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#196 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 12:13 PM

Can't start on my cow free stalls till after they finish eating, so I took some for myself & got the drive shaft all back together & mounted with the fan.  The front universal runs perfectly true, but the back still has a little run-out.  I believe someone had tweaked the yoke by beating on it once upon a time.  Not enough to cause concern, bit I may get a new joint later if I find a good deal.  Now I have to put the dash tower all back in place, then it would be driveable again.


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Glad you got that done. Hope the stalls are as easy to fix!



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Posted December 17, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Hope the stalls are as easy to fix!

 

Oh, they for sure will NOT be.  Today will just get things started.


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 01:03 PM

I was afeared of that!



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Posted December 18, 2013 - 03:22 PM

This morning while waiting for the cows to finish silage so I could start repairing the free stalls, I stole enough time to put the dash tower/etc bck in place on the HD.  Put the charger on the battery to top it off, hit the glow plugs for about 30 seconds, and she fired off!  No time for a drive today though.  All kinds of farm work to do.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 08:42 PM

After the electric company guy left, it was raining, so I took the rest of the morning to work on the HD-12 diesel.  All wiring is complete except for head & tail lights, as there are no lights mounted yet, but wires for them are run.  All is ready for a drive, so Case & I took it for a spin.  Sorry, Teresa was busy, so no video.  Here are some pics.  I forgot to take pics of where I mounted the fuel tank.  I just used the 1 1/4 gallon tank I had been using as a temporary tank.  It fit under the seat, far enough back so I can still get to the coast valve.  Just flip the seat to fill. Doesn't change any of the original look.  NO tin or frame had to be cut for the entire project, and everything is bolted in, so it could be put back to original if someone ever wanted to after I kick the bucket.  

  You can also see where I mounted the remote oil filter in the one pic.  I drove it several minutes, but temp never rose enough for fasn to kick on.  Was 60 degrees & breezy, so it got plenty of cooling air.

  Topmost toggle switch is a momentary for the glow plugs, the lower switch is for lights once I mount some.  The rubber bungees are to stop the metal to metal rattle of the hood.  I need to get rubber webbing for the hood to sit on, plus the metal front hinge bushings need to be switched to nylon.

  The rear of the chassis is open, but they made a rear plate to close it up.  I don't have that plate, but I will make one when I get time.

  The battery box is back in it's original location also.

 

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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:03 PM

:thumbs: Right on. All back together.

 

What's next for this one? Throw some weights on, a plow, and see what it does?


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:12 PM

:thumbs: Right on. All back together.

 

What's next for this one? Throw some weights on, a plow, and see what it does?

 

It'll be sporting a plow come next Fall for sure.  Might do my spring garden plowing with it, if I can scrape money for ag tires, or put some chains on it.  It may never get prettied up with all I have on my plate.  More fun getting the mechanical stuff done, so once going, it's REAL hard to tear one apart for painting.  Hogzilla has been waiting for paint, and may be waiting a long while yet.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:29 PM

Yes, doing the mechanical is fun. I enjoy doing that part too.

I always find a few more mechanical things to deal with, when

doing a tear down or paint. You must have some weights and chains

kicking around for that one?


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:40 PM

No more wheel weights around here, but I might scrape some up.  The 15" wheels makes it a good candidate for combine rear wheel weights.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:51 PM

I am in awe...Even with all you have going on... you still manage to repower a tractor in your "spare" time... I suspect this is your stress reliever, though.  I spent a week on my buddy's dairy farm when I was 13-- as you said, the work never stops.

 

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Posted December 20, 2013 - 10:11 PM

  I suspect this is your stress reliever, though.  

Smitty

 

You nailed it Smitty!



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Posted December 21, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Daniel, That is one fine machine and I can't wait to take her around next fall. Painted of not, She's a Beaut!! :thumbs:


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 06:38 AM

Glad to hear it's driveable! I like the looks of that style BH. I'll keep my eyes open for one around here.


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 10:51 AM

  :worshippy1:  Great job!!! :thumbs:

 

Looks like it 'belongs' there.

 

Especially with that HD12 decal on the hood. :D :D :D


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