In Reply to: 8NB Resurrection posted by Scott Hicks on May 27, 2018 at 12:25:41:
I would not work on someone's tractor unless everything was in writing. To many things can happen. Been there done that and gone burned.
That said if all you want to do is get it running than I don't know why you are pulling the head. Cleaning the tank is good but a temp tank is easier/cheaper. If the engine won't turn over a full revaluation possibly the valves are stuck, might be able to free them up thru the side cover. A couple of wires to bypass the system will also work to get it going and make sure it will operate the 3pt and drive it. Making sure it's it neutral, block down clutch and block tires because you are bypassing the neutral safety switch.
Don't know what kind of deal you struck with you landlord but this is how I would proceed. I wouldn't spend a bunch of money until I knew everything worked as it sure. You can dig a pretty deep money pit on these old tractors and sometimes not recoup the money you have in them
Good luck with your tractor