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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:42 PM

Starting to put the individual parts back on the tractor.
The front steering sprocket is mounted on the transmission steering post.
I welded up the new steering wheel to the original steering shaft and mounted that on the tractor.
With the steering chain attached and adjusted, the tractor can be steered now.

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The parts for the tool bar lift arm are assembled and mounted in place.

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I got the drive pulley mounted on the transmission.
The engine lift cable pulley is bolted on up on the side of the backing plate.

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Then I assembled all the parts for the engine lift arm.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Looking top notch, Ray! She'll be purring along before we know it.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 08:02 PM

Coming along great! That's a great red.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 08:12 PM

Looking good Ray! Is that an oil cup on the shaft on the left side of the last pic? Made way before grease guns.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Looking great Ray. Definitely making excellent progress.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 09:20 PM

Dang Ray, that's sharp, steering wheel looks OEM, never would of known.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 10:58 PM

Looking great Ray! It amazes me how much you accomplish!
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 11:57 PM

Looking good ray!

Why a black seat, for looks?
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 01:58 PM

Is that an oil cup on the shaft on the left side of the last pic? Made way before grease guns.

That is the pivot for the engine mounting bracket and they were built as a unit on these so it doesn't come apart and there is no way to lubricate the pivot.
This one was rusted up solid when I got it and once I got it loosened up, I put two oil cups on it so I could keep it loose.
When they changed over and built the Ridemasters, they made this pivot point as a two piece unit so it could be unbolted and greased.

Here's a photo of the pivot with the oil cups just put on.

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Why a black seat, for looks?

I'm pretty sure the seat and the wheels were originally red also.
I've seen photos of a couple of these that were restored to the all red and they are sort of plain.
I like the looks of the tractor with the seat and wheels painted a different color.

PS .. that's the seat that I got from you.

Edited by jdcrawler, February 25, 2012 - 07:14 PM.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 06:37 PM

That's great, good idear on the oil cups, did you drill holes then braise on nuts over the holes then screw in the cups ?
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 06:58 PM

did you drill holes then braise on nuts over the holes then screw in the cups ?

The oil cups are a press in so I brazed the nuts on first then drilled them out and pressed the cups in place.
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Posted February 26, 2012 - 01:11 AM

I'm pretty sure the seat and the wheels were originally red also.
I've seen photos of a couple of these that were restored to the all red and they are sort of plain.
I like the looks of the tractor with the seat and wheels painted a different color.

PS .. that's the seat that I got from you.


I was thinking you were going for looks.
Happy the seat worked out for you.
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Posted February 26, 2012 - 04:58 AM

Great idea on the oil cups. I like the black seat, a little extra color helps it stand out better.
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Posted February 26, 2012 - 07:27 AM

Really coming a long great,Ray. :thumbs:
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Posted February 26, 2012 - 04:58 PM

The tool bar is mounted on the tractor and moves up and down easily.

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I re-assembled the parts for the engine lift arm and bolted it in place on the left side.

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The engine is set in place so I can make up the drive belt and the lift cable.

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The drive belt is 2 inch wide leather purchased from Mc Master Carr.
One of the belt lacing links is hammered onto the end of the belt.

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The belt is put on the pulleys and measured for cutting to the correct length.
Then the other lacing link is attached to the other end of the belt.

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Here's how the belt looks on the tractor.

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