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#121 tinner OFFLINE  

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Posted May 22, 2012 - 10:47 PM

You can get those fittings at Tractor Supply, Harbor Freight, Northern Tool and any automotive store.

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 07:13 PM

I got valve stems and a barb fitting today. I need to go to the hardware store to get a few things anyway so I can get the adapters I need then. I painted the top half today, it started to rain so I couldn't do the bottom.

Goals for tomorrow:
1) Mount tires.
2) Paint the bottom of the trailer. (weather permitting)

Chris, sorry I forgot until now. I could not find the color the paint is. Here is a pic of the can.
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The other day I put the compressor on the 3 point forklift for the '75. I drove it around and pressure washed it. I did not give it a real bath but its way better then it was.
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Reason for editing: Forgot some stuff. Lol.

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 07:31 PM

Those forks really come in handy, don't they?

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Posted May 25, 2012 - 03:33 PM

Yes Alan, they are very handy! Without them there is no way I would be able to move half of the thing I move!

The trailer frame is painted and the tires are mounted.
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Posted May 25, 2012 - 04:33 PM

Stick with it,Ryan and thanks for keepin' us up to date! :thumbs:

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 05:11 PM

I got the adapters I need. After it was painted yesterday, it sat outside in the sun, overnight and all day today it has been in the sun. Its dry now and tomorrow it will go back together!
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Posted May 27, 2012 - 12:10 PM

Yesterday I put the tires and jack-stand on so I could move it by myself. Sorry I didn't take pics then.
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It went together pretty smoothly. I pulled it around and everything was fine on it. Being that the axle is so far back from the front of the tongue, it makes it VERY easy to back up.
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Even if it looks good, it doesn't mean a thing if it doesn't run! I tried to start it but it had no spark! When I dug the compressor out it ran perfect with lots of very healthy blue spark. I changed the plug and it had one orange spark. I changed it with another plug and nothing. I don't know whats wrong with it. I thought it might be the regulator, when I started the project I thought it was bad then, but it still ran. I guess it could be bad now? What do you all think? I will did out the manual for it and try to locate the regulator, I can't seem to find it.
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Posted May 27, 2012 - 12:36 PM

Looks like a great completed project Ryan. Sorry to hear it doesn't run though..

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 04:37 PM

That looks like a fine piece of workmanship, well done Ryan!!! and if all the little things worked out on our first tries, (oh it'd feel good) but we'd be probably left with a little less to do and learn. I'm confident you'll sort it out, it seems to be in your nature.

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 10:04 PM

You've got a really handy tool now. I'm sure you'll get it running in no time. Good Job Ryan.

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 10:44 PM

Looks Awesome Ryan!!! :thumbs:

On the no spark issue, it's hard to tell form the picture but the wiring in the back of the engine looks different than from pictures when you 1st started this post.

Is it possible a wire is disconnected? Or just a bad connection?

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 10:58 PM

Thanks everybody!

Chris, how can you tell it looks different?! LOL! I moved them around trying to push all the connections together and they are probably just in different spots. I thought that when I pressure washed it, it disconnected a wire but they are all hooked up.

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 11:07 PM

I have photographic memory :p

JK! I looked back at pictures in the beginning of the thread, magnified them and compared to the ones you took today.

Just tow it to my house, I'll get it running for you :laughingteeth:

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 11:21 PM

I don't think I can tow it to you. I can take it apart, and send it to you in envelopes piece by piece?!

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 11:23 PM

I don't think I can tow it to you. I can take it apart, and send it to you in envelopes piece by piece?!

Ok!!! Sounds like a plan! I'll be waiting! :laughingteeth:




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