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Posted January 04, 2011 - 04:48 PM

That looks like a stout machine alright! ...But that's not all that rusty LOL! I've dragged home worse LOL! I think it'll make a great project! Best of luck with it!

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Posted January 04, 2011 - 06:13 PM

No progress today, but i decided to make a list of attachments for it while i was in school.
-bulldozer
-power angle snowplow
-snowblower
-roto-tiller
-crane

Probably add more as time goes on...

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Posted January 05, 2011 - 06:32 PM

Ok, moving on to the motor for a bit. Its a Wisconsin TE, covered from engine mounts to head bolts. Speaking of which, i finally got that broken head bolt out. Now its getting a full set of new ones. Back to the grime-i spent 2 or 3 hours scraping it all off and digging it out of all the cracks and crevises. Then it got brushed off, and wiped down repeatedly with paint thinner until it was fit for paint. Then it got the holes for the magneto and governor filled with plastic, and the shafts taped off. Its going to sit for a few days while i get the bolts, and so i can clean up the points and other parts. Then i turned to the tins. They were all pretty straight except for the fan shroud. it was soo bad, that i just could not stand to leave it. So i took my hammer, a wood block, and a long round headed bolt and knocked out the worst of the dents. Now all the tins will go to my neighbors so i can sandblast them, and weld up the rust holes, and cracks. Its not perfect, but it will do for now. Sorry, no pics today, must be the cold gettin to me? haha

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Posted January 05, 2011 - 06:50 PM

Glad someone is having a productive day, Sounds like an honest days work.

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Posted January 11, 2011 - 06:02 PM

Finally got some progress on the engine for this beast. Its got a new head gasket and bolts, new plug wires, and is all timed. Next the manifold studs need a littke more cleaning, and i can mount them andhook up the carb and governor linkages. Then ill bring the tins to school on friday so i can sandblast them and fix the rust holes.

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Posted January 11, 2011 - 06:39 PM

Ho lee cow that thing looks like a mini tank.


:ditto:What Doug said.

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Posted January 11, 2011 - 08:39 PM

I clicked everywhere... Couldn't find the link to the pictures.

Thanks for the update

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Posted January 12, 2011 - 08:56 AM

Oh yeah sorry about that no pics until the tins are all fixed, too ugly.

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Posted January 12, 2011 - 10:43 AM

Oh yeah sorry about that no pics until the tins are all fixed, too ugly.


What's ugly to some is "art" to others. Looks like you are working on a nice piece of art.

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Posted January 12, 2011 - 10:52 AM

What's ugly to some is "art" to others. Looks like you are working on a nice piece of art.




Right on.:thumbs:

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Posted January 13, 2011 - 06:39 PM

This project might get a diesel instead of the Wisconsin. I found a kubota 3 cyl for $250 on CL today 1.5 hours away!

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Posted January 18, 2011 - 04:46 PM

No diesel for this time around. i missed the kubota by 20 minutes. So then we placed the TE in to see how it fit, and alli can say is it will be tight! Theres so much room, but the way it sits, im going to have to get creative with the brackets to mount the gas tank pump etc, and route the hoses around the fan shroud.

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Posted January 20, 2011 - 04:51 PM

I finally got some time to do some serious work to the dozer today, and only because there was a half day at my school, and not my siblings. So i took the fan cover and sanded all the old paint off, and painted up up. Two of the other 3 tins got cleaned and primed (note: need more flat black spraybombs). Then i found a hitch plate off of a MF14/16 (i dont know why i have this as i have never had either tractor) and welded it to the rear of the tractor for my hitch. Then i got the starter, solenoid, and battery cable mounted. i was testing the starter system when i found that the starter is not working right, so that came out again and should be all set by next monday tuesday when i can do more work on the project. Pics are to come hopefully.

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Posted January 21, 2011 - 08:04 PM

Ford, I've got one of these out back of my shop with a48" trencher arm on it. I had the same thoughts of making a dozer out of mine. I have a 2 cylinder Wisconson power it. I will br following your project to see how it's going.

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 04:20 PM

Ok, I'll remember that so I don't slip up and do any hack work. I must now be a role model, like jdcrawler and olcowhand. Lol




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