skills to overcome needed repairs without having to put out any cash.. good job Dave :))
 

davidh

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tis very true. "no parts repair" is what we call um up here in the frozen northland. always something breaking on the farm.
 

BenT

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Nice! I'm rebuilding a Allis G with my father right now and think it needs this repair. He is 82 and still going to farm auctions looking for projects.
 

OldMachinist

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Yes if the G also had the single bolt seat it will eventually rot in that area of the seat pan. There are repair kits available that just have 2 plates that you rivet on each side of the seat but I like my repair better.


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tazza

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I think yours will last longer than the replacement option anyway. Nice work.
 
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