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Posted February 21, 2011 - 04:40 PM

Hmm, thats strange usually the decals always come with the red hood stripe. They look great anyway though.

The steering wheel decal should be the square husky dog decal not the round husky man one.


I think I had my ID plate decal custom made with the numbers printed on them already..... What if you used one of those old label makers and just stuck it on?

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 04:53 PM

Hmm, thats strange usually the decals always come with the red hood stripe. They look great anyway though.

The steering wheel decal should be the square husky dog decal not the round husky man one.


I think I had my ID plate decal custom made with the numbers printed on them already..... What if you used one of those old label makers and just stuck it on?


I sent an e-mail to maplehunter to see what was up with the stripe.
My steering wheel cap is a Chrome plated Huskyman.
I was thinking about a clear sticker with white lettering and maybe some clear over the top of it?

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 04:54 PM

That turned out pretty well.

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 04:15 PM

wow nice jod on thestearing wheel cap. i like the husky man over the dog anyway. i beleave thats a early model 1256 since it has the red on the decals an the husky man. cant wait to see it complete. looks alsome. im glad that theres other people that care about these tractors like myself an they can get passed down to the next generation. keep up the good work don

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 04:18 PM

wow nice jod on thestearing wheel cap. i like the husky man over the dog anyway. i beleave thats a early model 1256 since it has the red on the decals an the husky man. cant wait to see it complete. looks alsome. im glad that theres other people that care about these tractors like myself an they can get passed down to the next generation. keep up the good work don


Yep thats the first production run of the 1256. The next year they changed to the "Husky" Decals

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 04:19 PM

1971 1256.jpg


Here's the difference

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 04:26 PM

It's coming right along.

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 06:44 PM

Thanks guys,

The cap isn't perfect but between my reading glasses, magnifying glass, hair thin paint brush, and shaky hands I think it turned out pretty good.

Do you think I should put some clear over it? The paint is just revel model paint. I probably should have thought that through a little more but I was thinking very small quantity not durability.

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Posted February 23, 2011 - 05:51 AM

A clear coat wouldnt hurt, but I think if you left if you would be ok

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Posted February 23, 2011 - 06:20 AM

I don't know what clear you had in mind,but if it was automotive type clear,it might eat into that Revell modelers paint.
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Posted February 23, 2011 - 06:38 AM

I don't know what clear you had in mind,but if it was automotive type clear,it might eat into that Revell modelers paint.


hmm. Didnt give that a thought.....


Mabye its just best to leave it the way it is

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Posted February 23, 2011 - 12:33 PM

There actually are some none automotive pre- mixed mild clears in spay cans that are readily available,but I can't give you any brand names at the moment.

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 06:31 PM

As you know I have been working on the dash tower, progress has been slow. I decided to use my daughters real camera while I was doing the paint. I had wonderful step by step progress pics that turned out crystal clear. Well somehow in the process of downloading they all were deleted. Back to the blurry i-phone camera.

I had heard that woodgrain decals are not available so I thought I would try my hand at painting the woodgrain. After searching the internet I found the process that made the most sense. Here are the results.

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 06:35 PM

That turned out pretty good

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 10:15 PM

I have the wiring all replaced and have checked and re checked my connections.

The Problem;
The Blue wire coming from the ammeter has a fuse, when the key is turned to the "run" position the fuse blows.

What I have done;
1)The switch is the same switch, a new one purchased when I first got the tractor, that was working before I took the tractor apart. I have tested the switch with an ohm meter and according to the attached diagram the switch is correct and operating properly.
2)I have scraped paint away from the base of the solenoid to help with the ground.
3)I have opened the regulator to see if there is any apparent issues. None that I could see but I really do not know what I am looking at.

The Questions?:confuse:
Should there be power to this wire if the engine is not running?
Would or could an improperly grounded solenoid cause this?
How can I test the regulator without powering up the system since the fuse blows immediatley?

HELP!!!:wallbanging:




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