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#151 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Any picture worthy progress?  I know that this is a stage where sometimes there isn't any.

 

Also, since you've replaced them, what was the condition of the old front axle and bearings?

 

I know that there was speculation on that.


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 11:52 AM

That is really coming along nice. How cool to have one all redone as there can't be many still around.



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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:57 PM


 

Final parts waiting to be installed:

 

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Ben W.

Three engines? Wow that thing is gonna have some power.


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 09:34 PM

Three engines? Wow that thing is gonna have some power.

 

Yep :D :D :D

 

One to drive the front wheels, one for the rears, and the third for the mast.

 

We are gonna lift the WORLD  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 09:36 PM

I can't wait to see the final outcome of this project.

I've got a feeling, that we'll be seeing a real cool video soon.



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Posted May 14, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Well, the last known picture of it looked remarkably like this:

 

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I decided about three weeks ago that it had sat in one place too long.  I went ahead and hooked up the wiring, put some of the shields back on, and prepped the systems for take off.  I wanted to go through the wiring and get the splices spliced right and the connections connected right.  I'm picky when it comes to wiring. 

 

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The engine hadn't ran since late last fall when Dave dropped it off.  I winterized it when I parked it for the dissection table. 

 

I dropped a gallon or two of liquid gold in the tank and hit the starter.  All I remember was that suddenly I went deaf.  A Kohler K482 on straight pipe is something worth hearing, but it could be the last thing you hear for awhile.  Just a friendly warning. 

 

I do have a video of the second time it ran.  If I can figure out how to get it where I want it, I'll post it. 

 

Here's proof that "she liveth" for now:

 

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I loaded it up to go to my machine shop.  They are making the new cylinder work at the exact right angle to give Dave the best clearance and the best tilt. Its been there for some time waiting in line. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 10:42 PM

Three engines? Wow that thing is gonna have some power.

 

I wanted there to be variety on the tractor.  There's a Kohler on the ship, and there ready to be installed is a Tecumseh, Briggs A, and a Wisconsin.

 

How's that for power?

 

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Posted May 14, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Everything looks really nice Ben. :thumbs:

 

It's hard to tell, without my glasses on, if it's running. Some sound affects

would help. Brrrrrrpppp, Brrrrrrpppp


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Everything looks really nice Ben. :thumbs:

 

It's hard to tell, without my glasses on, if it's running. Some sound affects

would help. Brrrrrrpppp, Brrrrrrpppp

He is deaf so his video has no sound.


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 09:08 PM

He is deaf so his video has no sound.

 

Huh?

 

Say that again?

 

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 09:18 PM

Lol.

It's funny what you don't know about people by reading their post.

I have a vision of what you ask look like based on your threads. I'm usually way off when I meet you.

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 07:06 AM

Looking good there :thumbs: waiting for the cylinder's.


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 08:58 AM

Ben,  How did it go onto the trailer?

 

Did the extra bit of ground clearance help any?


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Ben,  How did it go onto the trailer?

 

Did the extra bit of ground clearance help any?

 

Hmm, there's a story there.  Clearance is better, but nothing to jump up and down about.  You'll need either a low trailer or some good long ramps if you plan to haul this turkey around much.  I had a mound of dirt the Gravely cleaned up to make way for his majesty to load. 

 

The problem is the way the mast hangs down and the weight supports stick out.  It hangs up that way. 

 

Let's say they put weight on the tail end for a reason.  Surprisingly, there is no traction with that mast on the front end.  Those tires were spinning. 

 

It is back from the machine shop.  The new cylinder looks good. 

 

The also created a muffler.  I'm not for sure if I'm happy, but I'll let you be the judge.  I'll have pictures tomorrow, I want to set the hood on it and see how that looks with the muffler. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 02:00 AM

... The also created a muffler.  I'm not for sure if I'm happy, but I'll let you be the judge.  ...

 

No matter WHAT they did for a muffler, it HAS to be better than what was on it :D :D :D


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