Just got home from a show. Displayed it at the local "old albany days" where they do threshing and lots of old timey stuff. Lots of antiques on display from various eras. Got LOTS of attention with it. They had a garden tractor pull and I couldn't resist. They let me do an exhibition pull, I was the very last person on the track. I didn't think to bring a clevis with me to attach the chain with. I know the guy who runs the blacksmith shop there, asked if I could borrow one. He replied "What fun would that be? If you have the time I will MAKE you a clevis." So he pulled out some round stock and made a pin, wrapped a collar around it and forge welded it up, punched a hole in the end for a chain, then he got out some bar stock and wrapped it around and hot punched two holes in it, etc. Spent at least an hour, probably closer to two, and then refused any payment. Was kind of an adventure in itself.
Not one of us had a clue what it was capable of pulling, but I was pretty certain it'd run out of horsepower first. I was right. It made it about 30-40 feet when the engine lugged down and died.
At least it moved the sled. And got no shortage of looks.
Me needs more horsepower! The original engine needs a freshen (still smokes). So I can't decide if I should try to hop it up while keeping it stock appearing or if I should just shelve the damn thing and put a bigger engine in it. 4 bolts swaps out the engine, but I like the original look. I got some research to do...
Wife tried to video it but the sd card filled up before I took off :bummer:.
Edited by boostedbuick, September 08, 2012 - 05:18 PM.