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#1 TheFarm2004 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 11:16 AM

I am tinkering with 1855 a little bit. How high should the steering coulum protrude above the dash? Do I want the steering wheel about flush or should it be up a couple of inches?

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 02:12 PM

I'm not at home to take a look, but I think you want it 2 to 3" above. I think around 2" is stock, but 3" is better in my opinion for a better feel/fit.

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 08:08 PM

Just got in and I'll take a look at my 1655 tommoro,and let you know.I'll have to give you the measurements from the parts 1655 as the one I use has a power steering box etc: off a chev truck so the steering wheel sits a bit different. Larry
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Posted March 20, 2012 - 08:48 AM

I went and measured the stock one and from the dash to the underside of the steering wheel its 1 3/4". Dan was pretty much right on the money.Larry
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:23 AM

I did a litttle more than tack weld the bracket in last year. It will take some effort to move it up 2 inches.
I shorten the shaft 5 inches and should have only done 3.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 10:31 AM

I found this picture(blue tape) that I think is Daniel's. Wish I had looked at it more closely before welding the bracket in or cutting the column shaft! Oh well, more fabricating practice.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 10:44 AM

You didn't cut the shaft too short....just welded the bracket too low. If you leave the orbital valve down low, then hoses get awfully close to the pto shaft. When you raise things up, you have lots of room for your hose elbows.
That's not my pic. Not sure whose it it.
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Posted March 21, 2016 - 08:58 PM

Update on an old thread ( life showed up ).20160321_160826.jpg 20160321_160848.jpg 20160321_160908.jpg 20160321_160949.jpg

 

And I am not sure what pics just uploaded!

Thank You, to O'cowhand and MasseyDriver for their guidance.

 


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Posted March 21, 2016 - 09:05 PM

Daniel, the pic with blue tape was from Todd ( If you can't be kind, at least be vagued) ?


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Posted March 25, 2016 - 07:06 PM

Made a little progress today. Started bending pipe from the valve to the cylinder. Defendant  learning curve bending the tube as I wasted as much as was put on today. And i am still not happy with it! Think I will tee the pressure line and put a gauge on the dash. Once the plumbing is done, need to brainstorm a dash panel, might be stainless.

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 12:42 PM

That blue tape picture was from my post. I was dealing with some of your same issues. You might want to check out my build, which stalled out a while ago, but I have not given up on it.

 

http://gardentractor...5-custom/page-2


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Posted April 12, 2016 - 07:40 PM

Back tracked some today, didn't like the way cylinder mounting looked cobbled together, cut off and started over. No pictures today,but it looks better and is adjustable. Waiting on a new tubing bender to arrive before more tube gets done.

Look what I found in a parts box!

 

 

 

 

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Also had headlight grommets,a new pad for the go pedal and a complete set of belts!

 

Found these numbers on the top of the control vavles, do they mean anything?

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Still looking for a handle control repair, part # 7013749.



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Posted April 13, 2016 - 08:45 PM

Made progress today, welded a different mount for the cylinder.

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Got a new bender and tried making a new line, the HF bender actually works better,so wasted some $.

 

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Plan on making steel braided lines to replace the rubber hoses once the engine is back in the cradle.


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