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#16 Titus OFFLINE  

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 12:22 PM

Keeping my dream alive of finding my father GT one day my friend! Good for you. I love seeing these threads! Good luck to you with it.


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 04:12 PM

Great find! It would be interesting if you could start a topic on the restoration of this tractor and keep us up to date on how it's coming along. 


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:39 PM

That is so exciting.  I would buy a scrap pile if that was all that was left of the tractors I know my family owned.  Finding one of the family tractors I want to own is the stuff of my dreams right there!

 

Ben W.


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 06:50 PM

If you're going to pull it out to fix the brake, you might as well swap that axle seal.  Or the other way around. :)

 

I recently rebuilt my brake on the SS18 with a new lining from McMaster-Carr.  Was only a few bucks in material costs, and a little time to make it happen.

 

Had to pull my trans due to both axle seals leaking, and finding it devoid of lubrication, and no idea how long that'd been going on.  I split mine open for inspection, found nothing majorly wrong, replaced all three shaft seals and a new case gasket, and rebuilt the brake.  Just got the thing back into the frame, finally.  Hopefully this one will be rolling again soon!


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 11:42 AM

That's a find! If it were mine I'd be torn between restoring it back to original and keeping it just as is, other than making the mechanicals sound, to show the life it lived.

 

I recommend the newer hubs since you've got one that's cracked. They just seem more durable to me. If you want the original style I'll send you the one of mine that didn't crack. The set screw bore is stripped, but if you want to try tapping it out you're welcome to it.


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 03:18 PM

That's a find! If it were mine I'd be torn between restoring it back to original and keeping it just as is, other than making the mechanicals sound, to show the life it lived.

 

I recommend the newer hubs since you've got one that's cracked. They just seem more durable to me. If you want the original style I'll send you the one of mine that didn't crack. The set screw bore is stripped, but if you want to try tapping it out you're welcome to it.

I am going to keep it ratty looking but r/r the functional bits.

 

Sure, I'll take you up on the hub. I will PM you.

Thanks!



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Posted July 17, 2014 - 04:38 PM

This will be a fine rebuild with a great back story. Keep us posted.






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