Found under a House, Home Built Tractor, Can IT Be Saved?

I was talking with a friend about old tractors when he mentioned a neighbor had one under his house. we went and took a look. well it turns out it was homemade out of 30s ford parts. we struck up a deal and dragged it out with my 1959 vw single cab, lets see what it will take to bring it back to life,


  1. Karl Wild

    Karl Wild

    Dag sedan

    Thatvtruck is fun key.

  2. tractortinkerer11


    Dag sedan

    Drove a lot of miles in one of those VW drop side trucks. Nice tractor. Good save.

  3. Gary Marshall

    Gary Marshall

    3 dagar sedan

    I want the VW truck#!!

  4. David Phillips

    David Phillips

    4 dagar sedan

    God mustie 1 your a tall lad

  5. BonerMaroner


    4 dagar sedan

    There is nothing wrong with the coil as all wire has some resistance. Those sparkplug threads - best ground - the actual plug wire is the problem 4 out of 5 times.



    8 dagar sedan




    8 dagar sedan


  8. JJ TT

    JJ TT

    12 dagar sedan


  9. donald lawton

    donald lawton

    17 dagar sedan

    Thats awsome that coil is still available👍🏻

  10. donald lawton

    donald lawton

    17 dagar sedan

    Couldnt you use the output off the stater to a 12 volt vw /ford coil .tie into the points

  11. donald lawton

    donald lawton

    18 dagar sedan

    The b110 allis Chalmers ran the 10A series Briggs engines. My 62 has a10 hp. And earlier simplicitys ran those engines. Great motors!👍🏻👍🏻

  12. Amit Desai

    Amit Desai

    18 dagar sedan

    It's 'Power Pup' from popular mechanics....! Amazing, I'm planning to build one for me...!

  13. heren noweleven

    heren noweleven

    22 dagar sedan

    Take out spark plug, woulda done it sooner.

  14. Rangerpl


    25 dagar sedan

    Hi Mustie. I also live in NH, Grantham. I was wondering if you have a small garden tractor (no lawn deck needed) and a tote trailer to pull behind it. Prefer that it had a posi-traction rear axle as it would be used in our wooded lot to drive on wet leaves and sometimes soft ground. My wife wants something to haul her garden tools and to be able to haul sticks and leaves and stuff that she rakes up around our lot. If not, no worries. I enjoy your videos.

  15. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller

    Månad sedan

    I noticed you were turning the motor over backwards it turns clockwise

  16. Eileen Ger

    Eileen Ger

    Månad sedan

    My grandfather built his own cultivator.....snow blower......tractor......pretty much anything he needed he would build it in his shop. He bought his first car for $12 when he was 10 years old. He picked beans all summer for a penny a row. He took the car apart and put it back together again. I don't know what kind of car it was but I'm thinking one of those old model something or others from around the turn of the century. I took a video of my father showing us the cultivator and telling us about how he and my grandfather had built it. Amazing people back in the generation of a major depression and two world wars. They made them tough and smart back then....and you had to grow up fast !

  17. captainjerk


    Månad sedan

    Looks like it was on fire, long ago...

  18. canzcustoms


    Månad sedan

    that curved clip goes between the 2 and grounds the coil for signal. seen it before

  19. Michael Berry

    Michael Berry

    Månad sedan

    I think you could rewind that ignition coil possibly, just figure out how it was wound as you disassemble it.

  20. rod royal

    rod royal

    Månad sedan

    Saw a lot of those on the farm doing various jobs in the 60's. Shelling crib corn for one.

  21. Jocalopse


    Månad sedan

    what do you have in the shop that requires a radioactive label?

  22. Jugdiep Singh

    Jugdiep Singh

    Månad sedan

    It is these intelligent craftsmen at the farms who were known for their ingenuity and made America an industrial powerhouse,but alas they are a disappearing class,more people need to view videos like this .

