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6767 Riverview Drive, Route 2 Kalamazoo, Michigan

John Spaman, a steam lover since goodness knows when, has always
wanted to build his nephew, Greg Peet, a little tractor. In
February 1958 things began to shape up. Eldon White found a 1926
International Harvester 1? hp gasoline engine with throttling

Then we started looking for a rocker arm which was broken off.
We finally found one in a junk yard. We picked up other parts here
and there when we found them.

Early October we hauled the parts we had to a little welding
shop about 10 miles from our home. We worked on it week ends and
spare nights. October 25 we hauled the nearly finished ‘oil
pull’ home.

We had a metal tank made to improve appearance and we have the
exhaust piped to it.

The first time we ran it assembled, was a jerky operation
because the gasket to the carburetor was missing. It runs fine

A quick rundown of the parts are:

1? hp International Harvester gasoline engine
1948 Chevy transmission
2 in. channel iron for the frame
Gearbox from a scrap yard
Tires -front,4.00-8 wheelbarrow wheels
back, 6.00-16
Rear end is a model A Ford narrowed
down to 36 inches
Front end is a model T Ford narrowed
down to 36 inches
Clutch is V belt driven

We give credit to Eldon White (see above) and Grover Hardin who
did the expert welding.

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