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Posted September 15, 2014 - 06:58 PM

I take it this is just for show?

Lots of Bondo going on there!



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Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:53 AM

No , not for show , for SNOW :bigrofl:

  I can't stand nasty looking welds and it is easier to wipe the snow off when it is nice and smooth.

   I got it sanded and painted and it looks much nicer.

  Next I will sand and paint the blade yellow .

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Posted September 16, 2014 - 09:28 PM

Looking good! :worshippy1:


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Posted September 17, 2014 - 10:53 AM

Thanks ,

   Todays pic shows the blade painted yellow . Now I am trying to figure out the wiring . Several were just ripped out so it could be tricky. I ordered a new plastic gas tank because the old one was leaking even more on the bottom. I got a new spark plug, new fuel filter and fuel line for the engine . I hooked up the new throttle cable yesterday . The exhaust has one broken stud so this thing really should have gone to the junkyard :wallbanging:

   When I removed the wiring harness water came out of it too. :hitting_self_roller:

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 04:42 PM

I worked some on the wiring today and got sidetracked on the exhaust system . I changed the down pipe and lower muffler to a up pipe with a chrome stack . :thumbs:

   People ask me why I never made my big model projects run and I tell them no-one wanted to pay the extra $10,000.00 or I would have. Starting with flat sheets of steel was the tricky part. Slapping a motor , pump , orbit motors, hoses, valves, etc. is the easy part, the expensive part too :thumbs:

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 10:23 PM

Ooooo , Could you make me a cat D11 just like it that's drivable!!!!! :dancingbanana:

I don't care if you spend a extra $10,000.00 on it, I mean since your already buying :poke: :firejumper: :smilewink:

You do incredible work! :worship:

Keep it up, I enjoy watching your builds :thumbs:
 


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Posted September 18, 2014 - 08:29 AM

Thanks ,

   Todays first project was to fix the steering column . It had a full inch of play side to side and 1/2 in play up and down. I built a slotted bracket to slide over the shaft and fasten to the floor . No more play now !!   As little as I will ever use this machine it was a easy fix. Besides the steering shaft cable pulley was also rust welded on. :wallbanging:

  

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Posted October 02, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Removed transaxle today after the first test drive failed. I shimmed the main pulley drive shaft a full 1/16th in. up and down play . Also replaced detent shifter ball bearing after I see it was wedged in one of the detent holes. :thumbs: I will test drive it again this afternoon .

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Posted October 02, 2014 - 02:40 PM

What is all that red [grease] you have smeared in there for?



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Posted October 02, 2014 - 04:44 PM

The grease is how it came , not gear oil ,  so it must have grease back then.

  Second test drive was also a failure , I had a fellow stop by and he said everything looks good except the shifting forks were real bad. He guaranteed that is the problem. So now were trying to order some shifting forks off e-bay. He said most of the 5 speed peerless transaxles back then had the same shifting forks. So hopefully I can match up my numbers with something on e-bay :thumbs:

   



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Posted October 03, 2014 - 07:11 AM

My whole life I have drooled over this awesome machine . A few years ago I saw one with a cab and attachments for $10,000.00

  I could never afford one but the secret is this is what I was trying to copy with my little FS-11 project. I realize it is far from it but all I could afford. :D

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Posted October 03, 2014 - 10:50 AM

I am being told the shifting forks for the Peerless 5 speeds are all 1/4 inch wide . Mine is also and mine is 2-9/16" long . So I am getting close to finding the right ones. You can see in this picture one of the forks that is broke. I am still very excited that the forks could be the problem all along. This could be the reason it was parked and never used again for 5 years until I bought it .

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Posted October 03, 2014 - 02:42 PM

 

  this is what I was trying to copy with my little FS-11 project.

 

I think your color is a bit off then...........

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Posted October 03, 2014 - 03:52 PM

I think your color is a bit off then...........

:poke:

 

No, it's not           : default.jpg             :poke:  :poke:


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Posted October 03, 2014 - 03:55 PM



No, it's not                    :poke:  :poke:

 

 

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