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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:49 PM

This weekend Dad and I got the chance to tear down the 1650 for resto. Made my parts list of stuff thats still available and stuff that has to come from parts tractors. Called Josh to get me tires, and then ordered paint and decals
Also plated and welded left frame rail, I've never seen a 990 that wasn't broke at that spot, but I haven't seen any body talk about it in the forum.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:56 PM


Also plated and welded left frame rail, I've never seen a 990 that wasn't broke at that spot, but I haven't seen any body talk about it in the forum.


Mine was! Already had a reinforcement welded in when I got mine. Not a pretty job, but strong, so I left it as it was.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 11:29 PM

Also plated and welded left frame rail, I've never seen a 990 that wasn't broke at that spot, but I haven't seen any body talk about it in the forum.


Can you post a couple pictures of the frame brake, I need to check mine.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 11:46 PM

On the left hand frame rail, just in front of the rear wheel, there is a large opening in rail, they crack at the bottom flange and then spread apart. I don't even know what that hole is used for, but it makes a weak spot there, with the power of those Eaton hydros it does alot of twisting. On a parts machine I bought it was busted up into the top flange.
To fix I cut a plate to fit on the inside of the rail and then welded around hole edge like one big plug weld.
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Posted June 04, 2012 - 11:19 AM

I think I read somewhere that that hole was to allow acces to the brake adjustment?

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 01:05 PM

Pix, we like Pix! Hey, looks like another MM guy! Make that White look like bigger ones, would be neat. I like to do my projects little diff and not have the same old tractor everyone else has. Even a copy of your MM in avatar?? Those big fenders would be hard tho.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Pix, we like Pix! Hey, looks like another MM guy! Make that White look like bigger ones, would be neat. I like to do my projects little diff and not have the same old tractor everyone else has. Even a copy of your MM in avatar?? Those big fenders would be hard tho.

The tractor in my avatar is already a halfscale. And I do have a couple of White halfscales that I'm building along with restoring a MM 114, white gt1600, white gt1050 ,white lgt1600 and white 114,And can't forget about my white gt1655
I trying to get them done and show along with my halfscale G706 and jet star3 orchard at Williams grove in 2016

Edited by HALFSCALE, June 04, 2012 - 10:03 PM.


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Posted June 08, 2012 - 02:45 PM

I think I read somewhere that that hole was to allow acces to the brake adjustment?


Not on the hydro (990) versions. It's well in front of the rear axle, not anywhere near the brake.
I've never looked very close at the gear drive models (960,860,760) but someone with a 960 confirmed the hole is for adjusting either the clutch or the brake on the gear drive models, I just can't remember now. Pretty sure it was the clutch.

The later model 990s don't have the hole at all but I'm not sure what the transition year was. My '74 has the hole (and crack :wallbanging: ) and my '78 doesn't.

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 09:59 PM

My 77 doesn't have the whole.

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 01:58 PM

The gear drives use a different frame at that point , the 990's have extensions bolted on and have a longer wheel base.
Once I get my decals and some sheet metal done I will post some pictures, right now i have to put a new front seal in the eaton and put a new fan on, then things will go together and have something to show.

Jim, if you pull your sheet metal, i will fix your frame . when ever your ready.

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 07:57 PM

Can you post a couple pictures of the frame brake, I need to check mine.


We checked Brian's at the show, and his has never broken yet! RARE!
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Posted June 10, 2012 - 10:26 PM

Daniel, I don't think mine has very many hours on it. The rear tires are original also.

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 06:34 AM

Better check that spot again, Brian. Rumor has it that you let someone else drive it at the show...
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 08:34 AM

Better check that spot again, Brian. Rumor has it that you let someone else drive it at the show...


Are you saying George could break an anvil with a rubber hammer? :bigrofl:
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Having issues with my digital camera to get pictures on, But I got my paint and plastic repair stuff this weekend and started to repair the other thing on a vintage MTD that is almost always broke - the dash-, this one wasn't as bad as some I've had ,but still broke at typical places. I've been using Fusor 152 bumper repair , seems to work pretty good , I want to try it on a steering wheel some time too see how it works.




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