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Posted May 28, 2012 - 09:21 AM

i took mine out yesterday and power washed it and made it all nice and purdy.
made a huge difference in the looks of it

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 09:27 PM

Finally got around to taking the hydraulic lift mechanism off the parts 12 Hydro and doing a little inspection. Pump, valve, cylinder all work great. Actuator cable is more or less stuck. A little movement, but not enough to call it usable. Still have to get the pully assembly, penetrating oils have been applied.

Very psyched to get this saved (indoors) and most of it is working.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 05:54 PM

Started stripping the bad copper paint job from the springfield I just picked last week. Very cool bright orange is underneath! Also, fixed the magneto (broken wire) which is great cause I could not find a replacement for this old briggs, also gave it a new solenoid. . . still looking for the voltage regulator. . .Gave her new belts and a quick weld to the clutch shaft. She's running!! and driving!! but not much to look at right now. . .much more to come on this little Springfield. . .

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Installed the new pulley and belt on the RF 110 PTO assembly. Glad it is back to work.

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 06:41 AM

Not enough hours in yesterday, pulled the dipsticks and checked the oil and topped up the gas on a couple.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 06:19 AM

Jerryrigged meself a trailer and lied an empty oil drum on it. Cut the side of the drum and pulled the trailer in a rain storm to the city hall in order to get meself some compost they were giving away like they do each spring. It's raining again this morning and I am gonna be out fishing some trout but when I get back ill do another trip to the city hall for more compost. The garden is gonna look great this summer. Wish me luck on me fishing trip.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:06 AM

Worked on my lift handle last night. Got the "reweld" ground off (gawd, shafts mess) and started building the replacement pieces.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Used the little Mitsubishi diesel yesterday hauling stuff around and it would not shut off, key to off---still running....finally loosened fuel line to suck air, it stalled...tonight just before dark had time to get fuel solenoid off and test it, seems to go in and out with power just fine???? Anybody got any ideas?

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Put my other Allis 720 rim in the E-tank & attached my DC welder to it for the afternoon. Set it to 40 amps and let it go. The paint was quite thick, but about 80% of it powerwashed off after I finished milking the cows this evening. I put it back in the tank with just my 6 amp battery charger for overnight. What doesn't come off tomorrow I will use some paint stripper to finish it. The OE paint under the other stuff is sure tough paint!
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:20 PM

Finally got a few hours today to take some parts off the units we are using for donors and the frames hauled down below to the pile.

Managed to save 1 steering wheel, 1.75 dashes, 2 grills, 1 nose piece and some misc this, that and the other.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 10:18 PM

Put my other Allis 720 rim in the E-tank & attached my DC welder to it for the afternoon. Set it to 40 amps and let it go. The paint was quite thick, but about 80% of it powerwashed off after I finished milking the cows this evening. I put it back in the tank with just my 6 amp battery charger for overnight. What doesn't come off tomorrow I will use some paint stripper to finish it. The OE paint under the other stuff is sure tough paint!


I gotta know more about what youve done. You mean you stripped the paint off by electrolisys? How do you do that?

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 12:42 PM

put a new belt on the craftsman and changed its oil before putting the deck back on.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 03:49 PM

I gotta know more about what youve done. You mean you stripped the paint off by electrolisys? How do you do that?


http://gardentractor...lectrolysis-r59

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 03:55 PM

put new blades on the wheel horse and cleaned the deck. next have to level the deck and figure out where the brake rod goes so i can stop a little better. also need to tighten up the front end.

tried to start the ford yt16h but now its not getting any spark ,so now to figure out why.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 07:00 AM

Repaired a pulley that had a worn keyway from an add on for my MF12.
one of those 1/2 hour jobs that end up taking 2 hrs.




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