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#361 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 06:43 AM

I got somemore wiring done yesterday afternoon. Looks like I'll have enough room
for everything back there afterall.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 06:59 AM

That looks great, Will! I like the spiral wrap, nice clean look to the wiring!
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 08:06 AM

Looks like you're about 90% done on the wiring, the wire wrap looks really clean. :thumbs:
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 08:18 AM

Looks like you're about 90% done on the wiring, the wire wrap looks really clean. :thumbs:



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Yes, I might even get it fired up today. :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

On the horses, with no tires though. I want to here that muffler.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 09:34 AM

Thanks.
Yes, I might even get it fired up today. :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

On the horses, with no tires though. I want to here that muffler.


Of course we want video so we can hear it too! :thumbs:

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 11:03 AM

Wow so much yellow. Looking good

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 03:30 PM

Really a neat job on the wiring Will. That tractor is going to look great. You're doing a really great job on the restore.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 04:38 PM

Will,that is really looking good.Nice neat wiring too.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 04:40 PM

Dang Will! That looks better than it would have when it was new!
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 06:56 AM

At about 5pm yesterday, I got Elf running.

About 5 minutes later, I thought, "Damn, the Mayans where right. It is ending"

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After a Minute
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After 2 minutes
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After 5 minutes
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I shut it down, got a beer (or 2), scratched my head, and cursed the Mayans.
It didn't make any sense. It ran fine before I took it out of the Elf. It ran fine
on the bench 3 weeks ago. It sounded good. Oh, BTW, the muffler sounds
good. What's changed?
Ah, the muffler!
If you recall, it came off a motor that had been kicking around (literally), up in
the shed.
So I took it off. :dancingbanana:

No smoke. It ran clean. I put the muffler back, and let it run for half an hour.
That burnt out the oil, that must have spilt into the muffler, from being kicked around.

Once the air cleared, I went to see how my clutch repair was going to perform.

Damn Mayans where back. When I depressed the pedal, it chattered, and shook.
I shut it down, and got another beer (or 2).
An hour and a half later, I had the motor and clutch out of the frame, and up on the
bench. Opened the clutch up, and determined that I need to shim the pressure plate
out a bit. Whew!! Not to bad.

I guess the Mayans where wrong.

Edited by IamSherwood, December 21, 2012 - 07:00 AM.

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 07:07 AM

Well, you chased the bugs out into the cold. The shop should be fumigated real good now! Glad you got the issues worked out. Sometimes, sipping a beer and studying the problem helps!
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 07:17 AM

Well, you chased the bugs out into the cold. The shop should be fumigated real good now! Glad you got the issues worked out. Sometimes, sipping a beer and studying the problem helps!


Thanks.
On the bright side, I now know that all my measuring, and altering, as I fit this thing together, worked. And I can
get the engine out almost as fast as a one armed Nascar mechanic. :smilewink:

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 07:24 AM

Yeah, the time spent studying the issue can be real good in the long run. Allows you to run all the options through before you actually alter something. Glad to hear you can remove the engine quick if needed.
Maybe you can get us a video of it running now that the smoke has cleared. We'd like to hear that muffler.

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 07:37 AM

Whew, thats a lot of smoke. Looks like a Columbian Sauna in there. At least it isn't apt to rust from the inside out.

Glad the clutch issue isn't a biggie.

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 08:07 AM

I'd like to post a video, but someone lost the patch cord. Aargh.




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