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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 06:16 AM

Well, that may be awhile. This hood and grille were purchased as replacements. The originals are still on the tractor. I may get the tractor down to the building today, not sure. Depends on weather. I have to round up a battery to fit in it. And I don't have 'my' area set up to do anything yet other than the e-tank.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 07:01 AM

That's coming along nicely Kenny. I have also found the semi gloss or satin black is nice for frames. Flat is not durable enough and gloss is too shiny and shows up every defect. The Tremclad (Rustoleum in the USA) spray cans have a really nice look. Another thing I have done in the past is to use flat and then follow up with a coat of satin clear coat. That gives another look all together and is more durable than just the flat alone.
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Posted February 28, 2012 - 07:33 AM

Since this paint is all Rustoleum, that might be a go. Clear would make it easier to clean later on. Hmmmmmm?

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 08:40 AM

Try it on a small area or on something else first to see if you like the effect. I use this technique a lot on wood working projects. You use a latex or acrylic paint and then follow up with a coat or 2 of the water based varnish which dries clear and hard. You can pick the gloss of the varnish to get the look you want. That's going to be a nice sturdy looking tractor when it's done. No more ol ugly!

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 09:26 AM

That's what I was thinking, Brian. I have something I can try it on. I will pick up a can of semi-gloss just so I can see the difference and decide which way I want to go.

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Posted February 29, 2012 - 02:09 AM

Kenny why is your engine in there backwards?

On the GTV16 I had,the drive pulley ran off of the Flywheel pulley that bolted to the booster fan and the PTO ran off of the crank via electric pto.

Oh I forgot you used the Booster fan on the CAT.Is that the one that got broke?

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Posted February 29, 2012 - 06:14 AM

Eric, the engine is in this way due to it is a transplant. This tractor came with a B&S Twin that had extra ventilation shall we say. I was given the Onan and since it didn't have the stub shaft on the flywheel, I stuck it in this way. That may be taken care of soon. Finally found one, just have to part with the $75 to get it. I don't have a PTO clutch for this engine.

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Posted February 29, 2012 - 07:30 AM

That's going to be a really nice looking monster of a GT when you're all done Kenny.
You say you're wanting to add hydraulics. What have you got in mind?

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Posted February 29, 2012 - 07:59 AM

I was given a rebuilt (unused) power steering pump some time back. It is in the process of having a V pulley made to fit. I want to make the 3-point lift hydraulic. I have a valve in the works, just need a reservoir, cylinder, & hoses to finish it.

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Posted March 02, 2012 - 08:04 PM

Finally got the tractor down to the shop this afternoon. Even got the pepper shaker mufflers broke loose. Spent most of the rest of the time looking it over, thinking about what is about to take place. No drastic parts removal as yet, I would like to get the 3-point well on it's way before taking things apart. Should have the lower bars bent tomorrow. But I have begun this task, slowly.

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Posted March 02, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Kenny, I have all the goodies off my old craftsman, pulley, and adapter,but not the booster fan or screen, as it is still on the engine, that runs beautifully I might add. And im going to put it on an aircompressor so I have good portable air.( 80 gallon job) .

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Posted March 02, 2012 - 08:38 PM

Sounds good, Keith. I have the original engine on my Craftsman II, all complete. I may have another Onan, just depends.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 05:46 PM

Well, I 'played with it today. First, I removed the hood and grille shell. Sprayed some engine degreaser on it and rolled it outside for a bath. Once the water quit dripping, I went to removing bolts and parts. Other than the engine, the front is stripped pretty good.
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As of this evening, Here is how it sets.
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My redneck buddy made it by with the rosebud torch head and the 3-point lower arms are bent.
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All in all, a productive day. The battery tray is in the e-tank. I have a bit of repair on it. I will work on the 3-point as much as possible while other parts go thru the e-tank.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 07:14 PM

looks like you made some good progress today Kenny! Having a good place to work makes a HUGE difference! Keep us posted on your progress.
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Posted March 03, 2012 - 07:18 PM

Good progress Kenny! That hood looks great BTW! :thumbs: What HP is the onan....16 or 18?
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