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#211 chris m ONLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 02:05 AM

Wow how did I miss this one! Great job on everything Will! I like the shop to!

I would right more but I need to go drool on the pictures a little more :D
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:07 AM

As well as get the clutch parts from Germany the other day, I also got some shiny things.
Tail/blinker lights, front blinkers, reflectors, key ignition/hi/low beam switch, blinker switch, and charging
circuit indicator light.

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So, I finished the rear light panel. Drilled a few holes, bent up some brackets, and puddle welded
them from the back side. Time to paint it, and the backrest.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:18 AM

That's all progress,Will. :thumbs:

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:21 AM

Nice OEM lights, you will have to keep a list of suppliers as I will need tail lights etc for the "Green" one.
I Like the Massey logo chalked on, have you seen pics of the black triangles on the back? I have only seen it on the front and the Words Massey-Ferguson on the back.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:22 AM

Cool goodies! The Elf should treat you very kindly with all the goodies back on it.
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:29 AM

Nice OEM lights, you will have to keep a list of suppliers as I will need tail lights etc for the "Green" one.
I Like the Massey logo chalked on, have you seen pics of the black triangles on the back? I have only seen it on the front and the Words Massey-Ferguson on the back.

John


No problem John. I've got a file folder I keep that info in. As well as all the helpfull info you've
sent me.
About that logo. I like it too, but it would not be OE. I've only seen the name MF on the back too.
That's still up for debate.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:03 AM

Dang Will, You're moving fast on this ELF! Once you get finished, you need to come down to Ky & help me with my stuff! You're doing exceptionally nice work! So the lights came from Germany too?
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 11:31 AM

Dang Will, You're moving fast on this ELF! Once you get finished, you need to come down to Ky & help me with my stuff! You're doing exceptionally nice work! So the lights came from Germany too?


If he's coming south to help you he might as well stop by my place on his way by and help me. Of course his stay here might be long enough for you guys to finish your own projects first lol.

Great work Will.
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 06:51 PM

Will, if you're going down there, I need help too. I expect to have too many beers in the fridge that day and will need help drinking them.
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:42 PM

Dang Will, You're moving fast on this ELF! Once you get finished, you need to come down to Ky & help me with my stuff! You're doing exceptionally nice work! So the lights came from Germany too?

If he's coming south to help you he might as well stop by my place on his way by and help me. Of course his stay here might be long enough for you guys to finish your own projects first lol.

Great work Will.

Will, if you're going down there, I need help too. I expect to have too many beers in the fridge that day and will need help drinking them.



Oh heck, what to do?
Thanks for the invites, and being willing to let me play with your tractors.

Daniel, Cassey, I'll get there, if I can escape the beer gauntlet. :beer: :beer: :wave:
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:45 PM

Might as well mosey on down to OK at visit me while your stateside, Will.
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:52 PM

Will This is a great thread! You really do great work and I have enjoyed catching up and reading all the posts.

I still can't believe how rugged that trans looks!
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 08:01 PM

Might as well mosey on down to OK at visit me while your stateside, Will.


I guess I better tell the Mrs, I won't be home for Christmas. :D
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 02:31 AM

Update

Yesterday afternoon, I tackled the clutch.
Here is what I was faced with, when I dismantled it. The thrust washer, was worn out, and
one of the spring clips that holds it was broken. The part of the arm, on the fork, that houses
the thrust washer was also damaged. Amazingly, the other clip was still intact, and held on to
the thrust washer well enough yet, as it was still drivable. But, I think catastrophic failure wasn't
far away. The reason for this damage, is because the OE thrust washer, simply wore down to the
point, that it allowed the spring clip to make contact with the pressure plate.

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I brazed up the damaged arm, ground it to shape, dimpled the end for the clip, and reassembled
everything. It got new bearings too. Real tricky getting the inner bearing, and circlip in, with the
fork and thrust washer being in the way. The shop learned some new words yesterday.
1st pic shows the new and old thrust washer. New one is twice as thick, and has a bearing.
Last pic shows where the arm of the fork, made contact with the spring housings on the pressure
plate. I also shimmed the fork and lever to keep the thrust washer centered.

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I also polished the headlight bezels.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 02:46 AM

That's a labor of love right there! Great job once again Will!!! That is one heck of a pressure plate on that thing. And the light...Do I even need to say anything about it, I do believe the picture does a better job at describing it than I ever could! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:




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