  23. S K

    S K

    Månad sedan

    there must be a flux capacitor in that tractor right? why else would he need it

  24. steve lecain

    steve lecain

    Månad sedan

    just take the wire off your points and use them to fire a car coil like the old milk bottle style they work great kohlers use them.I ressurected a lot of old motors this way.

  25. steve lecain

    steve lecain

    Månad sedan

    thats called a power pup it was in popular mechanics in the 60"s, even the hood looks pretty exact, homemade from plans in those books. they were very powerful and cheap to build when money was tight. I built one myself and they are amazing you will love this thing.

  26. Jose Ortiz

    Jose Ortiz

    Månad sedan


  27. ric wol

    ric wol

    2 månader sedan

    58 minutes of this . What a joke .

  28. Rust and Grime

    Rust and Grime

    2 månader sedan

    It have a very nice steering arrangement

  29. razor world

    razor world

    2 månader sedan

    shoot a bottle of dawn soap on those boards and be sure it doesn't slide off .

  30. Forrest Hoffman

    Forrest Hoffman

    2 månader sedan

    when you said anyone eating breakfeast right know? i was lol

  31. Márcio Machado underconstrution

    Márcio Machado underconstrution

    2 månader sedan

    My friend sell me your van to me ill buy

  32. RFdave


    2 månader sedan

    I pronounce it as "Tec cum seeheee" .

  33. keith sams

    keith sams

    2 månader sedan

    Repower with harbor freight v twin

  34. T34 The American heavy tank

    T34 The American heavy tank

    2 månader sedan

    Damn am i glad modern small gassers have eci

  35. kenerew


    2 månader sedan

    Looks like an old jim dandy power king

  36. Jacob


    2 månader sedan

    I'm curious as to what's radioactive in your shop?? 38:02

  37. marcijunebug


    2 månader sedan

    really loved seeing ole Crusty at work! THANK YOU! if it was for no one else that one was for me! ha love that ole truck so much...lady files... lol

  38. Richards Garage

    Richards Garage

    2 månader sedan

    This would have been nice with a 2 cylinder kuboa

  39. Reven Ulfir

    Reven Ulfir

    3 månader sedan

    get a tungston points and spark plug file, even the snap-on ones are like $16 for 2



    3 månader sedan

    That is one nice contraption!

  41. Dr John

    Dr John

    3 månader sedan

    Mustie Man... you need a Fluke 1587 and perform a DAR test... muchoo better than a MM test on OHMS!

  42. zatranslate


    3 månader sedan

    what a funky pickup

  43. Cliff Collins

    Cliff Collins

    3 månader sedan

    You do realize you can use a cars coil and a battery and use the points only??

  44. Rodney Schilling

    Rodney Schilling

    3 månader sedan

    Under the house, I hope when you pulled the tractor out you left the witch under it. Sorry I couldn't help myself.

  45. Joe Hill

    Joe Hill

    3 månader sedan

    Like the odd and different pieces of engineering genius people displayed.

  46. David Betterton

    David Betterton

    3 månader sedan

    hey hows it going i like watching you work your good at basically every thing you do

  47. Per Rimnell

    Per Rimnell

    3 månader sedan

    Thats a "Power Pup". Popular Mechanics had the instruktion how to build one.

  48. Jann-fredrik Bakkeid

    Jann-fredrik Bakkeid

    3 månader sedan

    Power pup traktor Sør

  49. Brian Crews

    Brian Crews

    3 månader sedan

    Looks like a power king tractor

  50. ПЦ


    3 månader sedan

    looks like U-type vertical carburetor it was traditional US way...

  51. hoffmanshaven


    3 månader sedan

    Damn you’re going to get hantavirus from that shit. Be careful!

