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#76 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 06:44 AM

I can see Will, obliviously driving around, his plow going up and down and making a stitch pattern in his wife's nice front lawn... :rolling:

 

.....staring at the sky, wondering why it's blue, and watch clouds form that look like big fluffy tractors. :rolling:


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 06:50 AM

Christmas stuff got in the way, but I had time to stop over thinking the spring thing.

Works good. I can drop out a chain link if it needs more tension. Also got that

anti belt slop idler mounted.

 

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Also got the hoses measured up and ordered.

 

 


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 06:55 AM

Looks good to me, Will! Nice to have adjustment for the spring tension!


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 06:55 AM

You're going to be up and running next weekend! Way to go, Will. Top notch work.


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:09 AM

You're going to be up and running next weekend! Way to go, Will. Top notch work.

 

Thanks.

Yes, should be, if I can get my brother to his lathe, and spin up the pump pulley extension.

That may take 1/2 a bottle of eggnog, so....., I see a delay coming there.

I'll test it all, then tear it apart for paint.


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:24 AM

Geez, even on the days you get nothing done, you get more done than me.
Looks good Will.
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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:33 AM

No kidding, he's making the rest of us look bad...someone go slow him down lol, just kidding Will, it looks great so far!
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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:38 AM

You all forget that he has that nice warm Massey Hall extension done, so has room to work. I'm shut down right now unless I set up a fire barrel! May have lots of wood to burn though!


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:40 AM

I have a nice warm shop to work in too, just no time or money for parts :(

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:58 AM

Will, that's looking great. Thanks for sharing the build. it's interesting to see you work through the problems. Nice fabrication work !


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:07 PM

Got to fix the brake linkage issue I created by adding the hydraulics.

 

Here is what I faced. 1st pic=clutch in drive.

                                  2nd pic=clutched.

 

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That fitting was in the way, so I made up a new linkage.

 

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I ended up with some interference on the lift strap, and rod end clevis

pin at the brake band end, so I tweaked the lift strap too. While I was at

that, I slotted the joint in the lift strap, to allow for some adjustment.


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Looks good Will. You still need the parking brake lever don't you? Will it interfere too now?


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Just spent the last ten minutes going over the thread with Ryan.  We are both  :worshippy1:  :worshippy1: of your problem solving abilities.


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 07:47 PM

Looks good Will. You still need the parking brake lever don't you? Will it interfere too now?

 

Thanks Casey.

Yes, I still need that lever. It's for that 7E I picked up on plow day.

On the 7E the park brake lever is on the back.

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On the 8E, the "conveniently" located parking brake is way down there,

out of reach on the foot rest.

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Posted December 27, 2013 - 08:32 PM

It's been a while, since I did an update here. Between snow plowing, plowing,

Christmas, plowing, plowing, and plowing, I haven't had much time on this

project. Finally today, I got back at it, and finished up the last of the

fabrication.

 

Bracket in front of battery, with clamp to secure return hose.

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Bracket below/behind check valve, to secure tin to.

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Pump belt tensioner idler bracket, on right side of frame.

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Pump belt and tensioner idler.

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Flange fittings welded into tank.

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And a picture of lots of fittings.

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