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#31 AcreFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 02:57 PM

:welcometogttalk:

 

That is one Great looking tractor!  The builder was a true craftsman.



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:14 PM

I must say that is one, if not the best, homebuilt tractor ive ever seen. Ive thought about making one but there is no way it could turn out this good. I must say youve got a nice gem here. Awesome find.

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Very neat and unique, thanks for sharing.  Oh and welcome to the club too :welcometogttalk:  :wave:



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Posted January 15, 2013 - 09:21 PM

Heres some more photos of my homemade garden tractor. Thats me in the photos. I would like to thank Jon Baker Photography for coming out and taking these photos.


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Posted January 15, 2013 - 09:47 PM

That thing is straight up awesome.



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 05:57 AM

Very nice pics. Hope you get it running soon!



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 09:40 AM

That tractor is made for you! It fits you perfect. I too hope you get it going soon. You've really done well. Good Luck



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Welcome to GTtalk, :wave: Nice to have another TEXAN :cowboy_shooter:  here with us. That is the nicest Home Built have ever seen. :thumbs:  Maybe you can bring it down to the plow day member "tinner" is planning in May or June. I am only 3 hours south of you and get up your way from time to time. I get the chance, I'll swing by and see it in person, it's always nice to meet another member.

 

Are you planning to go to the Swap Meet in Canton in April?



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 02:46 PM

Are you planning to go to the Swap Meet in Canton in April?

Probably not. I would like to go but April is one of the busiest times of year for me



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 12:49 AM

I had my old Craftsman sunshade on the homemade GT to see what it would look like. Looks pretty good. Its just mocked up. If I ever decide to mount it I will mount it further back and a little higher

 

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 05:50 AM

That might come in handy down that way!



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Posted January 22, 2013 - 12:18 AM

Hey guys, I got it running. More info later
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Posted January 22, 2013 - 05:46 AM

That's great news to hear! Don't forget to check axle fluids before you drive it around too much. If it's been sitting for a long period, it may need changed out.



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Posted January 22, 2013 - 01:15 PM

Ok heres more info.

I emailed a magneto repair company a few days ago and asked how much it would cost to rebuild my magneto. I got an email yesterday from them and they said to rebuild that magneto would cost about $250 so I thanked them for replying with a quote and went outside to see if I could fix it myself. Took apart the magneto last night and looked at a damaged gear inside the magneto. The gear is missing a tooth but seems to work just fine so I put the magneto back together and put a good battery on it.

Now before I go any further with the description I must mention that the first time I attempted to start it I used the orignal battery which was no good so I had to jump start it. When I started it the first time the motor turned over very slow but at the time I just thought it was supposed to be that slow so I thought the magneto was faulty because I wasent getting spark.

Ok back to the description. I hooked up a nearly new 420 amp lawn and garden tractor battery on the tractor and attempted to start it. I noticed the motor spun over much faster so I got a little carb cleaner and sprayed in the carb and the motor busted off. When I get some gas I will try and get it running.
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Posted January 22, 2013 - 01:16 PM

That's great news to hear! Don't forget to check axle fluids before you drive it around too much. If it's been sitting for a long period, it may need changed out.

How can I check the fluid in the rear axle?






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