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#181 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:40 PM

Looks great! I can't believe it is already going back together! It seems like just the other day we were just getting news of your purchase!
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Looooking good as usual Wil. I got a great idea Will. Ya need to get that Elf in the UK and get another journey going across the pond for us all again. :smilewink:
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 09:52 PM

Looooking good as usual Wil. I got a great idea Will. Ya need to get that Elf in the UK and get another journey going across the pond for us all again. :smilewink:


I have a feeling if Will attempted that, his better half would send HIM on a long journey! :smilewink:
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:29 AM

Wow! That's coming along nicely, Will!
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:50 AM

Wow,that is looking great.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 06:26 AM

Looooking good as usual Wil. I got a great idea Will. Ya need to get that Elf in the UK and get another journey going across the pond for us all again. :smilewink:

I have a feeling if Will attempted that, his better half would send HIM on a long journey! :smilewink:


Maybe some day, but for now, I think Daniel nailed it. Even my very understanding, forgiving wife has a breaking point. (I think, and
I don't want to find out)
Besides, I'm pretty sure, John will have those girls chained up real good.

But, implements are needed, and that case can be argued. :smilewink:

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 06:33 AM

But, implements are needed, and that case can be argued. :smilewink:


And that just might be a winning argument .(for you that is)

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 08:27 AM

Looking for a pointy hat Will? :D
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 03:48 PM

Looooking good as usual Wil. I got a great idea Will. Ya need to get that Elf in the UK and get another journey going across the pond for us all again. :smilewink:


As Will says mine are safe and sound, one at home and the green one in the trailer tonight ready for its journey home tomorrow

What we need to work on is getting some of the other MF stable mates over to this side of the pond :D

Maybe some day, but for now, I think Daniel nailed it. Even my very understanding, forgiving wife has a breaking point. (I think, and
I don't want to find out)
Besides, I'm pretty sure, John will have those girls chained up real good.

But, implements are needed, and that case can be argued. :smilewink:


Yes Will as many implements as I can find, still trying to work on those ploughs
Also trying to convince the wife that a drive through the German countyside would be a good holliday next summer :D
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 08:01 PM

As Will says mine are safe and sound, one at home and the green one in the trailer tonight ready for its journey home tomorrow

What we need to work on is getting some of the other MF stable mates over to this side of the pond :D



Yes Will as many implements as I can find, still trying to work on those ploughs
Also trying to convince the wife that a drive through the German countyside would be a good holliday next summer :D




Cool. I'm looking forward to seeing a whole bunch of detail pics of the green( :( ) one.

So, if you want North American MFs, just send a container. We'll fill it up for you. We love tractor shopping. :dancingbanana:
That would be a great summer holiday. Tripping around Germany, in a Benz van, loading it up with toys.
Put some stuff in that container, before you send it over. :D
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 09:08 PM

I decided to deal with the steering wheel issue this morning.
Here is what I was faced with. Wrong wheel, and a butchered up shaft, with shim stock
wrapped around it to sorta make it work. I can't find an OE wheel just yet, so I figured I'd do something different, without damaging the OE shaft further.

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I had this hub, from a MF1450 wheel (splined inside), that I'd machined several years
ago, to fit into another wheel I had. After pressing it on, using the thread and nut on the shaft, I
cross drilled it, for a spring pin. I managed to land the cross drill in the hub, so it matched the
hole in the shaft.

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So, now I can put my fancy old wooden wheel on the Elf. I'll look so much better
than what was there, until I can find OE.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 09:28 PM

Ahoy skipper the Elf is coming thru
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 12:32 AM

Cool Will and ya even got a spinner on it :thumbs:
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:27 AM

Cool,I dig that wheel. :D
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:43 AM

That'll work for now, Will.
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