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#16 fordmustang1984 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 20, 2010 - 09:03 PM

You say "again". Does this mean you broke something before?

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Posted May 20, 2010 - 09:23 PM

You say "again". Does this mean you broke something before?


Lets just say there are some angle braces hanging loose here & there. LOL When the heavy loader hits the wet areas & sinks, it always does it only on one side....always next to a brace. I mean that loader "barely" fits in there...no room for error.

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Posted May 21, 2010 - 06:28 PM

Got the tires pumped full of fluid, well, up to stem level that is. Took a tick over 10 gallons mix per tire. Was going to take pics showing the pumping process, but had to do in a hurry & camera batteries were down. Got them charged & snapped a few pics. This tractor came with 3pt taken off already, but I wanted my weight as close to tractor due to tight room coming out of calf stalls. You can see the weights on the rear...about 230lbs. I will put another of the Farmall weights on back of the last one to bring it to 260. With about 85lb fluid per rear, the total real added ballast is 400lbs, and will go to 430 with other weight bolted on, and I will be adding another 100lbs as wheel weights when I scrounge some. This tractor is a true work tractor, so paint is not a concern at the moment....just function. Looks good enough for the cat! :D
You can see where I added a pipe to route the exhaust off the JD318 muffler through the front grill. I could have went downward, but that would stir dust in the barn when cleaning stalls. The drive of the barn is hard dirt, but dusty.
I do have the driveshaft tunnel cover, just need to put it back on.
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Posted May 21, 2010 - 09:53 PM

Nice work! I've done stuff like that, like running things over while mowing, or the time my tractor fell through a bridge in the woods!

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Posted May 24, 2010 - 08:29 AM

Nice Looking worker.

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Posted May 25, 2010 - 09:50 PM

Daniel, If you get 500 lbs of weights on the back end that should really help with traction! How much will your loader lift? Nice job on the whole rig!

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 04:52 AM

That's a good looking set up.

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 08:53 AM

Daniel, If you get 500 lbs of weights on the back end that should really help with traction! How much will your loader lift? Nice job on the whole rig!



Don't know how much the loader will lift. Have lifted over 500lbs, but just high enough to drive with that much. The loader would likely lift 1000lbs, but no way is that safe, no matter the counterweight.

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 07:08 PM

During loading out the manure, I noticed the hood got very hot. The hood almost encloses the engine, so not as good at getting rid of the heat. Once it got so hot it acted like no fuel. Took off the hood after shutting off the engine & I could actually hear the fuel boiling in the carb. After it cooled for lunch she ran perfect again. So today I got the plasma cutter out & modified the hood. The sides were a separate piece welded to the main hood, so I just cut the added sides off. Heat escapes readily & I like the looks better too. I can change spark plugs & check my hydraulic pump belt tension without lifting the hood. Before pic too.

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 08:40 PM

That does look much better.

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 08:42 PM

Welcome to Daniel's auto body and chop shop!!!:bigrofl:Seriously, as long as it's a worker and you use it hard any mods you do to it to make it work better are fine. I think it looks cool with the new hood line and it will help the engine last longer running cooler and run better with out vapor locking on you. You probably use it harder than even the engineers had designed and tested it for.

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Posted June 07, 2010 - 08:24 AM

Welcome to Daniel's auto body and chop shop!!!:bigrofl: You probably use it harder than even the engineers had designed and tested it for.


LOL on the "chop shop" Mike! And I can GUARANTEE it gets more than she was designed for!:smilewink: That's why it gets modded so much.

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Posted June 07, 2010 - 08:54 AM

LOL on the "chop shop" Mike! And I can GUARANTEE it gets more than she was designed for!:smilewink: That's why it gets modded so much.


I must admit,It looks good with the sides cut out.

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Posted June 07, 2010 - 03:56 PM

I've always been one to like the engine to be seen anyway. Always preferred GT's with engines NOT enclosed. Same with motorcycles...don't like the new Gold Wings & others where engines are all covered. That said, I'd likely not have opened this one up if it hadn't been so hot under there.

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Posted June 08, 2010 - 04:04 PM

You should have put some hot rod louvers on there....lol

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