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#91 fxrs55 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Here is a short video of tractors first drive before I removed
fenders and seat.

 

 

 


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 04:39 PM

Am I hearing grinding when you shift?



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:57 PM

Am I hearing grinding when you shift?

Ahhh no I mean Yes you can hear grinding. This tractor has been sitting at least 10/12 years

under a tarp after the original died and then a few more years uncovered until

I got it home back in February and sitting that long the flywheel is covered

in rust and the clutch disk is dragging on the rust. That video is the first time

the tractor has run under its own power in all those years. As I was driving it

I would go up a few small hills and push the clutch pedal in and slip the

clutch and ware some of the rust off. By the time I was done riding around

slipping the clutch it was working much better.

 

Hey thanks for watching my video.


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Thanks for sharing all these details, Keep up the good work! :thumbs:



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 09:08 PM

 

 

Hey thanks for watching my video.

Thanks for posting it.  I'd imagine you're as happy as can be right now with all that work paying off.  It's been great to follow along "Over your shoulder" so to speak while you did this.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 10:23 PM

I had time on Saturday so I removed the fenders
and the wheels. I am going to take the fenders
to work so I can weld the cracks in both fenders.
The wheels I removed so I can paint the transmission
and differential sections of the tractor. I am also
going to repaint the wheels while I have them off.
I'm also going to change the transmission oil
at this time.

 

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:57 PM

Here are a few pictures of the fenders. I welded the cracks in both fenders
and used some body filler to smooth them out. I put the blade back together
while I was waiting for the body filler to harden. I also finished painting the rear
of tractor. paperclip.png

 

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Here is a picture of the hydraulic hoses that are getting tired.
I will eventually have to replace them. I would like to
find more of the plugs / dust caps for the ends of the hoses.

 

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 09:12 PM

Nice work on the fenders. My hydraulic hose outer coatings also bit the dust when I had mine torn apart. I plan to replace as funds allow.

almost 006.jpg

 

Dust caps:

http://www.discounth...ct_p/ag-cap.htm

http://www.hydraulic...-dust-caps.aspx

http://www.ebay.com/...s-/220436153251

 



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 09:34 PM

Started to work on the very rusty seat.
I removed the vinyl seat cover and found that the
foam padding under the cover was soaked with water.
I have kept the tractor covered with a large tarp
when I'm not working on it so that water has been
in the foam for years. I am sand blasting the pan
at work and after that I'm going to weld plates
on pan to cover the cracks and rust through. I need
to repair a tear in the vinyl also. Need to look
into that process. Here are a few pictures.

 

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 04:44 AM

I finished the seat and put it on and I reinstalled the hydraulics for the front blade.
I really wanted to push a big pile of leaves into the back of my property so
I tried out the tractor with the blade. Well the turf tires lack much grip
so I put it 4 wheel drive. Bad news, the 4 wheel drive doesn't work.
I brought the tractor back up to the garage and used the blade to lift
the front off of the ground and spun the front wheels. The front diff
seems to be working as it should. Everything spins as it should clear
back to the transmission. There seems to be no engagement of the
front drive from the transmission. The lever for the 4 wheel shifts
but something is askew inside. Any thoughts ?

 

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 12:14 PM

That tractor has come a long ways and is looking nice. Thanks for all the photos.


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Posted May 29, 2013 - 11:00 PM

I have had some thoughts about the clutch not completely disengaging. I found that

I could move the drive shaft from side to side about a 1/16"  and this had me

thinking that the pilot bearing in the end of the crank might be part of my

clutch problems. So with the 4 wheel drive not working along with the clutch

problem I decided to split the tractor. I found that there was no pilot

bearing in the crank but someone had stuffed a make shift sleeve in there.

This was causing a lot of drag on the drive shaft so clutch wasn't going to

disengage completely. Drive shaft now is beat on the clutch end that

would go into the pilot bearing. Clutch disk looks like new as does the pressure

plate. Next problem is the splines are about shot on the transmission input

shaft. Also found that the gear case cover for the 4 wheel drive gears

was broken and welded at one time.  And whenever they were fixing

the gear case they put the front drive engagement gear on the shaft backwards!

Four wheel drive hasn't engaged sense someone welded case.

Here are some pictures..   Whats scrap metal going for these days.

 

 

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 06:23 AM

I finished the seat and put it on

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 08:52 AM

I sat enthralled with this thread reading start to finish this morning.  An amazing job done so very well with such attention to detail.  I take it you are a machinest by trade?

 

The detailed information on the progress is well written and well thought out with accompanying photo's and video.  You set the standard my friend, and that bar is pretty high now!  Somehow you have lifted a little of my depression over turning 50!

 

I could use a good machinest, if you ever decide to move to the left coast, contact me!  My avitar is my other favorite piece of machinery.


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