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Posted December 28, 2012 - 05:33 PM

Maybe Racing slicks :rolling: , Will did say his Elf was pretty fast


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:03 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. This resto (or whatever we call it), is getting close to

the end. I'm finding myself slowing down, in how much I get done when I work on it.

I guess I don't want it to end, maybe. I've really enjoyed this project. It's almost like I'm looking

for other things to do to it.

Speaking of which, yesterday afternoon, I almost created myself

a whole bunch of fixing to do. I pulled a real bonehead move. :wallbanging:

With Elf, still up on the horses, I put the tires on. Then I decided to start it, just because. I was sure

I'd put it back into neutral. Nope. Luckily I had my hand on the clutch, and stopped myself

from winning the idiot of the year award.

Now, wouldn't that have made for an interesting picture.  Live and learn. Now there's a

big posty note on the ignition key. You can imagine what it says. :smilewink:

 

About the front tires. I think they should be Tri-Ribs, but I just haven't got around to that yet.

I gotta have something to do, for the rest of the winter. They hold air, and roll for now.


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:07 PM

What size are the front tires and I will find you a good deal on some.

 

As for bonehead moves, I about drove one over a hill at a tractor show by demonstrating how easily it started. Stupid me had stuck it in reverse instead of using the parking brake... luckily my hand was still on the key and I shut it down before anything bad occurred. I then took the key out of it and swallowed it. :D


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:15 PM

That will be a show stopper for sure! The detail on that thing is amazing!

 

Great Job BTW :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

 

I am so.... glad you had your hand on the clutch! I think we all have had or almost had that idiot of the year award at one time or another :D

 

LOL at the posty note on the ignition. I do the same thing when I am getting close to finishing a project. Stuff like "fill engine with oil"  or "tighten wheel bolts" LOL :D Because it is very easy to forget these things at the end.


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:20 PM

Will, looking at the tires that are on it, there may be a story there.

 

In my limited experience with the bigger tractors, if you found a unit that had front slicks on it, you paid attention.  There was a chance it was used in an industrial application... not that it added or detracted from the value (unless specified as an industrial unit) but IMHO it adds to the cool factor.

 

Warehouses liked those tires (dunno why) and there were some tractors used in warehouses as tuggers, etc. 

Airports and hangers used tractors too and the military would've been a big buyer in that regard.

I'm wondering if this unit was used in an industrial or Military situation...  not that you have any proof beyond a set of tires, but it's fun to speculate.


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:29 PM

I say keep the slicks!  After all, how many other GT's have you seen with tires like that?  


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:30 PM

I was confused, so I looked at the first pictures you posted; I had not noticed that you used the tires that came on it! They looked so goo I thought you bought new ones! How did you get them looking so nice?


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:38 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. This resto (or whatever we call it), is getting close to

the end. I'm finding myself slowing down, in how much I get done when I work on it.

I guess I don't want it to end, maybe. I've really enjoyed this project. It's almost like I'm looking

for other things to do to it.

Dont forget Will there are two here that need restoring so book that Scottish holiday soon. :rolling: Also you now have the 40+ attachments to collect/make

Speaking of which, yesterday afternoon, I almost created myself

a whole bunch of fixing to do. I pulled a real bonehead move. :wallbanging:

With Elf, still up on the horses, I put the tires on. Then I decided to start it, just because. I was sure

I'd put it back into neutral. Nope. Luckily I had my hand on the clutch, and stopped myself

from winning the idiot of the year award.

Now, wouldn't that have made for an interesting picture.  Live and learn. Now there's a

big posty note on the ignition key. You can imagine what it says. :smilewink:

Last year a pal of mines dad jump started his TEF20 Grey Fergy directly to the starter with no one on the seat, He can now use the phrase 'My house used to have a conservatory' Its a classic and most people that mess with these kind of things have all done it, just not many will admit to it

About the front tires. I think they should be Tri-Ribs, but I just haven't got around to that yet.

I gotta have something to do, for the rest of the winter. They hold air, and roll for now.

What size are they will, and the rears they look bigger than mine



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:38 PM

I had not noticed that you used the tires that came on it! They looked so good I thought you bought new ones! How did you get them looking so nice?

Kiwi-Shoe-Shine-Kit.jpg

 

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:43 PM

 Will, looking at the tires that are on it, there may be a story there.

 

In my limited experience with the bigger tractors, if you found a unit that had front slicks on it, you paid attention.  There was a chance it was used in an industrial application... not that it added or detracted from the value (unless specified as an industrial unit) but IMHO it adds to the cool factor.

 

Warehouses liked those tires (dunno why) and there were some tractors used in warehouses as tuggers, etc. 

Airports and hangers used tractors too and the military would've been a big buyer in that regard.

I'm wondering if this unit was used in an industrial or Military situation...  not that you have any proof beyond a set of tires, but it's fun to speculate.

 

 

 

 

Yes, there's gotta be a story there. :D

 

I think we need to spin a yarn here.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:44 PM

Small aircraft tug!



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:49 PM

I was confused, so I looked at the first pictures you posted; I had not noticed that you used the tires that came on it! They looked so goo I thought you bought new ones! How did you get them looking so nice?

 

 

 

Snake oil. :smilewink:

 

 

Actually, soap water, and then just spray on this stuff.

 

http://www.303produc...ctant-32oz.html


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:52 PM

Small aircraft tug!

 

 

Messerschmitt Tug.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Yes, there's gotta be a story there. :D

 

I think we need to spin a yarn here.

Tight farmer using bald hay turner tyres? :rolling:

 

Trelleborg do a T522 smooth tread tyre not sure what it would be used on could make the steering a bit hard to turn on hard concrete floors

http://www.bigtyres....emart&Itemid=19

 

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:59 PM

Messerschmitt Tug.

How about an actual Messerschmitt

 

Messerschmitt KR200.jpg

 

Well almost :D

 

Right colours anyway


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