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#1 pharmer OFFLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 07:12 PM

After months of having my engine torn apart, I finally got my block bored .010 over and the valve job done for $35. I dropped off my crank to have it ground and polished .010 under for $65. I now have to order my piston, rod, and gasket set. The front axle is going next. New bushings and bearings. I will post pictures of my progress.
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Posted May 29, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Sounds like a great start for your GT

 

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 11:05 PM

Pharmer  those prices sound so reasonable. Look forward to seeing pictures.



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Posted May 30, 2013 - 07:48 AM

After months of having my engine torn apart, I finally got my block bored .010 over and the valve job done for $35. I dropped off my crank to have it ground and polished .010 under for $65. I now have to order my piston, rod, and gasket set. The front axle is going next. New bushings and bearings. I will post pictures of my progress.

I wouldn't be grinding any cranks without the rod in my hand.



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Posted May 30, 2013 - 09:28 PM

Why not? The shop doing my crank said they don't need it to grind it to spec. I will check the clearance myself. I've done plenty in the past this way. Never had a problem.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 01:30 PM

Took advantage of the rain moving out. Now the real fun begins.

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:21 PM

Anyone have an idea of how much paint it will take to do the whole tractor minus the engine? Will a quart give good coverage or should I buy two just in case? I am spraying it with an HVLP gun, not cans.

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 05:44 AM

You might want to ask if you buying automotive paint because it's pretty thinned out to start  but if you get it from a farm store it's much thicker and I would think a qt would do it . What year is your JD ? The older short hood ones have a different frame then what you have like my 68 JD  . Your's looks like the PK ones



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 05:13 PM

You might want to ask if you buying automotive paint because it's pretty thinned out to start  but if you get it from a farm store it's much thicker and I would think a qt would do it . What year is your JD ? The older short hood ones have a different frame then what you have like my 68 JD  . Your's looks like the PK ones


It is an Economy tractor, not a JD

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 08:16 PM

Your thread was started " Jim Dandy Restoration"   ( JD )  It's  not a Jim Dandy ?



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 07:03 AM

Oops! Sorry ! Mine is a 1977. Same looks as a 1614 but the front wheels are 8" and the frame is a tiny bit shorter. It has the K321 engine.

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 07:17 AM

Pretty neat how they renamed them though the years . I wonder what year they dropped the frame style that's on my JD ?  Maybe when they went from the short steel hoods to long ones ? I  have a 1976 or 77  ( can't remember lol )  2418 PK and a 1968 JD and a have what's left of a 1612 PK short hood  parts machine that was used  to make the 2418 going again.



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 02:07 AM

Pretty neat how they renamed them though the years . I wonder what year they dropped the frame style that's on my JD ?  Maybe when they went from the short steel hoods to long ones ? I  have a 1976 or 77  ( can't remember lol )  2418 PK and a 1968 JD and a have what's left of a 1612 PK short hood  parts machine that was used  to make the 2418 going again.

I may have misread your post but...  My JD is a 1973 with long hood (pully behind the grill) and I have the 4"?? channel frame.  Unless there is a longer hood and in that case I've misspoken.



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 05:00 AM

In this 1968 Economy brochure it  shows the difference between the PK & JD frames  . these are the older style. The picture  you posted  shows a frame like the PK  so I  was thinking  maybe when they went to the long hoods they used a different fame for the JD  then my 1968  ?

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 08:30 AM

Somehow, I have missed this thread until now! In 1973 the went to the long hoods, but the Jim Dandy kept its channel frame. In 1977 The company changed its name from Economy, to Power King. With the name change, the Jim Dandy became the 1612 and got the small ladder style frame, like the one pharmer has.

 

Looking forward to seeing this done!






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