"Ask The Oliver Mechanic" - November, 2017 Archives


310 Waukesha engine for 1755

Posted by Steve Moyer on November 7, 2017, 5:51 pm

Picking corn and #5 connecting rod decided to let go. Holes in both sides of block. Cam shaft broken. Oil pan damaged. Do you know of or have resources for acquiring a good used engine. Complete.

Re: 310 Waukesha engine for 1755

Posted by forest albertson on November 10, 2017, 9:00 am, in reply to "310 Waukesha engine for 1755"

i just removed a gas engine from a 1850 all good but crankshaft . not sure it is same engine forest albertson trafalgar in.

Re: 310 Waukesha engine for 1755

Posted by Davd L on January 7, 2018, 3:46 pm, in reply to "310 Waukesha engine for 1755"

I have a very nice rebuilt and painted engine 310 engine that I bought one year ago when I was having trouble with my 1750. Thanks to Larry and support from this site, I was able to get my tractor running just fine, so its still on the shipping pallet in my garage. Paid $3,300, but will sell at a loss to me. If interested, give me a call 570-220-0539. Thanks, Dave L.

770 condenser problem

Posted by Steve Moyer on November 7, 2017, 5:46 pm

Oliver 770 is eating condensers. In July tractor was running fine, stopped to fuel up and it started running rough and could not keep running. Sounded like a gas problem. Mechanic buddy told us to change the condenser and that fixed it. Now yesterday did the same thing. I hung a new condenser on the tractor outside distributor and it runs ok. Are they bad condensers? or Is there a problem in the distributor.

Rear Tires for a 1939 oliver 70 with 40 each rims

  Posted by Harvey Zehr Jr on November 7, 2017, 1:34 pm

Hello Larry, I have two bad rear tires on my 1939 Oliver 70 that must be replaced. The current tires are Firestone and Goodyear 11 40's, but in small print it says 9 40 on the tire. m e Miller tire has a 9.5-40 will they work as a replacement tire. If not, do you know where I can find a set of tires that would fit. Thank you, Harvey Zehr, Jr. 815-419-5201

hydraulic problem on 1850 gas

  Posted by forest albertson on November 6, 2017, 6:03 pm

i have a 1850 gas w/ kelly loader i put on . my powre steering sometimes doesn,t work when i incease throttle speed . i some time have to p/u front wheels with loader then put back down to get p/steering to work . yes i have plenty of hyd. oil . its got me puzzled thanks for reading suggestions welcome. foreat albertson

Re: hydraulic problem on 1850 gas

  Posted by Arnie on November 10, 2017, 2:06 pm, in reply to "hydraulic problem on 1850 gas"

I have a friend who has three 1850. Two of them will do what your talking about. It is always a dirty "priority" valve. Just one small speck of dirt(usually metal)will make the spool hang up and cause the problem. It is about the size of large cucumber,is located under your left buttock, and has a steel tubing attached. I am well rehearsed and can take them off and clean them in the field. ALWAYS replace the hydraulic filter when doing this. This can happen more than once. Old tractors with a lot of garbage collected in the systems. Draining the system and putting in fresh oil doesn't seen to help. Too many low spots. Good luck. Arnie

Re: hydraulic problem on 1850 gas

  Posted by forest albertson on November 11, 2017, 7:05 pm, in reply to "Re: hydraulic problem on 1850 gas"

thanks Arnie sounds worth a try thanks and happy thanksgiving foret

Strange and odd Oliver part

  Posted by Joe Devers on November 5, 2017, 11:36 am

Someone gave my mom in law a old odd thing with Oliver on it is there a email address I can send pics to id

Tachometer Oliver 1600

  Posted by S Brady on November 3, 2017, 9:31 am

Larry you right the gear is stripped out do you know where I can get a new one

oliver 66 standard steering

  Posted by Neil Craig on November 2, 2017, 5:47 pm

Hi Larry, I have a 1950 Oliver 66 standard. When I turn my steering wheel to the left I only get about one revolution and it stops. This makes for some wide turns. Turning right is no problem, nice tight turns. I jacked up the front end to try it and it does the same thing.How big a job will it be to get into the steering gear to find out the problem?

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