  52. Dano Noveh

    Dano Noveh

    3 månader sedan

    My granfather had one of those tractors in the 60s when i was a pup, that thing ran its but off,! i digg that VW pickup too, WoW !😀

  53. Marcus Colwell

    Marcus Colwell

    3 månader sedan

    I know it was just for the cool shot, but I like the idea that you accidentally left your camera behind when you drove away and the guy was just filming you as you left.

  54. Kilty O'Neal

    Kilty O'Neal

    3 månader sedan

    Where's the manual for this one? ;o)

  55. 小排気量のススメ いくお

    小排気量のススメ いくお

    3 månader sedan

    I also want to live cool

  56. James luther Cantrell

    James luther Cantrell

    3 månader sedan

    Hey mustie1 I watch your SE-one videos as much as I can i live in a little town called dalton georgia i watched you get sone stuff that is really junk back in good running condition

  57. Bill Kendall

    Bill Kendall

    3 månader sedan

    Name it " One Piece At A Time" in memory of Johnny Cash!

  58. Dyana Mullican

    Dyana Mullican

    3 månader sedan

    Thanks good save. One can find stuff out in the desert just sitting there. Nice to find some thing you can use. Good job.

  59. Mike Breedlove

    Mike Breedlove

    3 månader sedan

    It might be homemade but it looks like a DIY tractor with that rear end he made it like a DIY tractor and those type of tractor are made for pulling

  60. Capt Walker

    Capt Walker

    3 månader sedan

    Love that VW.

  61. Capt Walker

    Capt Walker

    3 månader sedan

    Snatch blocks and pulleys and even that little thing would work. The anicent lever to the rescue.

  62. Martin Hardcastle

    Martin Hardcastle

    3 månader sedan

    Nice to see Crusty out, now the weather is improving

  63. MoVieZafterMidNiGhT


    3 månader sedan

    I like how the transfer case switches from belt to chain & it removes clutch spin with the drag making shifting smoother..

  64. irene zurek

    irene zurek

    3 månader sedan


  65. ETM


    3 månader sedan

    Last time I saw one of those I had to hook up a after market solid state ignition on it because I couldn't get any parts for it and that was back in the 1980s so that's all I can tell you about it.

  66. Baldi Kaldi

    Baldi Kaldi

    3 månader sedan

    Come on people… Did you hold your breath?… Admit it! LOL

  67. Terry Raymond

    Terry Raymond

    3 månader sedan

    awesome vw 1600 power go crusty

  68. D'RAS O'ZION


    3 månader sedan

    every time you laugh am laughing lol

  69. Nick Triplett

    Nick Triplett

    3 månader sedan

    could this engine be put on a street bike with a title? and how best

  70. alvon911


    3 månader sedan

    Thank you LORD for pets!

  71. Jerry Mchale

    Jerry Mchale

    3 månader sedan

    I am I just dumb thing work cancel

  72. thomas wyeth

    thomas wyeth

    3 månader sedan

    Man you find some cool things, this was very well put together, and on a side note, I use that same Cresent that your using at 25:41 its my favorite one as it opens up wider than all my others of the same size

    • thomas wyeth

      thomas wyeth

      3 månader sedan

      And on another side note, I love how you always talk to the camera as if we are there with you, makes you feel as if you are a real part of the restoration process

  73. Jim Fortney

    Jim Fortney

    3 månader sedan

    Hi there...I have a Popular Science magazine from 1953 with an article that shows a tractor almost like there a way I can send a copy of the article to you?

  74. D Cross

    D Cross

    3 månader sedan

    Lots of spare engines...replace the engine then

  75. James Cole

    James Cole

    3 månader sedan

    I think that I have one of those briggs engines in my shop,might be a few years older,I'll have to look when I get there.

  76. Rockee Rockey

    Rockee Rockey

    3 månader sedan

    Is it me PR is 2 of 3 & 3 of 3 the same?

  77. Michael Gardner

    Michael Gardner

    3 månader sedan

    You could put a car coil an a battery use the points an maybe a new condenser ?

