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Posted January 26, 2013 - 12:18 PM

Will, that is great work.  It is beautiful  I love those skis.  You have done a great job.  Congratulations.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 01:32 PM

32mm is 1.25984" , so likely these in the link below may be too tight, UNLESS your shafting is worn enough to allow a good fit.  These are 1.255" internal hex.

 

http://www.reidsourc...08/RF08_617.pdf


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 02:00 PM

32mm is 1.25984" , so likely these in the link below may be too tight, UNLESS your shafting is worn enough to allow a good fit.  These are 1.255" internal hex.

 

http://www.reidsourc...08/RF08_617.pdf

 

I just checked, and I think those would go on, with a bit of TLC.

The first 2" of my shafting is worn some, and the next 3" could be

tweaked enough. Just getting the paint off, may be enough.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 04:51 PM

How about an extra pto powered axle and make it a 6 wheeler  :rolling:


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 05:21 PM

Your work and project are beautiful. Gav694s idea is a good starting point. What about a half track set up like they used to add to Model T Fords 90 years ago?    http://us.yhs4.searc...ego_portal_home

 

Of course if you did this it would be more like a reindeer than an Elf.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:26 PM

A half track would be a cool project.

Someone was telling me about a halftrack tractor that goes to a nearby show yearly.

I sure the tractor started with an "L"

Lindeman, or something like that.?


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 05:59 AM

A half track would be a cool project.

Someone was telling me about a halftrack tractor that goes to a nearby show yearly.

I sure the tractor started with an "L"

Lindeman, or something like that.?

Ray may know something about the Lindeman!



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Posted January 27, 2013 - 04:48 PM

I started following this project initially Will and then lost track of the thread.  Just getting caught back up today on it and all I can say is WOWWWW!!!!!!  You got some mad skills man!  If I could turn all my projects that fast I would have had them all done by now and be looking for more to do.  One thing I didn't see or I missed it was the air cleaner rebuild.  Did you post pics of the inside after you reworked it to a dry type cartridge?  If you did I missed that somewhere in my catching up today.  I started on page 3 of the thread so I've read a lot this afternoon on it.

 

 

Again AWESOME JOB Will.  You need to come down to PA plowday this spring and bring that with you for some of us stateside boys to see.


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 08:36 AM

Thanks IHcubguy, for the compliments, and taking the time to catch up. I hope

you didn't strain your eyes doing it.

 

Your right, I missed the aircleaner conversion.

I used this filter . Closed end down. It fit perfectly on to the tube

in the canister. I then found a spring, to hold it down.

For the cap I used this, but found one on ebay, for about

$4. And it was a new one. I had to tweak the ID a bit, and cut the

tube in length, but it's on there nice and snug now.

I didn't take any pictures of the air cleaner guts, so I made one.

 

P1010560 - 3.jpg


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 08:42 AM

Yesterday I took it out for a spin with the skis on.

 

What a hoot. :dancingbanana:

 

I felt like a kid, that's finally allowed to take the snowmobile out solo. I

bombed around for about 1/2 an hour. :rolling:

 

It did supringly well. I think, at this point, I'm just going to strap some chains

to the rears, and try that on the trails.

Sorry, no pics or video of that.


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 08:49 AM

Hey Will, your project is looking great! What will you be using for tires? I've seen some pretty cool "floatation" tires that might work for your cause. I know the kind on these farm tractors are too large but the concept is what I'm thinking about.

 

http://www.sugardog....ccord/turf.html

 

Here's what the mountain bike community does to keep the sport alive during the winter months.

 

fatback_seaotter.jpg

 

Here's a link to how Allis-Chalmers solved this problem:

 

http://www.farmcolle...ow-Tractor.aspx

 

FC-FB10-cb-snowtractor-02.jpg

 

No matter what you do, we NEED to see that machine in action (VIDEO). It looks a bit sad on that life...I guess I'd feel sad and humiliated too if I had an animated cow taking a leak on my tires. :D

 

Keep the posts coming.


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 09:01 AM

Wow,Will,that looks great with skis on it. :thumbs:


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 01:39 PM

Moosetaile, I actually saw one of those Allis "B" half trac's at a show restored somewhere. I can't think where it was at, but it's a very cool machine.


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 01:49 PM

Yesterday I took it out for a spin with the skis on.

 

What a hoot. :dancingbanana:

 

I felt like a kid, that's finally allowed to take the snowmobile out solo. I

bombed around for about 1/2 an hour. :rolling:

 

It did supringly well. I think, at this point, I'm just going to strap some chains

to the rears, and try that on the trails.

Sorry, no pics or video of that.

Hi Will, what did she turn like with the ski's compared to the racing slicks?

 

Did you try splitting the brake pedal and spinning it round

 

I Don't see your tow hitch yet, What you going to pull the Elf out with if you get it stuck!  :rolling:


Edited by Gav694, January 28, 2013 - 01:53 PM.


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 04:15 PM

Hey, just ran across this in Uncle Henry's (if you're from New England--close to Maine--you know what this is):

 

http://www.unclehenr...sults/4#4120864

 


halftracks.jpg

 

Pretty cool. Since you don't have enough room for the tracks to come forward maybe you could make the smaller wheels as a rear attachment...kinda a reverse halftracks.

 

Also, why not retro fit a pair of those tracks they put on 4-wheelers? That would look pretty cool.


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