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#871 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 05:24 PM

Not much shop time at all today, but I did repair the Allis 620 fuel tank. I decided to solder instead of braze, being the tank after venting still has more fuel odor than I care to attempt brazing on, even though I would be ok with purging the tank with Argon. I was more worried about the thin metal than anything. I have one of those huge soldering irons, and it did a great job. I added a flange around the fuel line to make the solder joint much stronger. Someone had also used an epoxy stick on a small leak on the bottom of the tank, so I removed that & soldered that spot over well also.

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 07:00 PM

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.


Should you try flipping the paper over?? :poke: :bigrofl:
Just kidding could not pass that one up, sorry:smile1:

What you sanding on anyway??

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 08:33 PM

Does switching the battery tender from one to another count?

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 11:21 PM

Should you try flipping the paper over?? :poke: :bigrofl:
Just kidding could not pass that one up, sorry:smile1:

What you sanding on anyway??


Sanding on the 109 fender and other sheet metal parts! Did some more sanding today. Got a called from my local cub dealer today, some of my drive shaft parts are in so I'll go get them in the morning.
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Posted January 20, 2012 - 04:51 PM

Finally got around to replacing the auger drive belt on the Craftsman18's snowblower. Easy enough to do but not a lot of fun.

Greased everything up and may have to use it tomorrow.

Is it spring yet?
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Posted January 20, 2012 - 06:32 PM

Finally got around to replacing the auger drive belt on the Craftsman18's snowblower. Easy enough to do but not a lot of fun.

Greased everything up and may have to use it tomorrow.

Is it spring yet?
Bill


I know what you mean Bill. Its been almost a month since the shortest day of the year, but it sure was nicer then. Cant wait for them first spring days:smile1:

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 04:43 PM

new motor mounts put on the JD 214
remove the old bearing from 3 spindles, cleaned, replaced new bearing in the spindles - they are from a friend 39" mower deck
need to paint them - too cold in the garage now - need to take them inside the house to warm up

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 09:54 PM

Did some wiring on the Allis 620. Also media blasted the outside of the fuel tank, & fixed the hydraulic remote mounts.

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 06:26 PM

Started on the 70I project;

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Then Chief wanted to go play!

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 06:52 PM

Started on the 70I project;


Then Chief wanted to go play!


Love that stand! Hard to tell where the tractor ends and the stand starts. Is it on wheels too?

And who could resist a face like that, looks like you got a pal there.

Edited by Michiganmobileman, January 23, 2012 - 06:54 PM.
Clean up


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Posted January 23, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Stand sits on four casters so I can move it around my small shop.

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It's adjustable for various tractors!

Chief goes everywhere I do if I let him, which is most of the time! :D ~~ grnspot
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Posted January 25, 2012 - 11:38 PM

Took the muffler off the parts Suburban 10 and put it on my Suburban 12. A little bent up and won't last forever, but it's better than the piece of pipe the PO had sticking out from under the hood.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 01:50 AM

Spent half a day troubleshooting the PTO electric clutch on my SIL's Jacobsen Turf Cat that I repowered with a Kubota 16.5 hp engine about a year ago. Most of the time was spent in loading it on the trailer at his gentleman's farm and bringing to my shop. Problem turned out to be the ground wire to the clutch coil was burnt off right where it enters the coil.

Now to find a way to fix it.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:47 PM

Split my Cub 109 today. Plugging away at it a little at a time.This refurbish is quickly turning into a restoration!

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 01:18 AM

I picked up a nice Massey 12 Hydro with some issues a few weeks back. Took some time today to work on it. First thing fixed was the fuel bowl, the drain was leaking like a son-of-a-gun. I had a good bowl on a carb that kept flooding on me, so off the flooding carb onto the leaking carb.....No more leak! Bonus points: no money spent! The hydro control was really touchy, couldn't find neutral at all. Found that the cam follower was loose and badly worn, so I made a new one using two bushings, 1/4 x 3/8, then 3/8 to 1/2. Outer bushing rolls around the inner bushing, so hopefully there won't be any wear in the future. Still ought to pull the seat completely as I don't think that the cam is in quite the right position for neutral, but it works for now. Headlights didn't work, found a faulty fuse holder (cracked and coming apart) and replaced with a blade type fuse. One front wheel still had original Goodyear Terra tires on it, but there was a split down the center. Also the bearings had a lot of play in them. I had an old tire I wasn't using in better shape than that, so I pulled off the split one and installed the newer one. Also had a set of bearings on hand, so I replaced them. Then I wanted to put a ball hitch on the rear of the tractor, so I drilled out some 1/4 steel to mount the ball on, then bolted the steel to the pull hitch.
Once it was back together, the only thing left to do was get my youngest boy and take him for a tractor ride! :))




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