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A Reviver's Lament

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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 09:51 PM

It never seems to end.  I wanted to change the starter belt on the HB112 because it was looking a little worse for wear and I'd rather change it in the off season than in the field.  




When I took off the belt shroud, I noticed it was cracked & needed welding.  Figured I might as well paint it if I'm going to clean it up for welding.  




And, if I was going to paint the shroud, I might as well paint the starter, but that meant I had to get the pulley off and the pulley nut was rusted on.    




If I'm doing the starter & shroud, I might as well clean up the pulley, nuts & bolts.




When I loosened the bolts to get the belt around the drive shaft, I noticed the Power Lift Group Drive Pulley is missing a chunk.   




It never ends...

Edited by New.Canadian.DB.Owner, February 21, 2013 - 09:52 PM.

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 09:54 PM

Looks like the beginning of a full bore restoration to me!  Same with a home....fix one thing, then the rest of the room looks old....nope....never ends!

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:11 PM

Did you ever see the story " There was an old women who swalled a fly" ?
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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:47 PM

Isn't that how a lot of restorations start? "I just need to fix the muffler" is how one of my full blown refurbs. started.

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:56 PM

That's how most of my things go, I start off doing one thing then it leads to something else and it goes on and on and on.   :loosing_it:

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 06:02 AM

Sounds about right!

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 07:24 AM

I always thought life is suppose to be  that way . One thing after another .



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Yes, that's the way it goes. A few weeka ago, I brought my daughters Simplicity Landlord

in to the shop, to fix some sketchy wiring, and rebuild the carb. I ended up tearing it right

apart, because there was a loose steering bolt under the engine. So, that 1 day project

lasted a week and a half. :dancingbanana:

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 08:32 AM

It's the way it is.  I can't remember a time that I haven't pulled in a tractor that hasn't had something else to fix. 


The ones that are just a surprise happens when you pull something off and find another little problem underneath.  Then there are those that happen when you break something trying to fix problem number one!  Don't ask how I would know that.


Ben W.

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Look at the bright side, you found it in the off season.  :thumbs: