Is The Engine Savable? Homemade Tractor Buried Under A House, pt2 

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This is part 2 on this homemade tractor built in the 1960s, then parked under a house for a long time, in this video we tear into the engine to see if it will come back to life, lets see how it goes,


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Apr 18, 2021




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MiHaLaP 2 days ago
Хорошая работа! Очень похож на советский двигатель дм-1 для мотокультиватора 😁
marcijunebug 2 days ago
very cool little tractor, best part is it fits so well in the back of Crusty the Lumber truck! Need to figure out how to hook a saw up to it or something and mill some lumber at the "tactor mac" show out there!
Fon Hollohan
Fon Hollohan 4 days ago
Sounds almost like those old boat motors, what we called the old putt putts , the three horse power Acadia engines.
Womb Raider
Womb Raider 4 days ago
People used to build stuff like this all the time back before society was dumbed down and held captive by TV, cell phones, and digital devices.
marcijunebug 2 days ago
agreed...and NO one knows how to use a volt meter/multi meter any more...sad
dondale68 8 days ago
I also like the way it looks now! Kinda ''Jeepers Creepers''
Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt 8 days ago
I would pay money for an Official Mustie1 T-shirt or Hoodie, I'm picturing blue with the Brookhaven Lumber logo on it. Seriously.
ChampionBeam401 9 days ago
I have an 80s Craftsman with that same leak problem. I just put a cheap gas shut off valve on the line.
smith wesson
smith wesson 9 days ago
Stanley owns craftsman...Lowes just sells them..
Michael Santos
Michael Santos 9 days ago
I believe what you have is a Power Pup , plans were published in Popular Mechanics in the early sixties.
Ben Holroyd
Ben Holroyd 9 days ago
Im impressed by the clutch. Is this a 'common' way of doing it? (as far as home made clutch solutions go)
MC-Hanzis 4/20
MC-Hanzis 4/20 9 days ago
Why not use 2-4 $ on New caskits 🤦🏻‍♂️
Glenn Crockett
Glenn Crockett 10 days ago
That Carb is much newer than the Engine and was replaced at some point in time.
Sean McGillicuddy
Sean McGillicuddy 10 days ago
You have the Gallagher look going on there .. Great video .. Do you add something to the gas? It's unleaded nowadays..
Al Mac
Al Mac 10 days ago
If the coil burned out , the engine would stop, so melted tar in one place?
jason naumetz
jason naumetz 10 days ago
Looks like a Ford with all the pieces missing
stumpy2816 10 days ago
Miniz 11 days ago
I love how you always show a clip of either nature or dogs at the end
bitsnpieces77 11 days ago
Second hole there’s a joke some were there 😂😂
Ray Talbot
Ray Talbot 11 days ago
Maybe that but if metal made it short out & burn? 👍
MegaDrewz22 11 days ago
Bosch starter drive pinion for the one way clutch?
Eric jones
Eric jones 11 days ago
Noticed Musty doesn't comment anymore to comments?
Matthew Bergin
Matthew Bergin 12 days ago
The threaded rod on the governor is to set the limits for high RPM and idle.
Pablo Palacios
Pablo Palacios 12 days ago
hi mustie went are you going to do a follow up on the home made tractor buried under house thank part 3
Paul Wade
Paul Wade 12 days ago
that's really cool tractor .. BUT where's the motorized bike the boardwalk racer
Chris Townsend
Chris Townsend 12 days ago
Love your videos so much, a friend, coworker, saw the VW truck at a carshow. Would love to meet you someday. I'm a NH resident Much love - Chris
Scott Toothman
Scott Toothman 12 days ago
Stanley tools bought craftsman and yes Lowe’s does sell them now. Lifetime warranty still applicable. I prefer Kobalt tools personally which is Lowe’s store brand.
Krazy Mitch
Krazy Mitch 12 days ago
14:35 here in the Pacific Northwest (Pacific South Coast Canada) we ride our motorcycles year round. I hated living in Ontario, and only having 3 months of riding weather.. Here on Vancouver Island BC, there is maybe an entire month out of 12 I didn't ride my bike.. With Osteoarthritis in both legs, riding now is difficult.. I need a Can-Am Spider
James Shivers
James Shivers 13 days ago
Purrs like a kitten, good 1 for Ruffstoration
Rad Restorations
Rad Restorations 13 days ago
This is some next level restoration work. I would live to get to this level in a couple years.
Fritti Breezedancer
**chuckles** Juuust when my mind went to "Now now Mustie, don't brag" when he said his tool was too big, he says "grow up" :D I feel so guilty now! Guess I'll have to grow up, 43's a good age to start that, right?
Eugene Lucas
Eugene Lucas 13 days ago
That car thing you got is called a king midget, the head lights are mounted on the front fenders. T b ere from Anthins OH. From 58 to 68.
po18guy 13 days ago
I can only imagine how much that '36 Ford trans, torque tube and rear axle are worth.
