Ohio Road Trip!
Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:14 AM
Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:25 AM
I have taken a 1/2" or 3/8 diameter dowel rod, cut a groove in one end about 2" up. Take some emerycloth, (8") and double it with grit out, then slide that in the end of the dowel so it looks like wings on a plane. Curl the emery so it fits in the tube and run the rod by hand or chuck it in the drill and go slow. When the cloth gets worn, pull the rod and curl the cloth the other way. If the emery cloth wants to work out the end, you may need to run a screw thru the wood.
Kind of a poor mans hone.
- Sawdust said thank you
Posted April 20, 2014 - 03:53 PM
Eagle naked now, decals off. Have a second hood that is one-piece too, but damaged. The orig has two piece and broken where they joing. Both have to be fixed, but I like the one-peice better if it will clean up.
- Sawdust and superspeedex have said thanks
Posted April 25, 2014 - 08:20 PM
Update! Steering is Back and going good. Was a little weak and skipping when going far right. Tightened up adjustment and had too tight, hard to turn anytime. Now backed that off and seems pretty good. Mounted mower back up. Had to loosen bolt for the pivoting clutch arm to engage it and now that is working correct. Went out and tried, does pretty even cut. Had kinda low and bogged, then tractor drive belt fell off??? Got it back on, set deck a little higher and not an issue again. Might need a new drive belt, this one seems kinda soft and tattered. Steering wheel kinda low and seat too, but not gonna change, just leave as is. Wheel could have been angled back more for my preference and 4" higher. Nice pedal op hydro, seems smooth, not real fast, but that is good with small mower. Bet would be good mower for Teen or Tween person to work with.
- MH81, KennyP and Sawdust have said thanks
Posted April 26, 2014 - 05:36 AM
Steering works, the mower works, did the hood fix up OK?
Posted April 26, 2014 - 07:21 AM
Hood long time project for me. Haven't glassed since 70's! Lots of sanding when doing, I hate sanding. I am going to use little diff paint and decal version that I have in a Brochure for this tractor that looks better than the stuff that was on this one. Staying white, probly White wheels too, Ugh!, then red striping and black lettering. That's the Plan, when done is open now. Going today to get another Metal Speedex from Tahoe, so guess Ohio Road Trip ll is in progress now.
Posted April 26, 2014 - 06:28 PM
Update: Ohio Trip 2 is done. Met Tahoe and picked up metal Speedex. Thinking it is a 1630, can't find number on frame even after removing the deck mounts and sanding paint away where usually is at. Removed the welded on deck by unbolting the messed front mount and linkages. Drained the Calcium from tires, much as I could till I get the tires off wheels. On one, I removed the bigger spout and that sprayed a 20 foot arc I swear. Big stream too. Gradually went down and dribbled. But not till it sprayed all over my nice trailer and part of lawn. I washed trailer off with hose, the lawn, probly be dead in area soon! Here's few pix, one by garage is when it was NAKED.
- MH81, Sawdust and superspeedex have said thanks
Posted April 26, 2014 - 06:49 PM
^^^ those tires make it look mean
Posted April 27, 2014 - 02:04 PM
Man you work fast.
Edited by TAHOE, April 27, 2014 - 02:07 PM.
Posted April 28, 2014 - 05:29 PM
Drive across a nice state, see lots of stuff, play with tractors
And you got a chance to meet Marty.
Sounds like a great trip to me.
Posted April 28, 2014 - 05:33 PM
I thought you were getting rid of GT's????? Change of heart?
Posted April 29, 2014 - 06:43 AM
Well, this is the LAST one! Getting to kinda like the Speedex's. Wife wants to note this is about the 7th "Last One" I've gotten since last year. Besides have to taper off and slow down, not go cold turkey when getting out of hobby.
- olcowhand and MH81 have said thanks
Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:49 AM
And you got a chance to meet Marty.
Thanks but I doubt that was the high light of his trip