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    Bronze Member j t huskins's Avatar
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    Default B7100 Restore Project Has Begun

    Began working on the B7100 that I brought home in August. The tractor had set for three+ years with the upward exhaust uncovered. I resisted the urge to just try and crank the engine before doing some investigation into possible water damage to it. Good thing I did. Even though the engine was not stuck it did have rust in no. 2&3 cylinders along with stuck rings. Some water found its way to the crank no. 3 rod and main journals which made a small rough spot on both. No. 1&3 cylinder walls have a ring groove worn at the top. I began the task of finding and pricing parts and was shocked to discover the high price of each component.Before I waste any time or money purchasing parts I will wait for the verdict from my machine shop as to whether the cylinders can be cleaned up with a .5mm bore and the crank can be turned within the under size bearing specs offered by kubota. I have pictures but haven't figured out how to ad them to my post yet.
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    Default Re: B7100 Restore Project Has Begun

    Keep us posted, sounds like an interesting project.

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    Good luck with the refurbish! Sounds like a major undertaking.

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    Bronze Member j t huskins's Avatar
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    Default Re: B7100 Restore Project Has Begun

    Yea, i'm afraid that an undertaking might become an under statement before this is over. I can carry on with the news that the block wiil need to be re sleeved but if the crank can't be turned then the project will have to be scraped and the tractor parted out unless I can locate a good used crank that is reasonably priced.
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    Default Re: B7100 Restore Project Has Begun

    Quote Originally Posted by j t huskins View Post
    Yea, i'm afraid that an undertaking might become an under statement before this is over. I can carry on with the news that the block wiil need to be re sleeved but if the crank can't be turned then the project will have to be scraped and the tractor parted out unless I can locate a good used crank that is reasonably priced.
    Be careful. I have a B7100 and love it, just bought new tires for the front - $300 plus. Looks like your tires are worn in the back, pretty expensive to replace. I see B7100s offered for abouyt $5000 on Craigs list in our area. Doubt they are going for that much, especially if you don't have a loader. Hence, don't let the refurb get out of hand. Other than that they are a great, no-nonsense, all metal machine.
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    Default Re: B7100 Restore Project Has Begun

    Good luck, JT! Keep us updated. I'm particularly interested in how your restoration goes as I am starting to dig into a newly acquired B5100D.
    Jim
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    Default Re: B7100 Restore Project Has Begun

    Looks like an interesting project. I know what it's like when looking for used engine parts, they aren't cheap. Good luck in your search!
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    Default Re: B7100 Restore Project Has Begun

    I love those factory rear wheel weights. If you decide to part it out let me know.

    Seroiusly; You may be able to purchase another b7100 with a better engine for less than the rebuild on yours. I see them on craigs list from time to time. You could build one from the parts of 2 then sell or keep the remaining parts for spares.
    I love my B7100.-- looking for factory rear wheel weights.

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    Default Re: B7100 Restore Project Has Begun

    Got my head, block, and crank to the machine shop yesterday. Good news so far. The cylinders are good for a .5mm bore and the crank will just get a polish. Ordered 675.00 worth of parts from Messicks just to get the machine work going and put the bottom end back together. Thankfully I obtained this tractor very cheap on a NC sealed bid so I have a lot of room to spend before I exceed the value. Hopefully I will have a like new tractor for the same money that I would have paid retail for one then had to make repairs. As for the wheel weights, the tractor has front and rear factory weights. With the FEL being plenty of weight for the front I am considering not using the fronts if the restore continues. The tires have never been loaded with fluid so my wheels should be in good condition. Spent 4 hours washing engine parts spic and span to prepare for a restore paint job as I re assemble. Will have to get the engine going before I will know what else needs repair besides the charging system which was the reason for the tractor being taken out of service.
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    Default Re: B7100 Restore Project Has Begun

    Cool thread. I have a B6100, these little orange beasts are really tough.
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