JordanMatthew Anderson
It's been 3 5 days since you uploaded this so why not make a part 3 and continue on it where you left off? And any update on the Amante GT, Barracuda and the King midget?
skateboarder1973 13 days ago
@mustie1 what’s your email address???
Alain Gisi
Alain Gisi 13 days ago
Lovely Machine, nice you salvaged it..! ^^
milwsdl39 13 days ago
Awesome job is always can’t wait to see it moving around the shop
Mustie1 12 days ago
You and me both!
alan6832 14 days ago
I find the hoods on garden tractors limit visibility more than they do any good, except sometimes if it gets parked in the rain.
alan6832 14 days ago
What's wrong with loc-tite? it prevents corrosion where hammered threads don't.
alan6832 14 days ago
I have had better luck on cables with silicone based lubes than with petroleum based lubes.
alan6832 14 days ago
I would have avoided breaking that gasket and tried hard to make that carburetor work without full disassembly, especially since he knew from the jet that the gum wasn't too bad.
Tom hartman
Tom hartman 14 days ago
Thatvw truck is like carporn...
Crazy Jeep guy
Crazy Jeep guy 14 days ago
I think you should put that big ZZ motor on it. Been watching you for last several years ✌️
Agent 47
Agent 47 14 days ago
Mustie1, all the Ace Hardware stores in my state warranty those Craftsman tools (because they also sell them). I've replaced several there.
Gary Armstrong
Gary Armstrong 14 days ago
Ahhh the Beauty of the “junk pile”. The old Briggs motors are still going. Had a lawnmower given to me years ago. Person said their lawn was too rough. The Briggs motor had no compression so I check and saw a valve was stuck open. Took the head off cleaned up the water damage at the exhaust valve which was minimal. Lapped valve in. Noticed no marks at all on the barrel and asked the person had it run. They said tried it once over the lawn and turned it off. Never started again. That was 1982 and now 2021 have taken the head of to adjust the valve stem as compression got low. Still fires up with a couple of pulls. I have put two carb gaskets and kits thru her over the years. This is not the first Briggs and Stratton I know that has run for so long. Also the oil changes are not regular but kept an eye on. I think that is the major problem with these motors as nothing seems to go wrong with them unless you don’t maintain them. My mower has the upright motor bore and is a cylinder mower. Liked your video with your dedication to get the results you wanted as we all wanted. Nice to note how the carbs adjustment was as you set in the beginning which that tells me the mixture needles and seats have not worn. Nice 👍
Terry Wheelock
Terry Wheelock 14 days ago
It's like watchin GOOBER PYLE! 🤣👍
ian cameron
ian cameron 14 days ago
What are you using as a cleaner in the vibration machine
Hester781 14 days ago
You should check out the snap on ratcheting breaker bar adapter, part number S67. That one is 1/2 inch drive but it’s also available in 3/8. I’ve had great luck with the 1/2 for spinning engines, the 3/8 is good for small applications but anything over 4hp it seems to mess up
Nick Helmes
Nick Helmes 14 days ago
You seriously get some of the coolest old finds sir. Love your vids
Anthony Stubblefield
What brand are those mini pliers ??? Where can I get some???
scdevon 14 days ago
Nice upgrade with that replacement coil. I like vintage parts, but not flaky old coils. Great work.
Doug Agnor
Doug Agnor 14 days ago
This might be a home tractor but it is very much like the Lincoln tractors made during the 40s
J M 14 days ago
Sweet sounding engine - very nice!
James Hatzenbuhler
James Hatzenbuhler 14 days ago
didn't recognize you without your beard or chops
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 14 days ago
Remember in school when you use those magnets in experiments with metal filings and all the cool shapes on the paper ! L o L
Stove Guy
Stove Guy 15 days ago
Hope I never have white hair. Tint is good.
EnglishTurbines 15 days ago
That low idle is like 400 rpm ...this engine has a real heavy flywheel...Epic episode, Mustie at his best..🤔🤔😀🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
Pople BackyardFarm
Pople BackyardFarm 15 days ago
epic for sure love this tractor when you are a farmer everything gets converted
ykruH 15 days ago
22:00 that pulley has great alignment :D
T.F.D 1982
T.F.D 1982 15 days ago
Wow I must say this was the BEST inappropriate video ever! So manny jokes and laughter😅 great videos this time keeps up the jokes and I might watch some more😉
st hildas
st hildas 15 days ago
The dog, come back........🐈 Keep wrenchin 🔧
Ronald Henderson
Ronald Henderson 15 days ago
Bravo man! Great understanding and handskills.
Robert Sutton
Robert Sutton 15 days ago
Mustie1 please keep doing what your doing and don't let some network take over. I love watching true Americans doing what they do.
