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#61 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 10:04 PM

I think this is what he was meaning to link to.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#8491A177

It's highlighted on the RHS, 2/3 way down.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 11:06 PM

Thanks MH81 I booked marked that. may be a little while before I get to it as I have to sink $850 into my Son's car this weekend.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 04:20 AM

Sorry about the link. Alan has it right.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 12:24 AM

A little engine work done today. All new gaskets going on.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 04:12 AM

It's looking to nice to cover with a hood!
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Finished up the engine today. I decided to test it on the bench. while holding the video camera with one hand and pressing the starter button with the other... guess what.... IT STARTED, and proceeded to twist around like a tornado ! Camera went flying while I went to shut it down, sms card popped out so I lost the first start up video..... I'm sure it would have made Home Funnest, or FAIL blog. Oh well, maybe it is better that way. Here is what I was able to post.


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Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:42 PM

Now that I have the engine "Bronko Red" done, I started looking at the spare steering sector.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:58 PM

Glad to hear you have a running engine again. Looking Good :thumbs:

LOL on the first start, good news the camera survived and the engine didnt fall.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:12 PM

Glad to hear you have a running engine again. Looking Good :thumbs:

LOL on the first start, good news the camera survived and the engine didnt fall.


Thanks, It was .....um.... suprising, as I was used to the Horozontals, they stay pretty stable unless you have a valve issue then they bounce around. I was cranking this one while holding the camera (for about 10 seconds), then it fired but stalled cause I had full choak applied. I pushed the choak in and hit the starter button and the engine did a 90 degree turn dragging the battery, control pannel and gas tank with it. I droped the camera and grabed the intake manifold and twisted it back straight, and hit the kill switch. The engine was started at idle, but until the governer kicks in it is at WOT. Thank goodness the governer worked or it could have been chaseing me all over the shop.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Thank goodness the governer worked or it could have been chaseing me all over the shop.


Now there would've been a funny video!!! :bigrofl:
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:31 PM

Too bad I dropped the camera, the vid captured would have been funny. I pulled the sim card to try and save it but it didn't. I would have like to seen what happened as it was so quick.

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 05:55 AM

Glad the engine is running good. That would have been a good video.
Red has a different steering set up from the horizontal shaft tractors, I see. That is a neat idea to tighten the shaft in the fitting.

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 02:23 PM

Re-arranged and moved stuff around the shop so I can have some elbow room to start pulling the front axle and old steering sector out. Interesting side by side comparisons here.

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 02:31 PM

Wow, there are differences, aren't there? Just between a horizontal and vertical shaft tractor that look the same outside.



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Posted December 24, 2012 - 04:15 PM

I'm going to need to do that to my GT6000 at some point. Waiting for the ball joints to give up so i have an excuse.

 

One Q: Is it mandatory to listen to Journey while you're doing this or will any 80's hair band work?


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