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#46 fordmustang1984 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 09:11 PM

Well, its been weeks since my last update since was in Virginia for two weeks, but theres nothing new really. I found an alternator to power the tractor. it had sat in the rain for 20+ years, but spun freely, so we took it to get tested. Low and behold it passed! Thats all for now.

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 06:45 PM

Thanks for the "update".

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 08:56 PM

Today I got the axle ratio. Now i have to remove the dash tower while i put in the tranny pump, and driveline equipment. i'll get some pics when i have the tranny sitting in the frame.

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 07:43 PM

Today i got the tranny in by removing the dash tower. Then i set it on wooden blocks and fabbed the front mount with the universal joint hooked together. then i tacked the bracket in place to be bolted down later. next i'll have to build a rear mount, then work stops again until i get a hydrualic motor.

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Posted August 20, 2010 - 07:29 PM

ok, i rolled it out of the garage today to get some pics.
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Posted August 20, 2010 - 09:21 PM

Looks like your making steady progress.
Those are some Big tires LOL..

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Posted August 20, 2010 - 09:48 PM

Man that thing looks almost a big as my Suzuki Sidekick, bigger back tire for sure.

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 04:53 AM

Man !,your comin' right a long since I last checked in.:thumbs:

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 08:08 PM

Well, not as quick as you may think. I broke the tacks holding the axle on and had to re-weld it and add another brace, after lineing it up with the tranny again. Whats the saying? Slow and steady wins the race?

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 07:43 PM

Ok, i thought i would give you an update. This project has been on hold for a while as i need the space in the garage for the snow tractors and back up gennys. i might do some small stuff on my school vacations, or when i have spare time in shop class.

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Posted September 27, 2010 - 07:47 AM

Lookin good! Can't wait to see the progression!

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Posted October 26, 2010 - 06:09 PM

Those are some mad skills you got goin on there! Lovin it!!!

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Posted January 19, 2011 - 02:01 PM

Hey Ford, Whats goin on with this poject? You had any time to work on it?

Thanks, Brian

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Posted January 19, 2011 - 09:16 PM

Nope, its just been burried under stuff in the garage since the snow came and everything had to come inside. Then my dozer project came, and is the priority. Maybe ill be driving it around next winter and have the FEL on afterwards.

Well, the flywheel adapter is back from the machine shop and ready to go but thats it.

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Posted January 19, 2011 - 09:52 PM

This thing looks like a beast. Thats what youre calling it... the beast?




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