The Franky Db
Posted May 14, 2012 - 01:16 PM
Using a chassie of a 51/209 model, i then needed some tires/rims. The only extras i had are from a 135 model, in blue, so on they went. Low and behold i couldnt find a hitch improvement to put on the older style motor mount, so i found a nice gold mount again from a newer model, and a draw bar, so i could hook up to the attachments. The engine a model 6 briggs was just lying in a pile of other stuff. The fuel tank was half full of water, so off it went, and one from a continental engine was used after cleaning it, patching a pin hole in the end, and removing a rather large nut inside put there by others. Then it was a pulley off another unit, an aircleaner from another shelf, and a few more bits and pieces. After the first firing go round, the carb float leaked so back the pile for another carb, and success. We now had a running unit and things loked good until i found the clutch was stuck. Off it came and was cleaned, reassembled, but it still sticks.
I stuck a plow on the back, as an anchor, for this mornings test start, with the clutch stuck. Probally shouldnt try this at your home, as the tractor will take off at firing. This engine fires up on the first half a pull, and the tractor will flat run you down if your slow. Got to the garden area and put the plow in the ground, with the clutch out and it stopped, but if you lifted a little it would creep forwards. Made a few passes and it seems to be getting better, but not right yet. This project took about 4 1/2 hrs, using just parts i had lying around. She's ugly and crude, but will pull a vator just fine, and maybe i'll roll the yard with it.
Always remember you have to be a big man to stop a DB's forward progress, they climb trees , garage walls and all other objects. The army should have used them for the base of a tank.
- MH81 said thank you
Posted May 14, 2012 - 03:10 PM
Posted May 14, 2012 - 06:07 PM
Thanks for the pics.
Posted May 14, 2012 - 08:17 PM
Must be the week for frankensteining, I did that to two tillers this weekend...
And no pics posted of it yet???