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#16 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted September 11, 2014 - 06:19 PM

Thanks ,

   I got my small tire changer yesterday and mounted it . It was very loose in the mount so I made shims for it and it took out 90% of the play, works much better now . The bigger one works awesome too ! 

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Posted September 18, 2014 - 10:51 AM

One of my favorite days of the year is when I go buy steel. Today I bought 4 full sheets and 25 or 30 small pieces of 1/4 in. to 1/8in. plate.  This will keep me busy for a while :dancingbanana:

  They have a nice big shear. You can see the fork lift moving my four sheets over by the shear.

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Posted September 19, 2014 - 05:56 AM

Progress in the workshop today I pulled the brakes apart and sanded most of the parts clean of rust. Also I pulled the carb bowl off for the first time and it is BAD :wallbanging:  I have another good bowl for it .

  5 years of moisture just rusted the inside so much.  Every single thing I have touched on this machine has been junk . I see there is a oil leak under the engine so my luck the block is cracked. :mad2:

   I still enjoyed the process of trying to bring it back to life and I learned a few more interesting things so just have to think positive and look at it as a learning experience. :wave:

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Posted September 19, 2014 - 03:05 PM

which tractor ? the bolens?



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Posted September 20, 2014 - 07:18 AM

Yes, the Bolens ,

   Todays progress pic shows me working on the rear hood and fenders getting them all braced up and fabricated. You can see my $5.00 garage sale Harley exhaust. You can also see the old muffler on the floor. On the bench you can see the new plastic gas tank and I will relocate it too. I am just waiting now for the carb rebuild kit. Hoping by Tues. it will be done and driving out of the workshop. My lift table is on back order, sounds like six weeks :hitting_self_roller:

  

   

  

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Posted September 22, 2014 - 06:24 AM

Looking much better after some bodywork and paint . Nothing fancy but it has been a fun project. :thumbs:

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Posted September 22, 2014 - 04:52 PM

Bought number 15 today !!  It has a sweet running 18 hp twin Briggs. I love the Twin cylinder engines. Also has a hi lo range transmission . I got the new gas tank mounted on the Bolens today and I got the carb rebuild kit installed . Started the engine for the first time with a gas tank . It sits and idles  great but cuts out when giving it throttle. Just glad it runs at all !!  If all goes well tomorrow I want to pull all 15 tractors in the back yard for a group photo. :thumbs:

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Posted September 22, 2014 - 05:17 PM

OK Don I give what is number15? You just finished 14 and you already picked up number 15. Do you even sleep? 



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Posted September 22, 2014 - 05:18 PM

Hope #15 is not as rusty as number 14!


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 11:08 AM

I have so many projects to do it is just crazy but I am loving every minute of it .

   This one is much less rust and everything seems to works good and it drives great !! 


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Posted September 25, 2014 - 06:52 PM

sooo, wheres the pics??? :smilewink:



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Posted September 29, 2014 - 12:29 PM

Bought number 15 today !!  It has a sweet running 18 hp twin Briggs. I love the Twin cylinder engines. Also has a hi lo range transmission . I got the new gas tank mounted on the Bolens today and I got the carb rebuild kit installed . Started the engine for the first time with a gas tank . It sits and idles  great but cuts out when giving it throttle. Just glad it runs at all !!  If all goes well tomorrow I want to pull all 15 tractors in the back yard for a group photo. :thumbs:

 

One of the best series of engines that Briggs has ever produced.  Pull the side tins to make sure the cooling fins are clean.  If they're kept clean, those engines will run nearly forever.   :thumbs:


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Posted September 30, 2014 - 03:27 PM

Don,

It could be that you have some water or dirt laying on the floor of the fuel bowl.  All of the B&S twins I have been around are notorious for that.


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Posted September 30, 2014 - 05:49 PM

Back to the workshop after a week , todays pics show the Ranch King starting to start changing colors I sanded the front grill , fenders and running boards and slapped some paint on, much better already. The hood was cracked almost in half right down the middle and nine other cracks so it is on my workbench getting tweaked so I can still use it.






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