  78. Linii Tasmania

    Linii Tasmania

    3 månader sedan

    Hi, Long time watcher first time commentor. Im from Tasmania and your videos play on loop anytime I'm in my workspace. I run a small business and sit at my work tables making my products and watch you in the background. I learn so much. LOVE THE DETAILED CARBY pulldowns and rebuilds. In my spare time, I like to tinker in the shed. LOVE your sense of humour. Anyway. SHOUT OUT FROM TAS........

  79. David M.

    David M.

    3 månader sedan

    clicked for the twin to my VW truck ! - may even watch someday (58:15 ! sigh too many 2-do s )

  80. E. Fifield

    E. Fifield

    3 månader sedan

    looks like its very similar to a 1940,s Lincoln

  81. Rick Watson

    Rick Watson

    3 månader sedan

    Hey mustie I found out something for you online about your new toy it's a 1940's lincoln tractor not home made I found pic's online about it

  82. OvermarsDaria


    3 månader sedan

    I like this guy , no funny heavy metal music introduction and " whats up guys " bull shit, just straight into the action!

  83. Equiluxe1


    3 månader sedan

    You have external points so connect an ignition coils and a battery, then fit a dynastart unit from the other engine..

  84. huck01955


    3 månader sedan

    Very cool old rig my friend

  85. throttle bottle

    throttle bottle

    3 månader sedan

    I'm surprised you don't have a puller that will fit that, old steering wheel puller sets usually work great on them.

  86. throttle bottle

    throttle bottle

    3 månader sedan

    clip your jumper pack on the winch terminal and ground right at it. :) it should help with voltage drop

  87. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith

    3 månader sedan

    You have spark !

  88. Mina Saluna

    Mina Saluna

    3 månader sedan

    Miss ur Video , i hope will work , always watching from Philippines .

  89. Joe Derheimer

    Joe Derheimer

    3 månader sedan

    Coors Panzer?

  90. Shane Davis

    Shane Davis

    3 månader sedan

    I appreciate that that VW flatbed is still doing work rather than sitting around and only being taken out for car shows and the like.

  91. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith

    3 månader sedan

    The 1964 john Deere110 had 8 up kohler

  92. Thomas Hill

    Thomas Hill

    3 månader sedan

    Make your own using a crank sensor n a battery n coil

  93. Juan Antonio Perez

    Juan Antonio Perez

    3 månader sedan

    hola echale tres enuno. y saldra mejor..

  94. jetman1963


    3 månader sedan

    nice machine. to bad you could not get it running, will there be an episode 2?

  95. Henry Wadsworth

    Henry Wadsworth

    3 månader sedan

    That VW is sick

  96. Shannon Nerren

    Shannon Nerren

    3 månader sedan

    I have one of these tractors. Dad made it back in 1965-66. Powered it with a Wisconsin AEH. He painted it JD green and yellow and named it the "Deere John". I used it yesterday to drag a bunch of railroad ties. These were made with a Ford model A rearend and 3 speed transmission, Studebaker steering gear and miscellaneous scrap. My dad could build almost anything. Me and my 4 brothers would watch him build all kinds of things growing up. It's funny to hear him tell the story of when he decided to make the tractor. He needed a welder for the project but didn't have the money for one. Dad just decided to hand make his own welder too, winding the transformer coil by hand. He had the welder for many years afterwards and used it to make trailers and such. Dad's looks very close to this one. One thing dad did differently from the plans was the steering pivot under the torque tube. Plans called for a plain bolt through it, but he designed a ball bearing race that used a piece of masonite as a bearing cage, 1/2'' balls and hand cut races. It is adjustable for wear and greasable.

  97. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    3 månader sedan

    That air filter! WOW! I've never seen one that bad.

  98. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    3 månader sedan

    My dad built something like that in the 70's. Can't remember what happened to it.

  99. nigel mills

    nigel mills

    3 månader sedan

    Looks like a green motor under your bench