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#526 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2013 - 06:18 PM

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:

 

Turned just fine, compared to the slicks, which only went straight. :rolling:

I didn't use the steering brakes. No need to.

 

I did take some pics yesterday, of the maiden ski trip. In the background, you

can see the snow was only 6", and plowed/packed under that.

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Posted January 28, 2013 - 06:39 PM

What about full tracks then

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Ok admittedly you would have to remove those beautiful ski's,oh yeh and your legs :D


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 06:32 AM

What about full tracks then

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Ok admittedly you would have to remove those beautiful ski's,oh yeh and your legs :D

Hey!  The little grey Fergies!


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Will, awesome pics. I do have one question that has been bugging me for a couple weeks now, what is the #6 on the front grill?


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 08:10 PM

It is the Elfs racing number.


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 08:36 PM

Will, awesome pics. I do have one question that has been bugging me for a couple weeks now, what is the #6 on the front grill?

 

 

It is the Elfs racing number.

 

My understanding of it, is that it's basically like a slow moving vehicle triangle, except it shows

maximum speed.(km/hr)

In Europe, many tractors, GTs, are licensed for road travel. That's why they have turn signals

and horns.

I remember, back in 1967 when I was in Germany, most people that lived in a small village, didn't

have a garden in the backyard. Their house yard, was very small. They rented/leased a parcel

of land, either from the town, or wealthy landowner. They would keep the tractor at home, and

travel to the acerage where their garden was.


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 08:45 PM

As I live and learn...Thanks :ok:


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 08:59 PM

So on the DragonFLy I need a tag that reads .23456742


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 09:31 PM

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.

Will, looks great! My buddy just sold a set of tractor tracks for
a Power King.They are like snowmobile cleats over the tires,linked by Ag chain.Just figured Id say I accidentally thanked this post,
but your build is very much outstanding! Thank you for sharing!
Shawn
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Posted January 29, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Thanks for the explanation Will.


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 11:51 PM

Will, Have you got the pontoons ready for summer yet?

 

You are taking her out for a ride on the lake too, aren't you? :poke:



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 12:06 AM

Thanks for the explanation Will.

 

Well, that's my take on it. Maybe Wolfgang can shed some more light on the topic.

There are other plaques available. 12, 15, 20.

So there's got to be more to it.



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Will, Have you got the pontoons ready for summer yet?

 

You are taking her out for a ride on the lake too, aren't you? :poke:

 

:rolling: No, Brian. I don't think I'll be doing that. I'll stick to the

garden hose, for washing it.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 09:27 AM

Looks awesome. just needs a set of ATV tracks on the rear.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 05:28 PM

 Will,

Nice job on the Elf restoration.It looks great. :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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