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Posted December 08, 2012 - 05:18 AM

Awesome job on the clutch pieces, Will. That has a heavy duty clutch in it. Head light looks very nice.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:17 AM

Holy productive day, batman.

Will, that all looks fantastic.

As for the headlight,
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:33 AM

Christmas gifts?

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:38 AM

Holy productive day, batman.

Will, that all looks fantastic.

As for the headlight,
adhd 2x.jpg


:bigrofl: :bigrofl:

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:12 PM

Update

Well, I got almost all of nothing done this afternoon, after going to town for supplies, in
the morning.
It seems, that it's that time of year again. The visiting season. Just about everbody dropped in
to visit, or just to say Hi. Friends, relatives, family, dogs, the snow plow guy, wife, more dogs, and
of course mom.

We had a conversation about this last year, somewhere here on GTT.
As I recall, the solution, was to work naked in the shop. They'll turn around
and leave instantly.

Well, I guess I'm off to town Monday morning, to get lots of stove oil, so
I'll be comfortable working in the buff, for the next 3 weeks.

I promise, I'll take any mirrors down in the shop, before I take any pictures
that I want to post here. :D
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Sorry to here that Will. But....the last part was funny :bigrofl: :bigrofl:
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:47 PM

I think drag would make them turn around pretty quick too...


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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:52 PM

I think drag would make them turn around pretty quick too...


Yes, that's it....

Cheaper than stove oil too.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 10:12 PM

:bigrofl: You guys are just too funny!!!!!!!!!

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Update

Well, I got almost all of nothing done this afternoon, after going to town for supplies, in
the morning.
It seems, that it's that time of year again. The visiting season. Just about everbody dropped in
to visit, or just to say Hi. Friends, relatives, family, dogs, the snow plow guy, wife, more dogs, and
of course mom.




I have waaay too many of those days Will. Most times it's not just a visit, but they also want something of me, either an object, or my services to fix something.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 11:24 PM

Great work Will! I am just wondering why you chose to braze the arms instead of building them up with some weld?
No one ever visits me unless their totin' something that needs fixed...That said, when they do visit, I'm usually in the middle of something and short on time! I'd have to go the drag route though as it never gets warm enough in there to work in the buff!

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 08:14 PM

I think drag would make them turn around pretty quick too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIZ54Ku9ZwM


Update

Well, that didn't work.
I spent a fair bit of time this morning, trying to make myself look like
Mary Tyler Moore. (but I left my beard on)
A couple buddies showed up shortly after noon, and hung around much longer than
they normally do. I think they liked me lookin like that. Weirdos!!! :smilewink:
Anyhow, they left, once I dropped my pants. Then I got some work done. :smilewink:


Being I shifted the engine/clutch back into the frame, and therby put the driveshaft coupling real close
to the steering sector, and steering post, I shimmed the sector and post up about .200".
I kinda knew that I'd have a situation once assemby got underway.
Sure enough, the steering linkage arm, that is under the frame, and on the end of the sector's splined
shaft, was hitting a couple of bolt heads. A bit of die grinding, and that was fixed.

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I also got the drive shaft cover, and shift levers mounted in place.

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Edited by IamSherwood, December 10, 2012 - 12:46 AM.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Will that Looks great :thumbs: It is amazing how rugged they built that thing! The 2nd from the last picture is my favorite shot! I think I want Santa to bring me an ELF this year :D
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Posted December 09, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Man that's one weird looking tractor, sorry to hear of the steering troubles but you fixed it. Good Stuff.

Keep the pictures coming.
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Posted December 09, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Great looking progress Will, glad you are making progress.
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