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#1 Coventry Plumber OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 07:23 PM

I'd like to know what projects you have planned for the this winter?
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Posted September 14, 2014 - 07:28 PM

Can't do too much with GTs in the winter. Too cold to work outside in my unheated garage.  

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 07:35 PM

   Winter time is usually slot car season but I do have a few gt projects. I just tore down a 1975 jd 200 today so I want to get that refurbished. Also going to convert my jd 314 to duel brakes and also duel front hydraulics.



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Posted September 14, 2014 - 07:37 PM

Same problem I have, I save welding, and fabrication for the winter and reassembling after fall painting.
When it's real cold I just fantasize about what I like to do.My winter is a lot shorter than yours Brian I'd have to guess.
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Posted September 14, 2014 - 07:56 PM

   I am going to restore dads b-10 this winter, starting as soon as he leaves for the south.   The guy we got it from did a terrible re-paint so I am going to go over it this winter and shine it up real good for him, going to do a pearl yellow and white paint job with new stickers and tires, we have the mechanicals all done now so all I need to do are cosmetics.

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Will be making a sleeve hitch for my Homelites and one for the BILs SImplicity. I'll have heat enough in the garage for that but not much else GT related.

Will be finishing the belly grader also.

Have a couple of wood working projects that have to be done by February. Will post some pictures as I go along with the hitch and grader.


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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:57 PM

With a good next few days I'm hoping to have my MTD 990 totally sand blasted, primed & finish coated. I'm hoping to spend some of the winter putting it back together. I also have a MF 12 totally sand blasted & primed but it may not make the finish coat phase until next spring. I also have a Cub 1250 Hydro that needs a broken governor cross shaft replaced. I may pull that engine & take it to the basement for repairs. I really feel bad every time I see the Cub. I practically got it for a song with a deck & snow plow. I've had it a little over a year & I've done nothing to it. In my spare time I might work on my trains some  :D

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 09:01 PM

Two Choremasters
One GE Elec-Trak E14
one Wheel Horse frame to turn into a Hay Wagon
One Bean Buggy and a Harley Davidson Frame to turn into a Butt Buggy.
One Wheel Horse Frame to add an oversize motor, larger tires and twin exhaust to make a Demon Tractor.
One Cub Cadet 122 to rebuild.
Look for a GE Elec-Trak E20 and Plow

and who knows what else is going to follow me home between now and Spring.  :watch_over_fence: 

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 09:12 PM

Restoring my 44 Farmall H and JD 31 tiller is what's planned I'm sure something else will come along as well.
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Posted September 14, 2014 - 09:46 PM

I have a few planned. Pull the engine out of the free wheel horse to see if the broken rod did any damage. If not I'll get a new rod, piston and rings depending on bore condition. If successful I'll sell it in the spring.
Pull the engine out of the old Poulan rider and give it a new rod, piston and rings. It runs fine, just makes a lot of oil smoke on startup. Any suggestions on why the start up smoke but none the rest of the time it's running. No, there's no gas in the oil because I put a valve on the fuel line and use it religiously after installing a new float needle and it didn't stop the problem. If I get it fixed I'll pull the 8 HP rope start Honda off the Dixon and install the Briggs in the Dixon so we have elec start. I checked around the web to get a flywheel w/ teeth, a stator and starter for the Honda and the prices scared me off. Then I'll put the Honda in the Poulan since all it's used for is a leaf vac.
A good friend just gave me a small boat tlr w/ a tweaked frame made of C-channel. All he wants out of it is the axle and springs. I'll make a small narrow tlr out of it to mount my portable welder on to move around the place or around town to do small jobs. It wont have any springs and I'll use the spindles from my tweaked C-channel axle from my small boat tlr. The spindles will fit in 1 1/4" sq tube so I'll use that for the axle tube.
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Posted September 14, 2014 - 10:18 PM

well right now i want to get a jd b running then sell it after that idk which projects going in the shop first.

on the list is 

another repower in a jd 318 

painting and other details on my 43 farmall h

a case 190 

international L150 truck

and my latest project a 1946 cat d4 

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 03:46 AM

I haven't even finished my summer projects yet! It's way too early to think about winter projects.

Edited by Clint, September 15, 2014 - 05:08 AM.

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 07:00 AM

My massey executive 7 is up for soda blast and new paint hope to get it done before the cold gets here.

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 08:28 AM

I wish I could paint one of my Panzers but we don't have a heated shop. I may rebuild the Kohler on the T758es. I was gonna paint at least one Panzer T70b this summer but it doesn't look like it is going to happen. ):

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 09:40 AM

Repaint upstairs bedrooms, tile and backsplash in kitchen, re side the shed. You see where this going