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Posted August 10, 2012 - 08:04 PM

Oh, man, really. You know how much I hate hi-tech stuff like that.

Then put out that time lapse camera tonight. Elf will likely start prancing about during the night. :smilewink:

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 08:36 PM

Free bath if you can get it to Kenny's house....
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Posted August 10, 2012 - 10:22 PM

Geez you guys talk a lot! I spent the last 45 minutes catching up on reading the rest of the thread LOL! J/K of course. All I wanted to do was say Congrats Will, that sure is a beasty little tractor you've acquired! There sure are a lot of levers on there...kind of intimidating! As far as the hydraulic cylinder on the rear...was the PO not able to find a bigger one? Thanks for the great cliff hanger Will!
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 12:10 AM

Congrats on getting Elf home safely Will. Great pics but ya gotta get some video on how she works and how fast she goes. Everybody loves a fast road gear.Lol. Randy G
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 05:45 AM

Glad you got it running, Will. Just don't try any high speed turns, might need a seat belt for that. Free baths are over, the artesian well has stopped giving water.
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 06:10 AM

Oh, man, really. You know how much I hate hi-tech stuff like that.


Your camera should have all the software needed to import the video to your computer, you can upload it at a number of places nd its easy.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 06:18 AM

I just went back to look at the pics again...that thing has a bell housing on it! What a tank you've got there!
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 06:23 AM

I checked the manual, and it says that 4th (hurry up xmas is coming) gear, propels it up to 7.8 mph.

That's enough to get the pointy ears flapping in the wind. :laughingteeth:
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 06:41 AM

Will, with that changed engine, your speed might be a little different. Was the original high torque/ lower rpm unit than the Briggs?

You might actually get up to 8 mph... Better tape those ears on better.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 08:21 AM

Congrats on getting Elf to it's new home safe and sound Will! It's certainly and interesting piece. Looking forward to studying and learning more about Elf, right along with you. :orangecool:
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Will,Congratulations on the new addition to Massey Hall.I'm sure he'll love it there.That thing is a best,and very well made also.They don't make them like that anymore.
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Posted August 14, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Update.

Today, ELF's journey, came to fruition.
I moved him back to Massey Hall.
As we drove up the ramp, suddenly we where greeted by this.

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I stepped off ELF, to capture the moment. I'm sure I heard something coming
from within Massey Hall. It sounded like the others clicked their rear wheels
together, and then I think I heard, "Willkommen in Kanada. Wir haben auf deine Ankunft."

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Stechpalmen-Kuh, was ist denn hier los?

Shortly after that, we backed away, and ELF made an abrupt 180, and backed up into
Massey Hall, and parked in the spot he'd picked out.

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Well, that's how the voyage ends. It's been a challenge, and I'm happy with the outcome.
I'd like to thank all of you that got involved in this thread. It's been a lot of fun, and many
times, your comments, ideas, made me realize that I'm not the only crazy one out there. :laughingteeth:
This is wahrscheinlich the last post of sustance I'll make about the Elf on this thread.

I guess, that sometime soon, I'll start a thread about "Exploring an ELF". Afterall, it's metric.

Thanks for the interest, and the laughs.

Edited by IamSherwood, August 14, 2012 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 06:50 PM

Will, it's been a blast getting the Elf home to Canada. This has to be one of the best things to happen on GTTalk. I will definitely be looking for more on this tractor. Enjoy him!
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Posted August 14, 2012 - 07:16 PM

How awesome is that!? Thanks for sharing the journey, it's been kinda magical. Now he's found his way to his rightful place, I sense plenty of moments of wonder ahead. All the Best! :thumbs:

(The Hall kinda looks like a miniature elven workshop :huh: )


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Posted August 14, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Thank you for sharing your fun with us Will.
Part of the magic of this has been the owner, dont forget it.
It's been a real hoot "helping" the Elf along on it's journey.
Looking forward to the next thread.
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