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Posted April 02, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Looks great! I think you should post a picture of your entire Briggs collection.

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Posted April 02, 2013 - 08:46 PM

Looks great! I think you should post a picture of your entire Briggs collection.

 

I'll work on that Ryan, and Nate! Trying to get them all in one location at the same time is the problem. I have 16 that are currentley allowed to live in the house (I'm not sure how many more the wife will let me get away with bringing indoors) :bigrofl:  I have another 10 in my carport, and another 10-15 at my shop.  I would really like to do a video of all of the ones that run, running at the same time.

 

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 07:47 AM

That would be cool to see them all running at once. But I bet your arm might get a little tired getting them all started  :D



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Posted April 04, 2013 - 06:55 PM

 I know this isn't much of an update, but if you knew how many hours it took me to get the tank, and sheetmetal looking this good, you might laugh! Actually this is probabally one of the few places where you could tell people the ridiculous amount of time you put into restoring some old piece of junk, and not get laughed at! :bigrofl: Here we all suffer frome the same disease, so you guys understand. After removing all these pieces from my chemical soak, I found they were extremely rust pitted. I used solder to fill the really bad pitts, and then proceeded to primer, and then sand, prime, sand, prime, sand, etc, etc. I finally got them nice, and smooth. So although these are very boring pics, there was alot of love, and sweat to get them to this point! :thumbs: Hoping to have it all painted by this weekend. :dancingbanana:

 

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 11:26 AM

 I know this isn't much of an update, but if you knew how many hours it took me to get the tank, and sheetmetal looking this good, you might laugh! Actually this is probabally one of the few places where you could tell people the ridiculous amount of time you put into restoring some old piece of junk, and not get laughed at! :bigrofl: Here we all suffer frome the same disease, so you guys understand. After removing all these pieces from my chemical soak, I found they were extremely rust pitted. I used solder to fill the really bad pitts, and then proceeded to primer, and then sand, prime, sand, prime, sand, etc, etc. I finally got them nice, and smooth. So although these are very boring pics, there was alot of love, and sweat to get them to this point! :thumbs: Hoping to have it all painted by this weekend. :dancingbanana:

 

Matt

 

Don't drop anything, now!

 

Seriously, though, they look great.  That's going to be a better-than-new museum piece once its done.

 

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 12:43 PM

Looks good Matt! :thumbs:  But there is a spot that I can see that you missed. In the #7 pic (fan shrould) you go about 1 1/4" down from the bolt hole and over to the left about 4 3/8" you'll see what I'm talking about. Just kidding :D  I know exactly what you mean about having a ton of time in something. I did a tractor hood for a oliver and had 40+ hours in it to make it look good before paint.


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 03:02 PM

 I got it painted! :D Its done, and I'm happy with the way it came out. I haven't started it yet, but as soon as I do, I'll get a video up od it running.  Here are a few pics. Thanks

 

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Ok... I know your trick now!!! You built a time machine, and you travel back in time and buy these engines new and transport them back :watching_you:

 

JK! That looks better than new Matt! Great job! :thumbs:


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:23 PM

Another job well done! :thumbs:

 

Where did you you get that Economy decal on the fan tin?  You have it made or do they reproduce it?


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:25 PM

I have nothing to say that I have not said about your work before. :thumbs:


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:54 PM

 Here is the video of it running. Thanks

 

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:56 PM

Another job well done! :thumbs:

 

Where did you you get that Economy decal on the fan tin?  You have it made or do they reproduce it?

 

 I got them from Jims Engine Decals on ebay. He does great work!

 

 Thanks for the kind words everybody. :thumbs:

 

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