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#856 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 10:26 AM

The stack on my Ford LGT 165 had cracked and broke off back when I plowed the garden under this fall. I finally got a chance to fix it. I added a support going from the pipe back to the muffler. When Olcowhand built this exhaust he braced the muffler to the block to hold the weight of the exhaust. After fixing the exhaust I put the snow blade on and put the rear weights on.
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Posted January 03, 2012 - 01:36 PM

Good job. So what you're saying is that the last fix supported the muffler okay, but the pipe coming out is what failed this time?
I wouldn't think there's much weight to support there, but the facts are the facts.... and more bracing is always better.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 02:28 PM

Good job. So what you're saying is that the last fix supported the muffler okay, but the pipe coming out is what failed this time?
I wouldn't think there's much weight to support there, but the facts are the facts.... and more bracing is always better.

The pipe coming out failed just inside the side panel, the bracing is to help support the vertical section.
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Posted January 04, 2012 - 02:41 AM

does working with the vinyl guy on the reproduction decals for the yoeman count?

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Posted January 06, 2012 - 04:26 PM

Got to hear my 109 run for the first time today. Put the newly built wiring harness on it,head gasket,and a tune-up. hook my Harley battery(I ain't bought a battery for it yet) to it. IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!

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Posted January 07, 2012 - 06:20 AM

Here's what I did to my M12 today----------------

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Posted January 07, 2012 - 09:17 PM

With no snow and 63 degrees!!!, I installed lug nuts on the rear wheels of my 518xi.
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Posted January 07, 2012 - 09:45 PM

I've been wanting to convert my CC 129 to hydro lift so today was the day to start. Tore down the 129, a 149, and a 1450. I took the lift parts out of the 1450 and installed in the 129. Monday I will install the the Hydro rear end out of the 149 into the 129 and I should be good to go. Darned tiller can get heavy after lifting it manually many times a day. This should make life very nice come this spring.

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Posted January 09, 2012 - 06:56 PM

New member. Just given an '86 CC Hydro 1811. It's complete, in pretty fair shape so considering restoration hobby. Put it in the shop today to get it running right and see what I got.

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Posted January 12, 2012 - 07:05 AM

Another small step. Man that sucker is heavy.
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Posted January 12, 2012 - 03:39 PM

Got the 1811 running today by doing a "short" clean job on the carb float needle. Dropped the mower deck and rode it around the neighborhood for awhile. Runs pretty good. Attached some pics my free tractor. Have all the cowling and good mower deck also, so not a bad deal.


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Posted January 17, 2012 - 03:03 AM

I put the other wheel weight on the Ford today. Cut the sleeve hitch apart and rewelded it back level. It had a bad twist in it. Sanded the grille section for the GTV/16 and got one coat of the Metallic Charcoal on it. I was going to try to bend the 3-point lower arms for the GTV/16, but my little 4" vise just isn't big enough to hold them. Had one cherry red, but the swivel lock wouldn't hold the vise from turning when I tried to bend the 3/8" X 2" bar. Have to do something different.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 05:12 AM

Sounds like you were busy.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 01:30 PM

Sounds like you have one of the vise's that swivel. I have a sears one and I got tired of it spinning when I didn't want it to... So I just welded it solid and have been much happier with it since.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Not today, but yesterday. Sanding,sanding,sanding,and more sanding........got no more fingerprints left I been sanding so much! Oh! I welded a new bottom into the battery box also.




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