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#46 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 05:17 PM

Heck, in the hot sun, you don't even have to run one for the sheet metal to get that hot.  I'd call that normal.   If there were a poll, I'd vote leave it as-is.



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 05:47 PM

This is the first time I have had a chance to see what this thread was really about, and I wish that I had spent the time to look it over sooner! Although, you could have just bought a PK and saved yourself a lot of head ache...



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 05:52 PM

No money to spend this is built with stuff I have laying around or things I have traded for.

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 03:48 PM

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I got the old axle cut out. Tires, bearings, bushings, and everything else were worn. I and putting a wh 520 axle under it. I like the bigger diameter axles and the auto style bearings. The tires are also in decent shape.

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It sits higher in the front but it should level out with the 26" tires I hope to get in the near future.

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 03:52 PM

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I'm still not for sure how I'm going to install the hydro cylinder of the steering. It doesn't have a ton of travel.

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Posted July 09, 2013 - 04:18 PM

Thanks for the advice lol.... I decided to flip the spindles. The tie rod and cylinder are now in front of the axle. The bumper sticks out enough to protect them.

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I also got a new dash tower. I will be getting rid of the wh sheet metal. It just isn't wide enough for my liking.

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Posted July 09, 2013 - 04:39 PM

Looks good, and that's how I set all my power steering cylinders. More direct pressure without rocking the axle beam fore & aft.  Does the cylinder use it's full stroke lock to lock?  



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Posted July 09, 2013 - 04:41 PM

No. There is a 3" of dead shaft. This setup appears to turn the tires more than the OEM setup.

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Posted July 09, 2013 - 05:35 PM

  Having unused shaft puts a lot of pressure against all the components when spindles hit their stops.  I weld on another plate to attach the cylinder shaft to, then drill the attachment hole at the spot which utilizes all the cylinder just as the spindles hit their stops.  You could also just weld an extension to your existing one that holds the tie rod.


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Posted July 09, 2013 - 05:42 PM

Since I flipped the spindles in the axle my stops no longer work. Lock to lock is dependant on cylinder stoke with this set up.

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Posted July 10, 2013 - 04:25 PM

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I've been all day trying to get the hood done. I'm having a hard time getting it welded up.

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Posted July 11, 2013 - 10:47 PM

I see you decided to use a different hood and dash.  You're building quite a neat machine there. :thumbs:



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Posted July 11, 2013 - 11:13 PM

This hood and dash turned out to be a failure. Going to try something different this week. Plus I want a hydro temp gauge, hour meter, and engine load gauge. I would have been hard pressed to get three gauges on the bolens dash.

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 11:41 AM

Allis hood and dash it is. Currently trying to get dad to give me this brush guard he had laying around.

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Exhaust is next. Looks like ill end up with a stack...

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 12:04 PM

Just an idea on the gas tank.  Not sure this would work but here goes.  Remember the old LP tractors?  Could you take a BBQ grill LP take and clean it out and mount it as your gas tank as though it's an old LP tractor.  Might have to set it down into the hood.  Just trying to think out of the box here.  Nobody laugh, ok.  Aw shoot laugh all you want. :loosing_it:  :bounce:






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