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Quick and Easy Backer for Punching Gaskets, etc.

May 09, 2015 11:33 PM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To

Like most GT owners, I make a lot of my own gaskets and have done so for over 40 years.

An ongoing frustration is finding a suitable material for the backing plate that allows a clean cut.

Steel obviously will ruin your punches. Brass is pricey and getting hard to come by... wood varies in density and doesn't give a clean cut...

Well, I found a quick and easy way to punch holes in gaskets, leather, etc. using an item almost everyone has in their tool box--- a dead blow hammer.

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May 2015: David Bradley Custom Electric Tractor

Apr 01, 2015 07:54 PM | petrj6 in Featured Tractors

Back on track----- I will nominate one of mine for this. My custom made david Bradley electric tractor, before you say anything this is only a show piece. I really cannot be used or anything other than to ride around on. This started as pipe dream and...

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April 2015: Bolens 1886 With Forklift

Mar 05, 2015 12:06 PM | OldBuzzard in Featured Tractors

I guess I'll toss my Bolens 1886 with the forklift attachment into the ring. Back when dirt was new and dinosaurs roamed the earth....OH wait a minute, I don't need to go back that far do I? :D :D :D Actually, in December 2011 I bought an 1886 that n...

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March 2015: Gravely Walk Behind

Feb 01, 2015 11:50 PM | superaben in Featured Tractors

I hope you good folks have patience. I went to write the story of my Grandpa's Gravely, but the words started flowing and the memories seemed to come back all over again. George's two paragraphs have been more than surpassed. You'll have to excuse...

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How To Repair Worn Splines In A Bolens Tube Fra...

Feb 09, 2015 08:05 PM | 29 Chev in Tech Tips / How To

Have a wobble or shake in your Bolens Tube Frame PTO yoke due to worn splines? Read this article and find out a way to repair the yoke splines and make it like new again. Attached is a pdf article on a method I used to repair the worn splines on my Bo...

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How To Repair the 15 Tooth Gear on a Bolens Thr...

Feb 01, 2015 09:28 PM | 29 Chev in Tech Tips / How To

Have a Bolens Three Gear Cluster with a damaged 15 tooth gear? Here is a way to repair it. Attached is a pdf of a method I used to replace the 15 tooth gear on a Bolens Tube Frame three gear cluster http://gardentractor...e-transmission/

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February 2015: Bolens Estate Keeper

Jan 03, 2015 03:13 PM | Bolens 1000 in Featured Tractors

I've been waiting for this category to come up so I'm going to jump in and nominate my 1965 Bolens Estate keeper :D Here's the story: I got a call from a neighbor saying his friend had a Bolens Articulating tractor for sale. As usual I always picture...

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Taking care of your Delco Remy Starter Generators

Jan 30, 2015 01:45 PM | Bolens 1000 in Tech Tips / How To

Over the years many garden tractor manufactures used these Delco Remy starter generators & Regulators so I figured I would do a little write up on taking care of your Regulator and Starter to prolong its life and keep your machine running trouble f...

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January 2015: John Deere Christmas Display

Dec 07, 2014 03:05 AM | Texas Deere and Horse in Featured Tractors

I am going to nominate my Christmas pictures from 3 years ago. I didn't get a chance to enter last couple of years. I am nominating my 1969 140 H3 with a Mdl. 54 6 way front blade. I bought this tractor in a pile of 22 JD's I bought off a guy in TN.. H...

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REO Motors History

Dec 20, 2014 12:12 PM | superaben in History

REO stands for Ransom Eli Olds, the designer of Oldsmobile. Ransom Olds was a brilliant man and avid entrepreneur. He was an inventor of many other things beyond automobiles. One of the many things he invented made possible probably the first powered...

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