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Posted September 24, 2014 - 12:26 AM

How about beneath the tank in front of the battery area.

 

That really isn't a good place to have electrical parts.   

It could get interesting real fast if I accidentally over filled the tank or if it sprung a leak and had gas running all over the regulator.

 

 I think I'm going to move the electric panel to the  back and mount it under the transmission.


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 05:14 AM

As long as it is easy to access when needing to.


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 07:19 AM

This is a cool project. When I saw it after you stripped it down it reminded me of a mini Allis Chalmers G. Have you thought about flipping the frame to the other side of the engine, painting it orange, and making a half-scale Allis Chalmers G? Just kidding sure you already have plans that's just what popped into my crazy brain. Looking forward to seeing whatever you do with it.


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 07:52 AM

This is a cool project. When I saw it after you stripped it down it reminded me of a mini Allis Chalmers G. Have you thought about flipping the frame to the other side of the engine, painting it orange, and making a half-scale Allis Chalmers G? Just kidding sure you already have plans that's just what popped into my crazy brain. Looking forward to seeing whatever you do with it.

 

I see you have been talking to my wife.   She loves the Allis-G tractor.



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Posted September 24, 2014 - 08:16 AM

I see you have been talking to my wife.   She loves the Allis-G tractor.

 

No better way to ensure you keep collecting than keeping the wife happy, I learned that one quick! Just think how happy she will be with your collection if she has a mini Allis G; that's the reason my wife has a Rugg GT that I painted pink and white for her!


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 10:11 AM

This morning I removed the electrical panel and mounted it onto a piece of angle iron.

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The panel is then bolted to the frame under the back of the transmission.

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This makes it so it isn't as noticeable and yet is easy to reach.
This might be a good location to keep it even after I convert this to a crawler.

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The engine looks much better from the side with just the battery and switch box up on top.

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The mounting bracket for the starter/generator came today so I can start to work on getting that mounted in place.

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Posted September 24, 2014 - 03:18 PM

I'm glad you all are enjoying my little project and I appreciate the comments.

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Luckily this engine has mounting tabs at the bottom on both sides of the engine.  
Maybe these were used to mount a front plow or a sickle mower ?  
I'm using the tabs on the left side to bolt a piece of angle iron on.

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The mounting bracket for the starter/generator is then bolted onto this piece of angle iron.

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And then the starter/generator is fastened in place.

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I made a little bracket out of flat steel that bolts to the side of the front valve cover.
The bracket for adjusting the belt tension on the starter/generator is re-shaped and bolted to the bracket on the valve cover.

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Posted September 24, 2014 - 03:27 PM

I'm liking what I'm seeing, Ray! But, I always do on one of your builds!


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 08:00 PM

Always fun watching the pieces come together. Thanks Ray.
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Posted September 24, 2014 - 08:38 PM

I sure am enjoying this build. Keep up the great work and the blow by blow commentary.
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Posted September 25, 2014 - 04:50 PM

Thinking a little more about this mounting bracket for the starter/generator and how far the weight is hanging out from the engine and supported just by the two mounting tabs on the engine.
The mount needs to be out this far so that the starter/generator can move correctly for tightening the belt.

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I decided that I'm going to add some additional support to the mounting bracket.
First I need to get the tractor up in the air a little so it is easier to work on it.

The little forklift once again comes in handy to lift the tractor up.

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With it up on blocks, I can now get under it easier.

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What I want to do is make another bracket that will tie into the starter/generator bracket and fasten to the mounting tab on the other side of the engine.
This bracket will need to run in front of the oil pan and come back on either side to bolt to the engine.

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Here is the new support bracket that I made out of a piece of angle iron.
The two ends have holes in the top so it can be bolted to the mounting tabs on the engine and the center is cut out to clear the oil pan.
Part of the angle iron is bent around the end and a hole was drilled thru to bolt this end to the starter/generator mounting bracket.

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This is how it looks mounted up under the engine.

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Posted September 25, 2014 - 04:56 PM

Very nice support you made there! Glad you can put the 'little forklift' to work!


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Posted September 25, 2014 - 06:32 PM

Great innovation going into this project!   :thumbs:


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 02:37 PM

Picked up a V-belt today and got the starter/generator all mounted up.
I should have gotten the electrical cable for it while I was in getting the V-belt but I forgot all about it.
So now I'll have to make another trip in for that.
I used the battery charger and jumped to the starter terminal and it turns the engine over fine.

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I was going to replace the cork float with a brass one in the original carburetor, but I don't have my soldering equipment here.
As this is not going to be an original tractor anyway, I decided to use a newer carburetor on it.

This is a new carburetor for an 8HP Briggs and the throttle lever is real short and works up and down.
I need a longer lever that works forward and backward so I'm going to make one using the piece of metal that is to the left of the carb.

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I cut a slit in the metal up to the hole in the bottom of the lever.
I bent part of the metal back so the lever would fit over the throttle shaft on the carburetor.
Then I bent that metal back so the metal on the lever is closed all the way around the throttle shaft.
Once this was done, I then drilled out the old hole for the throttle cable and put in a pop rivet.
This makes the new lever fit tight on the throttle shaft.

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The throttle lever and choke are mounted on the sides of the tool box.

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The mounting bracket for the starter/generator had to be removed so I could add a bracket for the choke cable.
There wasn't enough room between the engine and the tire to get my drill in there.

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Here is the carburetor mounted on the engine showing the cable mount for the choke.


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The throttle cable runs behind the carburetor and is held by a cable clip that is on the valve cover bolt.

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Posted September 27, 2014 - 04:49 PM

Great stuff going on here Ray! You always find a way to 'fix' something!


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