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#16 Team_Green OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 05:33 PM

Soo... well.. uhhh.. dont toss out any spare parts you end up with not being able to sell.. I could use a chassis with wheels for a garden implement... yes.. i believe i could build a spud digger out of it..

I can't wait til you have a couple of em running.. Will be a great day.. Push forth my bud..
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 05:36 PM

I got those if you want em TG?

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 06:23 PM

LTG is really close to me compared to you Shelby.. But thanks for the offer...

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 06:55 PM

If you are going with Hydraulic Lift on your tractor project, then you do not want to install the helper spring. The helper springs are to be used on the manual lift tractors only! What are you going to do with Cranky's front tires? If you're looking to sell them, send me a personal message with your price.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 10:36 PM

So, some updates on Cranky... including details of my FIRST injury sustained during the work on Cranky!

(Guess I gotta take down that "4 injury-free days" sign! Posted Image )

So, this actually happened YESTERDAY.... It looks MUCH better today than it did shortly after the incident....

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I had finished up pulling Cranky's PTO clutch off, and went to close the socket set... Well, there was some long grass there that got caught in the tool box so I went to pull it out, and discovered it was... .SAW GRASS!!! YEOUCH!!!!! DANGIT #$@#$@#$@#@$@ That STINGS! Bugger bled for 20 minutes!

But I'm feeling much better now!

On to the Cranky post-mortem.... After supper, I had some time and decided I'd pull open Cranky's crank case (after banging the PTO pulley off because I need it for Wally... You're a pal, Cranky!)...

I think the pictures speak for themselves....

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(I'd say, Cranky's ring end-gap is a LITTLE excessive)...

So... New new plan... Let see if, in September I can afford a set of .010 over rings for Wally's engine and get him to go nicely... THEN if he goes nicely, his engine swaps into Ernie and I do Ernie's rings... And Cranky, well... He's been a good sport about all this....

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:32 PM

Soo... well.. uhhh.. dont toss out any spare parts you end up with not being able to sell.. I could use a chassis with wheels for a garden implement... yes.. i believe i could build a spud digger out of it..

Will do, Team!



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Posted August 27, 2012 - 04:55 AM

Just out of curiosity, does cranky have 1" spindles/axle? I am looking for just the axle, as I have spindles and wheels for 1". They came off a JD that looked similar to Cranky, but all that was left was the fenders and frame.

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 03:39 PM

Poor Cranky. At least he will serve as an organ donor. Looks like his end was fairly violent.

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 03:50 PM

Kerr-plow! Kah-blam!
Keep cranky coming. Cut, slice, and dice it. Love this stuff.

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 08:19 AM

Just out of curiosity, does cranky have 1" spindles/axle? I am looking for just the axle, as I have spindles and wheels for 1". They came off a JD that looked similar to Cranky, but all that was left was the fenders and frame.


I'll take a look at that this weekend, but I don't THINK so.... He's got the same axles as the other three, I THINK they are 7/8"or something like that....
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Posted September 07, 2012 - 08:24 AM

Poor Cranky. At least he will serve as an organ donor. Looks like his end was fairly violent.


You know, the more time I spend with Cranky, the worse I feel... Because you know, aside from the engine butchery that was done to him (which I'm sure hastened his end) and a bit of surface rust and gunk, he's in ALMOST as good of shape as Ernie!

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 08:41 AM

I'll take a look at that this weekend, but I don't THINK so.... He's got the same axles as the other three, I THINK they are 7/8"or something like that....

I would think it would be either 3/4" or 1" on the spindles. But, I have been wrong before!

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 11:21 AM

You know, the more time I spend with Cranky, the worse I feel... Because you know, aside from the engine butchery that was done to him (which I'm sure hastened his end) and a bit of surface rust and gunk, he's in ALMOST as good of shape as Ernie!


I am sure he will rest peacefully knowing that he is going to help extend and better the lives of his brethren.
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Posted September 07, 2012 - 02:10 PM

That is too bad. My Franky-P and Cranky would have likely been good friends.

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 07:31 PM

Thanks for the pics and the story. It kept my interest right till the end.




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