Steven Hood
Steven Hood 15 days ago
Stanley Black and decker bought Craftsman tools
T Webster
T Webster 15 days ago
No Mosquitoes here yet in Colorado Springs. We're still getting snow. Maybe if it stays cold longer we won't have them this year. Do you think? Nope...they'll be here in force soon enough. Thank you for your inspiration and instruction. I'll be using what I've learned from you soon. Got a throw away lawn mower and a Troybuilt snow blower this winter. Never would have even looked twice at them if not for your encouragement. Wrench on!!!
mukwera 15 days ago
Well done !!! I'm just surprised one of the first things that you didn't do before you tried to start it was change the engine oil.
David Henley
David Henley 15 days ago
It's amazing what a little lube will do!!!!
throttle bottle
throttle bottle 15 days ago
I always strip the spark plug wire jacket back about 1/2" and fold it under so it's tight between the wire jacket and connector and then crimp it tight. the piercing piece is more to keep it from pulling out than a connection path, but it will connect there also. I learned to always do that on vehicles and motorcycle ends, except the thread on ones.
john lozina
john lozina 15 days ago
Did I not see that VW here in Summerville, SC a few weeks ago??
Thomas Okeefe
Thomas Okeefe 15 days ago
Is that a pile of oily rags I saw in the background after you got it running? Isn't that dangerous?
Chris Garrison
Chris Garrison 15 days ago
Kmart bought Sears and took over Craftsman products
Fearless Fosdick
Fearless Fosdick 15 days ago
Interesting fact about Craftsman tools. Shortly after Stanley acquired the Craftsman brand, Stanley announced the construction of a factory in northern Fort Worth, Texas to bring Craftsman tool manufacturing back to the USA. Source wikipedia
Matt Eckert
Matt Eckert 15 days ago
Doc brown rescues another tractor from death
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 15 days ago
L o L The Ultrasonic back strock ! 👍
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 15 days ago
Stroke I mean ! Opps 🤗
Ray Wall
Ray Wall 15 days ago
Maybe put some dielectric grease on it.
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 15 days ago
Lowe's have Craftsmen now ! Not the same as Sears was ! 🤗
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 15 days ago
Your best comment ! Spark plug from this Century ! L o L 🤗
Robo Robot
Robo Robot 15 days ago
You got the sexual innuendo out of the way early.
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 15 days ago
I saw it spark last time !!!! I did !!!
Sally Dickinson
Sally Dickinson 15 days ago
Its a lincoln garden tractor
skateboarder1973 15 days ago
Does Mustie1 have a email address? Anyone know?
William Calhoun
William Calhoun 15 days ago
I grew up in Western Pa. in the 50’s. We called these homemade tractors and cars “doodlebugs”
Greg McK
Greg McK 15 days ago
Central Ontario, Canada. 2.5" of snow last night and this morning. I've added a plow to the front of my lawnmower.
Andrew Carmichael
Andrew Carmichael 15 days ago
Better get my finger out and get to work on these Aqua Scooters!
Stanley Keith
Stanley Keith 15 days ago
WOW, you can Fix anything ! Good Job ! 👍
JoeBob's Garage
JoeBob's Garage 15 days ago
Love the show, I watch all your videos, it's my motivation to keep up my channel. Matter of fact your channel mad me go out and buy a ultrasonic cleaner! Keep up the excellent work!!
George Bond
George Bond 15 days ago
Mustie1 have you ever thought about a hot / cold, steam cleaner, the industry type?
Rod MONK 15 days ago
I have an old Briggs on a pump large frame like that looks like a 8 Horse I think it say 3 horse. Long stroke. I guess mine is taller smaller head Also have a David Bradley need to get running
Gerald Schilli
Gerald Schilli 15 days ago
Just have to love all this old mechanical stuff. Too bad they don’t make cool stuff like this anymore.
Kevin Isaac
Kevin Isaac 15 days ago
that engine runs sweet
Terry Raymond
Terry Raymond 15 days ago
yum carb soup
Terry Raymond
Terry Raymond 15 days ago
yeah the used parts bin works well and cheaper.
Terry Raymond
Terry Raymond 15 days ago
you know this but you can take a picture first of the Governor rods, springs etc.
Terry Raymond
Terry Raymond 15 days ago
Is that Engine a B&S 7 HP those engines have a spring on the Governor you should be able to get that spring from a Small Engine shop.
Terry Raymond
Terry Raymond 15 days ago
check the resistance of the Mag to see if the windings were cut.
Terry Raymond
Terry Raymond 15 days ago
makin a mushroom magneto :)
Terry Raymond
Terry Raymond 15 days ago
makin Crusty work hard. :-)
George Watson
George Watson 15 days ago
Thats a cool old tractor I loved to see it come to life
Sassy Sasquatch
Sassy Sasquatch 15 days ago
Volkswagon never made anything good
Just wanted to say I really enjoy watching your vids and have learned so much an small engine repair. was wondering what happened to the bucket truck. I watched the first vid but never so any others.
Hunter's Moon
Hunter's Moon 16 days ago
Just gotta force your way into the hole ;-)