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#61 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2015 - 06:31 AM

Wow, I missed all of this. Am sure most others did too.
Can we find a place to split the thread apart or t least let me retitle it?
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Posted January 17, 2015 - 11:14 AM

Be certain to watch the videos he posted to you tube. Quite impressive machining methods that can be applied to everything. I was impressed.
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Posted January 20, 2015 - 09:44 PM

Nice, what else can I say. Noel.
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Posted February 28, 2015 - 04:52 PM

A little more progress. Got the rear ripper bar finished. As you can see the teeth are adjustable from 4 inches of depth to about 8". The top link has two positions on the tractor side to give a vertical bar or raked about 5 degrees forward at the bottom (also allows for addition of lift and top link cylinders later if I suddenly become rich). For the time being the rear lift runs off the factory cylinder.

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Posted February 28, 2015 - 07:12 PM

Nice ripper bar. I'm only worried about your hollow shanks bending on you. You can buy ripper shanks for a tractor box blade that are adjustable like yours, I don't know how much, but solid shank.
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Posted February 28, 2015 - 08:00 PM

Nice ripper bar. I'm only worried about your hollow shanks bending on you. You can buy ripper shanks for a tractor box blade that are adjustable like yours, I don't know how much, but solid shank.

I want solid bars, but they didn't have any stock when I was at Metal Supermarkets. I'm still looking. Its a 3 point bar, I can build whatever I want with it.

 

I made the design as adaptable as I could, to allow for different materials and applications. I have a set of cultivator teeth (shoes, whatever they are called) that are waiting for some 1" x 2" solid bar stock, at an affordable price.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 12:15 AM

I also missed this thread somehow and just now got cuaght up on the build snd video's and I have to say that I am very impressed with your build. Your use of basic power tools to do machine work with is outstanding. Can't wait to you get her finished up anddriving it around. :thumbs:


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Posted March 13, 2015 - 06:38 PM

I finished the bracket and tensioner for the power steering pump today.

 

Going to cash in my aluminum investments tomorrow and go buy some hoses.

 

Also still need to build a reservoir. Will be 5" dia x 12" long, just shy of a US gallon. Total volume with both reservoirs and the filter should be about double the volume of the lines and cylinders with a healthy margin for expansion.

 

The caravan steering pump is run at basically a 1:1 ratio to the engine. I went with the same on this engine, but spinning at 3200 rpm max. Im eager to see it work. Still need to get some nuts to fit the mounting studs, but the other side is secured by 3/8" bolts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 06:57 AM

Great looking mount up. I just Can't quite get perspective on where it is on the tractor. I know it's underneath, and up by the motor, but which side? Im sure if I knew more about the Fords, I would know.

Is the tightener rod hardened at all?
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Posted March 14, 2015 - 07:18 AM

Great looking mount up. I just Can't quite get perspective on where it is on the tractor. I know it's underneath, and up by the motor, but which side? Im sure if I knew more about the Fords, I would know.

Is the tightener rod hardened at all?

It's right about where the front axle used to be, Alan.



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Posted March 14, 2015 - 07:41 AM

Great looking mount up. I just Can't quite get perspective on where it is on the tractor. I know it's underneath, and up by the motor, but which side? Im sure if I knew more about the Fords, I would know.

Is the tightener rod hardened at all?

It sits just underneath the front grill slightly forward of the front axle.

 

For now the adjuster bolt is a piece of 3/8" grade 5 threaded rod. Basically because its what I had laying around.


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Grade 5 should work.
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Posted March 14, 2015 - 08:56 PM

It sits just underneath the front grill slightly forward of the front axle.

 

For now the adjuster bolt is a piece of 3/8" grade 5 threaded rod. Basically because its what I had laying around.

Here's an older pic from farther out.

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Posted March 16, 2015 - 08:42 PM

Went down to PA and picked up a tilt cylinder for the blade.

 

Also picked up a nifty little toy. A digital protractor. I can set it to zero at any angle, and then stick it to something steel and read the angle. Pretty useful around here.

 

I'm waiting on a custom bent piece for a new blade, but If it doesn't come soon, i'll have to use the original Ford blade, which is in pretty rough shape.

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Posted March 16, 2015 - 08:49 PM

Man, that tilt will be so nice.
All the amenities. That's for certain.
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