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#31 1978murray OFFLINE  

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:51 AM

nice work. the eyes make it look mean. I like how u did the ears


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:15 AM

that looks great i cant wait to see more updates



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Posted May 04, 2013 - 09:06 AM

:watch_over_fence:   OK...were's the updates?        :wewantpics:  and info .. :tapping_fingers:



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Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Whoa, Dave slow down there. LOL!

My son has finals coming up so this project is put on hold for two weeks. 

He just got a flywheel today for it. My husband may work on it tomorrow to get it moving along again. 



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Back on track to getting this wild cat done.

We worked on the stripes today.  I made stripes by tracing my cut-outs onto the fenders and flipping them over on the opposite side. This way they matched each other.  I decided to keep them uniformed in number, too. Then, I  painted them in.

The donor tractor for this project is a 107.  It has a 10 hp engine.  2 hp less than the original one.This engines runs like a top.  The tractor was just about too good for a donor.  But, we couldn't find another one for the parts we needed.

 

Question:

 

How do you get the steering column to come apart on the 107?

It seems to be stuck.  We don't want to break the steering wheel.

Thanks,

DB1

 

 

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 01:10 PM

Hey Guys,

 

I found out it takes a puller to remove the steering wheel.  My hubby decided to cut it off this morning at the shaft.  The bearings are good, too.

This engine has the right muffler for this project.  My son is overjoyed at the quality of this mower.  It made an excellent choice for parts to finish our project.

 

Thanks for the interest.

DB1



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:25 PM

Hi Guys,

 

My husband was able to save both of the steering columns.  He got the steering wheel off the 107 for the circus cub by pressing it off and welding the shaft back together.

 

My sons and I got the steering wheel bearings seated and packed with plenty of grease.  We weren't really sure how to go about it. First, we tried to seat them into the curve areas and move the carriage down the whole length of the shaft.  The balls were falling out everywhere.  Find them Boys!

But, the third time is was a charm.  I kept thinking there must be an easier way.  I placed the balls into the track through the side opening.  They seated themselves automatically. 

 

My son finished putting the column back together.  There is very little play in the steering wheel. Just where the rod to the axle has to trip it.  My son likes the taller steering wheel, too.

 

My brother-in-law asked I didn't wait for my husband.  I told him I have to learn sometime, Right?

Then, I told him I'm a shade tree mechanic without the shade. Ha!

 

I painted on the hood stripes today.  I laid a yardstick down the middle of the hood to use as my spacing system.  I still have to add stripes to the frame.

 

 

 

 

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:35 PM

It finally stopped raining long enough to roll the cub out of the shed and work in the shade. Painting in the rain just doesn't work. The shed is really cramped for space.

In order to put the face plate on, we used the grill and IH plate as a shim. It fits perfectly into the space.

My son wanted plenty of stripes on his tiger. So, I accomodated him.

My husband is going to work on the wiring harness tonight. It needed some repairs.

I hope you'll enjoyed this project. It was a new experience for us.

It is my hope that if someone ever wants to design their own circus animal our tips may help you along the way.

Thanks for the help guys!
We appreciated all of your comments and tips.
DB1 and Family

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 05:52 PM

That looks real good! Thanks for taking us along!


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 06:03 PM

That thing is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing! 


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Hello,

 

I want to thank everyone for the interest and useful information.

It has been fun even though it took a little longer than I had planned, but now I can say that it is finished.

I hope this thread helps anyone who wants to make their own circus cub.

I can't wait to take it to a tractor show.

 

Thanks

 

Candy T's Son

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 12:27 PM

Excellent job and I never knew about circus Cub's!  Great history lesson as well!!

 

**I love the picture of it stalking in the field! :good_job:


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 03:36 PM

Looks GREAT!! Is the tail a flexible gas line for a stove?


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:16 PM

Cool stuff!


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 02:32 PM

Awesome family project.   Job well done  :thumbs:

Thanks for all the pic.s and taking us along with you during your build.

This tractor will definitely be turning heads at the next parade :D 

Again, to You, Mom, Dad and all involved :good_job:


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