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#136 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 10:49 AM

You are doing a great job. I look forward to it being finished too. Then you can post pictures of the FEL that you are going to build for it, right? I hope your parts come soon. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 02:42 PM

Hey whoa, whoa . . . WHOA! :say_what:   Who said anything about an FEL? :hitting_self_roller:   now that I REALLY WANT TO SEE!!!  Go get 'em Rick! :wewantpics:  :smiley-flag003:


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 04:33 PM

I just assumed that when the tractor was done that the FEL was the logical next step. Good Luck, Rick

BTW what is with the Swedish flag? My mothers parents came from Sweden in the 20s and my FIL was born in Sweden.

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 09:07 PM

You are doing a great job. I look forward to it being finished too. Then you can post pictures of the FEL that you are going to build for it, right? I hope your parts come soon. Good Luck, Rick

Heh Heh  I do get your message.  Subliminal suggestion to see if I'll take the bait.

As if you think I like a challenge. Not that I've checked but hydraulic cylinders

aren't in my budget this year. Don't care anyway so bite me.  ( <--joke )


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Heh Heh  I do get your message.  Subliminal suggestion to see if I'll take the bait.

As if you think I like a challenge. Not that I've checked but hydraulic cylinders

aren't in my budget this year. Don't care anyway so bite me.  ( <--joke )

:tapping_fingers: LOL!



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Posted July 21, 2013 - 10:17 PM

I just assumed that when the tractor was done that the FEL was the logical next step. Good Luck, Rick

BTW what is with the Swedish flag? My mothers parents came from Sweden in the 20s and my FIL was born in Sweden.

 

Jag ar Svensk :smiley-flag003:  . . . and some Kraut too. :beer:


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Posted July 22, 2013 - 04:44 AM

My fathers grandparents came from Germany. My grandmother was living in NYC and was supposed to go on the ill fated ferry trip in 1905. She had to work instead, which saved her life. Funny how little things can make such big differences. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted August 05, 2013 - 09:55 PM

Ok, I have been waiting for the axle housing gaskets and

I found out 12 days ago that they are no longer available!

I found a different supplier for the axle housing gaskets

and they came today. I can now get started on the

reassembly. Here are a few pictures of the new

gaskets.  Oh by the way the new gaskets

came hidden in a large sheet of compressed

gasket material.  This sheet is a direct replacement

for the old gasket material without the asbestos.

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 07:26 AM

OO RA!  :smiley-flag003:



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Posted August 11, 2013 - 07:18 AM

Started to do some assembly. I now have all of the gaskets.

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Posted August 11, 2013 - 06:30 PM

Making some progress

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Posted August 11, 2013 - 09:56 PM

That sure looks nice. Do you remember where all the parts go? I have to put everything in labeled baggies or I'm lost.



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Posted August 12, 2013 - 04:55 AM

That sure looks nice. Do you remember where all the parts go? I have to put everything in labeled baggies or I'm lost.

 

The longer I'm away from a project the more I forget were things go. If you look at some of

the earlier pictures you will see that anywhere I could put a nut or bolt

back were it came from after disassembly I did put it back. I also take

pictures and in some cases I bag things also.


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Posted August 12, 2013 - 08:13 AM

Rick, you have proven yourself yet again.  I have been working on aircraft and building T56 engines for over 30 years.  I still put the hardware back where it came from wherever possible, not just to assist my memory (I have a good memory, it's just real short).  When encountering long breaks in a project things get moved and/or scattered and invariably lost.  Keeping all the pieces together reduces the possibility of loss and a great deal of future frustration.

 

It also helps to identify incorrect hardware.  If you are working on a project someone else has been into before, many times it was reassembled with incorrect or inferior hardware that causes either future or immediate problems that can effect safety.  Even though these antique garden tractors are a hobby, they are still "Outdoor POWER Equipment".  If they are improperly maintained or operated they can bite you.  I have found that if something isn't looking right, it probably isn't. Many pieces of hardware look alike, but are not.  Engineers look at the application of hardware and determine if the attaching hardware is in tension, shear, torsion or a combination of stresses.  Bolts are of different grades to deal with those types of loads and installation of the correct hardware is critical.  Connecting rod bolts are a good example.

 

Consulting the parts book or others who have tackled similar projects as seen in this and other forums always makes the job easier and more satisfying when you know it is done and done right to high quality and exacting standards.  That's not to say occasionally shortcuts don't work, for example I am hard pressed to think of a time I got it wrong setting ignition points with a matchbook cover. :D

 

All who have watched this thread develop I am sure have learned many valuable lessons and gained outstanding insight on how a "professional" can approach his "hobby".  Well done!  Looking forward to seeing the finished product!  :dancingbanana:



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Posted August 12, 2013 - 11:12 AM

That's not to say occasionally shortcuts don't work, for example

I am hard pressed to think of a time I got it wrong setting ignition points

with a matchbook cover. :D

 

 

Setting what with a what?  ( Ha Ha !!!)

 

I miss ignition points mmmm a little.

 

Also my name is Don, so who is Rick?






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