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Posted February 01, 2013 - 10:43 AM

The 600  I have in the bone yard has differant choke and throttle cable mounting system on the steering wheel


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 11:50 PM

The 600  I have in the bone yard has differant choke and throttle cable mounting system on the steering wheel

 

 

Thanks Rick. I will have to figure out what will work for mine. :wallbanging: I hope to get to work on it some this weekend. :thumbs:



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Posted February 02, 2013 - 10:16 PM

I was able to do a little today after not being able to find any time the last 2 days. I sanded some more of the hood and dash to see if I could figure out how it was painted. It appears to have had the dash and tower painted white and then masked off for white stripe on the sides and then painted gold after they were bolted together. You may not be able to see it but there is the outline os how they masked off the stripe on the side of the dash.

 

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The hood and front if the hood were painted Gold and then they masked off the side stripe and also the entire noise of the hood to be painted White. There also seems to be some kind of insert, painted in the front of the hood.

 

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I also got another shot of the "6" on the other side of the dash after sanding.

 

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Posted February 02, 2013 - 10:19 PM

Going to set up a small E-tank at home tomorrow and do a couple pieces here on the weekends.



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Posted February 03, 2013 - 12:24 AM

I was able to do a little today after not being able to find any time the last 2 days. I sanded some more of the hood and dash to see if I could figure out how it was painted. It appears to have had the dash and tower painted white and then masked off for white stripe on the sides and then painted gold after they were bolted together. You may not be able to see it but there is the outline os how they masked off the stripe on the side of the dash.

 

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The hood and front if the hood were painted Gold and then they masked off the side stripe and also the entire noise of the hood to be painted White. There also seems to be some kind of insert, painted in the front of the hood.

 

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I also got another shot of the "6" on the other side of the dash after sanding.

 

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The font they used for the "6" is cool looking, its different and I like it. Hopefully you can get a good match when having them duplicated. Alot of thought went into these old tractors when they did the decals, striping, and paint schemes. Thats something you don't see any more today. Keep the progress coming  :thumbs:  


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Posted February 03, 2013 - 01:25 AM

Yeah, It's weird how they painted it. The hood has a base color of gold with the white stripe over the gold. The dash and tower are base coat white with gold over it.



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Posted February 03, 2013 - 05:10 AM

Glad you are able to figure out the scheme, Brian! Good luck with the e-tank!


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Posted February 03, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Here are some more photos of what I have learned by doing more sanding.

These 2 show more detail and measurement of throttle and chock decal.

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These 2 show the "Squire" better, from the other side of the hood.

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The next 2 show how the Head light blank was trimmed out.

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In the next 3 photos you can see where the Gold and White break on the hood and dash.

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Now it's on to the E-tank for stripping paint!!


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 05:48 AM

Glad you are getting the decals figured out. This will be a good looking tractor again before long!



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 07:15 AM

You'll make a nice looking machine here.



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 07:32 AM

You've done alot of hand sanding there! Not a whole lot more to do, and

you won't need the E-tank.

Are you sure you've exposed all the decals? Did it maybe have a racing

stripe on the hood? Like a Simplicity Landlord? You better keep sanding. :D

kidding...

It's good to see that you're able to uncover all this detail. I have looked around

a bit out there, for info. There's nothing out there. That'll be a real treasure when

all done.


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 09:57 AM

I've been lookin and waiting for some info to pop up and wonder why there seems to be none. was it limit of production, export, specialty or oddity??Company closure and modern catalog opps have me speaking with people who just wanna process an order over the phone. Marketing rep in Wisconsin seemed frustrated to discuss any aspects of the 'old' company and  wished me well selling 'whatever it is'... :wallbanging:


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Montgomery Ward and Company records, 1872-2000

Descriptive Inventory for the Collection at Chicago History Museum, Research Center

By Jane McCarthy, 2003-2006

Please address questions to:

Chicago History Museum, Research Center

1601 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614-6038

Web-site: http://www.chicagohistory.org/research

Title: Montgomery Ward and Company records, 1872-2000.

Main entry: Montgomery Ward  Inclusive dates: 1872-2000

Size:75 linear ft. (171 boxes)

12 sound recordings. Original.

Telephone: 312.642.4600
Fax: 312.266.2077
Answers to many visitor information questions can be found in the
plan a visit section. If you need further assistance please call 312.642.4600 or use our contact form.

 

Series 7. Advertising, promotion, consumer education 1912-1997 (boxes 71-76)

Series 8. Catalogs, distribution centers/catalog houses, stores 1872-2000 (boxes 80-98)

 

...In the 1980's, Ward's deposited some of its archives dating between 1860 and 1989 at the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming in Laramie (Wyo.). A descriptive inventory of this collection can be found in Box 58, Folder 6 of the collection at Chicago History Museum.

 

http://chsmedia.org/...M/Wards-inv.htm

 

Hope this helps


 


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 06:34 PM

If my first MIL was still alive, she could probably help. Her only job was at Wards, retired after 40 years and helped on a part-time basis for another 10 years. Most everyone in the main office knew her.


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 12:24 AM

I did get a little more done on tear down today, in between do my real job. :D  I got the engine pulled ans started to remove the front end Here are a few photo's of some of the stuff on the frame.

 

Not sure why the engine was shimmed up, unless they didn't have any shorter bolts.

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Clutch idler and spring views, notice the drive shaft pulley is broken.

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Another view of how the clutch linkage.

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I really liked what was used to retain the rope in the starter handle.

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I just realized this hole is not needed for anything. :wallbanging:

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